Children

expat_childrenChildren are not just miniature adults. In Chinese Medicine children are considered to be immature energetically, physically and emotionally. Idiosyncrasies of the child can be summarised as:

  1. Susceptibility to infection from climatic influences and changes such as cold, wind, damp, heat
  2. Weak digestion – particularly for the first life cycle (7-8 years)
  3. Unstable spirit / mind (child can be happy one moment, crying the next)
  4. Natural tendency to over-produce mucus(weak digestion)
  5. Children are hot (usually fever is first presentation of illness)
  6. Babies have weak meridians that nourish muscles and can easily become convulsive particularly when overheated.

From this summary it is easy to understand the main health issues facing children, particularly in the first 7-8 years.

All of the conditions to the right can be safely treated by Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition supplements and Laser Acupuncture / Acupuncture. Call for more specific information regarding children’s health problems.

 

Common childhood illnesses:

- Cough, colds & influenza
- Tonsillitis / adenitis
- Upper respiratory tract 
   infection (URTI), ear infections
- Asthma, allergies, eczema
- Reflux, colic
 -Sleeping problems
- Children’s diseases – measles, 
  mumps, whooping cough etc