Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Natural and Conventional Treatments for Infants and Children

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Revised, updated, and expanded to reflect the latest thinking and information on children's health issues, Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child enables parents to combine the best of conventional and alternative approaches. Part One explains the full spectrum of techniques that can be employed to effectively treat childhood health problems, providing an overview of the history, fundamentals, and uses of conventional medicine, herbal medicine, homeopathy, acupressure, diet, and nutritional supplementation. Part Two contains a comprehensive A-to-Z guide to the various health problems of childhood, from acne to chickenpox to thumb-sucking. Finally, Part Three offers guidance on using the therapies and procedures suggested in Part Two, from locating acupressure points to preparing herbal remedies.

Written by a naturopathic physician, a medical doctor, and a pediatric nurse, this unique book gives parents easy access to current information and advice regarding their children's health and acts as a bridge between time-honored healing systems and mainstream medicine. Illustrated with line art.
 

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Contents

Herbal Medicine
20
Homeopathy
30
Bach Flower Remedies
37
Acupressure
42
Diet and Nutrition
47
Pregnancy and Your Newborn
66
Home Safety
84
Introduction
99
Influenza
332
Insomnia
337
Lice
340
Lyme Disease
342
Measles
345
Meningitis
349
Menstrual Cramps
351
Mononucleosis
357

Dosage Guidelines for Herbs and Nutritional Supplements
102
Acne
104
Allergies
110
Anaphylactic Shock
118
Anemia
120
Apendicitis
122
Asthma
126
Athletes Foot
131
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
134
Bad Breath
142
Bedwetting
144
Bite Animal or Human
148
Bite Snake
151
Bite or Sting Insect or Spider
154
Bleeding Minor
159
Boil
162
Bone Broken
165
Bronchiolitis
169
Bronchitis
172
Bruise
175
Bruxism
176
Burn
178
Cancer
183
Canker Sore
189
Celiac Disease
191
ChickenPox
194
Choking
198
Colic
202
Common Cold
206
Concussion Head Injury
212
Conjunctivitis
214
Constipation
217
Cough
222
Cradle Cap
226
Croup
228
Cuts and Scrapes
232
Cystic Fibrosis
235
Diabetes Mellitus
238
Diaper Rash
241
Diarrhea
245
Diphtheria
250
Down Syndrome
251
Drowning Near
253
Ear Infection
255
Eating Disorders
261
Eczema
264
Electric Shock
268
Emergencies
271
Emotional Upset
274
Epilepsy
281
Fainting
285
Fatigue
288
Fever
290
Food Allergies
296
Food Poisoning
299
Headache
304
Hepatitis
310
Hernia Congenital Inguinal
313
Herpes Virus
316
Hiccups
320
Hives
322
ImmunizationRelated Problems
324
Impetigo
330
Motion Sickness
361
Mumps
363
Nail Injury Finger or Toe
367
Nausea and Vomiting
369
Nose Chronic Runny
373
Nosebleed
374
Obesity
376
Pain
386
Pinworms
389
Pneumonia
391
Poison Ivy Poison Oak and Poison Sumac
396
Poisoning
399
Poliomyelitis
404
Prickly Heat
406
Eyes Syndrom
408
Rheumatic Fever
409
Ringworm
412
Roseola
414
Rubella
417
Scabies
419
Scoliosis
421
Seizure
423
Shock
426
Sinusitis
428
Skin Rash
432
Sore Throat
434
Stye
440
Sunburn
442
Surgery Recovering From
445
Teething
448
Tetanus
450
Thrush
453
ThumbSucking
456
Tonsillitis
457
Tooth Broken or KnockedOut
460
Tooth Decay
463
Tuberculosis
468
Unconsciousness
470
Underweight
472
Urinary Tract Infection
474
Vaginitis Yeast
478
Warts
480
Whooping Cough
483
Introduction
488
Acupressure Treatment
489
Behavior Modification for Weight Control
492
Douches
493
Elimination Diet
496
Heimlich Maneuver
497
Herbal Treatments
499
Nasal Saline
502
Pressure Bandage
503
Rotation Diet
505
Temperature Taking
506
Therapeutic Recipes
507
Glossary
513
Common Medical
526
Recommended Suppliers
527
Resource Organizations
532
Hot Lines
539
Bibliography for Further Reading
540
Index
547
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About the author (2003)

Janet Zand, LAc, OMD, has been a practitioner of natural medicine for the past twenty years.
Robert Rountree, M.D., is a board-certified practitioner of family medicine who has done extensive postgraduate work in nutritional and herbal pharmacology. His practice incorporates traditional family medicine, nutrition, herbology, and mind-body therapy. Dr. Rountree is also a certified master practitioner of neurolinguistic programming.
Rachel Walton, R.N., M.S., is a pediatric nurse with a master's degree in child-health nursing.

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