Chinese Dietary Therapy for Children

Nourish babies' and children's digestion through diet and differentiate common childhood ailments. Learn how to apply TCM dietary principles confidently in the kitchen.

5.5 CEUs/PDAs

Length: 5.5 hours

Instructor: Sandra Robertson | RTCMP


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Who is this course for?
Acupuncturists · TCM Practitioners · Anyone with a minimal foundation in TCM
Course length (start & watch when you want)
5.5 hours of video content
Course credits
5.5 CEUs / PDAs

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5.5 credits with: NCCAOM (AOM-OM), NZASA (Category 2), meets standards for CTCMA, CAAA, CTCMPAO, AACMA
Lifetime access · Certificate of completion

Meet your course instructor

Sandra Robertson | RTCMP

Sandra Robertson is a Practitioner of Chinese Medicine and has been in practice in Victoria, B.C., since 2008. She has a five-year Doctor of Chinese Medicine diploma. She is the author of Treating Children with Chinese Dietary Therapy, released in 2021 by Singing Dragon. She has extensively studied and applied Chinese dietary therapy in her life as a mother and stepmother to three children and her clinical practice with clients. Sandra trained with Lillian Pearl Bridges, the world’s leading authority on Face Reading and Facial diagnosis and completed the Master Face Reading Certification Program. She has also taken continuing education training with Julian Scott, the world’s most eminent Pediatric Acupuncture specialist. Sandra enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, cooking, farmers' markets, writing, hiking, yoga, qi gong, and aiming to live her life in the most Yang Sheng way possible.

Course description

If you’re new to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), before starting this course, you may want first to take the course Chinese Dietary Therapy. This introductory course will provide you with the foundations of Chinese Medicine and will improve your understanding of this Chinese Medicine for Children course. 

This course covers the immature digestive systems of children from a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective and teaches the best ways to protect and nourish their Middle Burner (Spleen and Stomach). It also provides modern findings and research that reinforce many TCM principles regarding nutrition for babies’ and children’s health.

Common childhood ailments are discussed and broken down into TCM patterns with supporting dietary advice for parents or caregivers.

This course includes 28 delicious and child-approved recipes, plus 8 full cooking demonstrations so you can apply the teaching from this course immediately in the kitchen.

To pull all of the information together, your instructor Sandra presents 4 case studies from her clinical practice so that you can see the power of Chinese Dietary Therapy for Children.

Upon completion of this course, students will have the ability to:

  • Comprehend the difference between TCM Dietary advice for babies and children versus adults.
  • Understand the function of the Spleen and Stomach In babies and children.
  • Understanding the Importance of early childhood diet in TCM and in relation to modern findings and research for long-term health
  • Utilize TCM dietary therapy, instead of or along with allopathic medicine (i.e., fever reducers and antibiotics) for common childhood ailments is optimal and beneficial.
  • Read facial diagnosis signs to look for in children.
  • Differentiate common childhood ailments and suggest TCM dietary therapy accordingly.

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Lesson plan

Section I | Welcome

1. Welcome to your new course 

2. Course outline

3. Introduction

Section II | The immature Spleen and Stomach in babies and Children

4. The immature Spleen

5. Allopathic medicines 

6. How to nourish the Spleen in children

7. Cooking Demo: Puffed amaranth bar

8. Pernicious influences for the Spleen

9. In utero and the mother’s health

10. Facial diagnosis in children

Section III | Common childhood ailments

11. Accumulation disorder

12. Colic

13. Stomachache

14. Low appetite

15.  Cooking Demo: Homemade Nutritious Nutella

16. Nausea and vomiting

17. Ear infections

18. Loose stools

19. Cooking Demo: Chocolate Covered Puffed Lotus Seeds

20. Constipation

21. Cooking Demo: Millet Cakes & Sunflower Seed Dip

22. Common cold and influenza

23. Chronic cough

24. Eczema

25. Cooking Demo: Celery root salad

26. Allergic Rhinitis (hay fever)

27. Chronic asthma 

28. Cooking Demo: Pear smoothie with homemade almond milk

29. Nocturnal Enuresis (bedwetting)

30. Cooking Demo: Steamed egg soup

31. Cooking Demo: Mung bean brownies

Section IV | Case studies

32. Four case studies

33. Conclusion and course review

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