The Panda Clinic and World Acupuncture Day!

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Exciting news! The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) are marking this year’s World Acupuncture Day with the launch of a film that highlights the diverse and high-level work of its members.  The film is going to be launched at a Parliamentary reception in the House of Commons on 14th November.

I am thrilled to say that the BAcC film crew came to video my work at the Panda Clinic and this will be included in the film.  It’s wonderful that paediatric acupuncture is finally getting the attention that it deserves.

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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.