PAEDIATRIC HEALTH

Long-term childhood illnesses are increasing with 13–27% of children now being affected by chronic conditions. My children became my greatest teachers when my son experienced some vaccine damage at the age of 1. It has taken a lot of effort, study and hard work to solve this issue but I am glad to say that we seem to be winning the fight. 

 

Paediatrics is considered a specialist area in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) & Acupuncture. Children have the ability to grow and change rapidly and this gives them the ability to heal much easier than adults. 

Various reviews have found acupuncture and acupuncture-related therapies to show particular promise in the treatment of paediatric pain, cerebral palsy, nocturnal enuresis, tic disorders, amblyopia, nausea and vomiting, digestive disorders, autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), and respiratory disorders. Furthermore, acupuncture is considered safe and well-tolerated with a very low risk of serious adverse effects.

 

The Evidence Based Acupuncture organisation has produced a document compiling all the recent studies involving paediatric acupuncture. This can be viewed here.

PAEDIATRIC TRAINING​​

  • Paediatric Acupuncture Diploma taught by Dr Julian Scott​

  • Causes, diagnosis and treatment of teenage anxiety and Depression: an epidemic of our times by Rebecca Avern

  • Paediatric Autism Spectrum Disorders with David Allen & Dr Julian Scott.

  • Childhood Food Allergies with ​Rebecca Avern

  • Childhood Immunizations with Dr Julian Scott

We all want our children to be strong & healthy without getting ill, but getting sick is a natural way for them to build a healthy immune system.  It is only natural that as parents we want to reduce their pain and make them well again as soon as possible. 

What I have learnt has revolutionised how I treat illness and will help me to make better decisions for my children's future. I hope that I can empower other parents with knowledge that will help them too. 

WHAT TO EXPECT?

Contrary to popular belief Acupuncture is actually a very gentle way to treat illness and can help with many conditions. Chinese medicine views illness as an imbalance so it is always our aim to find and rebalance the root cause rather than simply abating the symptoms only to have them recur again. 

Treating children differs to adult treatments. It is unrealistic to expect children to slay still for 20-30 minutes with needles in. Our powers of regeneration reduce as we get older therefore in babies & toddlers the needles can be inserted then removed almost immediately with only 5-10 points used. Teenagers may be asked to lay for 10-15 mins whilst needles are inserted.

Follow up treatments are only 30 mins maximum as the treatment is generally repeated after a quick catch up on progress. Treatment plans are discussed at the first appointment but as a general rule, the longer a condition has persisted, the longer it will take to treat.

TECHNIQUES USED

PAEDIATRIC ACUPUNCTURE

  • Very fine needles are inserted into points on the legs, arms & abdomen.

  • Needles are inserted then removed almost immediately.

  • In some instances it is unsuitable to use needles for some children. In those cases Low Level Laser Acupuncture may be used as an alternative with no sensation felt. 

NUTRITIONAL ADVICE

  • Using simple changes to our diet, we can facilitate healing within the body. 

  • Drawing on Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine and basic Ayurvedic principles to create a bespoke approach.

  • Concepts include Dehydration, Acid/Alkaline balance & much more.

BIO RESONANCE THERAPY

  • All things are comprised of atoms which vibrate with energy. Bio resonance harnesses these vibrational frequencies to assess inflammation levels within the body.

  • Detects and treats bacterial influences on health.

HOMEOPATHY

  • A substance which would cause disease in a large dose may be used in a highly diluted dose to trigger the bodies own healing mechanisms.

  • Homeopathic remedies form part of the Bioresonance treatment. The system suggests which remedies would be beneficial in order to improve health & allows us to create homeopathic style imprinted remedies.

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HALO ACUPUNCTURE

c/o Wetherby Holistic Health

2nd Floor, 32 Market Place,

Wetherby

LS22 6NE

Call:    07960 072951

Email: lindsay@haloacupuncture.co.uk

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