Key Features

  • A clear and realistic description is provided for the appropriate use of acupuncture in the treatment of children.
  • Conventional child development theories are integrated with the TCM paradigms to help devise more appropriate and effective treatment plans.
  • Non-invasive acupuncture-related techniques are offered to assist in treating children who have a fear of needles.
  • Treatment plans are provided for 22 common childhood conditions - including asthma and eczema.
  • Concerns and issues related to diet and immunization in childhood are explored.
  • The author is a practicing pediatrician with many years experience in both working with children and as an acupuncture practitioner.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction
History of pediatrics
The beginning of life
Understanding the physiology and pathophysiology of childhood illnesses
Childhood development according to the Five Elements
Evaluation of children
Pediatric acupuncture modalities and treatment protocols
Dietary management
Childhood infections and immunizations — update and controversies:
Measles
Mumps
Rubella
Pertussis
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Polio
Haemophilus influenzae
Pneumococcus
Hepatitis B
Varicella
Common pediatric conditions — East and West
Introduction
Abdominal pain
Acne
Asthma
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Colic
Conjunctivitis
Constipation
Diaper rash
Diarrhea
Drooling
Eczema
Enuresis
Fever
Headache
Hiccups
Immune system
Inflammatory bowel disease
Otitis media
Pharyngitis
Seizures
Upper respiratory tract infection
Urinary tract infection
Appendix: Acupuncture meridians
Bibliography of general Chinese medicine texts
Index

Details

No. of pages:
372
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2003
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Electronic ISBN:
9780702036279
Print ISBN:
9780443070327

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