Chinese Massage for Infants and Children

Traditional Techniques for Alleviating Colic, Colds, Earaches, and Other Common Childhood Conditions
By (author) Kyle Cline, L.M.T.

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Chinese Massage for Infants and Children
Traditional Techniques for Alleviating Colic, Colds, Earaches, and Other Common Childhood Conditions
By (author) Kyle Cline, L.M.T.

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Pages : 160

Book Size : 8 x 10

ISBN-13 : 9780892817979

Imprint : Healing Arts Press

On Sale Date : June 01, 1999

Format : Paperback Book

Illustrations : 180 b&w illustrations

Kyle Cline shows how to use Chinese massage methods to alleviate childhood ailments like coughs, chicken pox, bedwetting, and asthma. With a general health plan for all children and advice on using Chinese herbal remedies, these techniques can reduce visits to the pediatrician as well as the use of prescription medicines.
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About Chinese Massage for Infants and Children

A leading practitioner of Chinese medicine provides a parents' handbook of simple massage plans that can alleviate most common childhood ailments.


• Effective for colic, bedwetting, asthma, colds, coughs, chicken pox, teething, earache, and other conditions.


• Easy-to-use workbook format with 22 illustrated massage plans and step-by-step instruction allows parents to become active caregivers for their children.


For over one thousand years the Chinese have brought comfort, relief, and well-being to their children through a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, system of massage. Now Kyle Cline, a Licensed Massage Therapist trained at Shanghai's prestigious College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, teaches Western parents how to become active caregivers for their children by using Chinese massage techniques to alleviate childhood ailments from the simple (colds, coughs, chicken pox) to the chronic (colic, bedwetting, asthma).

Chinese Massage for Infants and Children grounds parents in the basics of Chinese medicine, then illustrates 9 massage techniques, 63 massage points, and 22 complete massage plans. With additional information on a general health plan for all children and on using Chinese herbal remedies, Chinese Massage for Infants and Children can substantially reduce visits to the pediatrician and use of prescription medicines, while improving the bond between parent and child that is at the heart of good health.

Table of Contents

Table of content


Acknowledgments

Preface

How to Use This Book

Introduction


1. Chinese Energetic Principles

2.
Assessment

3.
Techniques

4.
Point Locations

5.
Massage Plans

Appendix A: Massage Mediums

Appendix B: External Chinese Herbal Remedies

Appendix C: Recommended Resources

Glossary of Chinese Energetic Terminology

Bibliography

Index
Author Bio
Kyle Cline studied traditional Chinese medicine at colleges and hospitals throughout Asia, including the Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has served as a faculty member at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine for five years and has a private practice in Portland, Oregon, where he specializes in Chinese bodywork and herbalism.
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Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

"When one realizes that Chinese medicine has evolved over three to five thousand years and Western allopathic medicine only one hundred years, the former may seem a more logical choice, especially when seeking treatment for those of tender age. This is a gentle book that teaches gentle healing ways--just what we especially want for children."
Midwifery Today
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MASSAGE / PARENTING

For over one thousand years the Chinese have brought comfort, relief, and well-being to their children through a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use system of massage. Now in this fully illustrated and accessible guidebook, Kyle Cline teaches Western parents how to become active participants in their children’s health care by using Chinese massage techniques to alleviate childhood ailments. These massage methods are effective on a variety of conditions, ranging from the simple (colds, coughs, earaches) to the chronic (colic, bed-wetting, asthma).

Chinese Massage for Infants and Children grounds parents in the basics of Chinese medicine, then goes on to illustrate nine massage techniques, sixty-three massage points, and twenty-two complete massage plans designed especially for children’s bodies. The massage plans offer step-by-step guidance for parents to follow, literally putting at their fingertips the skills they need to reduce the discomfort a sick child is experiencing. The massage plans also can be used to maintain good health and provide a safe and effective way to practice preventive medicine. With additional information on using traditional Chinese herbal remedies for continued good health, Chinese Massage for Infants and Children can substantially reduce visits to the pediatrician and the use of prescription medicines, while improving the bond between parent and child that is at the heart of good health.

KYLE CLINE studied traditional Chinese medicine at colleges and hospitals throughout Asia, including the Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has served as a faculty member at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine for five years and has a private practice in Portland, Oregon, where he specializes in Chinese bodywork and herbalism.

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