Chinese medicine has a very unique way of looking at the body. It takes into account that our body, mind and spirit are intricately connected. It looks at what is happening overall in the body and makes sense of that using an elegant and detailed understanding of these interconnections that has been used for thousands of years. For example, say your child gets constipated, plus itchy hot skin in the upper parts of their body and they don’t sleep well. This would be translated as stagnation in the intestines causing heat to rise in the skin. The skin and large intestine are connected in Chinese medicine so, clearing up the intestines will help the skin to be clearer, less hot and less itchy. So, the focus would be on the intestines but there would also be attention paid directly to the skin.