This colour textbook is a comprehensive guide to diagnosis and treatment in paediatric acupuncture. Ill health related to modern lifestyles is discussed, as is the role of family dynamics in childhood disease. Rebecca Avern examines treatment of children from both a TCM and a Five Element perspective. Throughout, she highlights how diagnosis and treatment should be tailored depending on the age of the child. The book includes information on a wide variety of treatment methods, including needling and pediatric tui na.
The book covers all the conditions that children commonly present with in modern practice, including food allergies, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, issues relating to Autism Spectrum Disorder, and teenage depression, anxiety and eating disorders.
Rebecca Avern is an acupuncturist practising in Oxford, UK. After graduating from the Universityof Bristol, she went on to study Integrated TCM and 5 Element acupuncture at the College of Integrated Medicine, graduating in 2001. She is now a senior lecturer and clinical supervisor at the college. She studied paediatrics at post-graduate level with Julian Scott which led to her setting up The Panda Clinic. She incorporates non-invasive techniques, such as shonishin, paediatric tui na and laser acupuncture in her practice.