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Using the five elements to help children thrive

Date(s): 05 October 2017

Time: 10am - 5pm

Eligibility: Acupuncture graduates & 3rd year acupuncture students

Venue: College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading


“Today you are you, that is truer than true, there is no one alive who is youer than you”. - Dr Seuss

Whether parent, relative or practitioner, a “one size fits all” approach to caring for children means many of them will struggle to thrive both physically and emotionally. Our understanding of the 5 elements can guide us to better understand and nurture children.

During the day, we will explore:

•   how imbalances of the 5 elements may manifest in children of all ages
•   simple lifestyle strategies to support the development of each of the elements in children
•   aspects of 21st century life considered “normal” that may be causes of disease in children
•   Non-invasive and effective techniques to help children through acute illnesses and times of change or stress.

You will leave with tips and techniques that you can use with your own children or pass on to patients to help them support their children. Being a paediatric practitioner is not a pre-requisite for this course. Having a desire to help children, whether as patients or family, is essential.

Learn how to help children thrive emotionally and physically with the power of 5 element wisdom.

"While children are studying to be unique, the world around them is trying by all means to make them like everybody else”. Abdul Kalam



Rebecca Avern qualified from CICM 15 years ago, and is now a senior lecturer and clinical supervisor there.  After training in paediatrics with Julian Scott, she founded The Panda Clinic - an acupuncture centre for the treatment of babies, children and adolescents in Oxford.   She teaches on Julian’s Diploma in Paediatric Acupuncture course and is a guest lecturer in paediatrics at the Traditional Acupuncture Academy.

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