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:
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.
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