This guide introduces the reader to natural therapies, the causes of childhood illness and the patterns of disease. It lays the foundation for a healthy and natural lifestyle, and gives advice on nutrition, exercise and family relationships. It applies Eastern philosophy to the Western way of life. Part One explains the Eastern concept of vital energy or "life-force". It tells readers how they can help their child build a healthy constitution, with advice on breast feeding, weaning and the contraindications of immunization. The detailed charts help readers to ensure that a child has a healthy and suitable diet, promoting vitality, wellbeing and the ability to fight off infection. Part Two presents the natural therapies: herbal medicine, homoeopathy, tissue salts, Bach flower remedies and massage. Part Three, "Treating childhood ailments", is divided into four sections: "Respiratory and mucous membranes", "Childhood diseases", "Digesion and energy" and "Skin problems and injuries". Each section tells how to treat the child's ailment at home, by helping to select a suitable therapy for both the child and the condition. The ailments treated include fevers, fits, earache, hay fever, coughs and colds. There is also a section on the childhood diseases, measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox. The appendices list the useful medicines to keep at home and organizations to contact for further information.
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"Natural Medicine for Children" aims to be a practical, authoritative guide for parents, on complementary and alternative therapies and medicines for children. Drawing on a range of powerful natural therapies, both eastern and western, "Natural Medicine for Children" shows parents how to cope with childhood ailments. Each illness is presented simply in a standard format with background, symptoms, treatments and dosages, as well as recovery stages. It includes: remedies and treatments based on herbalism, homeopathy, tissue salts, massage, traditional and folk medicine, naturopathy, vitamins and minerals, aromatherapy and bach flower remedies; dozens of unique home prescriptions specially developed for children; and clear instruction on recognising and deciding how to treat common ailments - and when to get professional help, either from complementary or orthodox practitioners.
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Book Description Unwin Paperbacks, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 44405340