The Acupuncture Council of Ireland AGM
Date: Friday, 28th September, 2018
Venue: Killeshin Hotel, Port Laoise
CPD: points for full day 20
Early Bird Price: 95.00 Euro.
(Payment must be received by 14.09.2018 to qualify for early bird fee.)
Price: ACI members 125.00 Euro
Costs include lectures, lunch, tea & coffee
Price of Rebecca Avern lecture for non-members 85.00 Euro.
3 CPD points for Mairi Caughey lecture
10 CPD points for AGM
7 CPD points for Rebecca Avern lecture
9.30 – 10.00 Registration
10.00 – 11.30 Mairi Caughey : Channel Examination – An Introductory Workshop
11.30 – 11.45 Tea/Coffee
11.45 – 13.15 AGM
13.15 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 17.30 Rebecca Avern: Causes, Diagnosis and
Treatment of Teenage Anxiety and Depression: An epidemic of our times
Please make your booking with ACI administration at061 – 276 532, firstname.lastname@example.org
Channel Examination – An Introductory Workshop
By Mairi Caughey
This is a taster workshop with the emphasis on the examination rather than the theory:
Channel examination is a diagnostic technique that involves using the tip of the thumb to explore the pathways of the channels (primarily) below the elbows and knees to determine the quality of Qiand Blood flow. Where there is impairment to the flow of Qi and Blood, ‘changes’ will be found in the form of lumps, nodules, sticks and other shapes, plus differing sensitivity, textures, tones and temperatures.
Understanding the meaning of each such change is extremely helpful to diagnosis, while examining how they alter following treatment provides a verifiable and relatively reliable way for practitioners to confirm and refine their diagnostic hypothesis and treatments.
Channel Theory is the theoretical basis for how acupuncture works, and so in order to interpret and apply the findings of channel examination it is necessarily to have a full understanding of Channel Theory.
Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment of Teenage Anxiety and Depression: An epidemic of our times
By Rebecca Avern
The prevalence of anxiety and depression in teenagers is growing and, at the same time, adolescent mental health services are under-resourced and over-stretched. From a Chinese medicine perspective, at its core it is a problem of the shen. As acupuncturists, there is a lot we can do to help ease the symptoms of anxiety and depression so that the teenager is able to thrive once again.
We will look at:
- the nature of adolescence from the Chinese medicine perspective
- aspects of life in the 21st century that contribute to anxiety and depression, and the effect these aspects have on the qi
- diagnosis of anxiety and depression
- treatment techniques
- some quirks of working with teenagers
About our lecturers
Chinese medicine lecturer, clinical manager and supervisor Rebecca has a BA(Hons) in eastern religions and literature from the university of Bristol. She spent four years teaching in Asia and Europe, before embarking on the acupuncture course at the college, graduating in 2001. She then studied, and worked alongside Giovanni Maciocia for several years.
She is a teacher and clinical supervisor at the college.
Rebecca practises in Oxford and is a steering committee
member of ACT (acupuncture in childbirth team) Oxford.
Having completed a post-graduate paediatric training with
Julian Scott, Rebecca founded an acupuncture clinic in Oxfordfor the treatment of babies, children and adolescents.
Root & Branch Acupuncture in Navan, Co. Meath.
She holds a Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Gynaecology and Obstetrics in Acupuncture, a Diploma in
Acupuncture, Licentiate from Nanjing, China, 2008 and BSc in Zoology, 1984, Aberdeen University.
If you wish to contact the Acupuncture Council of Ireland,
please phone our administration 061 – 276 532 or
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Payment Methods: Either by Bank Transfer – Bank – Bank of Ireland, Roxboro, Limerick.
- Bank Sort Code : 90 – 44 – 99
- Account Number : 16263315
- IBAN : IE50 BOFI 9044 9916 26 3315
- BIC: BOFIIE2D
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We look forward to seeing you avail of this super CPD opportunity. Please do not leave it too late to book.
With Best Wishes
Chair On Behalf of the Board of the ACI