Acupuncture is very adept and effective in treating babies, toddlers, children and adolescents. Every child who comes to the clinic needs a slightly different method of treatment. I tailor everything to suit the nature and needs of your child. Treatment needs to be effective, but your child’s experience also needs to be a positive one.
During the initial session, my two aims are to make a diagnosis of your child’s condition, and to begin to gain rapport with him or her.
I will ask you (and your child, depending on their age) questions about their current health and health history. As I do this, I will be observing many signs that, in Chinese medicine, have relevance to health, for example, your child’s eyes, the tone of their voice, their complexion and their stature.
I will also ask to look at your child’s tongue and I will take their pulse. I may also palpate their abdomen and back.