Acupuncture or Reflexology for Babies and Children:
Charlotte Steed specialises in the treatment of babies and children ranging from new-borns to teenagers.
She has completed post-graduate specialist training in Japanese Acupuncture and Children's Needle Therapy in the Treatment of Children at Westminster University.
In Shonishin, a variety of instruments have been developed based on the nine needles described in the classics. These tools can be pressed, rubbed, tapped or scraped on the skin instead of inserted, to give different kinds of gentle stimulation.
When applied for short periods of time in simple systematic patterns, these simple treatment techniques have been found effective for a wide variety of paediatric problems from birth through to age five or older.
Our London Acupuncture/Reflexology clinics can safely support Western Medicine and may help these children's conditions:
Shonishin Children's Needle Therapy treats:
Irritability, impatience, excessive crying at night in infants; hyperactivity; attention problems in small and school age children; dream disturbed sleep; indigestion; diarrhea; constipation; allergies; chronic stuffy or runny nose (from repeated colds and/or allergies); asthma (including allergic asthma, exercise induced asthma); weakened immune system - the child that catches cold frequently or has recurrent viral infections; bedwetting; stammering or stuttering; weak constitution, including infants with inadequate weight gain, frail children that are not as active as others; rashes, for example nettle rashes; urticaria; eczema; hernia; neurological problems resulting for example from polio, cerebral palsy, spina bifida; ear infections, usually chronic and repetitive; chronic kidney disease such as nephritis, nephrosis.