Please write an article about homeopathy and children. I’ve told all my parent-friends about it and I’d like to have something to show them!!!!!!–Kelly
OK, but seriously, folks, let me just begin by saying, I don’t know what parents do without homeopathy, I really don’t, my heart goes out to them! My daughter, Shana (above), is now a teenager as of this writing. She’s never swallowed a pill or had an injection in her life! (Except for the Hepatitis B vaccine they gave her in the hospital the day after she was born. If I had known then what I found out later, she never would have gotten that either! There is simply no way a baby can get Hepatitis B unless she’s a heroin addict who’s sleeping around! Boy was I mad!) In fact, the only doctor she’s ever been to was an MD homeopath–two of them, but only one actually prescribed and cured her of two really bad illnesses: one was a flu and the other, strep throat. That was Dr. Sarah Fisher who has since retired–unfortunately.
Shana has definitely had her share of flus, colds, coughs, injuries and even strep throat as I said. Thank goodness, though, for homeopathy during these emergencies–and for those of you who don’t know, homeopathic remedies are little sugar pills that melt in your mouth and inexplicably do magic in acute diseases–sorry, I don’t know what else to call it! What can you say when you have the flu one minute and don’t have it the next?!
Even as recently as this morning, while getting ready for school, Shana was acting strange–sitting on the “potty” after her shower, which isn’t typical for her at all and finally she admitted to having a stomach ache. Knowing there was a flu going around at school, I told her to get back into bed and I gave her Arsenicum 200C (because I suspected a gastro-intestinal flu). I went out to breakfast like I always do and told her to call me if she needed me. When I came home, she was at the computer–her favorite spot in the house–completely back to normal, and back to school the next day!
While I was in the restaurant, I, myself, had begun to experience a sudden “sinking feeling” and I thought, “Oh no, not me too!” I opened my homeopathic first aid kit which I carry in my backpack and pulled out our popular flu remedy, Gelsemium, and popped a few pellets in my mouth and recovered immediately! You see? Magic!!!!! I am not making this up! In fact, the idea is, take a remedy as soon as you get sick, don’t wait for it to become chronic, because by then it’s out of control, out of your hands, and there are no guarantees.
I’ll give you another story. The other day I tripped over the recycling bags in the kitchen and fell on my knee, which Shana found amusing! I knew I’d be in for trouble– swelling and pain– but, I had neither because I immediately took a dose of Arnica, our main remedy for blunt trauma, and that was the end of that, all gone!
Homeopathic remedies taste good and children like them; so do animals. When I think back on Shana’s health history, I remember her being 2 years old and eating pretzels for the first time–admittedly, not such a great idea! They caused her to throw up–I don’t know how many times! But, as soon as she asked for cold water, I knew right away what the remedy was–Phosphorus!
ONE DOSE of Phosphorus 30C, and she fell asleep–immediately–like in seconds. In fact, she was in the sink at the time, bathing, because I was cleaning her up. That’s when she said, “Cold water.” I went right for the Phosphorus! I gave it to her, and she fell asleep in the bath! I said, Oh no, I’m going to have to wake her up to dry her off! I hated having to do that but it was OK, there was no relapse. But this is what happens when you give the right remedy to a child–they often fall right to sleep! Sometimes adults fall asleep too. I was very relieved. I went to Murphy’s Materia Medica
to look up Phosphorus. Aside from it’s well-known symptom, “Thirst for cold drinks”, I also found, “Bad effects of eating too much salt.” OMG! The salt, of course! Salted pretzels, I should have known!
Earaches in the middle of the night? A dose of Pulsatilla, Belladonna or Chamomilla depending on the symptoms and it’s back to sleep for everyone! Isn’t this better than trips to the Emergency Room in the middle of the night?
And Belladonna? I don’t know how many fevers Belladonna has made fast work of! The key here is sudden onset, and the heat radiates out of the child’s body, you can feel it without even touching the child, it’s a dry radiant heat, often the feet are cold and the child tends to be thirstless. You also get the feeling in a Belladonna fever that the case is urgent and you have to act fast.
Put simply, there aren’t too many emergencies around here that last any length of time!
I remember Shana’s mosquito bite rash from last summer–totally resolved in one day with Caladium 30C!
I have a 2 year old client right now who is recovering–thanks to Sulphur–from the worst case of constipation I’ve ever seen in my life! This child screamed whenever she had to sit on the potty, and actually tried NOT to go! If you look in the Homeopathic Repertory
under “Rectum, constipation”, you’ll see the following “rubric”, or heading: “constipation painful, compels child to desist from effort,” with Sulphur being the highest-ranked among three remedies; so, with that, I recommended Sulphur. Totally successful! Unexpected benefits from Sulphur were: no longer crying at bedtime, no longer crying in the car, no longer crying after day care, no longer afraid of animals or moving toys like cars, no longer perspiring profusely at night, no longer waking up to drink water, and now playing by herself without insisting that her mother watch her. Wouldn’t prescription drugs love to claim these as side effects instead of their dizzying array of warnings?
Some of you will no doubt say, “If homeopathy is so great, how come my doctor doesn’t know about it? Wouldn’t my doctor know about it if it really worked? Why don’t the hospitals know about it?”
In other parts of the world, they do! It’s commonplace in such countries as England, where the Queen and the whole royal family use homeopathy! Prince Charles carries a homeopathic first aid kit with him where ever he goes and so does Paul McCartney!
It’s only in the United States where people are so ignorant of this method of healing, which makes no sense to me because there is a compelling history of homeopathy here in America. There used to be homeopathic hospitals and medical schools everywhere! Here are some examples:
Homeopathic Hospital, Reading, Pennsylvania
Albany, NY Homeopathic Hospital
Homeopathic Hospital, Rochester, NY
Moreover, some very famous people were supporters and users of homeopathy including Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Jack London, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, Emerson and Thoreau, Longfellow, John D. Rockefeller…too many famous people, too numerous to count!
The homeopathic medical schools were the first ones to accept minorities and women. The first X-ray machine was in a homeopathic hospital. Many famous medical schools were originally homeopathic, such as Standford and the University of Michigan. The founder of AA was a homeopath. Dr. Menninger of the Menninger Clinic was a homeopath. In my own city of Philadelphia, Hahnemann Hospital, which is still standing, was homeopathic until the mid ’50’s. So, what happened???? The AMA lobbied Congress to change the definition of what a “hospital” was. Suddenly homeopathic hospitals were breaking the “law” and had to close. The AMA wasn’t just against homeopathy, they were against any alternative practice of medicine. Everyone knows there isn’t a day that goes by that our vitamins and herbal supplements aren’t threatened to be made “prescription only”, alternative cancer treatments have been successfully run out of the country. This is an on-going problem of mainstream medicine feeling insecure and not settling for anything less than complete hegemony over the entire field of medicine! But that doesn’t mean that YOU have to lose out! Start by purchasing an acute prescribing book, like this one: Homeopathy: An a-z Home Handbook by Alan Schmukler.
Click here to see it on Amazon:
Or this one by Dana Ullman, Homeopathic Medicine for Children and Infants for sale at www.homeopathic.com
Next, get yourself a 30C emergency kit from www.a2zhomeopathy.com.
It may take some degree of trial and error and educating yourself in the beginning, as I had to do as well; but, the payoff in the end is freedom from the shackles of illness and injury and the fear of your life being out of your control.
Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.
Elaine takes online cases. Visit her website at www.ElaineLewis.hpathy.com
Write to her at LEWRA@aol.com