When I am out and about, and am asked what I do for a living, my reply is often met with the response ‘Wow – I didn’t know children could have acupuncture. What do they need it for?’ Here is a link to a blogpost I wrote for my publisher, Singing Dragon, which answers that question!
The many and diverse benefits of paediatric acupuncture
I wanted to alert both practitioners and patients to the wonderful work of Mel Koppelman and others who set up evidence-based acupuncture.org. Mel has led the move towards documenting evidence that supports the effectiveness of acupuncture. She also helps to make sense of research and guides non-researchers like me in interpreting it correctly. This is incredibly important work, and enables practitioners to talk to their patients, or to acupuncture-sceptics, in a language that they will relate to. Here is a link to part of an interview Mel did with Jenny Dubrowsky (www.tcm007.com).
Mel Koppelman talking about evidence-based acupuncture:
I was recently interviewed for Kevin Durjin’s show on the wonderful radio station UKHealthRadio.com. The station is devoted to informing listeners about an enormous variety of health-related topics. I strongly urge you to check out their website. Kevin and I talked about using acupuncture in the treatment of children. Click on the link below and have a listen.
A couple of weeks ago, with the help of technology that is way too deep for me to understand, I was interviewed by Jenny Dubrowsky in Chicago, about treating children and about my upcoming book. Jenny is a successful and prolific acupuncturist/blogger/author. Please check out her website www.tcm007.com. Jenny has edited the interview, which (amazingly) felt like a relaxed chat with a friend in the same room, and posted some of the highlights. Here are the links: