When considering acupuncture for children, acupuncture practitioners have varying approaches to the treatment of children. Philip has found in his experience that children co-operate and respond more readily, when an acupuncture probe, or electro-stimulator is used at first, rather than needles. When the child feels comfortable with the treatment, then needles are introduced.
Acupuncture for Children – Conditions Treated
Conditions which have been helped by acupuncture for children over the years in the clinic include, asthma, coughs and colds (persistent), hyperactivity, migraines, insomnia, eczema and many more. Parents are encouraged to stay with the child during treatment, and often are shown simple acupuncture points that they can stimulate when at home to self-help with the child’s condition.