When it comes to our health as an adult, a lot is determined by our general health as a child, and even seemingly insignificant or severe but short-lived illnesses can show effects later in life, like water from a small tributary stream will be part of the same river as it meets the sea.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine is perfect for treating a large range of childhood illnesses, both that are absolutely to be expected in growing up, and those that may have a negative influence on the adult health of the individual. Our sensitive diagnostic methods can alert us to future dangers, and subtle treatment techniques can gently encourage the body to strengthen and rebalance and thus mitigate the legacy of that threat.
Consider it for you child in cases of
- Weak immune system
- Colic and tummy ache
- Recurrent ear infections
- Learning difficulties
- Sleep troubles, nightmares and bed-wetting
- Whooping cough
- Failure to thrive
The list goes on. Get in touch to see if it would suitable for your child. Be aware that children are very sensitive to their environments, so you and other members of the family may be advised to come for treatment too.
Though children normally tolerate acupuncture very well, treatment is more likely to be based around massage, maybe including a small number of needles should the situation call for them. Treatment time is also likely to be shorter than with an adult, as children are generally far more dynamic and responsive. As a parent, you may also be given instruction in simple massage techniques to further help at home.
Babies are welcome too!