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Course Description

This in-depth course will address why children become ill and how to diagnose and treat them.  We will look at treatment to support the physical and emotional well-being of children, as well as how to treat many common childhood conditions.  Both needling and non-insertive methods of treatment will be covered.

Each day will contain both theory and practice.  Teaching methods will include patients in class, videos and photos.  You will be given written materials to support all lectures, as well as homework assignments. There will also be a written, case history based exam on the final day. The homework assignments and exam will count towards completing the course.

This in-depth course will address why children become ill and how to diagnose and treat them.  We will look at treatment to support the physical and emotional well-being of children, as well as how to treat many common childhood conditions.  Both needling and non-insertive methods of treatment will be covered. Each day will contain both theory and practice.  Teaching...

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Course Content

The course will include:

  • Diagnostic methods specific to paediatrics
  • Needle technique and the use of laser pens
  • Paediatric tui na and shonishin (Japanese non-invasive paediatric techniques)
  • 5 Element diagnosis and treatment of children
  • Traditional and contemporary causes of disease in babies, children and teenagers
  • Differentiation and treatment of a wide range of physical ailments commonly seen in the paediatric clinic, e.g. gastro-intestinal and respiratory disorders, headaches, bedwetting, eczema
  • Differentiation and treatment of ‘modern’ conditions seen in children and teenagers such as chronic fatigue syndrome and food allergies
  • Differentiation and treatment of a wide range of psycho-emotional ailments commonly seen in the paediatric clinic, such as anxiety and depression, ADHD, eating disorders
  • The practicalities of working with children and their families
  • Red flags and other salient points from western medicine paediatrics

The course will include: Diagnostic methods specific to paediatrics Needle technique and the use of laser pens Paediatric tui na and shonishin (Japanese non-invasive paediatric techniques) 5 Element diagnosis and treatment of children Traditional and contemporary causes of disease in babies,...

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Entry Requirements

A recognised qualification in acupuncture.  Pre-reading will be suggested for those who have not studied either Five Element or TCM as both are covered on the course. 

A recognised qualification in acupuncture.  Pre-reading will be suggested for those who have not studied either Five Element or TCM as both are covered on the course. 

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