Introduction: ADHD, autism in children, over stress and tiredness in teenagers are quite often inquired by worrying parents in the practice of alternative medicine. These disorders bring suffering of the patients, and stress of direct environments. It is worth to get attention in clinical study, especially when TCM can bring special attribution for improving the patients’ conditions, therefore can also reduce the stress of their parents and school class.
In this lecture, Dr. Yifan Yang will, according to TCM point of view, discuss the physical and mental features of children and teenagers, analyze the possible causes of the disorders and explain the pathological changes in their body.
She will introduce the TCM treatment:
herbs (self made formulas, variations of classical formulas; or patent formula's, with explanations)
acupuncture (a list of usefull points, emphases special points and explanation)
dietary (group foods which are good/not good for the diseases)
life style advice (mental and physical exercise; avoid certain activities)
In this way, she wants to help the practitioners and therapist to treat these disorders more efficiently
ADHD. Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD/ADD) is a childhood disorder characterized by an individual's difficulty to control his/her behavior and remain focused, and/or hyperactivity. Children with ADHD/ADD will exhibit symptoms of inattention (difficulty focusing on and completing tasks, processing information, daydreaming), hyperactivity (fidgeting in seat, constantly in motion) and/or impulsivity (impatience, speaking or acting without restraint) to a higher degree than other children.
Researchers conclude that acupuncture increases the efficacy of biofeedback treatments and is also effective as a standalone therapy for children with ADHD. EEG results and symptomatic presentations significantly improved with the implementation of acupuncture therapy protocols. Acupuncture produced an 84.45% total effective rate as a standalone therapy and outperformed Chinese herbal medicine, which achieved a 78.77% total effective rate. Acupuncture combined with biofeedback achieved a 91.5% total effective rate. Take a look at the results in two groundbreaking studies.
Autism. Autism in the Western medical sense does not exist in Chinese medicine. Instead, it is classified under the Syndrome of 5 Delays. The "delays" are observed in the areas of standing, walking, hair growth, teeth eruption and speech. This type of brain dysfunction in children, classic autism characteristic, is seen in traditional Chinese medicine as an imbalance of body functions. Based in the yin/yang theory, TCM views disease within the framework of energy balance.
Stress, tiredness after illness of Pfeiffer in teenagers. TCM Perspective On Infectious Mononucleosis. In traditional Chinese medicine, this disease belongs to the category of febrile diseases, manifested as fever, red and swollen throat, scrofula, etc. Infectious mononucleosis (called "mono" for short) is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a virus that affects nearly everybody at some point. The disease is sometimes known as glandular fever, because it causes lymph glands to swell up. It's also called the "kissing disease" because kissing is a common method of transmission.