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Flu Season: Pediatric Acupoint Massage to Treat Children

A study of “Short Term efficacy observation of special acupoint massage for exogenous fever in children” by Luo ran, Huang ke qi, Wang ting, Zhang hong from Wenzhou Center hospital

Pediatric Acupoint Massage for children

Fever due to common cold or flu is very common in children. This happens all year round, but mostly in winter and spring due to sudden weather change. Symptoms for the flu can include fever, stuffy nose, running nose, coughing. In allopathic medicine, typically a doctor will give children antiviral or antibiotics for treatment. This kind of treatments can rapidly reduce the body temperature, however with possible dangerous side effect as well.

In Chinese medicine, we use acupoint massage to reduce a fever due to common cold or flu with proven clinical results. Luo Ran, Huang Ke Qi, Wang Ting, Zhang Hong from Wenzhou Center hospital took 150 children for their clinical trial.

Pediatric Acupoint Massage Study:

Children from ages 4 months to 6 years old met the following criteria:

  • Symptoms such as fever, aversion to cold, stuffy nose, running nose, cough, accompanying with vomiting, diarrhea or convulsion due to high body temperature

  • Normal or reduced white blood cell, reduced neutrophils, elevated lymphocytes

Children with the following symptoms were eliminated from the clinical trial:

  • Purulent tonsillitis, bronchitis, Pneumonia

  • Severe malnutrition

  • Severe cardio vascular, liver, kidney, hematopoietic system disease or severe psychological conditions

  • Patients already took medicine to reduce the fever

Group 1 --- orally take Ibuprofen Syrup

Group 2 --- use onl