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1 (Homeopath, Psychologist & Naturopath) Homeopathyin Pediatric Primary CarePresented byGregory PeechattDHM, PhD, ND(Homeopath, Psychologist & Naturopath)(Everything contained in this hand-out is meant for educational purposes only and as such should not be taken as medical recommendations for any diagnosed disease. This may be reproduced and distributed only with the author's permission)
2 Some Facts and Food for Thought parenting-the only job without a training manualan ounce of prevention = a pound of cureillness modality and wellness modalitychildren, medicine & immune systemdiet & food allergiessuppression vs. supplementationcommon pediatric infections & antibiotics
3 Why do we need to choose Homeopathy? More & more people (65% +) are choosing alternatives for daily health needs.Homeopathy : 2nd most widely used in primary care (latest W.H.O. survey)“Homeopathy is the medicine for 21st century” (1999 statement by W.H.O.)Homeopathy : the gentlest form of medicine known to mankindHomeopathy : the most cost-effective approachMost have no known side effects and as such is safer than most ‘over the counter’ medicines.200 year old well researched branch of medicine
4 Definition Dr. Hahnemann, the founder combined two Greek words ‘homoios’=similar + ‘pathos’ = feeling or sufferingHomeopathy = Similar feeling/sufferingBasic PrinciplesLikes are cured by likes – similia similibus curantur –Higher the dilution, greater its potency – law of infinitesimal doseAn illness is specific to an individual – law of Wholistics law of similarsHealing progresses from:inside to outside,the upper parts of the body to the lower parts,the most recent maladies to the oldest (in the reverse of chronological order)
5 Homeopathic Remedy Preparation From all three kingdoms1. Plant2. Animal3. MineralPotentization is a bio-energetic/alchemic processpotency # of succussion/trituration dilution1 c /1002 c /100 X 1001 x /101 M (= 1000 c) / th powerCM (= c) / th power9c HPUS means diluted to the level of 1/100 9th power adhering to Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States.
6 Classical Homeopathy Modern Homeopathy strictly adheres to all the principles explainedusually uses one constitutional remedy at a timestarts in a somewhat high potency (200c or so)frequency of the administration is usually once in 2 to 4 daysAfter stabilizing in one level uses ‘plusing’ techniquewarns and watches for ‘healing crisis’Modern Homeopathyuses many remedies at the same time in a combined formulaingredients are selected based on symptom pictures & differential dx.the easiest and safest way for laymen to use homeopathyvery popular in Europe, India and many other countriesbecoming popular in the U.S. also.easily available in many natural health food stores
7 Pediatric ear infection – a chronic vicious cycle. Why? is the most common and takes place in the middle ear (Otitis media)Usually babies on bottled milk after 4-6 monthsPre-schoolers in day-care with many sources of virus/bacteriaBaby M scenarioBecomes fussy, crying, not wanting bottle, no teething yet, mild feverMom panics, takes to MD, inflamed ear is observed, dx. Otitis mediaRx. Antibiotics, briefly better, starts again, more antibiotics, cycle begins.Finally BMT (bilateral myringotomy and tubes) drains fluid & air entersRationale – middle ear (air filled cavity behind the ear drum) can fill with fluid when bacteria/viruses enter through Eustachian passage causing infection. Pressure from fluid pushes ear drum causing pain, hearing lossTube falls off b/w 6-18 months, No problems for a while,By age 4 or 5 M develops all sorts of allergies, eczema & catches everythingWhat went wrong?Very first ear infection, white blood cells gathering to fight caused mild feverBaby didn’t have fully developed immune system and antibiotics weakened it and made it ‘hyper-vigilant’ (I call allergies as physical ‘paranoia’)Very first infection may not have been by bacteria, could be by virus/fungusCould have been caused by baby’s milk, make mucus thick and clogged up
8 Homeopathy is proven quite effective in Pediatrics 1. Ear Infections - Mercurius Solubilis 6th –30th tidto reduce the pain Mullain oil or garlic oil or combination ear dropsOtitis Media with fever - Hepar Sulf. & Ferrum Phos 15c alternately2. Fever with Cold & Flu Symptoms - Give the following three meds. in 30c potency one after the other every hour – Aconitum, Belladonna & Chamomilla known as the ABCs Tonsilitis – Start with Phytolaca 15 c and do plusing.4. Sleep disturbance with vivid dreams Stramonium 30 bd ADD/ADHD – CSE (Cell Signal Enhancers by Biomed) 14 & 15 with a constitutional remedy (1M+) prescribed by DHM. Give also remedies like ATTEND by Vaxa6. Autism spectrum Disorders – CSE 12 & 20 together with Chelation, diet changes and behavioral approaches, Homeopathic detoxifiers by Newton or other firms.
