Children’s Health


Caregivers seek out acupuncture and Chinese Medicine to alleviate the symptoms of many childhood health concerns such as lingering colds and flu, digestive issues, fatigue, anxiety, hyperactivity, and urinary issues.

I am often asked how children will respond to acupuncture ~ do they need to have needles?  The treatment of children doesn’t necessarily involve needles, although it can.  We have many other resources to draw on including dietary therapy, herbal medicine, moxibustion, cupping, and massage. Often it is enough to use massage techniques along meridians or points, or to use other tools to work on the body that are not inserted like a needle would be.

Children’s bodies are still developing and therefore they respond differently to treatment than adults.  If needles are used it is often only one or two, and they may not be retained. In other words, children respond well to very gentle treatment, and of course, it is always with their consent!

Herbal medicine, simple massage techniques and nutrition advice are usually given to caregivers to continue treatment at home.


Please get in contact if you would like more information on children’s health.

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I pay my respect to Elders past and present, and recognise their vital role in custodianship of land, skies, waterways, plants and animals. I honour the deep relationship between traditional health practices and care for country.

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