Hundred Meetings

British Conference of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

22-24 September 2017
Wokefield Park, Reading

Cinzia Scorzon

Workshop title

Acupuncture Treatment for anxiety: A pilot study supported by Anxiety UK and BAcC

Workshop times

Sunday 0900 - 0945

Workshop description

Historical records show that Chinese medicine (CM) has treated emotion related disorders for many centuries. It has developed its own highly sophisticated frameworks for understanding and responding to these conditions and therefore suggests itself as a potentially valuable resource in addressing the health care needs of populations in contemporary societies.

To begin evaluating this resource, with support from the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and the charity Anxiety UK, I have established a specialist acupuncture clinic at the University of Westminster. Acupuncture UK refers patients to my clinic where they receive between six to twelve acupuncture treatments spaced out over weekly sessions. Although patient numbers to date are still quite small due the restricted time I have available for the project, the results so far have been promising. In this presentation I will discuss the Chinese medicine patterns that seem to predominate in this patient population and the results after the course of treatment.

Speaker biography

Cinzia Scorzon graduated from the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Leamington Spa, in 1984 and has been in private practice since then.

She has studied acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, not only in the UK, but also in China, Japan and South Korea. She spent a year and a half in Shanghai doing her fieldwork for her first Masters degree while furthering her studies in Chinese medicine with famous physicians. On her return, she relocated to London and started teaching at the University of Westminster. She is also one of the founders of EIOM (European Institute of Oriental Medicine) in Munich, German. She continued her studies and achieved a second Masters degree in Chinese herbal medicine at the University of Westminster. She is currently a senior lecturer and clinical supervisor in the HEAM (Herbal and East Asian Medicine) department, School of Life Sciences.

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