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Description - Pediatric Acupuncture by May Loo

This introduction explores and clearly explains acupuncture and related techniques used in the treatment of children. The author is a practising pediatrician with many years' experience in both working with children and as an acupuncture practitioner. The book introduces important concepts of childhood development that integrate conventional theories with the Traditional Chinese Medicine theories presented in the classic texts. It covers a variety of acupuncture techniques, including non-invasive approaches (such as electrical stimulation, laser and magnet therapy) which are particularly helpful with children. Since the modern child may already be taking medications with side effects, the book looks at acupuncture treatment for the side-effects of 20 common pediatric medications. Finally, full treatment protocols are given for 30 common pediatric conditions, with a particular emphasis on treatments which are safe, simple and readily accepted by children.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780443070327
ISBN-10: 0443070326
Format: Hardback
Pages: 372
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publish Date: 20-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - May Loo

May Loo has studied acupuncture in the Orient, Europe and in the USA. She istrained in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and in the French tradition of acupuncture taught at the medical acupuncturist's course at UCLA. She was the preceptor for the course in 1997. She is one of four MDs in the USA to hold a teaching certificate in Korean hand acupuncture, a form of acupuncture which iseasily administered to children. She is at the forefront of the use of lasers in her research and in the treatment of children.

Dr Loo received her medical degree from the University of California, School of Medicine, in San Francisco, UCSF, and she completed her pediatric residency at the University of Minnesota Hospitals; she pursued a post-doctorate clinical fellowship in Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics at UCSF. She has also had training in psychotherapy and hypnosis.