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We have outlined a parental guide that lets you in on the world of homeopathy and what you need to know before taking the plunge. First things first, what exactly is homeopathy? Table of Contents What is homeopathy? How does it work? Is homeopathy safe? Is it safe for babies? What you need to know? Benefits of Homeopathy. What does homeopathy treat? How does a homeopath know the right remedy for your child? How long does it take before homeopathic medicine starts working? Can homeopathy be combined with conventional medicine? Choosing homeopathic medications for children. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Homeopathy for Children: What Parents Need to Know

Homeopathy for Children What Parents Need to
  • With each passing day, more people are moving
    away from organic medications and seeking
    alternatives to treating diseases and ailments.
    Among the small number of organic medical
    solutions available in the world today is
    homeopathy. A 2012 survey conducted by the
    National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), revealed
    that approximately 5 million adults and 1 million
    children in the United States used homeopathy in
    the previous year. You bet the number has gone up
    substantially by now.
  • Here, we have outlined a parental guide that lets
    you in on the world of homeopathy and what you
    need to know before taking the plunge. First
    things first, what exactly is homeopathy?

Table of Contents
  • What is homeopathy?
  • How does it work?
  • Is homeopathy safe?
  • Is it safe for babies?
  • What you need to know?
  • Benefits of Homeopathy.
  • What does homeopathy treat?
  • How does a homeopath know the right remedy for
    your child?
  • How long does it take before homeopathic medicine
    starts working?
  • Can homeopathy be combined with conventional
  • Choosing homeopathic medications for children.

What is homeopathy?
  • Homeopathy is an alternative medical practice
    based on taking small amounts of products to cure
    ailments. This strategy tries to get rid of the
    negative effects of large amounts of medicinal
    products as is the conventional method. Started
    back in the 18th century, the main principles of
    homeopathy include the following
  • Law of infinitesimals This law, commonly
    referred to as the Law of the minimum dose,
    proposes that medications are more effective when
    administered in small doses. This is the reason
    for enormous dilutions for homeopathic medicines.
    Some like the Hylands Teething Tablets has
    undergone dilutions of up to 1,000,000,000,000
    times. After such large dilutions, the end result
    is often devoid of any trace of the original
    ingredient but homeopathic practitioners claim
    that they cure ailments because the memory of
    the original ingredients lives on in the diluted
  • Like cures like This notion, also called the law
    of similar, proposes that healing occurs when one
    takes substances that cause similar symptoms. A
    good example is a homeopathic claim that the
    rattlesnakes venom can cure Ebola on the basis
    that both involve bleeding or that the cure of
    insomnia is drinking coffee.
  • Homeopathic medicines are extracted from plants
    (such as mountain herb, belladonna, poison ivy,
    red onion, and stinging nettle), animals (such as
    crushed bees), and minerals (such as arsenic).
    The most common homeopathic products are made as
    sugar pellets and are meant to be placed under
    the tongue. Other forms include gels, ointments,
    tablets, and creams.

How does it work?
  • Essentially, homeopathy helps stimulate the body
    to get rid of disease on its own and subsequently
    promote wellness. It is a natural healing art
    based on some principles surrounding wellness,
    illness, cure, health, and pharmacology. With
    homeopathy, a highly diluted substance is
    carefully introduced into the body in a manner
    that matches the individual state of the
    individual and stimulates vitalityall without
    the use of inorganic drugs and a myriad of
    medicinal procedures.

Is homeopathy safe?
  • Although the FDA regulates the homeopathic
    products for certain standards, it doesnt
    necessarily evaluate their safety and
    effectiveness. What this means is that a product
    can have the effective label on it but fail to
    do what it claims.
  • Some of the ingredients used to make homeopathic
    medicines can be toxic in their natural habitat.
    Examples are the poison ivy, belladonna,
    strychnine, and aconitum which can be deadly when
    ingested. Other harmful ingredients include
    crushed bees, poisonous plants, arsenic, and
    other heavy metals. Thankfully, the dilution
    factor of homeopathic medicines is so great that
    the original active ingredient doesnt find it
    way to the final product.
  • From a general standpoint, homeopathic brands are
    non-toxic. If you can get your hands on a truly
    safe and efficient product, you will avoid harm.

