Parents interested in natural and holistic options to help their children through back-to-school illnesses are turning to homeopathy.
Parents particularly are looking for additional support and holistic ideas on how to help their children recover quickly and completely from those back-to-school bugs, while being careful not to over use conventional drugs. Parents are often aware that antibiotics can be prescribed inappropriately for viral infections or mild acute illnesses: antibiotics should be preserved for those illnesses that really need them.
Homeopathic medicines, known as remedies, are non-toxic and have an excellent safety record so are suitable for use in children. Homeopathic remedies commonly used at this time of year include Gelsemium, Pulsatilla and Bryonia, all of which are made from plants that have undergone a special dilution and preparation process by designated homeopathic pharmacies.
The philosophy behind Homeopathic medicine is completely different to conventional medicine. Each remedy has its own set of associated symptoms creating what we call a ‘remedy picture’ which needs to be matched as closely as possible to the patient who is ill. In this way two children with tonsillitis will get different remedies because they will each experience the tonsillitis differently.