By May Loo MD
This functional advent to pediatric acupuncture and similar options explores the $64000 options of adolescence improvement and integrates traditional theories with these of conventional chinese language drugs. offers powerful acupuncture ideas for treating 22 universal adolescence stipulations, with specified emphasis on remedies which are secure, uncomplicated, non-invasive, and conveniently approved through children.A transparent and practical description is equipped for the best use of acupuncture within the remedy of children.Conventional baby improvement theories are built-in with the TCM paradigms to assist devise extra applicable and powerful therapy plans.Non-invasive acupuncture-related ideas are provided to aid in treating youngsters who've an apprehension of needles.Treatment plans are supplied for 22 universal formative years stipulations - together with bronchial asthma and eczema.Concerns and matters concerning nutrition and immunization in youth are explored.The writer is a working towards pediatrician with a long time adventure in either operating with teenagers and as an acupuncture practitioner.
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Pericardium Western Pericardium Physiology and Pathophysiology The pericardium in Western pediatrics is the covering of the heart and may infrequently develop an infection, usually viral or bacterial pericarditis; or may be secondarily involved in chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or other generalized illnesses. Chinese Pericardium In Chinese medicine the Pericardium is also called Master of the Heart and assumes the important role of protecting the Heart. As protector of the Emperor, it wards off external evils and pathogens.
Through Lung Qi, Chinese medicine can correlate the increased incidence of respiratory illnesses such as asthma with increased incidence of depression. The Chinese Lung has another important role which has no parallel in Western medicine. It houses the Corporeal Soul, Po, the Yin or counterpart of the Ethereal Soul, Hun. The Corporeal Soul enters our body at birth with the first breath and "dies" with us. Po affects breathing, and is the somatic manifestation of sensations and feelings. It is the Po that enables us to feel itchiness of eczema or the "heart pain" from immense sadness.
The emotions associated with Kidney are willpower and fear. When Kidney is weak, children do not feel motivated, are fearful and lack willpower. A healthy dose of fear can keep them from taking foolish risks. Excessive fear can prevent them from making decisions. Unlike the indecisiveness due to lack of direction associated with Gallbladder deficiency, there is an ebb-and-flow, push-pull Water quality to this indecisiveness from fear, best exemplified by a young child in the Water phase of development.