Paediatric Acupuncture - newborn to adulthood
Most people are surprised to learn that we treat children and babies with Acupuncture, often with quicker responses than adults. Sheira is specially trained to treat a number of conditions including- asthma, frequent coughs and colds, vomiting, digestive issues, night terrors and bed wetting.
Some parents also use Acupuncture to assist any conventional treatment the child might be having, or to reduce their reliance on medication. Or they may have a condition which orthodox medicine is unable help. Others are brought simply because their parents believe they are not thriving as much as they should be.
Is acupuncture the right treatment for my child?
If you are not sure whether acupuncture is the treatment of choice for your child and their particular condition, please give Sheira a call. If she doesn't think Acupuncture can help, she will always try to suggest someone who can, e.g. cranial osteopath, homoeopath, western doctor.
We also know that children don't like pain! That is why we use "the gentle needle technique", which is an almost pain free method of inserting acupuncture needles. There are some other differences in the way we treat children compared with adults which make acupuncture an appropriate treatment for them:
Less needles are used or necessary
The needles are incredibly fine
Up to the age of 7 years, needles are inserted and withdrawn immediately so the child does not need to stay still for any length of time
For the small minority of children who are genuinely frightened by the idea of needles, we have other techniques up our sleeves:
Sheira places a high degree of importance on lifestyle advice and will always discuss with the parents any changes she thinks may help your child.