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Everything You Need to Know About Paediatric TuiNa 小儿推拿

By Physician Wang Senping, MD 王森平医师

Paediatric TuiNa • Yong Kang TCM Chinese Medicine

---Yong Kang Paediatric TuiNa Series

When it comes to Paediatric TuiNa, most parents who have babies will not be unfamiliar with it.

It is because of its good therapeutic health effects and fewer adverse side effects, Paediatric TuiNa is more and more recognized and welcomed by all parents.

Paediatric TuiNa is guided by the basic theory of traditional Chinese medicine. According to the physiological and pathological characteristics of children, the manipulation of the specific acupuncture points or parts of the body surface is applied.

Paediatric TuiNa also guided by the theory of Chinese medicine for thousands of years, has not been verified in its true origin period, but it has been widely used in the Ming Dynasty several hundred years ago, and there are related academic monographs such as "Paediatric Massage". In the information age, health care technologies that can withstand long-term tests should probably not be bad. Paediatric TuiNa massage technology, in the past few hundred years, under the "severe selection of the mothers" who loved their sons in the next generation, has been passed down to the present, its effectiveness is unquestionable, and should be widely promoted.

The effectiveness of Paediatric TuiNa massage in the treatment of common diseases in children lies in three aspects:

1, Accurate dialectical diagnosis

2, Accurate acupoint selection

3, Accurate operation.

Diagnosis is more important than treatment." We all know. Because the diagnosis is the premise of acupoints and treatment, after a comprehensive and comprehensive understanding of the physical condition of children, according to the different physical conditions of children and the current specific response to the disease, The medicine is prescribed. Qualified Chinese medicine practitioners will prescribe Chinese medicine according to these syndromes, and it is acupuncture prescription in Paediatric TuiNa massage.

There are dozens of acupoints commonly used in children's massage (children's specific points), and the acupoints (hands) of the hands are the most commonly used. Each acupuncture point has its exact position distribution and indication effect. "Accurate selection of points, flexible prescriptions" is also a test of the skills of Chinese medicine practitioners.

In addition, due to the special physiological characteristics of children - dirty, delicate, vigorous, clinical manipulation, is also very different from adult massage. “Light and soft, steady and steady” is a feature of the operation method. Accurate use of the massage, pinching, and other methods on the selected specific points, the combination of form and spirit, is another key to effectiveness.

Paediatric TuiNa massage can treat many common Paediatric diseases, such as colds, coughs, fever, anorexia, diarrhea, constipation, poor sleep, sweat, nightingale, stunting and so on. However, not all diseases are suitable for Paediatric TuiNa massage. For some serious diseases, it is necessary to cooperate with traditional Chinese medicine conditioning and may require the intervention of antibiotics (such as bacterial infections or serious infectious diseases).

There are many areas of Paediatric health care, and I hope to have the opportunity to continue sharing.

May the children of the world grow up healthily.






小儿推拿,以几千年的中医理论作指导,其真正起源时期已无从考证,但在几百年前的明朝时期已经被广泛应用,并出现如《小儿按摩经》等相关学术专著。信息时代, 能经得起长时间考验的健康保健技术,大概都应该不会差的。小儿推拿技术,在几百年里,在一代代爱子如命的妈妈们的“严选把关”下,流传至今,其有效性是不容置疑的,是应该被广泛推广的,


1, 准确的辨证诊断

2, 准确的穴位选取

3, 准确的操作手法。

诊断比治疗更重要”,我们都知道。 因为诊断是取穴和治疗的前提,在对小儿的身体状况有一个全面整体的了解后,根据小儿不同的体质和当前特定的病症反应来“对证下药”。 合格的中医师都会根据这些证候开具中药处方,在小儿推拿中就是穴位处方。

小儿推拿中常用的穴位有几十个(小儿特定穴),其中手部的穴位(手穴),是最多最常用的。 每个穴位都有其准确的位置分布和主治功效。 “准确选穴,灵活组方”,也是考验着中医师的功力。


小儿推拿可以治疗很多儿科常见病,比如感冒,咳嗽,发烧,厌食,泄泻,便秘,眠差,汗多,夜啼,发育迟缓等等。 但是并不是所有的疾病都适合小儿推拿,对于某些重疾,需要配合中药的调理,或许需要抗生素的介入(如细菌性感染,或者严重的传染病)。



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