By Bob Flaws
This article is the fruit of intensive examine into the chinese language scientific 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, sickness mechanisms, natural remedy, acumoxa treatment the place applicable, and Bob's reviews approximately each. those illnesses are awarded within the chronological order that and they look & comprise every thing from colic and cradle cap to mumps and pediatric hyperactivity. There also are designated sections on pediatric analysis and treating little ones with chinese language natural medicinal drugs, immunizations, and nutritional remedy.
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The TCM practitioner may or may not be interested in laboratory tests and cultures. But even if such tests have been done, the TCM pattern discrimination is not made on their basis. Rather, the TCM treatment should be based primarily on the TCM pattern of disharmony. As TCM practitioners, we may choose to take the fact that a baby has tested positive for Streptococcus or has red eardrums into account, but we do not prescribe treatment based solely on such Western medical criteria. This book describes the main, professionally recognized TCM patterns under each of the diseases discussed and gives representative guiding formulas for the treatment of each of these patterns.
1. Depth In a normally healthy child, this vein should only be dimly visible. If the vein is easily seen and looks close to the surface of the skin, this indicates an exterior pattern. If the vein looks indistinct and deeper under the skin, this indicates an interior pattern. 2. Color In a healthy child, the vein is a pale purple color or reddish brown in color. If the color changes from this norm, then this suggests pathology. A light red vein suggests vacuity cold or qi and blood dual vacuity, while a red vein indicates replete heat.
After that, one can try mashed potatoes. Then one can try mashed green beans or peas. One should feed nutritious but not overnutritious, easily digestible foods first, in general, cooked vegetables fill this requirement. Most cooked vegetables are somewhat sweet. They are not greasy, fatty, or too high in hard to digest proteins. Animal proteins, including cheeses, wheat products, and corn should be kept for later when the child’s digestion has matured and become stronger. After all, cooked corn will go through the digestive tract in pieces even among many adults.
A Handbook of TCM Pediatrics: A Practitioner's Guide to the Care & Treatment of Common Childhood Diseases by Bob Flaws