Kid’s Health

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Kids’ Health

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, children are considered to be physically immature, thus inherently weaker than adults. This is why TCM addresses pediatric conditions with a specific approach. Children usually get sick easily but recover very quickly. They are mainly affected by acute diseases which, as opposed to chronic diseases, arise rapidly with fever and intense symptoms. Kids react easily to medication and recover more quickly than adults, so they need gentle medical techniques and lower doses of medication.

According to TCM, children’s organs are not complete and their body is still fragile. They have a different constitution than adults: their Qi (vital energy) is weak and their organs, bones and muscles are soft and slowly maturing. Children, particularly, may suffer from:

  • Common colds, frequent colds:Colds are part of growing up, but TCM can reduce symptoms and prevent them from developing into chronic cough or bronchitis. In cases where a child frequently catches colds, TCM can be used to improve the immune system.
  • Digestive problems: TCM can often cure poor appetite, digestive discomfort, acid reflux and constipation, primarily using herbal medicine and food therapy.
  • Asthma: Pediatric asthma is unfortunately common. While western medicine has no cure and merely controls attacks, TCM can produce long-term symptom reduction. An integrated approach uses western medicine to control severe attacks and TCM to treat the underlying causes.
  • Chronic coughs and bronchitis:These are extremely common, especially in Shanghai where the air is so polluted. TCM achieves healing results quickly with few side effects. In cases of chronic cough, many patients do better with TCM’s tailored treatment. The doctor can determine if a cough is due to dryness, phlegm, or a deeper underlying condition such as weakness of the lungs, or even constipation.

TCM is an ideal solution for parents seeking a natural way to cure their children and maintain good health. A TCM doctor can effectively and naturally treat many diseases in a short period of time.

TCM incorporates many of the same treatment modes used in adults when treating children. Herbal medication and tuina massage are typically used. Acupuncture, however, remains rarely practiced in younger children who have difficulties staying still or may be afraid of needles.

Get in touch with us to schedule an appointment for your child and find out how TCM can help.

Doctors providing Kid’s Health Services

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Asuka Ashida
TCM Doctor
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Cui Gui Cin
TCM Doctor
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Doris Rathgeber
TCM Doctor
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Huang Jian Li
TCM Doctor
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Jessie Yan
TCM Doctor
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Liu Ai Wu
Gynecologists
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Shi Hong
TCM Doctor
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Shi Jian Fang
TCM Doctor
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Su Li Min
TCM Doctor
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Wang Zheng Zhong
TCM Doctor
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Wu Zi Jing
TCM Doctor
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Zheng Shu Hua
TCM Doctor

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