The Little Hub
Paediatrics & Teenagers
Welcome to the Little Hub - a place where children and teenagers are welcome.
We offer a private clinic space in our Award winning clinic to accommodate children and teenagers from 6 months - 12 years old. We offer Acupuncture, paediatric herbs and other TCM methods.
Our lead practitioner, Sharon Martin, is degree qualified and trained in paediatrics. She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and the RCHM. Additionally she is a lead practitioner for SuWen Herbs, which specialise in children's herbal formulas.
Paediatric Acupuncture & Herbs
Every symptom a child has is seen in relation to each other. Treatment involves a variety of different techniques that affect the flow of the body’s qi, or vital energy, and help it to regain equilibrium. Paediatrics has been recognised as a specialism within the acupuncture tradition for over a thousand years. Chinese doctors understood that children are not simply ‘mini adults’ and that they need different care. They skilfully adapted their diagnostic and treatment methods to suit children. Over the last few decades, pioneering acupuncturists in the West have further adapted those methods to ensure that acupuncture is a well-tolerated and effective method of treatment for today’s children in the Western world.
The reality is that, when practised in the right way, acupuncture can be almost painless and is accepted by the vast majority of children.