Pediatrics in Chinese Medicine


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By Elisa Rossi
Hardcover book
ISBN 9781901149081
352 pages, 7.00 x 9.50″

Children correspond to spring, to dawn, to the rising of yang within yin, to wind. Their qi is characterized by impulsive, rapid, sudden movement that is also a feature of any changes in their state of health – young children fall ill very easily, yet respond just as readily to treatment. Chinese medicine, which considers illnesses as manifestations of an imbalance in the body’s energetic system, is very effective in making resources available that are important in enabling the child to grow up in a more harmonious and beneficial way.

Main features:

  • Comprehensive introduction to the unique benefits of Chinese medicine in the treatment of children’s disorders.
  • Detailed description of the etiology, pathology, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of childhood diseases according to TCM principles.
  • Clearly illustrated presentation of the main tuina sequences and acupuncture points.
  • Practical examples of the application of treatment principles and in-depth analysis of 18 case histories giving a useful insight into an assortment of clinical conditions.
  • Extensive discussion of the relationship between practitioners and young patients (and their parents) and of the difficulties and rewards experienced in clinical practice.
  • Suitable for all tuina and acupuncture practitioners and for all those interested in treating children in a non-invasive manner.

The accompanying 65-minute DVD offers a vivid illustration of day-to-day work, demonstrating the use of tuina and acupuncture on child patients in the Xiaoxiao pediatric clinic.

About the Author:

Dr. Elisa Rossi, MD, acupuncturist, licensed psychotherapist (Jungian) with a PhD in Clinical Psychology and a BA in Philosophy, qualified as an acupuncturist in 1983, subsequently gaining clinical experience in acupuncture and tuina in the TCM Departments of hospitals in Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, and Jinan. She introduced pediatric tuina into her practice in Italy in the 1990s, opening her own specialist Xiaoxiao pediatric clinic in Milan in 2005.

In 1994, together with a group of eight other acupuncturists, Elisa founded the MediCina School of TCM in Milan. She is also Scientific Coordinator of FISTQ, the Italian Federation of Schools of Tuina and Qigong, and a member of the Milan Medical Board for Non-Conventional Medicine.

Dr. Rossi has wide interests in research, teaching and publishing. She is the author of Shen: Psycho-Emotional Aspects of Chinese Medicine (2007) and numerous articles for Italian and English-language journals on Chinese medicine in the treatment of children and emotional illnesses as well as on the patient-acupuncturist relationship. She has lectured widely in Europe on the application of Chinese Medicine in pediatrics and psychotherapy.

Praise for Pediatrics in Chinese Medicine

“Chinese medicine offers a profound understanding of pediatric disorders and time-tested approaches to treating them. This book, written by a leading practitioner in the field, thoroughly explains the theoretical background to childhood diseases and offers a detailed account of their treatment by tuina, acupuncture, diet, and lifestyle changes. Always focusing on the child as an individual, Elisa Rossi’s approach is compassionate, empathetic and deeply practical.”

Peter Deadman, The Journal of Chinese Medicine

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Weight 2.00 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 8 × 1 in


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