Acupuncture for Babies, Children and Teenagers has been published!

Acupuncture for Babies, Children and Teenagers has been published!

I am thrilled to let you know that my book was launched last week, almost exactly three years from the day I received an email from the publishers asking if I’d be interested in writing it!  It has been the most remarkable experience from start to finish – at times extremely challenging but ultimately exceedingly rewarding on a personal and professional level.

The book sold out at the British Acupuncture Council annual conference last weekend in Coventry, where I was speaking and the feedback has been wholly positive so far, which is wonderful.  Singing Dragon have done a fantastic job on the book which looks and feels beautiful, with glossy white pages and a deep purple cover!

My main aim in writing the book is to encourage more acupuncturists to treat children.  I  see everyday how immensely beneficial acupuncture can be for children of all ages with a wide range of conditions.  And treating them is the most rewarding work I can imagine.

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the book, please click here.

Happy reading!!

Rebecca Avern

I have been practising acupuncture for 15 years. As well as practising in Oxford, I am both a senior lecturer and clinical supervisor at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine ( which is the biggest acupuncture training centre in Europe. I have treated both adults and children and whilst the benefits of acupuncture for adults are well-known and well-documented, fewer people are aware of how it can benefit children. I decided that I wanted more children to experience the benefits of acupuncture, and so decided to set up The Panda Clinic. I have to admit to having another motivation - I love being around children and derive great satisfaction when I see children recover from ill health. I am mother to 2 primary school age children. As well as being an experienced acupuncturist, as a parent I have a good understanding of the stress and anxiety that an ill child can induce. I will always do my best to communicate with the parent(s) of a child I am treating as thoroughly and clearly as I can.