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Natural Therapies and Children
Millions of parents cannot find relief for their children's chronic illnesses such as asthma and ear infections through conventional medical care. Like many of these mothers, fathers, and grandparents, you may be seeking a natural approach to improve and correct serious health problems in your child with natural therapies.
When children have pain and suffer, you and other family members suffer with them as you watch them fall behind in school and miss out on a carefree childhood. And if your child has asthma, the entire family may feel fear and anguish from this life-threatening illness.
You may have discovered that conventional medicine can only mask symptoms and can create new difficulties with their side effects. Ear infections, for example, are the number one reason that parents take their children to the doctor, and nearly 20 percent of all children will require surgery. Surgically placing tubes in a child's ears does not get at the root cause.
In today's medical world much time, energy, and money are spent on adults with difficult conditions. These chronic ailments are best addressed in childhood when they are most easily treated with natural therapies.
Are Narural Therapies Safe for Children?
Yes, a natural therapies approach to children’s health is most ideal as it is less invasive and does not introduce unnecessary chemicals into their delicate systems. Certain aspects of the Naturopathic philosophy, such as maintaining good health through nutrition, are particularly effective with children.
An example may be a child who is treated for a skin disorder. A homeopath will examine the child both physically and mentally, and prescribe a remedy that will not only improve the child’s skin, but also help with their general health and well being. As a result, the parent will often notice improvements in other areas such as sleeping and eating habits, or reduction in anxiety and behavioural problems.
Many childhood problems respond particularly well to natural therapies include:
Natural therapies such as Homeopathy are not only a suitable for physical conditions, but has been proven successful in the treatment of childhood emotional problems such as anxieties, night terrors and behavioural difficulties.They are gentle, safe, effective and has no side effects and is easy to administer to babies, toddlers and children. Homeopathy works by curing the child from the inside outwards, rather than merely relieving the symptoms.
Acute complaints can be successfully treated in children using natural therapies such as homeopathy. Children are generally quick to respond in regard to acute complaints, however a homeopath may suggest a follow up appointment to treat a child constitutionally for their improved well being.
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