The birth of a healthy child is a miracle; keeping a child healthy is an art.
It was raising my own children which pulled me into complementary medicine. I raised mine naturally and am passionate about empowering other parents to do the same. It can be a scary time in life, full of guilt, fear and anxiety but sometimes I think we forget that children are built to last and are normally equipped for a long life, with immune systems capable of fighting germs and infection and growing in knowledge whilst they do!
I offer combination appointments for new parents where we can discuss homeopathy and potential remedies and also give some craniosacral therapy. I will give remedies but also recommend a homeopathic first aid kit. I’m amazed at the number of babies I see who are put on serious antacid drugs when homeopathy and craniosacral therapy normally sort out issues of colic and reflux easily.
Homeopathy and craniosacral therapy are great for babies and children. One of the main arguments used against the claimed “placebo effect” of homeopathy is the immediate alleviation of symptoms in babies, who certainly have no expectation of what is being administered.
In Europe lots of GPs and midwives have homeopathic training1, as it is such a useful and gentle medicine. There are remedies to be taken when babies are staying cocooned within and not wanting to make their appearance, remedies to “turn” breech presentations…. For the various stages of labour remedies can be used to help, as well as the obvious body healing post birth, whether caesarean or natural.
Once baby enters the world they are bombarded with toxins, which can have a huge effect on their health. For example eczema is generally a response where the struggling body is trying to excrete toxins through the largest elimination organ of the body: the skin. In “allopathic” medicine this eczema is seen as the problem, and various steroids may be prescribed to deal with this “problem”, this is not addressing the root cause as an holistic route would. With Homeopathy we can work well in clearing even the most long-standing eczema.
I would thoroughly recommend subscription to “The Informed Parent”2 (a monthly publication full of information for parents) and the purchase of the book they sell written by Trevor Gunn titled “Comparing Natural Immunity with Vaccination”3.