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Holistic Medicine helps Parents take better control of their childs health.

Holistic or Integrative medicine is defined as relationship centered care that focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing, including evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine. Pediatric Integrative Medicine represents an evolution in pediatric care, a paradigm that embodies a philosophy consistent with long-standing holistic principles of quality medical care for children.

Integrative medicine promotes relationship-centered care and empowers children to incorporate wellness strategies such as improving nutrition, physical activity, and sleep hygiene. Holistic medicine is really about caring for the whole child in the context of that child’s values, their family’s beliefs, their family system, and their culture in the larger community, and considering a range of therapies based on the evidence of their benefits.

Causes of stomach ache in children.

There can be many causes of stomach ache in children some of them are below, also read the article above:
Gas pain
Reflux and GERD
Stomach flu
Upper respiratory infections
Motion sickness
Food allergies
Lactose intolerance
Intestinal blockage (obstruction)
Other infections

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in children and adolescents.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety condition that can plagues the effected person with unwanted thoughts, images or impulses—called obsessions—that are impossible to suppress, causing him great stress and worry. /they can develop repetitive, ritualized actions or compulsions to alleviate the anxiety caused by these obsessions. These compulsions, which can be behaviors or mental acts like counting, are not connected in a realistic way with the threats they are designed to neutralize or prevent. Common obsessions include fear of contamination, fear of harm to himself or others, and fear that he might do something violent or terrible. Children with OCD may compulsively wash their hands, lock and relock doors a certain number of times, line up objects or touch parts of their bodies symmetrically in order to neutralize a fear and make themselves comfortable. They may also repeatedly ask questions and seek reassurance.

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