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Acupuncture for Children

June 1, 2016 by Lisa

Did you know that acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for children?
It has no harmful side effects and can be used on new-born’s right up to teenagers.


“When I tell people that I happily treat children including babies, most people are surprised. But acupuncture has been widely used to treat babies and children in China for thousands of years. Of course they don’t get the same treatment as adults, they wouldn’t stay still long enough!

With children and babies, fewer points are used, usually only about 4 needles. We use a tiny thin needle, no wider than a hair, which is inserted very quickly, and taken out immediately.

Although I allow 15 minutes for the treatment it actually only takes 5 minutes or so, the rest of the treatment time is usually to talk to Mum or Dad about other factors such as diet, lifestyle and so on.

The most common conditions I see in clinic are reflux, recurrent infections such a tonsillitis, coughs and colds and earaches. But acupuncture can also be used for older children to treat things like insomnia or bedwetting.

Acupuncture is extremely effective for children and they respond very well to treatment.

All three of my children have had acupuncture (when needed). A session for children costs £20, if this is not within your budget no child will be turned away and we can work something out.”

To book an appointment with Tara please call 02072758434. Tara is available every Monday and Thursday

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