Treating Children, Level 1: Foundations - Course 3

Module 3: Constipation and Adjunctive Treatments

By Julian Scott

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
Total CPDs: 4
Standard Certificate (4), NCCAOM (4)
Access Period: Lifetime
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 Medicine for Children and Natural Medicine for Women, and Acupuncture in the Treatment of Eyes.
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