Homeopathy is an age-old art of healing dating back to the 17th century. It is a gentle, natural form of treatment that is effective in both short and longstanding illnesses. The homeopathic philosophy is based on the belief that when your child is healthy he is content, happy and free of disease. Life and the environment introduce stress factors, which disturb this perfect state of equilibrium resulting in illnesses. For example, young children starting at the crèche become frequently exposed to new viruses. Moving home or the birth of a new child are further examples of stress factors. Homeopathy provides a method of healing, restoring your child to a better level of health and making him less likely to become ill. In essence homeopathy stimulates your child’s body to heal itself.
Children are especially receptive to homeopathy. Their illnesses are generally shorter in duration than those of adults. They have been exposed to less toxins and stress factors, their immune systems are easier to stimulate and they often respond more rapidly to treatment.
Homeopathy has repeatedly been scientifically proven to be effective in treating various medical problems. It is being recommended and used by more and more doctors, especially for patients where conventional medicine has limited treatment options. Some common examples are allergies, asthma, eczema, recurrent ear infections and diarrhoea in children.
Here are some links to some useful medical homeopathy websites:
The British Homeopathic Association
The European Committee for Homeopathy (ECH)
Dutch Doctor's Association for Intergrative Medicine
The American Institute of Homeopathy