The many and diverse benefits of paediatric acupuncture

The many and diverse benefits of paediatric acupuncture

When I am out and about, and am asked what I do for a living, my reply is often met with the response ‘Wow – I didn’t know children could have acupuncture.  What do they need it for?’  Here is a link to a blogpost I wrote for my publisher, Singing Dragon, which answers that question!

http://singingdragon.com/sdblog/2018/11/the-many-and-diverse-benefits-of-acupuncture-for-children/

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 (www.cicm.org.uk) 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.