Many of the most common illnesses of childhood can be quickly and effectively treated with homeopathic medicine. Homeopathy is regaining recognition in the conventional field of medicine, the WHO [World Health Orginisation], recognises Homeopathy as the second most used medicine in the world, it is currently used in over 80 countries. It has legal recognition as an individual system of medicine in 42 countries and is recognized as a part of complementary and alternative medicine in 28 countries. “Homeopathy has now spread its wings globally, with currently 450 million patients”.  Children respond wonderfully to homeopathic remedies.

Homeopathic treatment for children can be separated into two main categories: self-limiting, acute conditions; such as colds, sore throats, flu, mild fevers, etc. Or chronic conditions such as allergies or eczema. Homeopathy is successfully used in both categories. Homeopathy can raise and strengthen the immunity of children to help deal with illness throughout their childhood. It can also help prevent illness and give support through difficult periods of their life. With Homeopathy children’s health can improve and chronic conditions often clear up completely and never come back. It is safe with no harmful side effects.

Homeopathy looks to treat each child as an individual, not as a named ‘disease/illness’. Each child [or indeed any homeopathic patient, child, adult or animal] is assessed as the unique individual they are. The Homeopath seeks to find the remedy that reflects as much as possible about the child. A detailed history is fundamental to this search and choice of remedy. The Homeopath will ask questions that cover the health of the child and the family, the pregnancy and delivery, the child’s early development, vaccinations, life events, favourite foods, fears, sleep patterns, etc. The more information gathered by the homeopath the easier it is to find the matched remedy.

If you have tried everything else and your child is still not in good health why not give Homeopathy a chance to help you. Unlike antibiotics and other such medicines, homoeopathic pills do not hamper digestion; do not lower resistance power; do not produce allergy and do not harm even if taken for long-term, they do not produce side effects.

To name some childhood disorders where homoeopathy works very well: Infants colic, mild fever, teething problems, vomiting, kidney disease, growth related problems, convulsions (Epilepsy), infantile eczema, jaundice, fungal infections, warts, hair-loss (Alopecia), growing pains, poor concentration, arthritis in children, psoriasis, leucoderma (white spots), pimples, to name a few.

Homoeopathy is also effectively used for various emotional disorders, psychosomatic disorders such as bed-wetting, headaches, and gastritis respond very well to homoeopathy.  Good homeopathic treatment during childhood can and will help create healthier teenagers. Good homeopathic treatment will also help build healthier adults, physically and psychologically.

Homeopathic medicines provide a viable alternative to the powerful conventional drugs of our day.