A baby and child’s development is amazingly fast and full of magical moments. As they grow their unique personalities develop – some face life confident and bold, others with a degree of cautiousness and shyness. Some get ill from time to time and others seem to “catch all that is going around”. With concern about making the right decision to help your child’s development, homeopathy is well placed to offer safe, gentle and effective solutions for your child’s health– physically, mentally as well as emotionally. Homeopathy is ideal for babies and children because the majority of the pediatric diseases can be supported with homeopathy very effectively, quickly and with absolutely no side effects.
Unlike antibiotics and other medicines, homeopathic remedies do not damage the gut, or the intestinal lining and do not affect the immune system, they do not cause allergies or cause other adverse effects. Children tend to be more sensitive, often responding faster to homeopathy than adults. Homeopathy is extremely effective for all sorts of children’s complaints. Childhood is the ideal time to introduce your child to homeopathy as the immune system is developing. Not only can it help when your child is ill, it can also help boost their immune system making them less susceptible to illness and infection. All children are continuously exposed to bacteria and viruses, but a child with a strong immune system tends to “bounce back” quickly after an illness. Conversely, a child with a weakened immune system can be more vulnerable to colds, flu or more serious illnesses. Early life problems such as colic, teething, nappy rash and sleeplessness all respond well to homeopathic medicines. It can also help with demanding babies who appear to be clingy, discontented, bad tempered, restless, irritable, aggressive or nervous. Later childhood illnesses such as allergies, ear, nose and throat infections or worrying emotional states like anxiety, anger, or low confidence, school headaches respond well to homeopathy. It can also help with situations where a child faces stress or upheaval. For example the arrival of a new baby in the family, the first day at school, moving houses, grief or divorce. For the parents of a child with chronic or recurring infections, for whom conventional treatment with antibiotics, etc. has little or no lasting effect, discovering homeopathy can be a savior. For the more confident, armed with a homeopathic first-aid manual, of which there are many good ones on the market, and a small medicine chest of 15-20 remedies, home prescribing is not at all difficult once a few basic guidelines are understood and followed. To the newcomer, the results can seem spectacular, even miraculous at times, but come to be expected by the more experienced prescriber. Parents know their children best. Being a parent myself, I encourage parents to trust their instincts, use their innate sense of what is best for their children and learn about the pros and cons of all healthcare and parenting options. Living healthy is not an endpoint, but an ongoing journey. No matter where you are on your parenting or holistic living journey, you are welcome at Holistic Health Center.I'm committed to supporting parents who seek a holistic model of health care, helping parents reduce the use of ineffective and harmful drug treatments, and empowering parents to build healthy bodies and spirits for their children. I always treat children with a great deal of respect and am ready to listen to any and all concerns you may have about your child. I try to be as flexible as possible with children's consultations so that either both parents can come along or siblings can attend if appropriate. I encourage you to discuss sensitive issues without your child present and to speak to me about it in a separate consultation either before or after I meet with you and your child. In my practice, I’ve seen countless children’s lives change for the better-using homeopathy and I’d like your children to have those similar benefits.