You are your child’s best doctor
The most important principle of children’s health is that you, the parent, are a far better healer for your child than your pediatrician, your Chinese medicine practitioner or any childhood disease specialist. Health practitioners are to be called upon when their expertise is required. You know your child better, and you’ll be far more consistently attentive to your child’s needs than any professional.
You do your child and yourself a disservice by running to the doctor for every little thing. Educating yourself and understanding your child’s health conditions will save you and your child a great deal of unnecessary suffering and expense. You will model for your child the principle that the great majority of life’s problems can be successfully addressed by anyone who uses common sense.