Homeopathy for Children

Homeopathy for Children

Homeopathy for Children

Parenting is a precious gift. But a parent’s life is always overloaded with multiple responsibilities. And children’s health is one of the most concerning aspects of parenthood. Although homeopathy works well in variety of diseases, it has special affinity for childhood problems. Bellow are some unique benefits of homeopathy in addressing common childhood problems.

Homeopathy is a type of medicine in which the self-healing power of the body is stimulated. This self-healing power is often greater in children than older people. In a child, everything is young and busting with energy, including the power of recovery, which is why homeopathy is particularly suited for children. Especially for recurrent conditions, chronic illnesses and behaviour problems homeopathy can play an important role. When necessary, conventional medications can be given at the same time as homeopathic remedies. In these cases the homeopath may confer with the primary care doctor(the family doctor) or the specialist. Well chosen remedies can help stabilise children physically as well as mentally, thereby increasing the chances for growth and development. If children feel comfortable, their demeanour usually also improves.

According to homeopathic principle, when a person suffers from any disease state his vital force (immunity) becomes unbalanced. Homeopathic medicines act directly on the vital force making it stronger. Children have a delicate immune system therefore it is an excellent option to address childhood illnesses.

Homeopathic remedies are manufactured in a special way, containing no chemical substances; therefore they can be used along conventional drugs without the risk of chemical/drug interactions. An example is asthma where most of the times it is necessary to use inhalers and other indicated conventional drugs. While the conventional medication/chemical drugs will act on the physical level addressing physical symptoms, the homeopathic medicines are imponderable, dynamic in form, resolving the disease process at a causative level, while encouraging and stimulating the inherent capacity of the body to heal itself. Hence, they will be acting on the patient’s subtle energetic level. As the patient improves, conventional medicines can be tapered down gradually, by the GP or specialist.

Children often resist taking conventional medicines. They might refuse, get irritated, and in case of feverish conditions may vomit them straight away. All homeopathic medicines are administered in the form of a tiny sweet pellets easily dissolved on the tongue or diluted in water. Children accept them well, and most of the times love them too!

The method of dispensing medicine is also very simple. So after learning some basic principles every mom can use it at home for treatment of common childhood problems. But for serious health concerns, medical supervision is compulsory. Homeopathic medicine for children and infants is a great book written by Dana Ullman. In this book, he explains what is homeopathy, how it works, how it can be used correctly to treat common childhood ailments, etc. He included a complete guide to the use of homeopathy and valuable information on the important remedies that all parents have in their home medicine kits.