Introduction to Early Childhood

Parents are faced with a number of tasks to ensure healthy development in their child in early childhood. Here you will find practical, nursing and medical recommendations for the most important events in the first three years of life, as well as recommendations for specialists. Our authors are pediatricians, developmental educators, nurses, arts therapists and body therapists with extensive practical experience.

Fig. «The granddaughter in the pram» of Max Liebermann. © akg-images

Research news

Pilot study  on the clinical effect of yarrow liver compresses  
Liver compresses are commonly applied in integrative cancer treatment and are believed to have an energizing effect. A randomized pilot study was conducted to investigate the influence of yarrow liver compresses on the autonomic nervous system by analyzing heart rate variability in metastatic cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy and suffering from cancer-related fatigue. The study found that this application led to increased sympathetic activity during daytime in the intervention group, whereas in the control group, which did not receive any external application, increased parasympathetic activity. The study is open access:  
https://doi.org/10.1177/15347354221081253


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