Chinese remedial infant massage or xiao er tui na is a safe, non-invasive, low cost, and extremely effective therapy for the treatment of a wide variety of common childhood ailments. Unlike Western infant massage, Chinese infant massage uses very specific protocols or treatments for specific ailments. Most common childhood complaints respond in only one or two treatments. Dr. Fan teaches both parents and practitioners alike how to diagnose and treat the most common pediatric complaints with Chinese infant massage.
AUTHOR: Ya-li Fan
EDITOR: Bob Flaws
very informative and useful. My son's fever s reduced greatly overnight after massing him! Highly recommend!
As a licensed acupuncturist, I am always looking for new resources and tools to apply in practice. I purchased this book for personal use on my son and started implementing the protocols on my pediatric patients.Great illustrations, easy to follow, and, most importantly, effective.
A great book for parents who want to apply Tuina therapy to their kids and reduce their dependency on doctors and medicine. The techniques are explained in a clear manner and also accompanied with an introduction that explains how to plan the course(s) of treatment. For each complaint (cough, diarrhea etc...) the treatment is based on the pattern, which is the pathology (based on Chinese medicine's theory) that caused the complaint in question. The right pattern can be diagnosed through a combination of symptoms (fever, stool, mucous, breath etc) or causes (for example, diarrhea due to food poisoning) so the parent should very carefully observe the child and choose the right pattern so as to choose the right treatment. It's not always crisp clear though, so give it a rigorous look and compare patterns over and over again.What I did miss is an appendix explaining pediatrics in TCM in general - and specifically the importance of supplementing the spleen-stomach system which I learned later. This can explain the reader why, for example, many treatment start with supplementing the spleen. Also, I think it should be clearer that in Chinese medicine "fever" can be also just warm skin, and not necessary fever as defined by pediatricians and detectable through a thermometer. I believe this is what is meant by "slight fever" in the symptoms? Perhaps the author can clarify that.This book is empowering parents to use Tuina, and does a much better job than the YouTube videos out there which in comparison, are not always as accurate and clear.
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Thank you very much