As with adults, treatment is unique to the child. A detailed history is taken from the parent prior to the treatment and I also talk to the child directly so that they understand that I’m here to help.
I always start with acupressure, but after a few visits, children start to become more open to trying the needles and often end up braver than the parents! For younger children the needles are inserted, then quickly removed, whilst Mum or Dad keeps them entertained. For older children, I’m able to leave the needles for a little longer whilst they rest and listen to the calming music in the room.
I aim to make the whole experience fun, most kids are so mesmerised by my arms (if you’ve met me, you’ll no doubt know why!), that they barely notice the treatment.
Pediatric acupressure can be used for a range of childhood ailments as well as helping many similar conditions I regularly treat in adults.
I offer concessions for treating anyone under the age of 18:
Children’s Acupuncture/Acupressure: £25 per session
If you would like to book a treatment or a free 15 minute at The Mitchell Hill Clinic to discuss how I may be able to help your child with acupressure or acupuncture, please call the clinic on 01872 274774 or email me direct.
Member of the British Acupuncture Council