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

By Bob Flaws

This article is the fruit of in depth study into the chinese language clinical literature on pediatrics and the reaction to years of practitioner requests for a great, accomplished TCM pediatric textbook. It covers over forty five universal pediatric complains, giving differential analysis, disorder 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 look & comprise every little thing from colic and cradle cap to mumps and pediatric hyperactivity. There also are unique sections on pediatric prognosis and treating children with chinese language natural drugs, immunizations, and nutritional remedy.

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Obviously, one will have to use a “formula” or some other milk substitute. In Asia, the milk substitute that has traditionally been used is dilute rice soup. This is also the traditional first food other than the mother’s breast milk introduced into the baby’s diet. This food is nutritious and easy to digest. It is not so sweet as to create an addiction to the sweet flavor. It is also not so supernutritious that it creates excessive stagnant food, dampness, and phlegm. In addition, rice is warm in temperature and thus benefits the baby’s digestion, or in Chinese parlance their spleen and stomach yang.

Before pouring this soup into a baby bottle, one should strain out the remaining rice kernels through cheesecloth. To make rice soup for babies, one should use white rice which is more easily digestible than brown rice. One can use cow or goat’s milk as a human breast milk supplement for babies. However, since these milks are really not designed for the nutritional needs of human children, they can cause problems. In particular, if cow’s milk is used, it should be watered down and not given whole.

Department of Agriculture’s Food Pyramid. By watching a child’s stools, I mean that one can keep tabs on a child’s diet by keeping an eye on their feces. If a young child’s stools have become loose, it is often a sign that they have been eating too much sugar and sweets. It may also mean they have been eating too much ice cream, the single most delicious and dangerous food I know. When a child overeats sugars and sweets, including ice cream, this injures the spleen and causes the spleen to lose its control over the separation of clear and turbid.

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