Vera Resnick-Weisz, DHom Med (Lic), IHM. Classical Homoeopathy. Local and online homoeopathic treatment available
Also posted on www.jewishmom.com.
We’ve all been there – one child gets sick and we know they are all going to catch it. And probably we’re going to catch it as well. We pray for strength and prepare for the inevitable: sleepless nights, days spent trailing with the kids to the doctor, laundry lists of antibiotics and other medications, or the most frustrating situation – the doc says it’s a virus and there’s nothing we can do except wait it out. Endlessly.
I went through this as a parent, before becoming a homoeopath. Perhaps this is why, as a homoeopath, I find it so exciting working with families to relieve this strain. From my knowledge of homoeopathy and my own clinical experience, I know that:
It is possible to break the “Strep cycle”.
It is possible to stop the chain of constant ear infections
It is possible to treat an illness that has been diagnosed as a virus
And much more…
Illness is a strange thing, especially in children. On the one hand, it weakens you. On the other hand, if the illness has been managed and treated appropriately, it can strengthen you. This is especially true in children. Often a child will go through illness and experience a growth spurt immediately afterwards, or leap forward in development. It’s almost as if the illness opens a gateway allowing the child to move forwards.
When illness is managed only through conventional medicine, usually through use of antibiotics and cortisone creams, the child will get sick repeatedly and everyone around is just holding their breath until he/she “grows out of it”. Until that point, the sleepless nights, worry and treks to the doctor continue. However, when children are treated with homoeopathy, the illness either does not recur, or recurs less and less until it disappears altogether. The child is strengthened by the treatment, not weakened as often happens with conventional therapies.
This is why I especially recommend the use of homoeopathy in young children, even in newborns. When remedies are prescribed for young children by an experienced homoeopathic practitioner, the child becomes stronger, more resilient to disease in the future. This is good for the child and for the parent – it means less sleepless nights, for starters!
So if your child gets sick (again):
DO go to your family doctor for examination and diagnosis.
But in addition, consider taking your child to a homoeopath for treatment.
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