Chinese Massage for Infants and Children: Traditional Techniques for Alleviating Colic, Colds, Earaches, and Other Common Childhood Conditions

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, Jun 1, 1999 - Family & Relationships - 160 pages
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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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Contents

CHINESE ENERGETIC PRINCIPLES
5
Chinese Versus Western Medical Perspectives
6
The Chinese Medical Perspective Understanding Qi
8
Energetic Physiology An Energetic Perspective of the Body
9
Energetic Constitution How Children Create Energy Qi Production
10
Qi Distribution Describing Qi Eight Principles of Energetic Balance
12
Six External Pathogenic Factors How Energetic Theories Help Identify a Pattern
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Childrens General Energetic Tendencies
16
POINT LOCATIONS
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Hand Region
46
Arm Region
57
Front Torso Region
60
Back of Torso Region
64
Leg Region
69
Head Region
72
MASSAGE PLANS
76

Inherent Organ Deficiencies and Excesses
17
Inherent Organ Deficiencies What Happens with Too Much Energy Inherent Excessive Energies
18
Quick Recovery and Response to Treatment
20
ASSESSMENT
21
Looking
22
Asking
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Listening
29
Touching
31
TECHNIQUES
33
Press Techniques
37
Push Techniques
40
MASSAGE MEDIUMS Juice Preparations
124
Water Preparations
127
Oil Reparations
129
EXTERNAL CHINESE HERBAL REMEDIES Abdominal Distension Food Retention Chronic Diarrhea
131
Measles Mumps
132
Pneumonia Urination Difficulties
133
RECOMMENDED RESOURCES
134
GLOSSARY OF CHINESE ENERGETIC TERMINOLOGY
136
BIBLIOGRAPHY
141
INDEX
144
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Chinese Massage for Infants and Children
Traditional Techniques for Alleviating Colic, Colds, Earaches, and Other Common Childhod Conditions

Acknowledgments
Preface
How to Use This Book
Introduction
1. Chinese Energetic Principles
2. Assessment
3. Techniques
4. Point Locations
5. Massage Plans
Appendix A: Massage Mediums
Appendix B: External Chinese Herbal Remedies
Appendix C: Recommended Resources
Glossary of Chinese Energetic Terminology
Bibliography 
Index
 

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