Hundred Meetings

British Conference of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

22-24 September 2017
Wokefield Park, Reading

Elisa Rossi

Workshop title

Hyperactive Children and Chinese Medicine

Workshop times

Sunday 10.00 - 11.00 and 11.30 - 13.00

Workshop description

Children naturally have a yang and lively nature. Childhood is related to spring, down, yang growing within yin; it is the phase at which yang is at its highest potential: compared to yang, “children’s yin is insufficient” (xiao er yin bu zu 小 儿 阴 不 足). They are exuberant and easily become impulsive and hot-headed. “Liver has often excess” (gan chang you yu 肝 常 有 余). Such eagerness becomes a problem when it begins to interfere with their growth, internal integration and development.
Chinese Medicine can be of great help.

The 12 years’ experience of Xiaoxiao, an Acupuncture and Tuina Childrens' Centre, and its pilot-project for hyperkinetic children, can help to recognise the main patterns where shen is agitated, misted, unstable, so to choose the best therapeutic principles. In this session, our clinical practice will be described regarding the use of paediatric tuina, acupuncture, moxibustion, and the relational space.

Speaker biography

In 1983, after a three-year course in acupuncture in Milan, Elisa attended a TCM training course in Beijing. Since then, she has returned to China eight times, for one or two months, to gain clinical experience in the TCM Departments of Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, Jinan.

In 1994 Elisa co-founded the School of TCM “MediCina”.
Since 2006 she has been a member of Milan Medical Board for Non-Conventional Medicine.
Elisa cooperates with Agopuntura Senza Frontiere and volunteered in Madagascar - 2008, Laos - 2010, Tanzania - 2012.
Since 1995 she has run Paediatric Tuina courses and since 2005 she has run Xiaoxiao, an Acupuncture and Tuina Childrens' Centre, with pilot-projects for respiratory diseases and for hyperkinetic children.
She lectured in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Holland, Poland, UK, USA. She has published two books - “Shen – Psycho-Emotional Aspects of Chinese Medicine” and  “Pediatrics in Chinese Medicine” – and many articles.

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