Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Teenage Years

Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Teenage Years Online Course in 2019 with Rebecca Avern

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The teenage years can be a challenging time for both the teenagers themselves, their friends and families. The stereotypical image of a teenager often involves loud music,  a mobile device, acne, greasy hair, and, of course, mood swings. And when you consider everything that teenagers are going through, it is really no wonder that their bodies and minds can get a little out of balance!

As a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, you can help.

Puberty and Adolescence: Eastern and Western Views

Puberty involves a complex series of physical and emotional changes carried out under the control of the endocrine system. This triggers the growth of pubic and axillary hair in both sexes, enlargement of the genitals and production of semen in boys, and breast growth and menarche in girls. This is an important change, but the same hormones...

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Childhood Food Allergies

Why is treating food allergies so important?

Food allergies are on the rise and are most prevalent in preschool children. The increasing number of children with food intolerances and allergies means that there is also an increasing need for effective treatments, and that’s where acupuncture comes in.

In this article, we will take a look at some of the most common problems associated with childhood food allergies, and discuss how acupuncture could help.

Food Allergies in Children

One of the major reasons why childhood food allergies are on the rise is the way that food is now manufactured, preserved, refrigerated, and transported.

While it is generally considered an advantage that we now have access to foods from all over the world, all year round, this unnatural way of eating can have serious repercussions for our digestive health. This is especially true for children, whose digestive systems are less well developed than adults and may be more sensitive to the wide variety of...

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Autism and Acupuncture

 

What is Autism?

 

Autism, sometimes known as autistic spectrum disorder, is a developmental disorder which is usually diagnosed in early childhood. Because it is a spectrum disorder, autism affects every child differently. However, there are a few common symptoms which affect most children with autism to a greater or lesser extent. These symptoms include the following:

 

  • Difficulty with verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Difficulty in social situations
  • A strong need for routine
  • Repetitive, obsessive, or compulsive behavior
  • Unusual responses to sensory stimuli

 

Some children with autism also suffer from learning difficulties, and mental health issues such as anxiety and depression are also common.

 

It is still not fully understood what causes autism but, disturbingly, it appears to be on the rise. Statistics show that autistic spectrum disorders now affect as many as 1 in 59 children, compared with just 1 in 150 children back in the year 2000. This means that...

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Why Treat Children with Acupuncture?

 

Many acupuncturists shy away from treating children, but in doing so, they could be missing out on a huge, untapped resource. Treating kids with acupuncture is a fantastic opportunity, both to build your practice and to promote acupuncture now and for future generations.

 

You Could Already Have a Young Client Base Just Waiting for Your Help

 

Acupuncture has become extremely popular for supporting fertility and nurturing women through pregnancy. Many women have now experienced the magic of acupuncture first-hand and benefitted personally from its effects. Many of these women now have kids and would be overjoyed to let them share these benefits too.

 

Attracting children to your practice will also increase your referral network greatly. Mums love to talk to each other about new things they have tried that work, and acupuncture could easily become one of them. Children also often have large families with parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles who could all become...

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