Children seem to respond very well to homeopathy, homeopathy can be helpful throughout childhood, below are some examples of where it may be useful:
Eczema symptoms can vary between dry itchy patches, which become inflamed and red to cracking and blisters that can become sore and infected. Either way eczema is distressing for both the children and the parents and can often lead to heavy steroid use, which thins the skin and suppresses the immune system. Any skin condition is an indication that there is an imbalance in the body, homeopathy seeks to identify and support what that imbalance is whether it be a genetic connection, a reaction to vaccinations or a period of illness, or due to an emotional disturbance. A therapeutic remedy to deal with the symptoms experienced may also be given. Once eczema has been stabilised the use of the steroids can slowly be reduced and a homeopathic constitutional remedy introduced to build the vitality of the patient.
With about 1 in 7 children now suffering from asthma, it is now becoming a common problem. Some children have allergic asthma where their symptoms are aggravated by irritants such as animal hair or pollens etc others seem to have symptoms permanently. Asthma occurs when the bronchi (the tubes that carry air to the lungs) become inflamed limiting the amount of air that can be passed. Many children take steroidal and bronchodilator inhalers to manage the symptoms. As with eczema homeopathy may treat the genetic connections first to deal with the susceptibility and then look for a therapeutic remedy to deal with the symptoms experienced. Whatever action is taken completely depends on the individual. Once asthma has been stabilised the use of the steroids can slowly be reduced and a homeopathic constitutional remedy introduced to build the vitality of the patient.
According to the National Autistic Society, around one in 100 people in the UK have an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and this is increasing by the day. Symptoms of children with ASDs vary in severity and in the expression. There can be some behavioural and learning problems and may they may find relating to other people difficult.
As homeopathy is an individualized medicine it seeks to strip the child of the label and looks at what symptoms and behaviours are unique to them in order to support their individuality.
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There are many reasons why children have sleep problems. It is when we are asleep that our subconscious mind becomes active and things that are bothering us during the day start to affect us during the night, this is also the case for children and can result in night terrors and nightmares. It may be that there are fears that need to be addressed like, fear of the dark or of monsters etc. Another reason could be a change in routine or a child that is dependent and doesn't want to be alone at night. Whatever the reason homeopathy helps on an emotional level to help balance the child and bring about harmony.
Many children suffer from recurrent acute infections, tonsillitis, ear and chest infections etc. Homeopathy works at supporting the underlying susceptibility of the child and the childs’ immune system in order to build the childs natural ability to fight the infections and create natural immunity.