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Video course: Treatment of Depression in Chinese Medicine

Speaker: Dr. Suzanne Robidoux Price:Video Coming Soon


Available Now!! Depression is one of the most commonly seen disorders. It is estimated to affect roughly 350 million people throughout the world, both in developed countries as well as developing countries. The WHO assesses that by the year 2020 depression would be the second most influencing cause of debilitated quality of life. Antidepressant medication side effects include: Sluggishness, drowsiness, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, increased/loss of appetite, weight gain, loss of sexual appetite, blurred vision, insomnia and depression.


From one aspect, Dr. Robidoux summarizes a 5 year long research carried out at “The Affiliated Brain Hospital” in Nanjing which has proven and confirmed that acupuncture has important advantages in treatment of depression when compared with SSRI without showing any negative side effects. She also brings about effective treatment protocols and approaches to treat the syndrome causing depression and other psychosomatic disorders such as OCD and anxiety..


From another aspect, Dr. Robidoux presents a classical approach to understand the mechanism of the body and mind causing depression from different internal and external aspects. She covers the diagnostic methods and the treatments to reverse the progression and resolve the symptoms successfully. By providing a short introduction of the two main classical Chinese medicine approaches, Dr. Robidoux increases the understanding of the body and mind connection in depression to bring a clear understanding of the effective treatment protocol for different patient types.



* Review the etiology of depression according to TCM and according to classical Chinese medicine

* Understand the classical Chinese medicine outlook on life and health and understand how it is diseases in systematic and neurological disorders

* Learn some of the keys treatment lines of scalp acupuncture in the treatment of depression

* Learn essential moxibustion treatments to depression

* Review live cases of success of depression and their treatment approach



0 hrs - 1 hrs: Introduction to understanding and etiology of depression.


1 hrs - 2 hrs: Understand depression according to classical Chinese medicine.


2 hrs - 3 hrs: Learn the key aspects of Classical Chinese medicine which affect the mind and the neurological system.


3 hrs - 4 hrs: Introduce the research done in the neurological hospital in Nanjing and introduce some specific body acupuncture needling techniques effective for depression.


4 hrs - 5 hrs: Learn the full protocol of treating depression while avoiding reoccurrence. Watch recorded participants of the live seminar practice needling techniques on a partner while verifying correct locations of these techniques.


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This course can accredit 4.5 CEUs/PDAs points for: California, Florida, IVAS, Standard Certificate, and NCCAOM credits.