Category Archives: Children’s Health

Omega-3 -6 and -9 help with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Could omega-3 -6 and -9 help with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)? A: EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids) are fat compounds that are called essential because they each serve critical functions within the body; they are also critical because the human body cannot create them and must obtain it from food sources….

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A child who is wetting the bed?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, What would you recommend for a young boy of 11 years old who is wetting the bed? A: Pediatric enuresis has many etiologies. There are specific recommendations that an herbalist or acupuncturist will prescribe that can help, such as Ootheca Mantidis, Rhizoma Dioscoreae, and Fructus Alpinia Oxyphyllae. These herbs can assist…

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Natural treatment for adenoid problems?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Can you recommend a good natural treatment for adenoid problems in my 3-year-old son? A: Adenoid and tonsil tissues are lymphatic in nature and are involved with the immune mediation. These tissues often have acute inflammation due to reoccurring ear or sinus infections. I suggest that you first conduct proper tests…

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Acupuncture help child with sensory integration disorder?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, My son is not yet one year old and has been diagnosed with sensory integration disorder (SID). Can acupuncture help? A: I am surprised that the diagnosis of SID is made with such a young child. Therefore, I am going to assume that there are serious and outward manifestations of the…

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Grinding teeth indicates parasites?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, My 4-year-old son is grinding his teeth badly at night. I have read that this could be a sign of certain parasites. Do you know of anything that could be causing him to do this and what could help? A: Barring stress, anxiety, and fear of the night, there is a…

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Build up immune system to avoid constant colds?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I have 2 daughters, ages three and five. They are constantly getting sick with colds, bronchitis, flus, viruses, respiratory problems, and so on. Is there something they can take to build up their immune system? A: I would suggest first of all to have both of them checked to rule out…

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Suggestions for teenager suffering from migraines?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Do you have any suggestions for my 13-year-old son who is suffering from migraine headaches? A: A 13-year-old should not have any migraine headaches. Migraines are usually predominant in females while males tend to suffer from tension headaches, which are neurological. In any event, a young child should not suffer from…

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