Editorials

Homeopathy and Pediatrics

April 2016 Editorial

Over the years, some of my older patients told me that as children, they had grown up with homeopathy. Their family doctor had been a homeopath, and they had never been given even an aspirin. Most children are not that fortunate. My wife’s nephew was given vaccines at birth, followed by rounds of antibiotics for an ear inflammation, then steroids for minor eczema and inhaled corticosteroids for the asthma which followed. When behavior problems were diagnosed, he was put on Ritalin. Now at 12 years old, he lacks vitality and suffers from numerous iatrogenically induced illnesses.  Did you ever wonder how your life might have been different if you were treated homeopathically?  Every child deserves a good start in life with a healthy body and mind.

This month, our theme is Homeopathy and Pediatrics. We have excellent cases and articles that offer lessons for homeopaths at every level.  Petr Zacharias and Petr Hoffman present well reasoned cases using the dependable Vithoulkas method. Céline Lourette’s five brief cases exhibit a wonderful intuitive approach. Spero Lacthis, with sparse symptoms to go on, does wonders for a 3 yr old with Spina Bifida. Dr. Vishpala Parthasarathy demonstrates her thoroughness with her “living repertory” approach to eczema in a 2 yr old girl. Dr. Edgar Mednis finds a solution for a little boy with frequent episodes of bronchitis and pneumonia. Dr. Devang Shah solves a case of chronic cough in a child, and Dr.Gaurang Gaikwad finds the simillimum for a child with muscle wasting. These are just samples of the fine pediatric case presentations by twenty homeopaths.

In the articles section, Dr. Edward A. Krusen (circa 1900), in The Application of the Homoeopathic Remedy in Obstetrics, states that doctors could avoid much needless suffering by using homeopathic remedies for common problems during birthing. Dr. Michelle Veneziano questions the common view of vaccines and Cathy Lemmon talks about homeoprophylaxis. Dr. Gaurang Gaikwad shares advantages of various repertories. Dr. Michel Bouko Levy discusses drainage for vaccine injured infants. Amy Rothenberg writes about treating school anxiety and Miranda Castro shares how she works with babies and children.

In This Issue

Interview

This month we interview pediatrician and homeopath Dr. Linda Baker. She shares her transformation to a holistic physician and homeopath, who now practices cutting edge methods.

Articles

Homeopathy in Obstetrics  – Dr. Edward Krusen

Questioning Vaccines  – Dr. Michelle Veneziano

Understanding Homeoprophylaxis – Cathy Lemmon

Homeopathic Drainage for Vaccinated Infants  – Dr. Michel Bouko Levy

School Anxiety – Approach and Treatment – Amy Rothenberg ND

Working with Babies and Children  –  Miranda Castro

Insights into Skillful Use of Repertories – Dr. Gaurang Gaikwad

Tidbits – Elaine Lewis

Tips & Secrets – Alan V. Schmukler

Thrush in Infants – Dr. C.G. Raue

Invermination  – Dr. Joseph Laurie

Pica – Dr. Jaya Srivastava

Cases

Atopic Dermatitis  in 3 yr old – Petr Zacharias

Acute Cough -2 cases in children – Petr Hoffman

Five brief cases – Céline Lourette

Chronic bronchitis and Pneumonia – Dr. Edgars Mednis

Spina bifida in a 3 yr old –  Spero Latchis (founder of SHRI)

Ezcema in a 2 yr old  –  Dr. Vishpala Parthasarathy

Vitiligo in 13 yrs old boy – Dr. Manoj Behera

Agressiveness in a young boy – Dr. Jonathan Shore

A combative child – Dr. Amy Rothenberg

Muscle wasting in a 5 year old boy –Dr. Guarang Gaikwad

Multiple boils in an infant – Dr. Zubin S. Dehmeri

Asthma in 6 yr old  –  Dr. Shyamji Rai

A baby in respiratory distress – Dr. Amee Shah

Chronic cough in a 6 year old – Dr. Devang Shah

An underdeveloped breast – Dr. Perinita Srivastava

Convulsions in a young boy – Dr. Shraddha Samant

Behavior problems in 4 yr old – Dr. Vaishalli Khangtey

Stomach Pain in child solved with HFA – Rose Mahovsky

Multiple Oral Mucocele –  Dr. Valarmathy Rachel Fernandez

Learning Disabilities  – Zoe Rubinstein

Developmental Delay –  Lynn Mackay

Veterinary

Ask the Holistic VetDr. Deva Khalsa, holistic veterinarian answers veterinary questions from readers. Send your questions to Mail@hpathy.com

Dr. Ronit Abuotboul  – Darkness and Light  -A Case of Cat Asthma

Dr. Ferenc Szecsődi DVM shares his experiences using Leporipoxvirus nosode to prevent myxomatosis in rabbits.

Research

Robert Medhurst presents part 40 in his important series on research into homeopathy.

Book Reviews

Autism Reversal Toolbox: Strategies, Remedies, Resources by Jerry M. Kantor is reviewed by homeopath Sybil Ihrig

The Homeopathic Treatment of Children by Dr. Paul Herscu is reviewed by homeopath Judyth Reichenberg Ullman.

Ask the Plant Doctor  -Agrohomeopath Radko Tichavsky answers readers’ questions about houseplants and crops. Send your questions to: Mail@hpathy.com

QUIZ – Elaine Lewis – Sharpen your skills with this monthly quiz from Elaine Lewis. Also, see “Revisiting” to learn the answer to last month’s quiz.

There’ s more! Remember to see the new Cartoon and Crossword puzzle. Get Involved!  Send your questions and comments, cases, articles, book reviews and interviews to: Mail@hpathy.com

About the author

Alan V. Schmukler

Alan V. Schmukler

Alan V. Schmukler is a homeopath, Chief Editor of Homeopathy4Everyone and author of ”Homeopathy An A to Z Home Handbook”, (also available in French, German, Greek, Polish and Portuguese). He is Hpathy’s resident cartoonist and also produces Hpathy’s Tips & Secrets column and homeopathy Crossword puzzles each month. You can visit Alan at his website: www.healgently.com

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4 Comments

  • Congratulation on such a nice issue, Alan! Love the topic and the variety of articles and cases. Yes, all children deserve a good start in life and the best health care available, which should prioritize homeopathy!

    Hugs,
    Katja