The Panda Clinic
There are many challenges involved in being a child. While some children seem to sail through life, others need a little more help and support at certain times. At the Panda Clinic, every child is treated as an individual. My approach is always compassionate, empathetic and practical.
The Panda Clinic is an acupuncture centre created by Rebecca Avern specifically for the treatment of children. Rebecca has extensive experience and post-graduate training in paediatric acupuncture. To find out more, please click here.
Acupuncture is an effective, gentle and safe treatment for babies and children of all ages. It can be used in cases of both acute and chronic illness.
History of Paediatric Acupuncture
The treatment of children has formed a specialised subject in Chinese medicine since the Song dynasty, which was over 1000 years ago. Chinese doctors recognised the differences between children and adults in diagnosis and treatment, and skillfully adapted their methods to the treatment of children.
Acupuncture for children today
Children today have very different lifestyles to those of the Song dynasty. They have different stresses and strains on their systems and even many of the diseases they suffer from would not have been heard of 1000 years ago. So, even though paediatric acupuncture is rooted in this long tradition, it has been adapted to meet the needs of children in the 21st century.
Some people are surprised that acupuncture is an appropriate treatment for children. To find out about what you and your child may expect during a typical treatment, please click here
The Panda Clinic is based in Wolvercote, North Oxford. It is easy to reach by public transport and there is plenty of unrestricted parking outside the clinic. For more information on how to find it, please click here
If you are still unsure as to whether acupuncture may be able to help your child, please do give me a ring and I would be happy to discuss your queries. If it’s easier for you to email, then please use the contact form below. Contact details can be found here