WS 10 Chinese Medicine as a Complement to Psychotherapeutic Treatment – Four Scenarios

The workshop advocates cooperation between practitioners of Chinese medicine and psychotherapists when treating mental and emotional problems. Chinese medical theory admits that the treatment of these problems often requires verbal interventions („reflection-therapy“ - yì liáo) instead of or in addition to herbal prescriptions and/or acupuncture.

These verbal interventions (as well as somatic and or behavioral ones) can be provided by Western psychotherapy. Their effectiveness, however, can be enhanced by means of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture. An analysis of the problems encountered in the context of psychotherapy has led to the formulation of four different adjunctive treatment strategies which can be put into practice by applying Chinese herbal medicine or acupuncture and which will be presented in the workshop along with related case histories.
 

Impressions of ICTAM IX

  • Impressions of ICTAM IX, 2017, by Matthias Burmeister, ICTAM IX Filmteam