Homeopathy for babies and children

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What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a system of medicine which is based on treating the individual with highly diluted substances which trigger the body’s natural system of healing. Based on their symptoms, a homeopath will match the most appropriate medicine to each patient. This medical system was developed by a German doctor, Samuel Hahnemann, in 1796 and has been used world-wide ever since.

Nappy-rash
Calendula cream is soothing, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. Use preventatively and/or as a treatment. Can also be used for minor cuts or abrasions.

Bumps and bruises
Arnica 30c or Arnica cream (do not use on broken skin).

Teething
Chamomilla 30c can give swift pain relief especially when the baby is angry, inconsolable and wants to be carried.

Colic
Colocynth 30c if the baby is angry, draws its knees up from pain and is better from pressure on the abdomen (e.g. lying on their front or over your shoulder

Mag phos 30c if the baby draws its knees up and is better from warmth or gently massaging the abdomen

Chamomilla 30c if the baby is angry, inconsolable and wants to be carried. May have green diarrhoea like chopped spinach.

What to expect when seeing a homeopath
Homeopathy recognises the importance of considering the individual as a whole at any age. At a first consultation (usually lasting an hour or longer) the homeopath will ask about all aspects of your child’s health, including their medical history, diet, personality type and even any problems which developed during the pregnancy. This information will be used to select a homeopathic prescription matched to your child’s symptoms and how they experience them.



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