I got into homeopathy through my kids.
It was allergies - eczema, asthma, you name it - that got us through that door. After trying everything else, it turned out that homeopathy - our last ditch effort - was the one that clinched it. We thought “if only we had tried this first! All that money, time, sleepless nights, pain and discomfort for nothing!”
Now, it’s my patients who are echoing this refrain.
As a new homeomum, I discovered a few other things along the way.
1) Homeopathy tastes better than drugs.
Banana - flavoured Amoxicillin? Cherry - flavoured
Tylenol? No way did my kids finally - tuned palates ever buy that stuff! Those medications were spat out as quickly as they were doled out. Homeopathic remedies, on the other hand, are usually administered in the form of tiny sucrose or lactose pellets, which most children take to like....well, like candy! This is so much so that I counsel parents to put the remedies somewhere that their children won’t find them.
2) Homeopathy works fast.
In an acute situation - a high fever, an excruciating ear ache, or red - hot teething, for example - the correct homeopathic remedy can bring relief within a few minutes.Pretty amazing stuff ! I have watched children - mine and others - go from A- to- Z in no time.
3) Homeopathy can treat things there are no drugs for.
Chicken pox ? Measles? Hand, foot, and mouth?
Sixth disease ? Whooping cough? Conventionally, the only possible response to these situations is drugs to suppress the fever and pain and antibiotics to cover possible secondary infection and contagion.In homeopathy, there are remedies to cover all situations, bringing comfort to the patient and speeding up both the duration of the illness and recovery times.
4) Homeopathy deals with emotions too.
There is a kind of 2 for 1 effect when you take your child to see a homeopath. Usually, not only does the rash that you thought you had come about clear up, but suddenly, your child is happier and sleeping better as well. Homeopathy not only treats physical complaints, but mental and emotional ones as well - night terrors, crippling fears, behavioural problems - you name it!
Like many mums, I quickly learned that my one stop shop was my homeopath. Anything that bothered my children was worth running past my homeopath first of all. I was - and am - continually amazed by the results.