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CHILDREN

Acupuncture can also be very beneficial for children and babies.

They generally respond very quickly to acupuncture and the needles used are much shorter and finer than those used for adults. 

Treatment time is greatly reduced and for children under 8 years the needles are not in place for more than a few seconds. Very often there is no discomfort from the needles at all. 

"I recently treated a 16 month old child while he slept, he didn't even wake up!"
Pippa Hancock

Common conditions in children which respond well to acupuncture include:
 
  • Chronic cough
  • Ear infections
  • Asthma
  • Colic
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Food intolerances/allergies
  • Eczema
  • Bed wetting
  • Sleep problems
In 2010 Pippa completed a year long Diploma level course in paediatric acupuncture with Julian Scott. Julian has been treating children with acupuncture since 1976 and in 1983 started the Dolphin House Children's Clinic charity in Brighton, where Pippa now works.
For appointments or to discuss whether acupuncture could help you please contact Pippa.
Tel: 07779780103  Email: pippa@hancockacupuncture.co.uk