Treating Children, Level 1: Foundations

By Julian Scott

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Total CPDs: 11.5
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Total CPDs: 11.5
NCCAOM (11.5), Standard Certificate (11.5)
Access Period: Lifetime
Series Length: 12hrs

Series Overview

If you ever felt you had a calling for working with children but did not know how to get started, this course is for you. International Pediatric Acupuncture expert Dr Julian Scott lays the groundwork for everything you need to know to treat babies and children with acupuncture, dietary advice and TCM techniques like tuina, moxibustion and laser therapy. With developing digestive systems and the transition from milk to food many infants suffer from digestive (earth element) disorders which lead to problems later in childhood. Gain confidence by learning a diagnostic framework and effective treatments for common disorders and expand your acupuncture practice to include families.

Module 1: Paediatric Assessment and Digestion
Module 2: Essence, Needle Technique and Family Dynamics
Module 3: Constipation and Adjunctive Treatments

Module 1: Paediatric Assessment and Digestion

This module is the first of a series that provides you with the essential tools to expand your acupuncture practice to include treating babies and children. This module is a perquisite for all other modules.
Total CPDs: 4
NCCAOM (4), Standard Certificate (4)
Access Period: Lifetime
Course Length: 4hrs
Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

Course Overview

This module is the first of a series that provides you with the essential tools to expand your acupuncture practice to include treating babies and children. The first lesson will cover the two basic types of child; Shi - exuberant children with plenty of energy and Xu - those who don’t have quite enough. This provides the foundations for understanding what illnesses a child may be predisposed to. Secondly, because good digestion is essential for healthy development of babies and children, "Accumulation Disorder" (congestion and overloading of the digestive system) will be addressed with reference to Spleen Qi deficiency. This module is a perquisite to all other modules which addresses specific health conditions.

Course Objectives

  • Have a greater understanding of how Shi and Xu constitutional types predisposes a child to certain illnesses and conditions.
  • Understand the role of digestion in the healthy development of babies and children.
  • Learn how Accumulation Disorder develops, the common causes, signs and treatment.
  • Understand how to differentiate Spleen Qi Xu and the appropriate course of treatment.

Course Outline

0 hrs - 15 min
Welcome and course overview
15 min - 45 min
Types Part 1 Explaining Xu and Shi constitutional types.
45 min - 1.25 hrs
Types Part 2 Explaining Xu and Shi conditions – typical illnesses.
1.25 hrs - 1.75 hrs
Accumulation disorder part 1 Constitutional types.
1.75 hrs - 2.25 hrs
Accumulation disorder part 2 Conditions – typical illnesses
2.25 hrs - 2.75 hrs
Accumulation disorder part 3 Treatment approaches
2.75 hrs - 3 hrs
Spleen Qi Xu – overview, types, presentations and treatment
3 hrs - 4 hrs
Acupuncture points and case discussion. Summary and Close.

Module 2: Essence, Needling Method and Family Dynamics

This module is part of series that provides you with the essential tools to expand your acupuncture practice to include treating babies and children. This module covers three commonly seen patterns of Kidney weakness.
Total CPDs: 3.5
NCCAOM (3.5), Standard Certificate (3.5)
Access Period: Lifetime
Course Length: 3.75hrs
Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

Course Overview

This module is part of series that provides you with the essential tools to expand your acupuncture practice to include treating babies and children. Having focused on the Spleen in module 1, this module covers three commonly seen patterns of Kidney weakness; Kidney Jing insufficient, Kidney organ weak and Kidney Qi Xu. Understanding how to treat the kidneys is essential to working with children, as is knowing the methodology. Because children are so sensitive to the benefits of acupuncture, this module teaches you how to needle children safely and to maximize your results. In addition, the "Mother and Child" relationship will be explained as working with children extends beyond your little patient. This course is essential to give you confidence treating children.

Course Objectives

  • Have a greater understanding of the role of the Kidneys in children's health.
  • Learn about the differences between Kidney: weakness; Jing insufficient; organ weak and Qi Xu.
  • Learn how administering acupuncture with children is different to needling adults.
  • Understand how the "Mother and Child" will determine the effectiveness of treatment and prognosis.

Course Outline

0 hrs - 30 min
Welcome and course overview for Module 2. Case studies of children from Julian’s clinic
30 min - 1 hrs
The three types of Kidney deficiency
1 hrs - 2 hrs
Needling protocols
2 hrs - 2.75 hrs
Mother and Child
2.75 hrs - 3.75 hrs
Acupuncture points, diagnosis and dietary advice for parents. Summary and close.

Module 3: Constipation and Adjunctive Treatments

Digestive health is the foundation of childhood development and constipation is common, either as a presenting complaint or as an additional symptom to another illness.This module covers aspects of diet in the treatment of children.
Total CPDs: 4
Standard Certificate (4), NCCAOM (4)
Access Period: Lifetime
Course Length: 4.25hrs
Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

Course Overview

This module is the third in a five-part series that provides you with the essential tools to expand your acupuncture practice to include treating babies and children. Digestive health is the foundation of childhood development and constipation is common, either as a presenting complaint or as an additional symptom to another illness. Often just regulating the bowels can be enough to clear conditions such as abdominal pain, insomnia, eczema, asthma etc. This module also covers aspects of diet that are most relevant in the treatment of children, based on traditional Chinese principles. In addition, in this module we discuss chronic diarrhoea, the most common form in the clinic, and how to treat it with acupuncture and with dietary advice.

Course Objectives

  • Understand how constipation in childhood can lead to a  range of conditions such as abdominal pain, insomnia,  eczema, asthma etc.
  • Learn how to regulate the bowels.
  • Understanding the energetics of food and common foods  in a Western child's diet that lead to health issues.
  • Understanding acute and chronic diarrhoea and how to treat it with acupuncture and with dietary advice.

Course Outline

0 hrs - 45 min
Welcome and course overview for Module 3. Constipation: underlying causes, constitutional types, treatments. Photos: pictures of case studies from Julian’s clinic.
45 min - 1.5 hrs
Diet and nutritional advice for constipation. Diarrhoea: underlying causes, constitutional types, treatments.
1.5 hrs - 2 hrs
Differentiating the main causes of digestive illnesses.
2 hrs - 3.5 hrs
How to select acupuncture points according to underlying condition.Advice for parents about food and cooking – according to properties.
3.5 hrs - 4.25 hrs
Summary, Q&A and close.

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Taught by Julian Scott

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 Medic
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