Natural Health for Kids: Complementary Treatments for More Than 50 Ailments

Natural Health for Kids: Complementary Treatments for More Than 50 Ailments


By (author) Sarah Wilson


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  • Publisher: Hamlyn
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 230mm x 10mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 28 March 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0600613550
  • ISBN 13: 9780600613558
  • Illustrations note: 50 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,183,826

Product description

More people than ever are taking a holistic approach to treating childhood ailments, knowing that they can rely on safe, tried-and-tested practices to relieve minor ailments and maintain good health. This book contains natural remedies for more than 50 conditions affecting babies and young children, from colic and asthma to hyper activity. It draws on a wide range of holistic therapies such as aromatherapy, reflexology, herbalism and nutritional therapy.

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Author information

Sarah Wilson was, until recently, Editor of the UK's leading alternative health magazine Here's Health. She has a passionate interest in holistic therapies, food and nutrition, and as the mother of two children, has plenty of experience in putting her knowledge to good use. She is now a full time writer, specializing in health issues.

Table of contents

Introduction; Creating a healthy environment for your child. The importance of exercise and nutrition. Why certain common complaints are on the increase. Using natural therapies. Your natural medicine chest. Health checks for your child. When to call the doctor; Complementary therapies; How they work, what to expect from a treatment, and which ones you can use at home, including:; Homeopathy, Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Reflexology, Massage, Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Bach Flower remedies, Acupressure, Naturopathy, Nutritional therapy, Kiniesiology, Yoga, Ayurveda, Art therapies; Common ailments; Symptoms, causes, likely conventional medical treatment, self-help treatments, most effective complementary therapies. Ailments include:; cold sores, heat rash, eczema, cradle cap, ringworm, head lice, nappy rash, skin allergy, headache, coughs, colds, catarrh, sinusitis, nose bleed, asthma, sore throat, hayfever, tonsillitis, teething, food allergy, colic, tummy ache, travel sickness, diarrhoea, urinary tract infection, bed wetting, bites and stings, sunburn, bumps and bruises, anxiety, fears and phobias; Index.