This course trains acupuncturists in the special eld of pediatrics. In this six-day program, students will study and practice the application of Tuina and acupuncture for all common childhood illnesses. Dr. Elisa Rossi is an experienced pediatric acupuncturist and author of «Pediatrics in Chinese Medicine».
Module 1: Pediatric Tuina Basics
Specific topics of physiology, etiology, semiotics, and pathogenesis in children. Pediatric Tuina technique, localization of related lines and points and a lot of practice. Differentiation of the main clinical patterns and treatment strategies for common childhood problems such as common cold, cough, fever, infant abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea, poor appetite, lassitude, night crying.
Module 2: Pediatric Tuina and Related Techniques
Review of the examination and treatment of children, focusing on complex patterns, such as hyperactivity and attention de cit, atopic eczema, retarded psycho-physical development. Use of Gua Sha, moxibustion, cupping, seven- star needle in children. Discussion of case histories or actual treatments of little patients. Training in how to teach Tuina sequences to parents.
Module 3: Pediatric Acupuncture
Needling children: How to relate to babies, toddlers and older children. How to communicate with their parents. How to insert needles and stimulate qi. How to choose the correct number of needles and decide on the length of time and frequency of treatment. How to deal with our worries, fears and doubts. Differentiation and treatment of the main clinical patterns, focusing on acupuncture. Discussion of case histories or actual treatments of little patients.
Dr. Elisa Rossi MD, Acupuncturist, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology), Licensed Psychotherapist (Jungian), B.A. in Philosophy After a 3-year Course in Acupuncture at “So-Wen” in Milan, Elisa attended a 3-month Training Course in Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing in 1983. Since then, she has been back to China seven more times, gaining clinical experience in the TCM departments of hospitals in Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai and Jinan. In 1994 she and nine fellow acupuncturists founded the TCM School MediCina. She teaches and collaborates with various schools and research centers in Italy and around the world. She is member of the Milan Medical Board for Non-Conventional Medicine and cooperates with Agopuntura senza Frontiere (ASF), for which she has volunteered in Madagascar and Laos. She works in private practice in Milan where in 2005 she set up Xiaoxiao, an Acupuncture and Tuina Children’s Centre offering free pilot-projects.