A Handbook of TCM Pediatrics: A Practitioner's Guide to the by Bob Flaws

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By Bob Flaws

This article is the fruit of in depth learn into the chinese language scientific literature on pediatrics and the reaction to years of practitioner requests for a superb, finished TCM pediatric textbook. It covers over forty five universal pediatric complains, giving differential analysis, affliction mechanisms, natural remedy, acumoxa treatment the place applicable, and Bob's reviews approximately each. those illnesses are offered within the chronological order that and they look & comprise every little thing from colic and cradle cap to mumps and pediatric hyperactivity. There also are exact sections on pediatric analysis and treating youngsters with chinese language natural medicinal drugs, immunizations, and nutritional remedy.

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But the parent is an adult and is the child’s guardian. No matter how painful it is, it is the parent’s duty to change the child’s diet and see that they stick to this new, healthier way of eating. Everything passes and nothing lasts forever. Eventually the crying and stubbornness will give way to at least grudging compliance. On the other hand, the parent always has the option of letting the child eat what they want and continue to be sick. Each family has to make their own decisions. However, everyone needs to be clear that in such situations, one cannot have it both ways — a healthy child willfully eating sugars and sweets.

One should wait a couple of weeks or even a month and then try the food again. If there are no signs of indigestion after one week, then it is safe to assume that the child’s digestion is capable of handling that food and another food can be tested. If one misses such signs of indigestion as loose stools, constipation, and increased gas, then the undigested food will accumulate in the gut and transform into food stagnation, dampness, and phlegm. At that point, the manifestations will be increased mucus, either mucus in the stools or mucus in the nose and lungs.

Viscera & bowel pattern discrimination 10. Three burner pattern discrimination KEY POINTS IN DIAGNOSING CHILDREN Frequently more than one of these pattern discrimination methods will be used to describe the total pattern in a given patient. For instance, if we say that our young patient exhibits a spleen qi vacuity, we are using a combination of three different TCM methods of pattern discrimination. Because we have said that the pattern involves the spleen and not any other of the viscera and bowels, we have used viscera and bowel discrimination.

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