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The books recommended below those I own and use. They are also authors I trust and respect. They cover many aspects needed for pediatric acupuncture and related areas such as nutrition. I have included quotes from the books’ descriptions to give you an idea of what they cover.

Pediatric Acupuncture Textbooks

Heal Your Child from the Inside out by Robin Ray Green

Drawing from the ancient wisdom of the Five Elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Robin Ray Green, L.Ac., MTCM, offers simple solutions for creating a natural healing program that is as unique as your child. Questionnaires and quizzes help you gain an understanding of your child’s 5-Element type—whether it’s Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal or Water—to allow you to diagnose imbalances within the body that create health issues. Once you’ve gained a solid understanding of the 5 Elements and how health conditions are affected by elemental imbalances, nutrition, and lifestyle, you’ll learn simple techniques—such as acupressure, massage, and meditation—that will help your child achieve vibrant health.


Pediatric Acupuncture by May Loo

Dr. Loo breaks down treat modalities, initial intake, and TCM differential diagnosis for common pediatric illnesses. This is by far my favorite book on pediatric acupuncture.

This practical introduction to pediatric acupuncture and related techniques explores the important concepts of childhood development and integrates conventional theories with those of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Provides effective acupuncture techniques for treating 22 common childhood conditions, with special emphasis on treatments that are safe, simple, non-invasive, and readily accepted by children.”


Acupuncture in the Treatment of Children by Julian Scott and Teresa Barlow

“In this broadly expanded third edition, the authors explore a number of new topics and revisit many of the old ones with fresh perspective. In addition to the thirty subjects covered in earlier editions are sixteen new chapters which examine a wide variety of topics, from basic childhood patterns, puberty and the stages of development, immunizations, and learning difficulties to hayfever, hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder, autism, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy and infantile paralysis.”


Pediatric Tuina

Chinese Pediatric Massage Therapy: A Parent’s and Practitioner’s Guide to the Treatment and Prevention of Childhood Disease by Fan Ya-Li

This book will give you the basics you need to confidently perform pediatric tuina on children.

“Chinese pediatric massage becomes accessible for both professional practitioners of Chinese medicine and parents in this guide to its basic theories and techniques. It explains specific Chinese massage techniques for the treatment of many pediatric complaints, including diarrhea, colic, vomiting, constipation, excessive drooling, bed-wetting, night crying, and colds. Illustrations show how to apply each treatment.”


Chinese Pediatric Massage: A Practitioner’s Guide by Kyle Cline

This book is a comprehensive guide to pediatric tuina. It’s not as easy to access as Dr. Fan Ya-Li’s book but it provides more massage techniques as well as a full history of the development and use of xiao er tuina.

“This clearly illustrated guide is designed to give all health care providers–massage therapists, homeopathic and allopathic practitioners, and bodyworkers–who know the general concepts of traditional Chinese medicine the tools and knowledge they need to successfully use Chinese pediatric massage in treating their patients.”



An accessible and reassuring guide to childhood health and immunity from a pediatrician who’s both knowledgeable about the latest scientific research and respectful of a family’s risk factors, health history, and concerns

In The Vaccine-Friendly Plan, Paul Thomas, M.D., presents his proven approach to building immunity: a new protocol that limits a child’s exposure to aluminum, mercury, and other neurotoxins while building overall good health. Based on the results from his pediatric practice of more than eleven thousand children, as well as data from other credible and scientifically minded medical doctors, Dr. Paul’s vaccine-friendly protocol gives readers

Holistic Health Guides




Food Allergies and Sensitivities

Food Allergies and SensitivitiesFood Allergies and Food Intolerance: The Complete Guide to Their Identification and Treatment by Jonathan Brostoff and Linda Gamlin

“A leading international authority on food allergy and intolerance provides invaluable advice for achieving dramatic and long-lasting improvements in your health. Explains how sensitivity to foods is responsible for many chronic and misdiagnosed ailments such as migraines, sinus problems, and persistent fatigue. Includes a step-by-step process for identifying food allergies and intolerances and reshaping your diet for better health.”


Homeopathy & Flower Essences


Bach Flower Remedies for Children: A Parents’ Guide by Barbara Mazzarella, (translated by Tami Calliope)

“In this first easy-to-use guide to safe and gentle Bach flower remedies for children’s health and well-being, author Barbara Mazzarella insists that it’s never too early in a child’s life to use gentle flower remedies to foster harmony and balance, the birthright of every child. The author provides in-depth profiles of the thirty-eight Bach Flower remedies along with practical applications for common childhood complaints, including teething, weaning, tantrums, fear of school, nightmares, learning difficulties, and hyperactivity.”