TCM & the Teenage Years: Acupuncture for Puberty with Rebecca Avern (10 CPD)

Adolescence is a time of major change - for individuals and parents. This course looks at the teenage years from a TCM perspective and covers:

  • The nature of puberty and adolescence from a Chinese medicine perspective
  • What should happen and what does happen: physiology and pathology in teenagers
  • The key 21st century causes of disease in teenagers
  • The impact of Social Media on Mental Health
  • Practicalities of working with teenagers
  • Teenage anxiety and depression
  • Self-harm

Here is a summary of what you need to know in advance:

Date and times 

  • The classrooms will be 90 minutes: 45 minutes formal presentation and 45 minutes Q&A.
    10am -11.30am London GMT, UK time:
    • Monday 29th April
    • Monday 13th May
    • Monday 3rd June
    • Monday 17th June

Course overview

Session 1 - Monday 29th April

Setting the Scene:

  • The nature of adolescence
  • 5 Element aspects of adolescence
  • Common teenage pathologies - cause and treatment

Session 2 - Monday 13th May

Working with Teenagers and Creating a Smooth Path Through Puberty:

  • Key principles when treating teenagers
  • Early puberty
  • Difficult puberty
  • Establishing a healthy menstrual cycle

Session 3 - Monday 3rd June

The Shen and Teenagers:

  • Talking with teenagers
  • Causes Anxiety and Depression
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Health conditions

Session 4 - Monday 17th June

Supporting the most vulnerable teens

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Eating Disorders
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Self Harm
  • "Blocks" to treatment
  • Working with especially vulnerable teenagers

CPD / PDA / CEU Certification

You will be required to complete a quiz assessment and receive a 70% pass mark.

On completion of the course you'll receive a certificate for 10 CPD/ PDA/ CEU points or hours.

This course is accredited with the NCCAOM and California Board in the USA, and your certificate of completion is accepted in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, the UK, Ireland and parts of Europe. 


We highly recommend you buy a copy of Rebecca's book to get the most out of this training course.


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