Homeopathic approach to raising children

Since Homoeopathy’s introduction 200 years ago by a German doctor Samuel Hahnemann, it has won much praise especially for the treatment of the new-born, neo-nate, infants and children. It has a laudable and extensively-documented clinical record and there are literally hundreds of high-quality, peer-reviewed basic science, pre-clinical and clinical studies showing it works. Today, many pediatricians prefer homoeopathic treatment for their patients. Homoeopathic medicines are prepared mainly from herbs and minerals and are given in very minute doses so that they are 100% non-toxic. Homeopathy is therefore safe with no side effects and is very good for raising immunity. It stimulates the body’s own healing mechanism while treating both emotional and physical symptoms. Its greatest benefit is that it prevents disease when taken as a prophylactic. In contrast to antibiotics and other such medicines, homoeopathy does not hinder digestion; does not lower resistance power and does not produce any allergy. There is no harm even if taken over a long-term. No injections are required while you are on homoeopathy.

Parenthood is the most amazing and exhilarating experience one can have, provided you really accept and welcome it. One of the major issues in our times is how to take care of our children’s health. The applications of homeopathy are widespread - everything from treating the common cold, ear infections, infants colic, fever, teething problems, vomiting, dysentery, nephrotic syndrome (kidney disease), growth related problems, convulsions (epilepsy).

Ignatia amara, Lycopodium clavatum and Natrum muriaticum are very effective for the prevention and treatment of migraine attacks in children. A significant decrease in the frequency, severity, and duration of migraine attacks was observed and, consequently, reduced absenteeism from school.

For ADD/ ADHD supplements, including fish oil, choline and phosphatidyl serine, which help treat anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder, and can calm children. A diet rich in organic foods, specifically fresh fruit, vegetables, organic eggs and meats is always beneficial.

For first-aid and acute conditions, remedies that are used over and over again include Aconite, Belladonna, Pulsatilla, Chamomilla, Sulphur, Arnica, Mercurius, and Arsenicum album.

Sepia is known to assist with numerous weaknesses, disorders and ailments

Aconite can be beneficial for any number of childhood conditions, including the early stages of a cold, croup, diarrhea, and ear infections.

Belladonna is recommended when the child's face is typically red and hot. They may be feverish with dilated pupils; the skin is dry. They are usually restless and their pulse is pounding.

Chamomilla for the sick child who is cross, irritable, and cannot be easily soothed. Also helpful through bouts of colic, teething, ear infections, and diarrhea.

Pulsatilla for a sick child who is particularly weepy, sensitive, and wants sympathy and attention. The child may be thirst less, and prefer being in the open air and moving about.

Homeopathy offers a convincing solution for Oppositional Defiant Disorder as well

Aurum Metallicum is an excellent remedy for narcissism, melodramatic, over sensitive children who feel hopeless with a great desire to commit suicide.

Lycopodium is a remedy for those who have a strong love for power

Palladium Metallicum works for those affected by wounded pride and fancied neglect.

Platina is a brilliant remedy for snobbish and highly intelligent people.

Stramonium is a remedy for those who are unusually self interested, love and think of themselves only
For Chicken Pox, Pulsatilla nigrans, Rhus toxicodendron and Antimonium tartaricum are highly effective
Original Quinton Isotonic is beneficial for children with Autism

Using excellent nutrition as a foundation, we can raise functionally healthy children who respond well to supportive measures, such as homeopathy under the able guidance of a good practitioner.