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
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.
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
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
Ask the Holistic Vet – Dr. Deva Khalsa, holistic veterinarian answers veterinary questions from readers. Send your questions to [email protected] 
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.
Robert Medhurst presents part 40 in his important series on research into homeopathy.
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: [email protected] 
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: [email protected]