Editor's Note: Self care is such an important lesson parents can began teaching their infants soon after birth. Massage is a great technique to start with. Infant massage helps relieve colic, constipation, digestive problems, and insomnia. These massage techniques are gentle and easy to learn.
Massage & Bodywork
by Sarah Cooke
Cross-posted from www.Care2.com
As American women are well aware, there has been a great deal of controversy lately about birth control and the freedom of women to make decisions about their reproductive health. Ina May Gaskin, founder of the Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee and author of numerous books about how to achieve a safe home birth, argues that women’s choices are limited when they decide to deliver a child, as well...
Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: As with any other type of care, women have a choice and have always had a choice for the type of birthing experience they want. Whether you feel more comfortable in a hospital setting or in the comfort of your own home, it is up to you. Just make sure you are educated about the pro's and con's of both situations. Home births are great if you wish to have your chiropractor present to help support you and your newborn.
by Dr. Elisa Song
Dr. Elisa Song puts together a detailed list of how to take proper care of your child's immune system this winter...
Editor's Note: What to look at to boost a child’s immune system. Note sick infants must be seen by a practitioner immediately... this article is for older generally healthy children. Remember to look at drug/drug interactions if your child is currently taking medication and always discuss with a practitioner prior to starting any meds or supplements.
Editor´s Note from Nancy Burnett: A fascinating insight into the minds of infants and young children. Gopnik, the author or co-author of numerous books and articles on psychology and development is a professor at the University of California at Berkeley. Her Ted-talk is both clever and funny.
by Jeane Rhodes, PhD
In Part One, we introduced the difficulty of attributing consciousness to the unborn child and newborn infant. To the neurologists, consciousness itself is only a manifestation of neurological functioning, so the debate involves establishing that structures are in place to account for consciousness. There is some evidence that the development of fetal organs, structures, and systems are coincident to use...
Editor´s Note from Nancy Burnett: Jeane continues her introduction to the field of pre and perinatal psychology in this second part of a two-part series. She connects the history to consciousness and the psychoanalytic field and targets health as the central concern of value. Students, practitioners, and everyday readers will discover wisdom in Jean's introduction. See Part 1.
by Ian R. Luepker, ND, DHANP
Though most infants, even newborns, are communicating and interacting socially long before they can use language, parents eagerly await their toddler’s first words--a milestone that usually occurs around the child’s first birthday.
But for Simon, the time for this milestone came and went in silence...
Editor's Notes from Sima Ash: A wonderful case describing homeopathic remedy Nux Moschata which is made of nutmeg to bring equilibrium into a world of an autistic child with his sensory needs, stimming and tics.
by Dena Register, PhD, MT-BC
Part of being a music therapist is sharing your stories—incredible stories—of the triumphs, both great and small, that you encounter every day.
We often have the opportunity to witness the absolute best in the human condition, from the new parents who are learning to adapt and support their pre-mature infant to the family who is grappling with a hospice diagnosis of a loved one...
Music Therapy & Sound Healing
by Mary G. Enig, PhD
Promotion of soy foods as a replacement for animal foods such as eggs, fish, meat, milk and poultry in the diets of men, women, children and infants in the US is being aggressively pursued... At the same time, a number of scientists and writers have issued warnings about the adverse effects of soy, citing both the scientific literature dating back over 60 years as well as recently published studies...
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