Pediatric Acupuncture


Pediatric Acupuncture

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Author: May Loo
Media Format: hardback
Pages: 362
Language: English
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Publication Date: 2002
ISBN: 9780443070327

A most comprehensive review of the recent evidence-based information about Western and acupuncture treatment in children conditions. Includes treatment protocols for 22 common childhood conditions.

This book introduces, describes and explains acupuncture and related techniques for the treatment of children. It is unique in integrating acupuncture with up-to-date, evidence-based Western medical knowledge. The book covers needle acupuncture as well as a variety of non-invasive techniques, such as electrical stimulation, laser and magnetic treatments that are safe, simple, and readily accepted by children. Full treatment protocols are given for 22 common pediatric conditions. Dietary recommendations, and the latest issues concerning childhood immunization are also explored by the author. Features:· Describes in detail the appropriate use of acupuncture in the treatment of children.· Proposes an original theory of childhood development, which integrates Piaget and Freud with the traditional Chinese Five Elements approach. This enables the practitioner to gain a more comprehensive understanding of health and disease, and to devise more appropriate and effective treatment plans.· Provides a comprehensive review of the most recent evidence-based information about both Western and acupuncture treatment of childhood conditions.· Interprets and integrates Western diagnoses with TCM assessment.· Describes non-invasive acupuncture techniques that can be easily applied to children of all ages, and to children with a fear of needles.· Gives simple-to-follow treatment protocols for 22 common childhood conditions.· Discusses in detail current concerns and issues regarding childhood immunization.· Includes practical dietary recommendations.May Loo is a pediatrician and acupuncturist with more than 20 years’ experience working with children. In this book, she introduces an important, original theory of childhood development that integrates conventional concepts with TCM principles presented in the classic texts.