Is it safe for babies?
  • As a parent, you want nothing than to keep your
    baby safe at all times. With all the craze
    surrounding homeopathy, you dont mind taking
    this route but not for your little one. At least
    not until the safety concerns in your mind are
    well addressed.
  • Well, homeopathic remedies are safe for babies.
    Studies into its safety have gone on since the
    19th century and up to date, nothing concrete
    about it being harmful to babies has emerged. The
    only time homeopathy can have adverse effects is
    if your child consumes medications a little too
    much such as every 60 minutes for 10 hours
    straight. Otherwise, if you give your baby the
    drug 3 times a day, it wont harm him at all.

What you need to know?
  • Even if homeopathy is considered relatively safe
    for babies, you may want to have the baby checked
    by a pediatrician before administering a
    homeopathic remedy. Let them diagnose your baby
    and rule out any possibility of a disease. This
    is especially true for newborns and toddlers. If
    your baby has an underlying medical condition,
    you could harm him by administering a homeopathic
    drug than seeing the pediatric first.
  • Likewise, you want to see an experienced
    homeopath before administering homeopathic
    medicine to your child. It can be tricky to know
    which over-the-counter homeopathic remedy will
    work just by looking at the symptoms of your
    little one. You might miss certain important
    considerations such as meat and stabilizer
    allergies. A homeopath will focus on individual
    symptoms and give you the right size of drugs
    appropriate for your childs age.
  • You also want to pay attention to the specific
    medication before giving it to your baby. Certain
    types use honey to help dilute the active
    ingredient. You probably know the danger of honey
    for babies under 12 months of age.
  • In addition, some use heavy metals that shouldnt
    only be given to kids but anyone for that matter.
    In a similar manner, alcohol is used to dilute
    homeopathic medicines and can, therefore, be
    unsuitable for kids.
  • Overall, your education, sensitivity, and touch
    with the pediatrician are what will make you
    score high in homeopathy.

Benefits of Homeopathy
  • People can shine negative light to homeopathy
    they want but this medical practice has been
    relied upon for centuries. Some of its benefits
    over conventional medicinal products include the
  • They are mild Homeopathic medicines are made
    from plants, animals, and minerals which although
    toxic, cause no adverse effects to the human
    body, thanks to the large dilution in homeopathic
    products. They are quite easy on the liver and
    gastrointestinal system.
  • They boost immunity Homeopaths often look at the
    symptoms of a patient before suggesting a remedy
    hence boosting their bodys immunity rather than
    destroying it as is the case with allopathic
  • They are organic Made from plants and animals,
    homeopathic medications are devoid of harmful
    artificial colors and chemicals that can harm the
  • They are non-addictive Unlike allopathic
    medicines which contain drugs and chemicals that
    can be quite addictive, homeopathy is all about
    plants, animals, and minerals. You are less
    likely to get addicted to them.
  • They are baby-friendly Homeopathic sweet pills
    taste good on the mouth which is why babies love
    them to the core.

What does homeopathy treat?
  • Even before we give you a list of the common
    conditions treated by homeopathy, we should let
    you know that this medical alternative doesnt
    necessarily treat ailments based on their name or
    medical condition. It relies on the symptoms of
    the patients so that even conditions which are
    yet to be given a name can still be treated.
  • And now, heres the list.
  • 1. Chronic problems
  • Homeopathic doctors often cater to patients with
    long-term complications which can no longer
    respond to conventional medications. These
    include the following
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Migraines
  • Depression
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Eczema

  • 2. Minor ailments
  • Although homeopathy concerns itself with
    long-term ailments, it essentially has the
    ability to treat the whole body. You can use it
    to cater to any situation where your health is
    compromised. Minor ailments that can be treated
    using homeopathy include the following
  • Coughs and colds
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Ear infections
  • Mood swings
  • Insomnia
  • Menstrual problems
  • Skin diseases

