By Bob Flaws
Trade paperback book
185 pages, 7.50 x 9.50″
This book is the parent’s companion to A Handbook of TCM Pediatrics. It is great to either sell in one’s waiting room or give away to the parents of one’s pediatric patients. It is also meant to bring more pediatric patients to the offices of Western Chinese medical practitioners.
This book covers all the most common pediatric diseases in an easy-to-read style for parents and laypersons. It begins with an overview of Chinese medical theory regarding pediatric disease and then discusses 38 of the most common pediatric complaints in chronological order based on when children typically develop them. Included are everything from colic and croup to whooping cough and hyperactivity. Under each disease, the reader will find a brief discussion of the different types of patterns one typically encounters, what acupuncture and Chinese medicine have to offer, and tips on diet and home remedies. In addition, this book includes information on the Chinese medical point of view on vaccinations and antibiotics and the importance of a graduate series of responses, from simple home remedies to professional care, be that Eastern or Western.
About the author:
Bob Flaws, Dipl. Ac. & C.H., is one of the most famous Western doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the world today. An internationally known author and lecturer on Chinese medicine, Bob Flaws has been practicing and teaching Chinese medicine for more than 20 years. His other credits include writing, translating, and editing more than 100 books and scores of articles on all aspects of Chinese medicine, being a past Governor & Fellow of the National Academy of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, a founder, past president, and Lifetime Fellow of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado, a Fellow of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (UK), and a founder of the Council of Oriental Medical Publishers and the National Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Alliance. Bob has been in private practice in Boulder, CO since 1977 and has specialized in gynecology and pediatrics since 1982.
“Having been in practice for 20 years, I know how tiresome it can be to repeat certain information over and over and over again. One way to get around that is to have plenty of patient information materials in one’s office. In particular, I believe that the Chinese medical advice on the care and feeding of infants and children is some of the most valuable information in Chinese medicine. Therefore, I have done everything I can to make this information more widely known in the West. Most chronic diseases in the middle-aged and elderly begin due to faulty feeding and feeding in infancy and young childhood. If we can build a firm foundation during youth, this can beneficially effect one’s health one’s whole life.” -Bob
Praise for Keeping Your Child Healthy with Chinese Medicine
“This book is a great starting place for parents who are interested in alternatives to allopathic theory and treatments.”
-The Library Letter, Spring, 1997, p. 6