ADHD and Autism: A Generation of Challenged Youth

David Allen will explore the topics of autism and ADD/ADHD and how acupuncture and TCM can play a vital part in the treatment process.

David Allen
David Allen

Course Overview

In the first part of this talk, practitioners will learn to understand the diagnosis of autism and ADD/ADHD. We will review the requirements for a diagnosis of these conditions from a Western medical perspective. We will then review how to understand the diagnosis from the perspective of Chinese medicine. Practitioners will also learn how to approach and treat these children with both acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas.

 

Then, ADD/ADHD will be examined in more detail; with the diagnosis of ADD/ADHD and autism becoming a very common occurrence, many practitioners are seeing an increase in the number of parents looking for alternatives for their children. Acupuncture and herbs have proven very effective in managing both autism and ADD/ADHD; therefore, acupuncturists and herbalists are uniquely poised to provide specialized treatments and advice that parents cannot obtain anywhere else. We will dive deeper into the Chinese medical understanding of ADD/ADHD and autism and further refine 5-element types and pattern diagnosis. Treatment protocols for both acupuncture and herbal interventions will be shared for the most common problems areas. Practitioners will leave feeling confident in treatments including dietary advice, acupuncture points, and herbal formulas.

Objectives

  • Understanding general concepts in pediatric mental/emotional disorders.

  • Understanding specific concepts regarding the 4 types of ADHD.

  • Understanding Specific Concepts regarding Autism from a TCM perspective.

  • Understanding basic treatment principles to guide herbal formula choices and choosing particular acupuncture points.

Outline

  • 0 hrs - 30 min

    Introduction, David Allen’s biography, Introductory Concepts In Pediatric ADHD

  • 30 min - 1 hrs

    Introductory Concepts continued., Earth-Type ADHD (Inattentive Type)

  • 1 hrs - 1.5 hrs

    Introductory Concepts continued., Wood-Type ADHD (Hyperactivity Type)

  • 1.5 hrs - 2 hrs

    ADHD continuted, Heart and Water Types, Insubstantial Phlegm, Lingering Pathogens

  • 2 hrs - 2.5 hrs

    Autism, Specific Concepts Explaining Typical Presentations (Phlegm Veiling Heart, Wood/Earth Types, Internal Heat)

  • 2.5 hrs - 3 hrs

    Autism continued, Dietary Therapy, Autism Risk Factors

  • 3 hrs - 3.5 hrs

    Treatment Methods, Unique Challenges in Treating Children, Point Selection

  • 3.5 hrs - 4 hrs

    Treatment Methods continued, Herbal Formulas

Reviews

  • Janet T. (United States)

    David's course has highly practical information for treating ADHD and autistic children, including a very useful combination of TCM theory, TCM herbs and points, and western med. The clinical case studies are also quite helpful. I highly recommend this course!

  • Brian A. (United States of America)

    This course is a good introduction to the topic. It will give you the confidence to get your foot in the door with these types of patients.

  • Andrea H. (Canada)

    I am very happy I took this course as David is extremely knowledgeable and explained many concepts I had forgotten over the years.

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Reviews

David's course has highly practical information for treating ADHD and autistic children, including a very useful combination of TCM theory, TCM herbs and points, and western med. The clinical case studies are also quite helpful. I highly recommend this course!

Janet T. (United States)

This course is a good introduction to the topic. It will give you the confidence to get your foot in the door with these types of patients.

Brian A. (United States of America)

I am very happy I took this course as David is extremely knowledgeable and explained many concepts I had forgotten over the years.

Andrea H. (Canada)

This course would be great for parents and other health care professionals to benefit from. Excellent insight. Thank You

Elizabeth O. (Canada)

Teacher

David Allen

David Allen, L.Ac., DACM, specializes in TCM for pediatrics and is also a faculty member at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.

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    Approved by: NCCAOM (4), California [Until 2023/03/08]* (4), Standard Certificate (4), IVAS (4), Florida (4)

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Recorded Seminar

  • Course Length: 4 h

  • Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

  • Access Period: Lifetime

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