Dr. Ruth Lee is a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncturist licensed both in China and Hong Kong. She graduated from the widely acclaimed Chinese University of Hong Kong and Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and has acquired valuable knowledge in pediatric Tuina. Dr. Lee is the author of “The Soft Touch of Tiger Moms” in which she introduces the unique AcuTouch Baby Tuina, which does not only promote bonding between parents and their babies, but also promotes the physical and mental health of babies.
AcuTouch is a fun and accessible tool enabling parents to take an active interest in promoting their children’s development and well-being. There are a total of 12 combos in her book. Each combo lasts for 5 minutes and is designed for one specific health need. You can choose to do one combo or a combination of a few in a session, depending on how much time is available and what are the areas you want to focus on. So it is flexible enough for busy parents to fit AcuTouch into their lifestyle. While you are performing the combos, you may use familiar lullabies from your childhood or pick the nursery rhythms suggested in her book and sing along.
Here is an excerpt of Dr. Lee’s book “The Soft Touch of Tiger Moms” that will teach you the basic Tuina strokes to help relieve your baby’s cold symptoms as well as shorten the recovery time through boosting immunity.
Start – Invisible Cloak
To begin, we should start all sessions with an opening sequence – the Invisible Cloak. This is a routine that serves two purposes. First, a gesture to formally seek the baby’s permission to maneuver his body, and thus will become a cue for sessions to begin going forward. Second, it prepares the baby both physically and mentally for the Tuina to go. By laying your warm hands over his body, your baby feels secure either with or without clothing on, just as if he is being adorned with an invisible cloak. This will positively condition your child to associate AcuTouch with esteem, relaxation and love.
Choose Your Combo
It all depends on how much time you have for the AcuTouch session. If you only have 5 minutes, then just do the Immune Booster, which is the most important combo as it aims at strengthening the immune system of your baby. I would recommend Immune Booster to be the core combo in every session, with other combos being add-ons.
Basic Tuina Strokes You Need to Know for the Clear Airways
To start AcuTouch Baby Tuina…
When babies catch a cold, they get nasal stuffiness, runny nose, sneezing, coughing and mucus clogged in the lungs. Although these symptoms will eventually recede under proper treatment, they may disrupt many of the daily routines that are essential to body growth and development. For example, babies may choke during feeding and thus lose appetite, or become deprived of deep sleep due to throat irritation and coughing. AcuTouch Clear Airways helps relieve these symptoms as well as shorten recovery time through boosting immunity.
Chapter from by Dr. Ruth Lee’s book “The Soft Touch of Tiger Moms”
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