Children’s treatments

Children can be treated with acupuncture though usually needles are not inserted in young children and instead a variety of tapping and stroking techniques from a Japanese paediatric acupuncture system known as shonishin are used. Often this is combined with a form of non invasive needling known as contact needling that is popular in Japan. This involves holding needles at a point without inserting which makes it ideal for children and needle phobic adults.

Many herbal formulas can also be used for children to help strengthen constitution and alleviate symptoms.


Initial consultation £30, follow ups £20 [under 10], £30 [10-16]