Rebecca Avern is the author of two pediatric acupuncture books including the newest, Chinese Medicine for Childhood Anxiety and Depression. Anxiety and depression are conditions we talk about extensively in this episode.
Through her Oxford-based pediatric clinical practice, Rebecca has amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience, much of which she shares in this episode. We cover a wide range of topics including the surge in teenage anxiety and possible contributory factors such as screen time, boarding schools, family trauma, vaccines and medications, and the excessive use of labels. And we discuss the role of five elements in treatment. We also explore some exciting advances in collaborative research opportunities for practitioners and her newly launched “Hub of Paediatric Acupuncture”. Stay tuned to the end for her discount offer to the Hub for listeners of the podcast.
Rebecca is a long-standing senior faculty member of the College if Integrative Chinese Medicine in Reading. She mentored under the late Giovanni Maciocia and assisted him in the writing of Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine. She has also completed post-graduate training with renowned author and pediatric expert Julian Scott.
Rebecca is passionate about the health of children and a pure joy to listen to in this podcast. If you have any interest in acupuncture, anxiety, or the treatment of children, this is an episode you won’t want to miss.
Please enjoy this episode of Pacific Rim College Radio with Rebecca Avern.
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