Our children seem to be getting sicker and sicker despite the billions of dollars that is being spent on our medical system. We are now at a point where 25% of Australian children are diagnosed with asthma; 40% are obese; there are countless cases of cancer, autism, ADHD, learning difficulties, behavioural problems, etc. It is even considered normal for a child to visit the GP 20 times per year.
There has to be a better way to treat our children than to just bombard their small sensitive systems with drugs and other medications to treat the presenting symptoms but not addressing the underlying cause.
Chinese medicine works to find the root of the problem and addresses this in order for the body to fix itself and prevent any further sickness in the future.
A child’s digestive system isn’t fully developed until the age of 7. This means that diet, whether it be the types of food or the amount of food that is eaten can quite often be a contributing factor to illness in a child.
Due to their underdeveloped digestive system antibiotics are also quite harsh and can lead to more problems and force the infection in deeper (appearing that it has gone).
Paediatric conditions which can be successfully treated with Chinese medicine include:
- Diarrhoea, Constipation and Abdominal pain
- Colic and Reflux
- Tonsillitis (acute and chronic)
- Ear infections (acute and chronic)
- Failure to thrive/obesity
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Cerebral Palsy
- Immunisation preparation and side effects
Chinese medicine is an effective health care system in the treatment of children. We take a thorough case history and take into account many factors to try to pin point the root of the problem and work out an appropriate treatment plan from there. So why not try Chinese medicine for a natural approach to childhood health and illnesses.