For most people Homeopathy is a mystery and new parents who are already worried about their kids frequently falling sick are afraid to try something that is not well tried or popular, parents have reservations when it comes to giving frequent allopathic medicines to their little ones, but they give in as that’s the only resort for them .
Here in this article, we talk to Dr. Sonia, a Homeopath and also a mom to a 3 year old. Dr. Sonia talks about Homeopathy and how it works for kids.
NJM – What is homeopathy and how is it better than allopathy or any other medical treatment?
Dr. Sonia- Homeopathy is a system of medicine where the fundamental principle is “like cures like”. The substance which can cause a disease also can cure the same if given in the smallest quantities.
To compare, each system of medicine has its own importance.
Homeopathy is good to balance the body system thereby improving the body to react positively to every situation .
It builds the immunity and smoothly removes the ailments within no time in a very gentle and harmonious way.
NJM- What all illnesses or conditions can homeopathy treat?
Dr. Sonia- Homeopathy is helpful for all the age groups right from childhood to teenage, middle age to senior citizens and last but not the least even at the last moments of life.
Homeopathy can help in almost all the diseases such as allergies, respiratory issues, skin disorders, rheumatic troubles, thyroid,diabetes, gynaecology, Neurological , autoimmune conditions and many more..
NJM- Why would you recommend homeopathy for infants or children?
Dr. Sonia- I would recommend homeopathy for children for all most every condition because
a. They love to take them as they are the sweet pills
b. Homeopathy helps to come out of disease in a smoother way where the child’s appetite comes to normal naturally and they are more happier than before
c. Their immune system builds up beautifully without any suppressions
NJM- Can homeopathy and allopathy be taken simultaneously?
Dr. Sonia- Yes, it can be taken simultaneously but under homeopathic doctor’s guidance, depending on the medicine to be taken.
NJM- What lifestyle changes does one have to undergo while one is on homeopathy medicine?
Dr. Sonia- Lifestyle diseases are due to lifestyle! So one must have a check how and what we eat, sleep, exercise and work. It is nothing in relation to homeopathy . Healthy living is recommended by every system of medicine.
word of mouth is the best way to reach to a good doctor. Another thing that one should ensure is that during the first visit, the doctor should take your case in detail, right from childhood to adulthood; aggravations and ameliorations, desires, aversions, sleep, dreams, other body factors and personality aspects. History is really important for prescribing right homeopathic medicine.
NJM- How should one zero Down on a homeopathic doctor?
Dr. Sonia- word of mouth is the best way to reach to a good doctor. Another thing that one should ensure is that during the first visit, the doctor should take your case in detail, right from childhood to adulthood; aggravations and ameliorations, desires, aversions, sleep, dreams, other body factors and personality aspects. History is really important for prescribing right homeopathic medicine.
NJM- What age, or how soon can we start homeopathy for babies?
Dr. Sonia- Homeopathy is recommended right from pregnancy to newborn.
It helps removing genetic diseases, helps in boosting immunity even for diseases for which we all get vaccinated, though it doesn’t replace the concept of vaccination.
Some FAQs by moms of homeopathy seeking kids:-
1) Homeopathy works slowly, what if my child runs high temperature? Would you still suggest me to wait and take homeopathy?
Firstly, I would like to say that homeopathy works faster than anything, be it for any disease , provided the medicine is rightly selected.
If the child is with high temperature and if the right medicine according to signs and symptoms is selected then we can give homeopathy. However, if the temperature is on the increasing phase then better to control with a required dose of paracetamol and take homeopathy after some time to cure it from within.
2) My child does not eat well, are there any supplements or medicines that I can give for him/her to start eating well or fulfil the required nutritional deficiency?
There are many causes behind the child not eating well, like he/she is suffering with some diseases or what are the general snacks of the child , how much he is expected to eat by the parent and in how much intervals.
Well, the constitutional medicine will be the right choice for it after knowing the cause behind it, along with it homeopathy does provide mother tinctures and bio-combinations to improve hunger and immunity.
3) Are there any remedies in homeopathy for treating a hyperactive child?
Yes, there are many remedies for hyperactivity depending on what type of behaviour the child presents, environment, diet and mother’s history before, during and after pregnancy.
4) what if my child takes more than required dose of these sweet pills?
The actual dose is not just the quantity of sweet pills but how often it is repeated.
Once if the child has even emptied the bottle of sweet pills if they are prescribed to him then the only problem is your bottle is empty for the next dose;
nothing else beyond that!
Have more questions- do reach out to Dr. Sonia!!
Dr Sonia Hemnani Taksande
BHMS MD MED (HOM) DNYS PGD Acupuncture.
Dr. Sonia is a registered classical Homeopath and an Acupuncturist with over 10 years of experience in treating the body in a holistic method. The small doses of homeopathy and insertion of fine needles by acupuncture heal the body from within by building more resilient and adaptable constitutions
Dr. Sonia is a resident of Raheja Vihar, Chandivli, Mumbai and can be reached out at 8422935678.