Chinese Herbs for Colic Matthews NC

Traditional Chinese Medicine views colic as caused by over-feeding. Infants are seen as having sensitive digestive systems, and over-feeding, including breast-feeding, can overwhelm an infant. Read on to see what kind of solution do they provide.

Family First Chiropractic
(704) 594-2163
7316 Matthews Minthill Rd
Charlotte, NC
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Call now for your Free consultation,exam,and X-Rays to see if you qualify for Chiropractic care. Medicare excluded.
Hours
Monday 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Acupressure, Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Monroe Chiropractic
(980) 239-7578
1009 W Roosevelt Blvd
Monroe, NC
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Hall Chiropractic Center
(803) 792-7576
1171 Market St
Fort Mill, SC
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$65 New Patient Special!
Consultation, Examination, Therapy and Adjustment.
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Jenny Craig
(704) 541-1823
8328 Pineville Matthews RD Ste 308
Charlotte, NC
Alternate Phone Number
(704) 541-1823
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Weight Loss, Diet Plans

Sue's Drapery Creations
(704) 544-8804
17335 Meadow Bottom Rd
Charlotte, NC
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Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
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Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Chiropractic Fitness (South Charlotte)
(980) 428-9997
8316 Pineville Matthews Rd
Charlotte, NC
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35 dollar exam and xrays( if needed )
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Monday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Infinite Wellness - on I-77 exit 85
(803) 875-0944
1698 Highway 160 W # 200
Fort Mill, SC
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Monday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Roy Crary Blank, MD
(704) 291-7111
3415 Rainbow Dr
Waxhaw, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, Nc
Group Practice: Caswell Med Assoc

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Janet Lepke
(704) 366-9880
429 S Sharon Amity Rd,# C
Charlotte, NC
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Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Erin A Jones
(704) 999-0880
6000 Fairview Rd,# 1200
Charlotte, NC
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Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

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Chinese Herbs for Colic

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By Jake Paul Fratkin, OMD, lac

Q My baby is 6 weeks old and has had constant colic. He is fussy during the day, but cries inconsolably at nighttime. My doctor says that he will outgrow it. Does Chinese medicine have anything that could help?

A In my clinical practice, I address colic with both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and a modern naturopathic perspective. TCM views colic as caused by over-feeding. Infants are seen as having sensitive digestive systems, and over-feeding, including breast-feeding, can overwhelm an infant. This leads to food stagnation with accumulation of undigested food and mucus. Also, feeding infants too much fatty, sweet, raw, cold or hard-to-digest food can cause colic. In some cases the baby will spit up. In others, the inability to process food and move it downward causes painful abdominal distension, crying and discomfort.

In simple cases, gentle abdominal massage in a clockwise direction, followed by gentle downward stroking along the abdomen, can provide relief. In China, mothers are encouraged to have fixed feeding times, with the idea of a fixed amount. Babies are separated from the breast when they are three-quarters full, and the babies quickly get used to this.

We treat babies who do not respond to the above massage with Chinese herbal medicine or acupuncture to break up food stagnation and support weak digestion. This approach, while very effective, should be prescribed and performed by Oriental medical practitioners who are experienced working with infants.

The naturopathic view is that colic often has a food trigger, particularly dairy. Having the baby or the nursing mother stop all dairy should be the first course of action, including yogurt, ice cream, cheese and goat’s milk. In severe cases, other food triggers may include eggs, gluten, grains, nuts, seeds and beans. Usually, meat, vegetables, fruit and rice are not allergenic, and the nursing mother should stick to these foods until potential reactive foods can be identified.

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