Homeopathy F.A.Q 3

What’s  the role of Homeopathy in Pediatrics ?

Concept of health and disease in children is the field which challenges and excites most of the healing science, and homeopathy is not an exception.  Physical, intellectual, social, and emotional changes occur from birth to adolescence. Although people change throughout their lives, developmental changes are especially dramatic in childhood as during this period a dependent, vulnerable newborn grows into a capable young person who has mastered language, is self-aware, can think and reason with sophistication, and has a distinctive personality and socializes effortlessly with others.Many abilities and characteristics developed in childhood last a lifetime. All children should have opportunity to reach their full potential and enjoy the state of being. That is health that we defined in children.
They should be considered in each of their phase of life as a different individual. To help them to enjoy this sort of health, it demands lot from us…
In a healthy child we can easily make out the changes not only at physical plane but also in

  • Activity level
  • Distractibility and attention
  • Intensity
  • Regularity
  • Sensory threshold
  • Approach/Withdrawal
  • Adaptability
  • Persistence
  • Mood

Especially in pediatric cases it is very necessary to have the through interaction with the parents esp the mother.

It has been a well established fact now that to treat and understand a child thoroughly, that too esp in toddlers or infants group one needs to understand in detail the mother’s state during pregnancy

During the entire period of gestation the child is constantly connected to the mother, thus whatever condition a mother passes through during pregnancy at the physical as well as the emotional and mental level has significant impact on the child.

It has been noted that if during pregnancy the female carries a predominant feeling or passes through some intense condition physically or mentally then the infant and child also displays similar or opposite conditions to that.

e.g. if during pregnancy mother was having a feeling of being neglected by the people around her then the child during his development stage will show hyperactivity with attention seeking syndrome.

Homeopathic treatment is proved to be very effective in pediatric cases because it deals, cures the obstacles and enhances the overall development of the child as an individual. Homeopathic medicines  if taken under proper guidance of the physician have no side effects.

Thus Homeopathy is advised in all sorts of pediatric conditions including:

  • Growth and development retardations, issues with delayed milestones like dentition, walking etc.
  • Eating and behavioural problems
  • Attention seeking disorders
  • Temper tantrums
  • Fear and phobias, nightmares.
  • Bed wetting
  • Worms infestation
  • Respiratory and like asthma, allergic conditions, bronchitis, tonsillitis, adenoids, polyps in nose etc
  • Gastrointestinal dentition disorders, dentition diarrhea, constipation, colics, vomiting and indigestion.
  • Issues related to memory and concentration, comprehension and problems related to understanding.
  • Skin disease, allergies etc.

Homeopathy treats an individual as a whole and not just a part of body