An Introduction to HOPA
The Hub of Paediatric Acupuncture (HOPA) was created to help raise the profile of paediatric acupuncture worldwide. Our aim is that more acupuncturists will feel confident to treat children, and that the treatment they give will be of a high standard. As a result, more children will benefit from our wonderful system of medicine. We are also on a mission to raise awareness amongst parents of the fact that acupuncture is a safe, well-tolerated and effective treatment. Our ever-growing directory of paediatric acupuncturists helps parents (and practitioners) to find well-qualified practitioners. By joining, you will be helping us to achieve these aims, you will develop and grow professionally and you will thereby help more children to thrive!
How can HOPA benefit you as a practitioner?
+ When listed on the HOPA worldwide directory you will receive referrals and raise your professional profile
+ Being a HOPA member illustrates your commitment and professionalism to parents of children you treat
+ Raise awareness and the standing of paediatric acupuncture worldwide
+ You will have access to an ever-expanding range of resources that will support you in your paediatric practice
+ You may choose to attend online live and interactive educational meetings with Rebecca Avern
+ Connect with other paediatric acupuncture practitioners via the HOPA members directory
5 reasons to join the HOPA directory
+ It helps parents find you!
Having a listing on the HOPA directory means that you are found more easily by parents who are seeking help for their child.
+ It helps your colleagues find you – not everyone wants or can treat children!
It’s so important that acupuncturists or other practitioners have a go-to place to find paediatric acupuncturists to whom they can refer.
+ It increases your online presence and SEO (search engine optimisation)
Essentially, the more ‘places’ your website is linked to online, the higher your site will rank on search engines. Having a link on a webpage with high traffic and good SEO (like HOPA) acts as a verification for your website. Naturally, you can link your own practice website on your directory listing.
+ Having the HOPA logo on your website helps parents to trust you!
It shows you are committed to and have a special interest and training in paediatrics – the stamp of a competent paediatric acupuncturist!
+ The more practitioners there are on the directory, the more the word gets out that acupuncture is for kids too!
That’s the goal, after all.
Listen to a conversation with Julian Scott - a pioneer of paediatric acupuncture in the west.
An authentic conversation with Julian about paediatric acupuncture.