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Children

Teenage Eating Disorders and Acupuncture – a new Avenue of Support?

Eating Disorders – the Facts   Eating disorders are a significant mental health concern and over the last decade we have been seeing more and more of them. It is estimated that approximately 9% of the global popu...

6 Common Questions about Paediatric Acupuncture!

1. How old does my child need to be for paediatric acupuncture?   We treat children of all ages, 0-18. Even pre-term babies can be treated! No baby is too young to benefit from treatment.  However for younger babies, n...

Shonishin – the “Children’s Needle”

Chinese Medicine theory and diagnosis is very well suited to the kinds of problems children mainly present with. The problem often is that parents hold a perception that their child will simply not tolerate any needles. Tho...

Mental-Emotional Conditions in Children

Mental-emotional conditions are now very prevalent amongst young people. There are now a multitude of studies confirming what parents, teachers and anyone working with young people already know: that anxiety and depression ...

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

What is autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?   Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a condition that is now estimated to affect at least 1 in 100 children. It is a spectrum disorder, meaning that it describes a wide range of b...

Sleep Problems in Children

One of the most common reasons why children visit our clinic is because of sleep problems. Sleep disturbed nights lead to unhappy days. A child who has not slept well may develop an array of other problems; emotional volati...

The Nature of Children

Treating children is a fine art, it is definitely not like treating a smaller version of an adult. Their bodies and brains are wired differently and it is really important to understand how exactly they are different to be ...

Why are childhood attachment styles so important?

We’ve asked Kate Kernick, holistic counsellor and one of our trusted referral partners, to write a guest blog about childhood attachment styles. Please enjoy reading her expert advice on this very important topic. Wha...

Acupuncture for Children

Acupuncture for children is becoming an increasingly common treatment for many common health concerns. Many parents are turning to acupuncture to reestablish or maintain their child’s health. Is acupuncture for children the...

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