Naturopathic and Integrative Pediatrics is a clinically oriented textbook designed for students and practitioners of naturopathic and integrative medicine. The goal of this text is to provide a primer in naturopathic pediatric care with the following objectives:
- To offer guidance to the promotion of health, the prevention of disease, and the management of presentations common in general naturopathic practice in North America.
- Emphasis is placed on working with the family unit, interpreting the evidence for naturopathic modalities to children, and applying naturopathic principles to treating the whole child.
- To offer evidence, principles, and strategies that will support the reader in creating holistic, individualized plans.
The first section of the book is devoted to promoting wellness and preventing disease, including principles of monitoring and encouraging normal growth and development and important lifestyle considerations such as nutrition, sleep, physical activity, and environmental exposures. The second section explores the management of common presenting pediatric concerns in a typical naturopathic practice.