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Complementary Childcare: Coughs and Colds

Alternative title
Complementary Kids: Coughs and Colds
Synopsis
A series originally shown on the Discovery Health Channel seeking to promote a greater understanding of the use of complementary therapies in treating a range of illnesses in children. Each programme deals with a specific illness and health practitioners, all belonging to recognised medical associations, are shown working with the case studies.
The series promotes the idea of helping children to strengthen their immune system at an early age for a healthy later life.

This programme features three case studies of children who have been treated with complementary therapies: 1) a two-year-old suffered from constant cattarrh and chest infections from the age of 6 months, culminating in her collapsing with suspected pneumonia. Antibiotics did not help but a homeopathic remedy has. 2) An infant receives colour puncture therapy as an alternative to yet more antibiotics for repeated ear infections. 3) A 7-year-old is shown undergoing a course of Chinese Medicine, including acupressure and Tui Na, for treatment of his persistent colds which go straight to his chest. Chinese Medicine is a health lifestyle which can both treat people when they are ill and build up immunity when they are not. With Dr Gill Jenkins, GP.
Series
Complementary Childcare, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2002
Year of production
2002
Notes
Programme first broadcast on Discovery Health Channel 23/9/02
Also available on DVD combinbed with ASTHMA
Uses
Aimed at parents who feel that traditional health care methods have failed, or not helped their children sufficiently.
Subjects
Medical sciences
Keywords
acupuncture; child health; complementary medicine; homeopathy; colour puncture therapy; Chinese medicine; acupressure

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£14.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
60 minutes
Year
2003

Type
VHS
Price
£9.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
30 minutes
Year
2003

Production Company

Name

B-Line Productions

Web
http://www.b-lineproductions.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8444 9574
Fax
020 8365 3664
Address
135 Sydney Road
London N10 2ND

Sponsor

Name

Discovery Health Channel

Distributor

Name

Quantum Leap

Notes
The company ceased trading in 2018. It was previously a distributor and online retailer specialising in non-fiction DVD titles on a wide variety of subjects, particularly in the areas of music instruction, music performance, sport instruction, and health. Some titles also available through retail outlets.
 

Available from retail outlets

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