Off the Shelf Pediatric Formulas

A Review of the Formulas You Can Buy

By David Allen

There are many formulas available online for practitioners to use with children, but wading through all the information is difficult. Find out exactly what each formula does, and how they compare to each other.
Total CPDs: 2
Total CPDs: 2
NCCAOM (2), IVAS (2), Standard Certificate (2)
Access Period: Lifetime
Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

Course Overview

In this course David will be reviewing all of the available pediatric ready-made formulas that can be bought online. There are a number of companies making herbal formulas specific to children, but figuring which one to use and when can be difficult. Plus, many of the formulas overlap in their functions, making it further difficult to understand which formulas are useful for specific ailments. The course is designed to be used as reference material for practitioners to refer to when deciding which formulas to prescribe. Formulas examined treat syndromes such as external attack, cough, pneumonia, asthma, bedwetting, constipation, diarrhea, digestive weakness, and mental emotional disorders such as ADHD and insomnia. Each formula is described according to which herbs it contains, what symptoms it treats, and is then compared to other similar formulas to help practitioners understand which formula is best in a particular situation. Companies examined include Blue Poppy, Kan Herbals, Golden Flower, Little Treasures (Su Wen), Little Fishes (China Herb Co), Health Concerns, and Cathay Herbal (Australia). The video lecture also includes a power point designed to used as a reference text.

Course Objectives

  • Learn how to make accurate diagnosis based on children's symptoms.
  • Understand the uses of commonly available pediatric herbal formulas.
  • Learn how to administer herbs to children.
  • Learn about what formulas are available for purchase.

Course Outline

0 hrs - 15 min
Introduction to pediatric herbal formulas available for purchase.
15 min - 1 hrs
Covering Respiratory disease and available formulas.
1 hrs - 1.5 hrs
Covering Digestive disease and available formulas.
1.5 hrs - 1.75 hrs
Covering formulas for mental/emotional disorders.
1.75 hrs - 2 hrs
Covering techniques for administering herbal formulas to children.
David is a very knowledgeable herbalist and I learned a lot from his course
Karin S. - United States of America
I highly recommend this course to anyone studying or practicing TCM that has children or is interested in treating children. There are a lot of different products on the market all with very little information. This course prepares you to use the products both safely and effectively in a clinical and home use setting.
john m. - United States of America


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Taught by David Allen

David Allen, L.Ac., DACM, specializes in TCM for pediatrics and is also a faculty member at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.
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