This afternoon I am giving a 4 hour webinar (4 CEUs) with Healthy Seminars, entitled ‘Acupuncture for childhood and teen anxiety‘. I do not know of a better way of helping anxious children than with acupuncture. It can transform a child’s life from being difficult to enjoyable. In the webinar, I will discuss what makes a child anxious, how we should go about making a diagnosis and how to treat effectively. Anxiety levels in children were high pre-Covid. They are now even higher. As acupuncturists, we are in a position to really be able to help and make a difference. It is my wish that more practitioners feel confident and competent to do that.
Acupuncture for child and teen anxiety webinar: Sunday 11th October 4pm BST
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.
Net of Knowledge have put together a fantastic resource for practitioners during lockdown. They have organised a free webinar a day throughout April. I am delighted to be giving one of them on Wednesday 15th April, entitled Supporting Teenagers During An Extraordinary Time. Please click on the link to register:
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!
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:
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.
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.
When I am out and about, and am asked what I do for a living, my reply is often met with the response 'Wow - I didn't know children could have acupuncture. What do they need it for?' Here is a link to a blogpost I wrote for my publisher, Singing Dragon, which answers that question!
I was recently interviewed by Kath Berry about my book and about acupuncture for children in general. If you'd like to listen, please follow this link: