Children often need some support with their wellbeing, and TCM provides ways to care for many childhood ailments safely and naturally.

Children’s health: A traditional Chinese medicine perspective

Understanding paediatric conditions

“fa bing rong yi, chuan bian xun su.” (Children easily become ill, and their illnesses quickly become serious.)

“zang fu qing ling, yi qu kang fu.” ([Children’s] yin and yang organs are clear and spirited. They easily and quickly regain their health.) (1 p4-5)

Children are energetically dynamic beings. While this means illnesses may take hold and flourish quickly, it thankfully also means that they can recover quickly and typically require far less intervention (including quantities of herbal aides) than adults. 

Many herbs are suitable for self-care. However if a health condition does not resolve with home remedies we recommend using the information in Herbal Reality along with your health advisors, especially herbal practitioners from the professional associations listed in our Resources page (‘If you want to find a herbalist”). When buying any herbal products, you should choose responsible manufacturers with independently assured quality standards and sustainability practices. Check the label carefully for the appropriate safety and sustainability information.

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