Recently, the mother of my teenage client presenting with nightmares and poor sleep commented, “the unique thing about this homeopathic approach is how much my child is heard and understood”. As a Natural Healthcare Practitioner incorporating homeopathy into my integrated health plans, I am familiar with this surprised reaction from clients, especially parents!
Homeopathy, along with other natural therapies such as essential oils, breathwork and craniosacral therapy, can support your child from birth through to young adulthood.
When someone first comes for treatment, they often play a role in the extensive case-taking that is part of the first session. They realise that, while they have brought their child for a particular symptom, such as anxiety or a skin complaint, homeopathy takes note of “whole person”, physical, mental and emotional, in order to prescribe an appropriate remedy. A child may not always find it easy to explain their symptoms and a parent’s words can help with this process.
Why see a homeopath?
I first experienced homeopathy when my son, then aged 3, developed eczema. It affected his sleep making him grumpy. Our dedicated GP had prescribed soothing moisturisers and bath lotions. Sometimes they helped, but over a period of time I realised they were not really getting to the root of the cause. Eventually I was put in touch with a homeopath.
Homeopathy, alongside an integrated health approach, can support a person’s overall wellbeing. I will see children displaying symptoms of skin conditions, hormonal issues, fatigue, stress, bullying, hay fever or mild physical pain.
What is homeopathic treatment?
Homeopathy is an individualised holistic medicine which uses specially prepared, highly diluted substances (given mainly in tablet or liquid form) with the aim of triggering the body’s own healing mechanisms.