Food allergies are on the rise in children in the West. Acupuncture can be used to effectively lessen a child's reaction to an allergen and, in some cases, prevent it altogether. From the Chinese medicine perspective, the problem lies not with the food but with an underlying imbalance in the child's qi. Correcting this imbalance is the key to successful treatment. This course will guide you as to how to identify and treat the most common imbalances found.
Understand the causes of food allergies in children
Learn how to diagnose the Chinese medicine imbalances involved in paediatric food allergies
Learn how to effectively treat food allergies in children with acupuncture
0 hrs - 15 min
Understand the causes of the increased numbers of food allergies in children in the West and the different types of allergies.
15 min - 45 min
Learn what Chinese medicine imbalances are usually found in children with food allergies and how they manifest.
45 min - 1.25 hrs
Learn how to treat all the different types and manifestations of paediatric food allergies with acupuncture.
LUZVIMINDA A. (Australia)
The course of Childhood Food Allergies is a good guide in treating food allergies in children.
Rebecca Avern is a senior lecturer, clinical supervisor and teaching clinic director at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, UK. In 2012, she founded an acupuncture centre for the treatment of children in Oxford – the Panda Clinic - and her clinical work is now entirely with children. She teaches paediatrics online and at undergraduate and post-graduate level.
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