Free webinar next week: Dealing with the emotional damage to children: the forgotten victims of Covid 19

Free webinar next week: Dealing with the emotional damage to children: the forgotten victims of Covid 19

Since going back to practice after lockdown, I have become acutely aware of the enormous impact on children of the Covid 19 pandemic and the world’s response to it. Although children are some of the least vulnerable to the physical affects of the virus, many have suffered a lot emotionally and psychologically. Next Tuesday, I am taking part in a live webinar, along with fellow paediatric acupuncturists Julian Scott and Robin Ray Green. We will be discussing how the last few months have impacted children from a Chinese medicine perspective, and what we can do to help. Please click here to sign up.

Rebecca Avern talking about teenagers on the Qiological podcast

I was really excited to be invited as a guest on Michael Max’s wonderful Qiological podcast. We had a really wide ranging and interesting discussion on all things adolescent – from the Chinese Medicine view of puberty, to the challenges of being a teen and to working with teenagers in the treatment room. We also focussed on possible reasons for the increase in mental/emotional health problems in teens today. Please do have a listen and share with anybody else who might be interested.

Magic and Emergence – Treating teenagers with Rebecca Avern

The Panda Clinic and paediatric acupuncture feature in BAcC film ‘To The Point’

Yesterday, I went to a parliamentary reception at the Houses of Parliament, for the launch of the British Acupuncture Council's To the Point film and the Scope of Acupuncture 2020 report.  This is to raise awareness of acupuncture as an effective treatment for a variety of health conditions.  I am delighted that paediatric acupuncture played such a prominent role and was given the place it deserves.  The last 8 minutes of the film are of my work with children in The Panda Clinic.  If you don't have time to watch it all, you can fast forward to 27 minutes and 40 seconds! Enjoy!

To The Point

 

 

 

BAcC Film featuring the Panda Clinic!

I am really excited that paediatric acupuncture takes a lead role in the BAcC's new film, 'To The Point', which highlights the diverse and high-level work of acupuncturists working in different settings throughout the UK.  The BAcC and their film crew came to the Panda Clinic for a day in the Summer and filmed a variety of different children having treatment, from a baby right up to a 16 year old.  The film is going to be presented at a parliamentary reception in the House of Commons on March 11th.  In the meantime, here is a trailer:

 

Review of Acupuncture for Babies, Children and Teenagers

In the last edition of the European Journal of Oriental Medicine (EJOM), Rainy Hutchinson wrote a really informative and useful review of my book.  Please click here to read it.  Rainy is herself the author of the wonderful Acupuncture Point Functions Colouring Book, which is available directly from Singing Dragon or from Amazon.

The Panda Clinic and World Acupuncture Day!

Exciting news! The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) are marking this year's World Acupuncture Day with the launch of a film that highlights the diverse and high-level work of its members.  The film is going to be launched at a Parliamentary reception in the House of Commons on 14th November.

I am thrilled to say that the BAcC film crew came to video my work at the Panda Clinic and this will be included in the film.  It's wonderful that paediatric acupuncture is finally getting the attention that it deserves.

For more details, please click here.

Online course on treating teenagers

It's less than two weeks to go now before the start of my online course, TCM and the teenage years.  In this four part webinar, I will discuss the many ways in which teenagers benefit from acupuncture, and how to go about treating them.

For many reasons, being an adolescent in the early 21st century is not easy, and our teenagers are manifesting huge levels of stress.  The number of young people who come to the Panda Clinic with anxiety, depression and related conditions is worryingly high.

The good news is, however, that the results when treating teenagers who are struggling physically, emotionally or psychologically can be nothing short of miraculous.  Adolescence is a time of flux and this means we can harness the potential that this flux provides us with to iron out pre-existing imbalances and ensure that new ones do not develop.

There are only a handful of places remaining on the course.  If you are interested, to sign up please go to: https://www.treatingchildren.com/store/xpD696cV.

Paediatric acupuncture in the press

Shortly before Christmas, I was contacted by The Times health correspondent, who asked me lots of questions about why there had been a big rise in the popularity of paediatric acupuncture.  When the article appeared, as well as including some of my quotes, it also included some negative ones from Professors Ernzt and Colquhoun.  These two men are well-known to those of us in the acupuncture world, because they have made it their mission to discredit complementary medicine.  I was asked to respond to their comments by the British Acupuncture Council.  Here is the link to my response:

https://www.acupuncture.org.uk/public-content/public-pr-blog/6648-rebecca-avern-responds-to-a-recent-article-in-the-times.html

I also created a short video which you can view here to illustrate how well babies tolerate acupuncture treatment.

 

A chat with Kevin Durjin on UKHealthRadio

I was recently interviewed for Kevin Durjin’s show on the wonderful radio station UKHealthRadio.com. The station is devoted to informing listeners about an enormous variety of health-related topics.  I strongly urge you to check out their website.  Kevin and I talked about using acupuncture in the treatment of children.  Click on the link below and have a listen.

https://www.ukhealthradio.com/player/?ep=17319

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