Chinese Massage for Infants and Children: Traditional Techniques for Alleviating Colic, Colds, Earaches, and Other Common Childhood Conditions
A leading practitioner of Chinese medicine provides a parents' handbook of simple massage plans that can alleviate most common childhood ailments.
• Effective for colic, bedwetting, asthma, colds, coughs, chicken pox, teething, earache, and other conditions.
• Easy-to-use workbook format with 22 illustrated massage plans and step-by-step instruction allows parents to become active caregivers for their children.
For over one thousand years the Chinese have brought comfort, relief, and well-being to their children through a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, system of massage. Now Kyle Cline, a Licensed Massage Therapist trained at Shanghai's prestigious College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, teaches Western parents how to become active caregivers for their children by using Chinese massage techniques to alleviate childhood ailments from the simple (colds, coughs, chicken pox) to the chronic (colic, bedwetting, asthma).
Chinese Massage for Infants and Children grounds parents in the basics of Chinese medicine, then illustrates 9 massage techniques, 63 massage points, and 22 complete massage plans. With additional information on a general health plan for all children and on using Chinese herbal remedies, Chinese Massage for Infants and Children can substantially reduce visits to the pediatrician and use of prescription medicines, while improving the bond between parent and child that is at the heart of good health.
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CHINESE ENERGETIC PRINCIPLES
Chinese Versus Western Medical Perspectives
The Chinese Medical Perspective Understanding Qi
Energetic Physiology An Energetic Perspective of the Body
Energetic Constitution How Children Create Energy Qi Production
Qi Distribution Describing Qi Eight Principles of Energetic Balance
Six External Pathogenic Factors How Energetic Theories Help Identify a Pattern
Childrens General Energetic Tendencies
Front Torso Region
Back of Torso Region
Inherent Organ Deficiencies and Excesses
Inherent Organ Deficiencies What Happens with Too Much Energy Inherent Excessive Energies
Quick Recovery and Response to Treatment
MASSAGE MEDIUMS Juice Preparations
EXTERNAL CHINESE HERBAL REMEDIES Abdominal Distension Food Retention Chronic Diarrhea
Pneumonia Urination Difficulties
GLOSSARY OF CHINESE ENERGETIC TERMINOLOGY
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