Essentials of Chinese Medicine Pediatrics: A Triple Burner Approach to Managing Developmental Delays

This lecture is covered over two back to back sessions.

Anyone working with children will encounter conditions of developmental delay. We will explore the theoretical and clinical relevance of the Triple burner in the diagnosis and treatment of the five common developmental delays: standing, walking, talking, head growth, tooth growth.   As the “Developmental Fu,” the primary function of the triple burner is to coordinate and integrate all the functions of the zang-fu in the growing child.  There is a strong correspondence between the functions of the Triple burner and those of the Vagus nerve network in governing the neuro-gastro-endocrine-immune adaptive response to the stress of life.  We will use cases to illustrate these principles.

  1. Recognize and assess the Five Delays (wu chi).
  2. Identify the patterns of Triple Burner dysfunction.  
  3. Understand the use of Triple Burner derived acupuncture and herbal medicine protocols for managing the most common developmental delays.
  4. Understand the correspondence between the Triple Burner and the Vagus Nerve Network and their governance of immune competence, resilience and adaptation to stress.

Lecture from: May 30, 2017

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