Many parents are turning to acupuncturists because they offer a safe, natural and effective approach to paediatric care. They focus on treating symptoms leading to a safe resolution of illness and preventing illness in the future by stimulating healing and restoring the body’s own resilience.
Modern treatments are done using painless acupuncture and non-needle treatment techniques, so even teenagers afraid of needles will find the treatments easy and painless.
Bliss Acupuncture provide an acupuncture for teens treatment that is customised to each teenager's temperament and specific needs. All aspects of a teenager's health are taken into consideration, such as their:
Environment & toxic load
Physical health: Digestion, sleep, energy, immune function
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After a thorough examination and discussion of the teenager's health history and current complaint, one or more of the following treatment methods may be used:
Chinese paediatric massage
Frequently Asked Questions
I am scared of needles. Can I still benefit from a non-needle method?
Paediatric acupuncturists understand that not every teenager will undergo acupuncture. Teens are never forced to have acupuncture treatments and there are several other non-needle treatment techniques that your acupuncturist may use. They are easy, painless and have a similar therapeutic effect to using needles.
Do I have to ask my parents for consent before receiving treatment?
If you are 16 years old, you do not require consent from your parents to visit an acupuncturist. However, we would always encourage teenagers to talk to their parents before visiting our clinic for an acupuncture for teens treatment.
Can acupuncture help anxiety ?
2018 pilot study investigating the use of acupuncture in the treatment of paediatric anxiety age range 8 years to 16 years found promising results with acupuncture treating children and adolescents with general anxiety. 2018 pilot study investigating the use of acupuncture in the treatment of paediatric anxiety age range 8 years to 16 years found promising results with acupuncture treating children and adolescents with general anxiety.