June Beaton
MSc BSc (Hons) LicAc

For Appointments:
t: 020 3565 8400
m: 077 4078 6012


The Cove Spa
300-302 Chiswick High Rd
London W4 1NP
020 8995 2293

Stillpoint Centre for Wellbeing
18 Devonshire Row
London EC2M 4RH
(3 min walk from Liverpool Street Tube)

9 Spring Bridge Mews
Ealing Broadway
London W5 2AB

Home visits
By appointment

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Adapting acupuncture for babies and small children

Japanese paediatric acupuncture is non-invasive, painless and effective for a wide range of problems in children from birth to age five and older who may be afraid of the idea of using needles for therapy. A particular style of acupuncture known as Shonishin is a refined method of treatment approach using specialist instruments with rounded edges for gentle pressing, rubbing, tapping or scraping techniques on the skin over the body, including the abdomen, chest, back, lateral aspects of the arms, lateral and posterior aspects of the legs, back of the neck and head. This non-invasive treatment approach using techniques to give gentle stimulation will help not only to reduce symptoms, it will also enhance wellbeing and by strengthening the constitution, the child is less prone to illness. A combination of shonishin and fine needling techniques, including light cupping and moxa are generally recommended for older children.

Shonishin treatment protocol is effective for the following conditions:

  • Bad mood/irritability
  • Crying at night
  • Night terror
  • Insomnia
  • Hyperactivity
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Repeated colds
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Allergies
  • Tonsilitis
  • Parotitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Stammering/stuttering
  • Nettle rash/urticaria
  • Eczema
  • Chronic otitis media
  • Nephritis
  • Nephrosis
  • Hernia (inguinal)
June Beaton MSc BSc LicAc MBAcC MNINH Paediatric Acupuncturist, Medical Herbalist, Nutritional Therapist.


acupuncture, herbal medicine and nutrition therapy have been found to be effective in the following areas of healthcare management:

pain relief
Migraine, headaches, arthritis, lower back pain, neck and shoulder pain …acupuncture releases endorphins and immune cells to control pain

male and female infertility & IVF
BMJ review suggests that acupuncture is supportive of IVF and that given with embryo transfer improves pregnancy rates and live birth. Increase sperm count, improve sperm mobility

pregnancy and childbirth
Nutrition, antenatal care, preparation for labour, breech presentation and induction. Acupuncture assisted labour and pain relief. Postnatal care.

PMS, Menopause, PCOS, Endometriosis, infertility

mental health
Stress, anxiety and depression, chronic fatigue, mood disorders, Alzeheimer’s

immune system
Colds and flu - chicken soup for wellbeing and preventive medicine against infections

weight gain/loss
We are what we eat for weight and health management

Psoriasis, acne and eczema

Plump up your skin with a holistic alternative to Botox and plastic surgery with facial acupuncture

Peptic ulcers, colitis, IBS, candida, Crohn’s



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