Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder of the neurodevelopmental type. It is characterized by problems paying attention, excessive activity, or difficulty controlling behavior which is not appropriate for a person's age.
In children, problems paying attention may result in poor school performance, conduct disorder and lack social adaptation, which can affect their academic, physical and mental health, and their married life and social skills.
TCM believes that ADHD connects with organs dysfunction, it affects people's emotions and temperament. Through the four diagnostic criteria to determine the patient's organ’s qi and blood, and then give the treatment based on the individual symptom, the main method is the herb of Chinese medicine and acupuncture.
During child growth state, active and easy to distraction are normal, some parents may think their children have similar symptom as children with ADHD. Parents can let their child have Chinese medicine or to the hospital for testing to confirm. Children who have been diagnosed with ADHD can also have Western medicine treatment and Chinese medicine treatment at the same time, to improve efficacy and alleviate the side effects.
Also known as Autism, parents usually notice signs in the first two or three years of their child's life, characterized by troubles with social interaction and communication, restricted and repetitive behavior. Often accompanied by mental retardation, some children show unusual abilities such as the memorization of trivia to the extraordinarily rare talents of prodigious autistic savants. There is no shortcut to treating Autism. To improve children's symptoms, western medicine mainly uses special education and medication. TCM treated Autism by children's acupuncture combined with Chinese medicine. Chinese medicine used to regulate congenitally and regulate the spleen and stomach. Acupuncture the scalp acupuncture points are for adjusting the function of the cerebral cortex a, dredge the brain network, together with other acupuncture points to improve intelligence.
TCM treatment can help to improve intelligence, improve mood disorders, language disorders and other symptoms, thereby enhancing children's quality of life and self-care ability.
The sooner the treatment of Autism starts, the better result the parents will get. Family's concern and the harmony of the surrounding environment also have a great impact on children. Spend more time to play, communicate, exercise with children, are also very helpful to improve the ability of language organization and expressive ability.
Tic disorders are defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) based on type (motor or phonic) and duration of tics (sudden, rapid, nonrhythmic movements). Some common tics are eye blinking, throat clearing, sniffing, nodding and shaking his head and facial movements. Most children onset between 4 and 12 years of age, boys are more likely to have Tic Disorder than girls, often accompanied by hyperactivity, attention cannot be concentrated and other symptoms.
Tourette is quite new to many parents and in most instances:
When the child appears wink, shook his head shrugs and other symptoms, parents think their child is just being naughty;
Some parents who had learned a little about tic disorder, when their children found licking lips, playing tongue and other bad habits, sometimes might over-worried and mistakenly think their child suffering from tic disorder;
Parents who had children were diagnosed with a tic disorder, might feel overwhelmed, do not know how to treat tic disorder.
The above situation may allow children to miss the best treatment period. Because of tic disorder, most of the children with tic disorder show very poor self-control. At school, they are easily criticized by their teachers or mock by their classmates, it may hurt their feeling.
When parents suspect the child may have a tic disorder, can bring the children to pediatric neurology or psychology to have a body check, if diagnosed, you can first choose psychological behavior treatment. When the behavior treatment effect is not obvious, then can consider with the drug treatment, it is recommended to choose traditional Chinese medicine treatment.
TCM think that the "wind" and "phlegm" are related to Tic Disorder and will diagnose and treated the children individual through the 4 diagnose methods, targeted the problem but fewer side effects.
Refers to the child isn't growing at the normal rate in their age. It can show in many ways, such as delay of hair growth, teeth eruption, and the ability to stand, walk and speak, abnormally slow height or weight gains in a child. Child growth was significantly later than other children of the same age, sometimes can also accompany by mental retardation.
Hairless or no hair when newborn, with age still sparse hair difficult, are 【hair growing retardation】; when 12 months old still no tooth or tooth eruption too slow are 【teeth eruption delayed】; child who 1 to 2 years old still cannot speak are 【speak delayed】; child who 2 to 3 years old still cannot stand or walk are【stand delayed】or【walk delayed】.
TCM think that children with delayed growth are mainly congenital endowment deficiencies or postnatal impairment leading to qi and blood deficiency, ultimately affect the growth of the child. Chinese medicine through the understanding of the child's physical condition and the 4 diagnose methods to make a distinction, then decide the treating methods between of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, ear acupuncture therapy to make up for their deficiencies.
Delayed Growth treatment takes time, need children and parents be patience and insist on the use of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture for a long time. Except the normal Chinese medicine formulations like Chinese medicine herb decoction and herb powder, traditional Chinese medicine cream are also a good choice, herb cream have a better taste and easy to take, it can help reduce the pressure on parents and children for having medication.
Epilepsy is a group of neurological disorder characterized by epileptic seizures.Because epilepsy is caused by abnormal activity in the brain, seizures can affect any process your brain coordinates. Seizure signs and symptoms may include Temporary confusion, a staring spell, uncontrollable jerking movements of the arms and legs, loss of consciousness or awareness, psychic symptoms such as fear or anxiety.
Before epilepsy seizures, it often has warnings such as dizziness, chest tightness, nervous or scared, numbness and so on. When those signs appear, parents should avoid children playing outdoors, stay in a safe, good air circulation and quiet place to ease children's emotions and to avoid an accident occurred while seizures.
Usually, onset symptoms are relatively mild, but if the seizures keep repeated, it will lead the qi of organ gradually weak, if the frequency of seizures become more frequent, the symptoms will also become more serious.
When epilepsy seizures, what parents can do:
Roll a cloth into certain thickness, put it into the mouth between the teeth, avoid patient to bite their tongue;
Lay patient's head to one side, opened the collar (Loosen any tight clothing around the neck), keep the respiratory tract open;
Don't try to hold the child down, even the patient has remarkable muscular strength during seizures. Trying to pin a patient with a seizure to the ground isn't easy and it might hurt the patient.
Acupuncture or strong stimulation to specific acupuncture points as RenZhong，HeGu，YongQuan，ShiXuan ， in order to achieve the role of clear mind.
At the time of remission of epilepsy (asymptomatic period), TCM is often given Chinese medicine herb combined with acupuncture treatment to improve children's quality of life and reduce the frequency of seizures. In order to achieve a good therapeutic effect, parents and patient need to have determination for a long-term and regular treatment.