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 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 idea for children and needle phobic adults.

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