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

By Bob Flaws

This article is the fruit of intensive learn into the chinese language clinical literature on pediatrics and the reaction to years of practitioner requests for an excellent, complete TCM pediatric textbook. It covers over forty five universal pediatric complains, giving differential analysis, ailment mechanisms, natural remedy, acumoxa treatment the place acceptable, and Bob's reviews approximately every one. those illnesses 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 kids with chinese language natural medicinal drugs, immunizations, and nutritional treatment.

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If this yellow color is dull, then dampness is associated with spleen qi vacuity. If there is a dull yellow facial complexion with white, powdery patches on the cheeks lateral to the corners of the mouth, then intestinal parasites should be suspected. 4. A green-blue facial complexion A green-blue facial complexion indicates either cold or considerable pain. If there is a KEY POINTS IN DIAGNOSING CHILDREN green-blue, purplish color, this indicates blood stasis. , cyanotic, lips, this suggests obstruction of the lung qi resulting in blood stasis as in pneumonia.

For instance, if the major complaint is vomiting of milk in a child which is still breast-feeding, then some of the questions will include: How long ago did the vomiting start? When does the child vomit — directly after meals, at other times of the day? What does the vomitus look like? What does the vomitus smell like? When the child vomits, does it come out with force or does it just dribble out? How is the baby’s energy? Are they restless and agitated or sleepy and somnolent? Do they tend to feel hot or cold?

Eat few tough, solid, difficult-to-digest foods. Be careful of sour, astringent, fishy smelling, and dry things. Do not eat more than the proper amount, stuffing oneself too full. 41 7 Chinese Herbal Medicine I have already mentioned that, in TCM pediatrics, the main treatment modality is internally administered herbal medicine, and I have also given guidelines on dosing and administering decoctions to babies and young children. In Book Two, which is the section on the treatment of specific diseases based on TCM pattern discrimination, the reader will typically find more than one formula given under each pattern, and I would, therefore, like to give some hints on how to use this information.

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