9 Whooping Cough : Petrussin 30, bd Whooping Cough : Petrussin 30, bd. Additionally, Dorsera 30, 4-hourly, especially if the cough is worse after the midnight. Give Ipecacuana 30, 4-hourly, if much vomiting associated with it.Acute Bronchitis: If this develops as a complication of cold or flu, at the very early stage few doses of Ferrum Phos. 30, or Phosphorus 30, 4-hourly may abort the descent of infection.If Bronchitis is established with dry cough and if the patient is thirsty and if the chest is sore when coughing, it is usually treated by alternating Bryonia 30 and Phosphorus 30, 2-hourlyInfluenza (Flu) In its very earliest stages may be arrested by the timely administration of Oscillococcinum hourly 2 to 3 doses.If it didn’t work, use combinations like Alpha CF by BoerickeIf it has developed and tends to be the chameleon-like behavior of common cold, have recourse to classical way.
10 Constipation, Diarrhea & Gastrointestinal affections CSE 12 (Cell Signal Enhancers by Biomed) with digestive EnzymeArsenicum Album 6 to 30th : every hour when the pt.has violent vomiting and diarrhea followed by a great deal of pain in the stomach and intestines.Ipecacuana is indicated when there is persistent dry, unproductive cough and extreme nausea.Colocynthis and/or Magnesia Phos. are indicated when the person has cramping and clutching pains ameliorated by pressure and warmth.Podiphillum is one of the most common medicine in cases of acute diarrhea.Bryonia is the remedy for acute gastroenteritis.Lycopodium 200c+ effective for chronic IBS when used under classical Homeopath’s recommendation
11 Most commonly used Remedies Arnica Montana for bumps and bruises in any accident or after surgery (by Rx. Intake & external gel application)Calendula cream : for skin rashes, minor burns, eczema, sun burnRhus Toxicodendron: best remedy for poison ivy.Sulphur : the major remedy for different kinds of eczemaArsenicum Album : for several skin problemsBorax: best remedy for Canker soresThuja proven remedy for Warts with Thuja ointment externallyArsenicum, Euphrasia, Nux Vomica, Sabadilla or allium Sepa are indicated if the allergic symptoms of upper respiratory tract symptoms progressing to mild wheezing or AsthmaHistaminum 200c should precede the above for any kind of upper respiratory allergies.
12 Polypharmacy Homeopathic Preparations: They are combinations of 3 to 9 remedies in low potencies (usually 3x to 12x) All those remedies have indications of the symptoms at hand. The body in its cell wisdom uses up the needed remedy and discards the others without any side effects.Without any homeopathic background you can use them with success. This is the way laymen should go for using homeopathy for their day to day health needs. It is very easy to select them as they have disease/syndrome names and indications listed. Many of them are becoming readily available in most health food stores and pharmaciesYou can order many of them yourself if not listed ‘for professionals’ Boiron : : besides single remedies has combinations for most conditionsHyland’s : /hylands.com : many remedies in easy to chew tablet forms.Boericke & Taffel lot of quite effective combinations : is the oldestNewton Homeopathics : /newtonlabs.net – very cause-effectiveSafeCareRx by King Bio: /kingbio.com – best professional formulas tooEmerson Ecologics: /emersonecologics.com – besides latest research based natural products carry also homeopathic Mental HealthMore Info: