Neo-natal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a condition affecting babies who have been exposed to drugs in utero. It causes terrible and wide-ranging symptoms from general distress and crying, poor sleep to tremors and seizures. Exciting research has shown that non-invasive acupuncture techniques can reduce symptoms and really support these babies. Please click here to a link to the research.
- Post author:Rebecca Avern
- Post published:September 17, 2019
- Post Category:Paediatric (Babies, Children and Teenagers) Acupuncture
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.