This module is part of a series that provides you with the essential tools to expand your acupuncture practice to include treating babies and children. This module covers "Lingering Pathogenic Factors" – an event which includes ‘infection’ by a virus or bacterium, and also includes immunisation. An infection which might keep an adult in bed with a fever for a few days can cause lasting damage to a child. The three common patterns will be taught: Spleen Qi Xu, Retention of Phlegm, Retention of very thick phlegm. This module also includes chronic cough and asthma which are the most commonly seen complaints in a children's clinic. And although not as common, the effects of cranial compression will also be taught in this module.
Understand what are "Lingering Pathogenic Factors" and the longer term effects on a child's health and development.
Learn about the three common patterns of LPF: Spleen Qi Xu, Retention of Phlegm, Retention of very thick phlegm.
Gain an insight into how to treat chronic cough and asthma
Learn about the effects of cranial compression and when to refer.
0 hrs - 1 hrs
Welcome and course overview for Module 4. Lingering Pathogenic Factors (LPF) definition, cause, consequences. LPF predisposition how to protect immune system from invasion
1 hrs - 2 hrs
Immunisation: consequences and concerns. Chronic cough – LPF manifestation and tell-tale signs of invasion
2 hrs - 3.5 hrs
Cranial compression – birth trauma. Acupuncture points - underlying condition – diagnosis & prognosis.
3.5 hrs - 5 hrs
Advice for parents – focus autism & other controversial conditions. Summary and close
Dr Julian Scott is the world's most eminent Paediatric Acupuncture Specialist with 40 years experience treating babes and children with acupuncture, dietary advice and western herbs. He is author of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Children, Natural Medicine for Children and Natural Medicine for Women, and Acupuncture in the Treatment of Eyes.
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