Pediatric Homeopathy

Seeing Green?? January 25, 2010

Filed under: homeopathy,Remedies — singbanshee @ 2:13 pm

Have you or your littles been battling a sinus infection?  Homeopathy may just be what you need to finally knock it out!

Sinus infection or Sinusitis (which is the medical term) is caused by inflammation of the sinuses that occurs with a viral, bacterial, or fungal infection.

The classic symptoms of acute sinusitis in adults usually follow a cold that does not improve, or one that worsens after 5 – 7 days of symptoms. Symptoms include:

  • Bad breath or loss of smell
  • Cough, often worse at night
  • Fatigue and generally not feeling well
  • Fever
  • Headache — pressure-like pain, pain behind the eyes, toothache, or facial tenderness
  • Nasal congestion and discharge (discharge is usually green or yellow)
  • Sore throat and postnasal drip

Symptoms of sinusitis in children include:

  • Cold or respiratory illness that has been improving and then begins to get worse
  • High fever, along with a darkened nasal discharge (usually green or yellow)
  • Nasal discharge, with or without a cough, that has been present for more than 5 days, is not improving and the child is not teething

Symptoms of chronic sinusitis are the same as those of acute sinusitis, but tend to be milder and last longer than 8 weeks.

You can combat Sinusitis by taking the remedies Kali Bich and then Pulsatilla rotating them through out the day (do not take at the same time) until the color of the discharge is clear again.

Warmly,

Homeo Ped

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Single Vs. Combination Remedies January 22, 2010

Filed under: homeopathy — singbanshee @ 6:17 pm

So you’re standing in the health food store trying to figure out what remedy to buy for your child’s teething symptoms (or some other problem)  when you see different choices that have more than one remedy in it.  Often people will ask which should I buy the single or the combination.  Well what I’m going to say is probably going to surprise you.  If you’re buying over the counter homeopathic remedies I think you should probably get the combination when your first starting out or don’t know what would be best.

Why you ask?  Because a lot goes into researching what works best in a certain range of issues and the combination usually has those remedies that are best known for resolving those issues.  Once you have a combination that is working you can then begin figuring out what exactly  is the remedy that is working and then buy the single of that to have on hand.

Warmly,

Homeo Ped

 

How Much Sleep Does a Child Need? January 17, 2010

Filed under: Parenting — singbanshee @ 2:22 am

Here’s a chart on how much sleep the average child needs. A lot of children suffer from ADHD like symptoms because they simply are not getting enough sleep. Many parents do not realize that many children actually begin “winding up” – running around and generally acting out of sorts around bedtime not because they aren’t tired but because they are tired – very, very tired.

Age              Nighttime sleep            Daytime sleep                      Average total sleep
2 years        10.5 to 12.5 hours          1 to 3 hours (1 nap)             11.5 to 15.5 hours
3 years        10.5 to 12.5 hours          1 to 3 hours (1 nap)                 11 to 14 hours
4 years            10 to 12 hours          0 to 2.5 hours (1 or no nap)     10 to 13 hours
5 years            10 to 12 hours          0 to 2.5 hours (1 or no nap)     10 to 12.5 hours
6 years            10 to 11.5 hours                none                                     10 to 11.5 hours
7 years           9.5 to 11.5 hours                none                                    9.5 to 11.5 hours
8 years           9.5 to 11.5 hours               none                                    9.5 to 11.5 hours

Some ways to tell if your your child is sleep deprived is to answer these questions:

* Does my child frequently fall asleep while riding in the car?
* Do I have to wake him almost every morning?
* Does he seem cranky, irritable, or overtired during the day?

Warmly,
Homeo Ped (more…)

 

Homeopathic Vitamins? January 13, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — singbanshee @ 5:50 pm

I think all families should be taking Bioplasma which is a 12 cell salt combo.  Here’s the info on what Bioplasma is:

These are 12 elements that, when taken in homeopathic form, can help keep the body in a state of wellness. Rudolph Virchow, a German pathologist, discovered that the human body is made up of millions of cells. These cells are made up of a balanced combination of water, organic elements and inorganic elements. These inorganic, or mineral elements, use the organic elements to build more cells. As cells die, new ones replace them. The blood supplies the nutrients necessary for this rebuilding process. But if there is a lack of the inorganic element, then cells cannot rebuild properly and this creates dis-ease in the body.

Wilhelm Schuessler, medical doctor, physiological chemist and physicist, is the founder of the Biochemic System of Medicine. Based on the information above, along with other discoveries in cellular pathology, Dr. Schuessler determined that there are 12 elements that correspond with the inorganic elements in the human body; that if there was an imbalance of any of these inorganic elements, you could take the corresponding element in homeopathic preparation to restore the body to health.

The most common form is a 6x but it comes in 12x and 30x

The names of the cell salts are as follows (keep in mind these are not the same as a remedy):

Calcarea fluor
Calcarea phos
Calcarea sulph
Ferrum phos
Kali mur
Kali phos
Kali sulph
Magnesium phos
Natrum mur
Natrum phos
Natrum sulph
Silica

Warmly,

Homeo Ped

 

What to do about the flu? January 10, 2010

Filed under: Remedies — singbanshee @ 8:30 pm
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Homeopathy has a successful history with flu and flu symptoms. This short list includes remedies for all stages of flu, from early onset to late stages:

Aconite: Take this after being exposed to the flu or at the very, very, early stages.  It only works during the very early stage so move on to another remedy if you are past that stage already.

Oscillococcinum: this is for the first stage when you’ve been exposed or when you want to treat everyone prophylacticly so no one else gets it.

Arsenicum: this is a very restless flu where the person can’t sit still.  They are usually more chilly than they normally would be but not necessarily having the chills per se just cold.  This remedy is usually the remedy that helps the stomach flu so there is often vomiting and diarrhea

Bryonia: irritable, throbbing headache and body pains where all symptoms are worse from motion.  The main feature of this flu is the motion aspect.  The person with this flu feels horrible from any movement.

Eupatorium: The main feature of this flu is body pain so bad it feels like your bones are broken. Chills with thirst (opposite of gelsium)

Gelsium: This is the #1 flu remedy.    This person has chills with a run over by a truck feeling.  There is fatigue and dullness and they are  not thirsty.  The difference between this and bryonia is that gelsium is really tired and doesn’t want to move vs. movement making everything worse (bryonia).

Alternatives to the flu shot:

Influenzium: Each year the drug companies distribute a new flu vaccine and each year homeopathic manufacturers use this vaccine to prepare a homeopathic remedy.  You take the remedy as directed on the package during the flu season, usually starting in October ending around April

For a seasonal preventative I suggest using Elderberry syrup and upping your Vitamin C daily

For treatment of Swine Flu or Avian Flu I suggest seeking a professional homeopath.

Warmly,

Homeo Ped


 

If you only could get one remedy…. January 3, 2010

Filed under: Remedies — singbanshee @ 4:24 pm

What remedy if you could only buy one remedy for childhood would I recommend…easy…Arnica.  Without a doubt I think every home should have this amazing remedy in both the topical and internal varieties.  Childhood is all about bumps and bruises and nothing even comes close to Arnica in keeping bruising and swelling down.  It helps ease the pain of trauma and stiffness.  This remedy is fantastic for big kids too so I recommend a 6x, 30c, 200c and a topical for around the house.  Remember for best results to use the topical immediately after the injury and to NOT put this on a open wound of any kind (that would be calendula).

Warmly,

Homeo Ped