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

Conventional Medicine
Herbal Medicine
18
Homeopathy
28
Bach Flower Remedies
35
Acupressure
40
Diet and Nutrition
45
Pregnancy and Your Newborn
64
Home Safety
82
Influenza
330
Insomnia
335
Lice
338
Lyme Disease
340
Measles
343
Meningitis
347
Menstrual Cramps
349
Mononucleosis
355

Introduction
97
A Guide to Common Symptoms
98
Acne
102
Allergies
108
Anaphylactic Shock
116
Anemia
118
Apendicitis
120
Asthma
124
Athletes Foot
129
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
132
Bad Breath
140
Bedwetting
142
Bite Animal or Human
146
Bite Snake
149
Bite or Sting Insect or Spider
152
Bleeding Minor
157
Boil
160
Bone Broken
163
Bronchiolitis
167
Bronchitis
170
Bruise
173
Bruxism
174
Burn
176
Cancer
181
Canker Sore
187
Celiac Disease
189
ChickenPox
192
Choking
196
Colic
200
Common Cold
204
Concussion Head Injury
210
Conjunctivitis
212
Constipation
215
Cough
220
Cradle Cap
224
Croup
226
Cuts and Scrapes
230
Cystic Fibrosis
233
Diabetes Mellitus
236
Diaper Rash
239
Diarrhea
243
Diphtheria
248
Down Syndrome
249
Drowning Near
251
Ear Infection
253
Eating Disorders
259
Eczema
262
Electric Shock
266
Emergencies
269
Emotional Upset
272
Epilepsy
279
Fainting
283
Fatigue
286
Fever
288
Food Allergies
294
Food Poisoning
297
Headache
302
Hepatitis
308
Hernia Congenital Inguinal
311
Herpes Virus
314
Hiccups
318
Hives
320
ImmunizationRelated Problems
322
Impetigo
328
Motion Sickness
359
Mumps
361
Nail Injury Finger or Toe
365
Nausea and Vomiting
367
Nose Chronic Runny
371
Nosebleed
372
Obesity
374
Pain
384
Pinworms
387
Pneumonia
389
Poison Ivy Poison Oak and Poison Sumac
394
Poisoning
397
Poliomyelitis
402
Prickly Heat
404
Eyes Syndrom
406
Rheumatic Fever
407
Ringworm
410
Roseola
412
Rubella
415
Scabies
417
Scoliosis
419
Seizure
421
Shock
424
Sinusitis
426
Skin Rash
430
Sore Throat
432
Stye
438
Sunburn
440
Surgery Recovering From
443
Teething
446
Tetanus
448
Thrush
451
ThumbSucking
454
Tonsillitis
455
Tooth Broken or KnockedOut
458
Tooth Decay
461
Tuberculosis
466
Unconsciousness
468
Underweight
470
Urinary Tract Infection
472
Vaginitis Yeast
476
Warts
478
Whooping Cough
481
Introduction
486
Acupressure Treatment
487
Behavior Modification for Weight Control
490
Douches
491
Elimination Diet
494
Heimlich Maneuver
495
Herbal Treatments
497
Nasal Saline
500
Pressure Bandage
501
Rotation Diet
503
Temperature Taking
504
Therapeutic Recipes
505
Glossary
511
Common Medical
524
Recommended Suppliers
525
Resource Organizations
530
Hot Lines
537
Bibliography for Further Reading
538
Index
545
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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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