Wholebody Acupuncture

Acupuncture for Children

Treatment for children and babies is very gentle and often requires no needles at all. It takes minutes to complete and can have long lasting positive effects.

Children

Caring for your little ones

Helping to keep your children healthy

I use a Japanese style of treatment called shonishin which is a non-invasive technique involving stroking and tapping along certain acupuncture channels and points. A special blunt tool is often used to stimulate selected acupoints according to meridian therapy.

Shonishin is particularly useful for respiratory and digestive issues in babies and children. Commonly treated conditions include;

  • Digestive issues; constipation, diarrhoea, low appetite, colic
  • Respiratory and Immune issues such as frequent coughs and colds, allergies, asthma
  • Skin conditions such as eczema and atopic dermatitis
  • Behavioural issues such as ADHD
  • Sleep problems including night terrors, bed wetting

Shonishin, like TCM, is a holistic method of treatment meaning that each child will have an individual treatment specific to their diagnosis. Since children are more 'yang' in nature they usually respond very quickly to treatment.

Each appointment takes approximately 20 minutes and most children find it quite fun and enjoyable!

Here to help

If you want to find out more about how Acupuncture can help you, please get in touch to discuss treatment options and appointment availability.

Shonishin is particularly useful for respiratory and digestive issues in babies and children.
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