By Bob Flaws

This article is the fruit of intensive examine into the chinese language clinical literature on pediatrics and the reaction to years of practitioner requests for an outstanding, finished TCM pediatric textbook. It covers over forty five universal pediatric complains, giving differential prognosis, ailment mechanisms, natural therapy, acumoxa remedy the place acceptable, and Bob's reviews approximately each. those illnesses are provided within the chronological order that and so they seem & comprise every thing from colic and cradle cap to mumps and pediatric hyperactivity. There also are certain sections on pediatric prognosis and treating children with chinese language natural drugs, immunizations, and nutritional remedy.

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Cyanotic, lips, this suggests obstruction of the lung qi resulting in blood stasis as in pneumonia. In particular, the practitioner should look at the vein at the root of the bridge of the nose between the two eyes. This area is called shan gen in Chinese. This translates as the root of the mountain, the nose being the mountain of the face. , their digestion, is weak, and the more prominent and visible this vein is, the weaker the spleen. This is a very reliable diagnostic sign and one which is easy to determine.

Arched back rigidity of the neck and spasms and contracture of the four limbs suggest infantile convulsions as do frequent, occasional startled reactions. Inspecting the tongue, eyes, nose, mouth, ears & two yin 1. Inspecting the tongue It is usually impossible to inspect the tongue of a very young child. But, in those children who are a little older and who can understand and comply with the request to “Stick out your tongue”, looking at the tongue is just as important a part of TCM pattern discrimination as it is in adults.

One should wait a couple of weeks or even a month and then try the food again. If there are no signs of indigestion after one week, then it is safe to assume that the child’s digestion is capable of handling that food and another food can be tested. If one misses such signs of indigestion as loose stools, constipation, and increased gas, then the undigested food will accumulate in the gut and transform into food stagnation, dampness, and phlegm. At that point, the manifestations will be increased mucus, either mucus in the stools or mucus in the nose and lungs.

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