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Chinese Medicine for Childhood Anxiety and Depression

A Practical Guide for Practitioners and Parents
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Tackling mental-emotional health problems in young people from a Chinese medicine perspective, this book shows how a child's mental-emotional health is intrinsically connected with core elements of their everyday life. It suggests an approach to preventing and healing anxiety and depression that involves neither medication nor costs anything.

Part One of the book explains Chinese medicine concepts related to mental-emotional health in a way that is accessible for those with no prior knowledge. It includes chapters on how to recognise a child's Five Element imbalance and how children of each element type need a different kind of nurture and lifestyle in order to remain mentally-emotionally healthy. Each chapter in Part Two examines a particular pillar of mental-emotional health such as connection, family life, emotions, and diet through a Chinese medicine lens. Each chapter is full of practical tips. Throughout, there is an emphasis on guiding parents and practitioners to discern what is right for a particular child, and that each child will need something different.

Addressing childhood anxiety and depression using a unique, accessible, and practical perspective, Chinese Medicine for Childhood Anxiety and Depression is an invaluable book for practitioners and parents alike.
  • Published: Oct 21 2021
  • Pages: 256
  • 228 x 152mm
  • ISBN: 9781787757813
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Press Reviews

  • CT Holman, author of Treating Emotional Trauma with Chinese Medicine and Shamanism in Chinese Medicine

    Rebecca Avern clearly explains the root of emotional imbalances in children and how to effectively diagnose and treat a variety of disease patterns. Rebecca brilliantly shares her vast experience treating children and teenagers in her well organized and insightful text. I highly recommend this book for practitioners and laypeople interested in the subject.
  • Julian Scott, MA, PhD, Cert Ac (Nanjing)

    This is a wonderful book, and every parent and every practitioner should have a copy. Rebecca gives us a clear, easy-to-follow guide to anxiety and depression, showing how to recognise the different types, and what to do. Not just medicine, but all aspects of life. How do you get your teenager off their mobile phone? How do you get them to take enough exercise? The different types need different help, and we are shown a way forward. Thank you Rebecca.
  • David W. Miller, MD, LAc

    Rebecca Avern presents those who care for children with this highly accessible, very practical text applying the Chinese medical "Five Phase" view of personality, growth, and development. It is chock full of insights guiding deeper understanding and personalized care for kids via this time-tested model, and provides truly practical advice that can be applied right away to aid young ones suffering from anxiety and depression. Those who care for children will find this book to be a treasure trove of tools that will immediately help improve the lives of their loved ones and themselves.