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Herbs in the Treatment of Children

Leading a Child to Health

Written by a leading practitioner in the field, this clear and practical guide describes the use of key Chinese and Western herbs in the treatment of childhood illnesses, focusing on methods of treatment that lead a child back to health rather than suppress symptoms. The book examines remedies used for a wide variety of common conditions and illnesses, and explores how to break the cycle of symptoms leading to a chronic condition. It conveys a solid understanding of the particular needs and unique aspects of treating children, at a level that is accessible to both the practitioner and the interested parent.

Paperback, 304 Pages

Published: December 2002

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-07163-8


  • Preface

    Part 1. Basic Concepts
    1. Energy and Health
    2. Energetic Patterns of Illness
    3. Diet
    4. Fevers and Infectious Diseases
    5. Echo Patterns
    6. Stages of Growth and their Relation to Illness
    7. Diagnosis

    Part 2. Using Herbs
    8. Administering Herbs
    9. Materia Medica; Herbs; Homoeopathy; Massages

    Part 3. The Treatment of Diseases
    Section 1: Digestive

    10. Constipation
    11. Diarrhea
    12. Colic
    13. Regurgitation and Continued Vomiting
    14. Poor Appetite
    15. Food Allergies
    Section 2: Infectious and respiratory
    16. Fevers - Leading a Child through Fevers
    17. Chronic Cough
    18. Asthma
    19. Acute Cough
    Section 3: Childhood Diseases
    20. Whooping Cough
    21. Measles
    22. Mumps
    23. Immunizations – Preparation Before and Treatment of Side Effects
    Section 4: Miscellaneous
    24. Ear Infections
    25. Sleeping Problems
    26. Eczema
    27. ADD and ADHD

    Appendix 1 Calcium in Food
    Appendix 2 The Functions of Some Herbs as Described in Chinese Texts



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