By Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Trade paperback book
This volume discusses the intricacies of treating children and infants with Chinese medicine. It details the physiological and pathological characteristics of infants, including the delicacy of the zang-fu organs and underdevelopment of the physique and qi, the constant insufficiencies of the lung, spleen, and kidney, and the easy contraction and rapid transmission of disease in infants. The larger portion of this text includes in-depth discussions on commonly encountered diseases such as common cold, cough, infantile malnutrition, infection of the urinary system, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and diarrhea, and other conditions including neonatal jaundice, rubella, chickenpox, and epidemic parotitis.