  • 3. Childhood diseases
  • If you are wondering how exactly you can leverage
    the magic of homeopathy to treat your childs
    diseased and issues, the following list would be
    a good place to start
  • Teething problems
  • Phlegmy coughs
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Hives
  • Shingles
  • Fever blisters
  • A cough, runny nose, and sneezing

  • 4. Dental conditions
  • Yes, homeopathy treats diverse dental conditions
    as well. Some of the common dental conditions
    ones include the following
  • Apical abscess
  • Anxiety
  • Pericoronitis
  • Post-surgery pain
  • Tooth extraction
  • Gum swelling
  • Reversible pulpitis
  • Toothache with decay
  • Sensitive cementum

How does a homeopath know the right remedy for
your child?
  • Homeopaths have specialized in the art of reading
    symbols. Obviously, they dont use any equipment
    to diagnose diseases as this goes against their
    beliefs. They will ask questions to judge your
    babys symptoms, how they experience the illness
    and their general wellbeing. By doing this, they
    will judge the actual nature of your childs
    vitals and just what makes him unique. Then they
    can choose the right remedy that will stimulate
    healing on his body.

How long does it take before homeopathic medicine
starts working?
  • Unfortunately, this question doesnt have a
    straight answer. It could take a minute or
    several years depending on the specific
    circumstance in question. Broadly speaking, an
    excellent remedy should give results in record
    time. You should be able to see a change in your
    babys condition within a day or two with a
    continuous positive effect over time. Of course,
    if the ailment is severe and has quite the
    history, it will be a while before the medication
    alleviates all symptoms completely.

Can homeopathy be combined with conventional
  • Many people wonder if they should give their kids
    homeopathic remedies along with allopathic
    medications. The answer is yes, you can. In fact,
    in most cases, homeopaths come in contact with
    patients with medicinal prescriptions and who are
    looking to reduce the frequency of these drugs.
    With the right treatment plan, theres no harm in
    using both strategies to alleviate symptoms of
    the disease.

Choosing homeopathic medications for children
  • The choice to embrace homeopathy never comes easy
    for most parents. Many often toy with the idea
    for ages until they just have to make the
    decision. If you fit the description, there are a
    few things you have to keep in mind while
    choosing homeopathy for your baby. Here are some
    of the important ones.
  • For first-aid and acute diseases such as bee
    stings, teething, diarrhea, and sore throats
    utilize homeopathic remedies such as Belladonna,
    Aconite, Chamomilla, Arnica, Pulsatilla,
    Mercurius, Arsenicum album, and Arnica.
  • If your baby has a chronic illness, you might
    want to consider constitutional homeopathy aimed
    at addressing underlying causes of the illness
    and looks for the best course of homeopathic
    treatment. With this strategy, you will give your
    child a wholesome solution for their mental,
    physical and emotional state.
  • Remember the ABC rule when the symptoms are
    sudden (think of a symptom that comes shortly
    after exposure to wind or cold), take aconite if
    they are violent and speedy (think of a hot and
    feverish child), take Belladonna else, give your
    baby Chamomilla if they are irritable, cross and
    cant be soothed. Along with the ABCs, have
    Pulsatilla nearby for when your child appears
    sensitive, weepy and desires extra attention and

  • So there you have it all you need to know before
    having your child take a piece of the homeopathy
    pie. Remember to consult your pediatrician before
    trying out anything new with your child. Also,
    when the remedies take too long to alleviate
    symptoms, be sure to visit the doctor and ease
    your childs discomfort and pain.
  • Holistic Healthcare Centers goal is to provide
    better physical and mental care to every patient.
    Unlike traditional doctors who only diagnose you
    when something is wrong, HHC Center often
    encourage their patients to contact them anytime
    - whether they are healthy or sick. So, for all
    your homeopathy needs, dont hesitate to reach
    them. They also offer a wide range of counseling
    and psychotherapy services as well as life
    couching and relaxation therapy services. Most
    importantly, their experts work as team to help
    you achieve optimal health.

The End
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