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Anorexia

Anorexia is a kind of disease in which children have no appetite or even an aversion to food for a long time. It is a common disease among infants between 1 to 6 years old. 

 

Cause:

In TCM, the causes of anorexia are an irregular diet, improper feeding and dietary bias for a long time, by which the normal functions of transformation and transportation will be affected. 

Resultantly, there will be symptoms such as loss of appetite, emaciation and influenced growth and development.

 

Syndrome differentiation:

  • Failure of splenic transportation 

It is characterized as a lusterless complexion, no appetite, or tasteless, 

  • Deficiency of stomach yin: It is characterized by dry mouth, drinking favours, red tongue, and dry stool.

  • Oi-deficiency of spleen and stomach: It is characterized as spiritless, reluctant to speak, sallow complexion

Research:

Pediatric massage for the treatment of anorexia in children: A meta-analysis

https://www.wjtcm.net/article.asp?issn=2311-8571;year=2018;volume=4;issue=3;spage=96;epage=104;aulast=Gao

Efficacy and safety of pediatric massage in the treatment of anorexia

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8084013/

How can Pediatric Tui-Na Massage help?

  • The acupuncturist will assess the tongue and take the pulse, with the syndrome differentiation. then do a Tui-Na massage with a prescription of acupressure points. 

  • For the best result, the parents can help the children massage a few times in-home until the next visit. 

Insurance Covered:

This service can be Covered by Acupuncture insurance.

and we can do Direct Billing as well

Our Pediatric Tui-Na Massage Team

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