This practical introduction to pediatric acupuncture and related techniques explores the important concepts of childhood development and integrates conventional theories with those of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Provides effective acupuncture techniques for treating 22 common childhood conditions, with special emphasis on treatments that are safe, simple, non-invasive, and readily accepted by children.
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.
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
By May Loo, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Stanford Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA; Director, Neurodevelopmental Program, Department of Pediatrics, Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA