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Description - Pediatric Acupuncture by May Loo

This book introduces, explores and clearly explains acupuncture and related techniques used in the treatment of children. The author is a practicing 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. Full treatment protocols are given for 22 common pediatric conditions, with a particular emphasis on treatments which are safe, simple and readily accepted by children. In addition, issues of diet and immunization are explored by the author.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780443070327
ISBN-10: 0443070326
Format: Hardback
(260mm x 197mm x 38mm)
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.