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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 after she was born. Boy was I insane to have ever agreed to that! It turns out that the only way you can get hepatitis B is through needle-sharing and unprotected sex! But we trust doctors, right? It’s not easy getting over a lifetime of misplaced trust!
Shana has definitely had her share of flus, colds, coughs, injuries and even strep throat. 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 uncharacteristically–sitting on the “potty” after her shower, which isn’t typical for her at all and finally she admitted to having stomach pains. 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, I’m getting it 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 instantly! 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, no relapse ensued. 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 homeopathic 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. Total success! 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 drug-makers love to claim these as side effects instead of their dizzying array of warnings about death, cancer, visual disturbances, etc.?
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?”
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