By Bob Flaws

ISBN-10: 0585123462

ISBN-13: 9780585123462

ISBN-10: 0936185724

ISBN-13: 9780936185729

This article is the fruit of in depth study into the chinese language clinical literature on pediatrics and the reaction to years of practitioner requests for a great, accomplished TCM pediatric textbook. It covers over forty five universal pediatric complains, giving differential analysis, illness mechanisms, natural remedy, acumoxa treatment the place applicable, and Bob's reviews approximately every one. those ailments are offered within the chronological order that and they look & contain every little thing from colic and cradle cap to mumps and pediatric hyperactivity. There also are targeted sections on pediatric analysis and treating young ones with chinese language natural drugs, immunizations, and nutritional remedy.

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This tells us about their development which in turn tells us about their spleen and kidneys. Are they delirious? Delirium in a warm disease suggests that heat has affected the pericardium and thus given rise to disquietude and, therefore, chaos and confusion of the heart spirit. As for smelling, the practitioner smells the breath. This is very important for finding out if there is stagnant food in the stomach. If there is, the breath will tend to be sour and bad-smelling. If the breath is fresh and clean, then food stagnation is probably not the issue.

Sweets damage the spleen and engender dampness, while ice cream is not only too sweet (the sugar), it is also too dampening (the eggs and cream) and too injurious to the spleen yang qi (the freezing cold). In listing the common foods babies and children should not be given, many parents will immediately recognize the typical Western toddler’s daily fare. Raw carrots and celery, pieces of cheese, crackers and bread, peanut butter and jelly, chilled milk and fruit juices. These are the foods modern, rushed parents so often feed our children.

4. One should know well the methods of administering Chinese medicine in decoction to children. In terms of the above two statements, many Chinese as well as Western practitioners KEY POINTS IN TREATING CHILDREN think that it is difficult or impossible to give infants and young children Chinese herbal decoctions. However, this is really not so. Yes, if one tries to give a baby or young child a decoction in a teacup and ask them or even try to force them to drink it, they typically will not. First of all, children do not need and, in fact, should not be given the same doses as adults.

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