Acupuncture treatment for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

In this workshop Cinzia will explore several common manifestations of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), such as panic disorder, sleeping problems, teeth grinding and temporal mandibular jaw syndrome (TMJ), some digestive conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and gastritis, and migraine type headaches. Anxiety could be a precursor of serious illnesses or a concomitant disorder that might aggravates the primary condition, as in heart and pulmonary diseases. This means that GAD should not be ignored or overlooked and treatment is necessary. Based on Cinzia’s clinical experience in treating patients with anxiety disorders, acupuncture is often effective.

This course at a glance

Date: 

13./14. June 2020

Day/Time: 

Sa./So., 9:00–17:00

Hours: 

14 hours

Teacher: 

Cinzia Scorzon

 

Language: 

English

Cost:

CHF 490.–

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About this course

According to the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) one in six adults in the UK suffers from a mental health disorder. Anxiety and depression are estimated to cause one fifth of days lost at work in Great Britain. According to Anxiety UK, a British national charity helping people suffering with this condition, one in ten people in the UK are likely to have a ‘disabling anxiety disorder’ at a certain point in their life.

In this workshop Cinzia will explore several common manifestations of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), such as panic disorder, sleeping problems, teeth grinding and temporal mandibular jaw syndrome (TMJ), some digestive conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and gastritis, and migraine type headaches. Anxiety could be a precursor of serious illnesses or a concomitant disorder that might aggravates the primary condition, as in heart and pulmonary diseases. This means that GAD should not be ignored or overlooked and treatment is necessary. Based on Cinzia’s clinical experience in treating patients with anxiety disorders, acupuncture is often effective.

 

Chinese medicine treatment patterns, strategies, point prescriptions and actions, and case histories will be discussed in details. Cinzia will also examine in details specific acupoints such as Window of Heaven, xi-cleft, luo-points, extraordinary vessel points and other specific points not often used to treat these conditions. Cinzia will also do a practical demonstration with participants using abdominal and pulse reading before and after treatment to illustrate the treatment strategy.

Cinzia worked with Anxiety UK in 2016 for a year and a half treating patients suffering from GAD. In 2017 she has won a grant for a feasibility study on acupuncture versus cognitive behavioural therapy in treating GAD and she is still working on this research study.

About the teacher

Cinzia Scorzon is a Chinese medicine practitioner and a senior lecturer in London. She has undertaken post-graduate training and was awarded an MSc in Chinese Medicine at the Northern College of Acupuncture, York, affiliated to the University of Wales and a Master in Chinese Herbal Medicine at the University of Westminster, London. In addition she spent a year and a half in Shanghai to learn Chinese language and study with several well-known Chinese physicians. She has been working in private practice since 1984, and has been teaching both in the UK and abroad for the past twenty years. She is currently a senior lecturer and a clinical supervisor at the University of Westminster, London and she is leading a research project that compares cognitive behavioural therapy with acupuncture in treating generalised anxiety disorders.

Cinzia Scorzon, MSc