Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Natural and Conventional Treatments for Infants and Children

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Penguin, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 556 pages
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Revised, updated, and expanded to reflect the latest thinking and information on children's health issues, Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child enables parents to combine the best of conventional and alternative approaches. Part One explains the full spectrum of techniques that can be employed to effectively treat childhood health problems, providing an overview of the history, fundamentals, and uses of conventional medicine, herbal medicine, homeopathy, acupressure, diet, and nutritional supplementation. Part Two contains a comprehensive A-to-Z guide to the various health problems of childhood, from acne to chickenpox to thumb-sucking. Finally, Part Three offers guidance on using the therapies and procedures suggested in Part Two, from locating acupressure points to preparing herbal remedies.

Written by a naturopathic physician, a medical doctor, and a pediatric nurse, this unique book gives parents easy access to current information and advice regarding their children's health and acts as a bridge between time-honored healing systems and mainstream medicine. Illustrated with line art.
 

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Contents

Conventional Medicine
4
Herbal Medicine
22
Homeopathy
32
Bach Flower Remedies
39
Acupressure
44
Diet and Nutrition
49
Pregnancy and Your Newborn
68
Home Safety
86
Impetigo
332
Influenza
334
Insomnia
339
Lice
342
Lyme Disease
344
Measles
347
Meningitis
351
Menstrual Cramps
353

Introduction
101
A Guide to Common Symptoms
102
Dosage Guidelines for Herbs and Nutritional Supplements
104
Acne
106
Allergies
112
Anaphylactic Shock
120
Anemia
122
Apendicitis
124
Asthma
128
Athletes Foot
133
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
136
Bad Breath
144
Bedwetting
146
Bite Animal or Human
150
Bite Snake
153
Bite or Sting Insect or Spider
156
Bleeding Minor
161
Boil
164
Bone Broken
167
Bronchiolitis
171
Bronchitis
174
Bruise
177
Bruxism
178
Burn
180
Cancer
185
Canker Sore
191
Celiac Disease
193
ChickenPox
196
Choking
200
Colic
204
Common Cold
208
Concussion Head Injury
214
Conjunctivitis
216
Constipation
219
Cough
224
Cradle Cap
228
Croup
230
Cuts and Scrapes
234
Cystic Fibrosis
237
Diabetes Mellitus
240
Diaper Rash
243
Diarrhea
247
Diphtheria
252
Down Syndrome
253
Drowning Near
255
Ear Infection
257
Eating Disorders
263
Eczema
266
Electric Shock
270
Emergencies
273
Emotional Upset
276
Epilepsy
283
Fainting
287
Fatigue
290
Fever
292
Food Allergies
298
Food Poisoning
301
Headache
306
Hepatitis
312
Hernia Congenital Inguinal
315
Herpes Virus
318
Hiccups
322
Hives
324
ImmunizationRelated Problems
326
Mononucleosis
359
Motion Sickness
363
Mumps
365
Nail Injury Finger or Toe
369
Nausea and Vomiting
371
Nose Chronic Runny
375
Nosebleed
376
Obesity
378
Pain
388
Pinworms
391
Pneumonia
393
Poison Ivy Poison Oak and Poison Sumac
398
Poisoning
401
Poliomyelitis
406
Prickly Heat
408
Eyes Syndrom
410
Rheumatic Fever
411
Ringworm
414
Roseola
416
Rubella
419
Scabies
421
Scoliosis
423
Seizure
425
Shock
428
Sinusitis
430
Skin Rash
434
Sore Throat
436
Stye
442
Sunburn
444
Surgery Recovering From
447
Teething
450
Tetanus
452
Thrush
455
ThumbSucking
458
Tonsillitis
459
Tooth Broken or KnockedOut
462
Tooth Decay
465
Tuberculosis
470
Unconsciousness
472
Underweight
474
Urinary Tract Infection
476
Vaginitis Yeast
480
Warts
482
Whooping Cough
485
Introduction
490
Acupressure Treatment
491
Behavior Modification for Weight Control
494
Douches
495
Elimination Diet
498
Heimlich Maneuver
499
Herbal Treatments
501
Nasal Saline
504
Pressure Bandage
505
Rotation Diet
507
Temperature Taking
508
Therapeutic Recipes
509
Glossary
515
Common Medical
528
Recommended Suppliers
529
Resource Organizations
534
Hot Lines
541
Bibliography for Further Reading
542
Index
549
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About the author (2003)

Janet Zand, LAc, OMD, has been a practitioner of natural medicine for the past twenty years.
Robert Rountree, M.D., is a board-certified practitioner of family medicine who has done extensive postgraduate work in nutritional and herbal pharmacology. His practice incorporates traditional family medicine, nutrition, herbology, and mind-body therapy. Dr. Rountree is also a certified master practitioner of neurolinguistic programming.
Rachel Walton, R.N., M.S., is a pediatric nurse with a master's degree in child-health nursing.

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