Acupuncture in the Treatment of Children (Third Edition)

Acupuncture in the Treatment of Children (Third Edition)

Author: Julian Scott & Teresa Barlow
ISBN: 9780939616305
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Publisher: Eastland Press
Cover: Hardback
Pages: 630


Pediatrics has long been recognized as an important branch of traditional Chinese medicine, and there are many specialized texts in Chinese devoted to this topic. In its first two editions (1986, 1991), Acupuncture in the Treatment of Children became the leading English-language textbook in this field.

In this broadly expanded third edition, the authors explore a number of new topics and revisit many of the old ones with fresh perspective. In addition to the thirty subjects covered in earlier editions are sixteen new chapters which examine a wide variety of topics, from basic childhood patterns, puberty and the stages of development, immunizations, and learning difficulties to hayfever, hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder, autism, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy and infantile paralysis. There is a new outline of patterns commonly seen in children, and an extensive survey of pediatric symptoms and disorders that are treatable with acupuncture.

The focus of this third edition is squarely on the problems of treating children in the Western clinic. New patterns that are unique to the lifestyles of children in the West—and new wrinkles on old patterns—are presented candidly and with a refreshing lack of jargon. There are also many new case histories sprinkled throughout the text, bringing theory down to earth.


  • FUNDAMENTALS: Differences Between Children and Adults, Causes of Disease in Children, Excess and Deficiency, Diagnosis, Using Acupuncture in the Treatment of Children, Outline of Common Patterns in Children
  • DIGESTIVE DISORDERS: Constipation, Diarrhea, Teething, Abdominal Pain, Vomiting, Childhood Nutritional Impairment, Oral Thrush and Mouth Ulcers
  • RESPIRATORY DISORDERS: Fevers and Influenza, Chronic Cough, Acute Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma
  • INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Immunizations and Their Side Effects, Measles, Mumps, Pertussis, Tonsillitis, Conjunctivitis, Otitis Media, Hay Fever
  • MISCELLANEOUS DISORDERS: Insomnia and Night Terrors, Eczema in Infants and Young Children, Failure to Thrive, Learning Difficulties and Mental Retardation, Hyperactivity and Attention Deficit Disorder, Down’s Syndrome, Autism, Dyslexia, Cerebral Palsy and Infantile Paralysis, Myopia, Strabismus, Strong Convulsions and Fits, Weak or Chronic Convulsions (Chorea), Epilepsy, Nocturnal Enuresis, Urinary Tract Infection, Stages of Growth and Problems at Puberty, Glandular Fever (Infectious Mononucleosis), Purpura, Anemia
  • CASE HISTORIES: Case Histories (30 cases)
  • APPENDIX I What Acupuncture Can Cure
  • APPENDIX II Table of Hot and Cold Foods

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