Integrative Medicine for Children

Integrative Medicine for Children


Whether you initiate alternative therapies for children, or simply need to respond when asked for information or advice, it’s crucial to have the most current, evidence-based information so that you can safely and effectively integrate CAM therapies with conventional treatment. This innovative and reliable reference is the ideal resource to have at hand. With its focus on integrating conventional medicine with the best complementary therapies for children, it familiarizes you with the scientific evidence and rationales for various CAM therapies, and clearly describes how to use them, in conjunction with conventional medicine. You’ll find the information you need to distinguish among those therapies with good evidence, those that are safe but not yet proven to be effective, and those contraindicated for certain conditions.
  • Covers a wide range of complementary and alternative therapies, focusing on those most often utilized with children: mind-body approaches (hypnosis, mind/body, probiotics, spirituality); manual therapies (chiropractic, massage, osteopathy, psychological); lifestyle approaches (nutrition, Qigong); alternative systems (homeopathy, naturopathy); energy medicine (acupuncture, aromatherapy, herbal, laser, magnets); and biological agents (Chinese and Western herbs and probiotics).
  • 57 of the most common pediatric conditions are comprehensively discussed, first with a focus on conventional diagnostic and treatment information, then with authoritative information on the most effective and evidence-based CAM therapies available for treatment of the condition.
  • Presents an integrative approach, combining conventional and alternative therapies.
  • Helps you answer questions relevant to today’s patients, such as giving echinacea for a cold, the use of acupuncture to treat ADHD, and which alternative therapies may be used to avoid side effects of conventional medication.

Section I: Complementary and Alternative Therapies

1. Introduction

2. Mind/Body Approaches




3. Manual Therapies





4. Lifestyle Approaches



5. Alternative Systems



6. Energy Medicine






7. Biological Agents


Chinese Herbs

Western Herbs

Section II: Common Pediatric Conditions

8. Abdominal Pain

9. Acne

10. Allergies

11. Arthritis

12. Asthma

13. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

14. Autism

15. Bronchiolitis (Croup)

16. Bruises

17. Burns

18. Cancer

19. Cerebral Palsy

20. Childhood Illnesses and Vaccines

21. Chronic Pain

22. Chronic Urticaria

23. Colic

24. Concussion

25. Conjunctivitis

26. Constipation

27. Cough

28. Depression

29. Diaper Rash (Yeast Infection)

30. Diarrhea

31. Drooling

32. Eczema

33. Enuresis/Bed wetting

34. Epilepsy/seizures

35. Epistaxis

36. Fever

37. Fifth Disease

38. Gastroesophageal Reflux

39. Headache

40. Heat Rash

41. Hiccups

42. Hives

43. Impetigo

44. Immune System

45. Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Chron's/Ulcerative Colitis

46. Motion Sickness

47. Night Terror

48. Obesity

49. Otitis Externa

50. Otitis Media

51. Pharyngitis

52. Pinworms

53. Primary Teeth Eruption

54. Ringworm

55. Roseola

56. Rubella

57. Scabies

58. Stuttering

59. Thrush/Yeast Infection

60. Umbilical Hernia

61. Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

62. Urinary Cystitis

63. Vomiting


Appendix A: Homeopathy

Appendix B: Acupuncture Meridians

Appendix C: Chinese Herbs

Appendix D: Magnets
May Loo, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Stanford Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA; Director, Neurodevelopmental Program, Department of Pediatrics, Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA


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