This colour textbook is a comprehensive guide to diagnosis and treatment in paediatric acupuncture. Ill health related to modern lifestyles is discussed, as is the role of family dynamics in childhood disease. Rebecca Avern examines treatment of children from both a TCM and a Five Element perspective. Throughout, she highlights how diagnosis and treatment should be tailored depending on the age of the child. The book includes information on a wide variety of treatment methods, including needling and pediatric tui na.
The book covers all the conditions that children commonly present with in modern practice, including food allergies, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, issues relating to Autism Spectrum Disorder, and teenage depression, anxiety and eating disorders.
Rebecca Avern is a traditional acupuncturist and founder of The Panda Clinic, a children's acupuncture centre in Oxford. She is also a senior lecturer and clinical supervisor at the College of Integrated Medicine, Reading, UK.
Acknowledgements. Notes for the reader. Introduction. Part 1 - Why do children become ill? 1. Introduction to causes of disease. 2. The nature of children. 3. How children grow. 4. Constitutional, pregnancy and birth factors. 5. Emotions. 6. The role of the family. 7. The challenges of life. 8. Miscellaneous Causes of Disease. 9. External Causes of Disease. Part 2 - Diagnosis of Children. 10. Introduction to diagnosis of children. 11. Building rapport with children. 12. The Diagnostic process. 13. Diagnosis of babies and infants. 14. Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture applied to children. 15. Diagnosis Using Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture. 16. The Fire Element. 17. The Earth Element. 18. The Metal Element. 19. The Water Element. 20. The Wood Element. 21. The Heart and Pericardium. 22. The Spleen. 23. The Lungs. 24. The Kidneys. 25. The Liver. 26. The Yang Organs. 27. Non-Organ patterns. Part 3 - Treatment of Children. 28. Introduction to the treatment of children. 29. Treating the whole child. 30. Treatment of the constitutional imbalance. 31. Child-friendly needling. 32. Points commonly used to treat children. 33. Alternatives to needling. 34. Paediatric tui na. 35. Shonishin. 36. Advice. Part 4 - Treatment of Mental-emotional conditions. 37. Introduction to the treatment of mental-emotional conditions. 38. Hyperactivity, inattention and learning difficulties. 39. Autistic spectrum disorders. 40. Anxiety and depression. 41. Eating disorders. 42. Self-harm. 43. Sleep problems. Part 5 - Treatment of Physical conditions. 44. Introduction to the treatment of physical conditions. 45. Problems with eating and appetite. 46. Stomach ache (including colic and reflux). 47. Loose bowels. 48. Constipation. 49. Nausea and vomiting. 50. Food allergiesand intolerances. 51. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 52. Chronic cough. 53. Asthma. 54. Eczema. 55. Allergic rhinitis and hayfever. 56. Ear conditions. 57. Sore throat. 58. Nosebleeds. 59. Bedwetting. 60. Urinary tract infections. 61. Headaches and migraines. 62. Seizures. 63. Tics. 64. Conjunctivitis. 65. Mouth ulcers and oral thrush. 66. Problems with teeth and teething. 67. Growing pains. 68. Teenage Menstrual problems. 69. Difficult or early puberty in girls. 70. Acute conditions. Appendix 1. Bibliography.