We are a community acupuncture clinic for young people.
We are different from other acupuncture services in the following respects:
We want treatment to be accessible to every child, whatever their family’s financial status. We also want children to be able to receive treatment for as long as they need to and for cost not to restrict this. To that end, you can choose what you pay.
In order to keep running The Little Acupuncture Room, we rely on as many families as possible to pay us at the higher end of the scale. If you are able to do this, you are helping us to keep treating children whose families struggle with real economic hardship.
- £45 – families who are financially secure and can afford treatment.
- £36 – families who are mainly financially stable, but have some challenges.
- £28 – families who have some financial struggle, but manage to make ends meet.
- £15 – families who struggle to make ends meet and often don’t.
Treated by a team
There are a team of six practitioners at The Little Acupuncture Room who work collaboratively. This means your child will benefit from the knowledge of several skilled and experienced practitioners, rather than just one. Your child’s notes will be kept securely online and can be accessed by every practitioner in the team to ensure treatment is seamless and consistent. Every member of the team:
- Is a qualified acupuncturist.
- Has done post-graduate training in paediatrics.
- Has completed a paediatric first aid course.
- Has an enhanced DBS check.
Your child may be treated in a room at the same time as one or two other children. Treatment couches are separated by screens. In our experience, there are benefits to this. Children feel reassured by the presence of other children. There also seems to be an enhanced healing power when people are treated in the same space.
We also have a separate room where a child can have privacy in order to share with their practitioner whatever they would like. We also recognise that for a minority of children, it will work better for them to be treated alone.
At The Little Acupuncture Room, it is important to us that we monitor the effectiveness of our treatment. This not only helps us to improve but also provides data that we can take to other healthcare professionals to show the effectiveness of our treatments. In order to do this, we will ask each child (with the help of a parent) to answer questions on an online form at various stages of their treatment. We make this as easy as possible for you to do and our team of practitioners will be happy to support you in doing it.