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 a great, finished TCM pediatric textbook. It covers over forty five universal pediatric complains, giving differential prognosis, sickness mechanisms, natural therapy, acumoxa remedy the place acceptable, and Bob's reviews approximately every one. those illnesses are offered within the chronological order that and they seem & comprise every thing from colic and cradle cap to mumps and pediatric hyperactivity. There also are specified sections on pediatric analysis and treating kids with chinese language natural medications, immunizations, and nutritional remedy.
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The exact questions which the practitioner will ask very much depend on the major complaint. For instance, if the major complaint is vomiting of milk in a child which is still breast-feeding, then some of the questions will include: How long ago did the vomiting start? When does the child vomit — directly after meals, at other times of the day? What does the vomitus look like? What does the vomitus smell like? When the child vomits, does it come out with force or does it just dribble out? How is the baby’s energy?
Inspection of the vein at these three anatomical positions on the index finger is both a method of “pulse examination” and a method of inspection. Why this can be called a pediatric method of pulse examination is that the word in Chinese for pulse, mai, also means vessel and any visible vein is a type of vessel in Chinese medicine. This type of pulse examination was developed to take the place of palpation of the pulse in infants which is much harder to do accurately and efficiently than in adults.
Are they restless and agitated or sleepy and somnolent? Do they tend to feel hot or cold? Is their face typically red or pale? What are their bowel movements like? How does the baby’s breath smell? All these questions are meant to determine vacuity from repletion and heat from cold. Establishing a TCM pattern In TCM as a specific style of Chinese medicine, the hallmark of our methodology is treating on the basis of a pattern discrimination and not just on a disease diagnosis alone. There are ten different methods of pattern discrimination used in TCM: 1.