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Acupuncture for teenage mental health

Date(s): 11 November 2021

Time: 10am - 5pm

Eligibility: Acupuncture practitioners & 3rd Year Students

Venue: College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading

Adolescence can be a tumultuous time. Today’s teenagers face a unique set of challenges, which have become more complex since the pandemic.  We will look at:

  • The nature of adolescence from a Chinese medicine perspective
  • An exploration of the exponential rise in adolescent mental/emotional conditions from the Chinese medicine perspective
  • The practicalities of working with teenagers in the clinic
  • The treatment of mental-emotional conditions for which teenagers seek treatment, including anxiety, depression, self-harm, eating disorders.



Rebecca is a mother of two and an acupuncturist with 19 years of experience. She is a senior lecturer and main clinical supervisor at CICM. She teaches paediatrics at graduate and post-graduate level both at CICM and TAA. After studying paediatrics with Julian Scott, Rebecca set up The Panda Clinic in Oxford; a clinic solely for the treatment of babies, children and teenagers. Children now make up approximately 80% of her practice. Rebecca is the author of Acupuncture for Babies, Children and Teenagers (to be published by Singing Dragon Autumn 2018)

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