Paediatric Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine For Children in East London
Children Acupuncture Clinic
Acupuncture for children is safe, quick and very effective. The treatment only lasts about 5 minutes and is well tolerated by most children. Tara uses a special "Gentle Needle" technique and she also has a laser pen for those children who are nervous. Usually only about 4 points are chosen and the needle is quickly inserted and immediately withdrawn.
Your child does not have to stay still, and younger children are needled whilst sitting on a parent´s lap. They usually respond very quickly to treatment.
Tara is a mother of four young children herself and has experience of treating children of all ages. She became interested in paediatric treatments when her own children succumbed to a wide range of typical childhood illness and her practice grew from there.
Tara can also give dietary advice which may be helpful. Tara sees babies and children of all ages, from a few days old to teenagers. The commonest age group is 1 to 3 years.
Moxibustion: Chinese Heat Therapy
Moxa therapy is also based on the acupuncture points, but heat is used instead of a needle. Moxa is a Chinese herb rolled into a tube shape, and the lighted end is used to warm the point. It is a gentle and pleasant treatment, and very good for children who are very sensitive.
Chinese Dietary Advice
Tara can give dietary advice based along the principles of Chinese medicine that can be very helpful in the treatment of many childhood illnesses.
£45 per session, but no child is turned away and discounts are available for those on a limited budget, please discuss this with Tara
What Childhood Diseases Can Chinese Medicine Treat?
Many childhood illnesses have traditionally been treated with Chinese medicine. These include common conditions such as:
Enuresis (bed wetting)
Sleep disturbance such as: night crying, insomnia, nightmares, night terrors, sleepwalking
Hay fever, asthma, eczema
Attention deficit disorder
What Should We Expect During A Treatment?
Tara takes a full diagnosis which involves asking the parent and child questions about the main complaint, as well as a full medical history and information about diet and behaviour. Tara makes a diagnosis according to the principles of Chinese medicine and then discusses with the parent which treatment is most appropriate.
The number of treatments your child will need depends on the pattern your child has, and how long they have had it for. It can take between 1-6 treatments for something simple and more for more complex cases. Tara will discuss a treatment plan with you on your first treatment. Most children respond well to treatment.