2UN Convention on “The Rights of the Child 2000” Ten years ago the UN Secretary General has stated“we have no higher priority, no prouder achievement, than our work for the rights of children!”
3A few facts “for we the people” : 250,000 children die every week from diseases and malnutrition.12 million children die before reaching their fifth year100 million homeless children living in the streets around the world.2 million children are objects of sexual abuse - child pornographyMillions of girls are ‘missing’ as a result of feticide, infanticide and neglect.
5POSITION OF HOMOEOPATHY WITHIN MEDICINE 3 ways to help sick individuals:Reduce the strain on the patient's function.Support those functions.Regulate functions.
6POSSIBILITIES OF HOMOEOPATHY “It is impossible that there can be another true, best method of curing dynamic, non surgical diseases besides Homoeopathy”Hahnemann.S.The Organon foot note Para 67, 109
7LIMITS OF HOMOEOPATHY1. In most urgent cases where danger of life & imminent death allow no time for the action of homoeopathic remedy.2. In sudden accidents in previously healthy individuals.3. Surgical diseases.Hahnemann.S.The Organon, foot note Para 67, 109
8Homoeopathic medication does not : Replace missing substanceCompensate a component system by the direct route;Counteract reactive processes and suppress them.
9HOMOEOPATHY is: DYNAMIC/ QUANTUM MEDICINE REGULATORY MEDICINE TRATMENT OF CHOICE FOR CHRONIC- IMMUNOLOGIC-NON SURGICAL DISEASESMEDICINE OF CHOICE FOR PROPHYLAXIS (SINCE IT STABALISES UNSTABLE AUTOREGULATORY MECHANISMS).
10HOMOEOPATHY: REGULATORY MEDICINE All living beings have in built regulatory mechanism through which it maintains a steady state/ optimum health / homoeostasis.Homoeopathic medicines apply a stimulus.The organism improves its auto-regulation by reacting to this.
11WE USE HOMOEOPATHY NON SURGICAL CHRONIC DISEASES RECURRENT ILLNESS PROPHYLAXIS & MANAGEMENT OF EPIDEMICSPALLIATIONACUTE DISEASESMEDICAL EMERGENCIES(WHEN DOCTOR TELLS TO PRAY)IMPOSSIBLE HOPELESS CASES(TRIAL OF HOMOEOPATHY)
12HOMOEOPATHY IN ACUTE DISEASES In acute cases with Homoeopathy the response should be measured in minutes or hours, in children.
14CAUTION! Children can deteriorate as quickly as they can get better. It is important that a child receives a level of supervision, which is appropriate to the severity of the problem.
15CAUTION!Inexperienced or uncertain prescribers, may wish to issue the indicated Homoeopathic remedy and a orthodox prescriptionfor example antibiotics, to be used if the Homoeopathic treatment fails to act.
16HOMOEOPATHY & ANTIBIOTICS / PHARMACO-THERAPEUTIC AGENTS Antibiotics or other indicated chemotherapeutic agents are invaluable and its usage must not be delayed in:Overwhelming infectionsWhere indications for homoeopathic remedies are not clearApparently well chosen remedy does not work.
17HOMOEOPATHY IN MEDICAL EMERGENCIES I would caution both parents and Homoeopathic prescribers against the use of Homoeopathy in medical emergencies
18HOMOEOPATHY & RECURRENT INFECTIONS Homoeopathic remedies are used to:Raise the general level of health.To make the patient more resistant to infection.To stabilize the frequency and severity of acute episodes.
24HOMOEOPATHY IN BEHAVIORAL DISEASES ADHD, Stammering, Tics, Anxiety states, Conversion syndromes, Pica, Enuresis, Breath holding spells et al.Behavioral Diseases for which modern medicine has no definitive answers Homoeopathy is the treatment of choice.
25School sickness Timidity Fear going to school Fear Dark; Fear being aloneVomiting before going to & in schoolIn class she does not have food
27School sickness: Mother’s Note There was a drastic change in her personality the very next dayShe started going to school happily, No cryingShe did not vomitIn class she started having food
28HOMOEOPATHY FOR MENTALY CHALLANGED A backward child with delayed speech delayed walking or delayed dentition responds very well to our constitutional treatment.
29HOMOEOPATHY FOR MENTALY CHALLANGED Autistic, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Down’s Syndromethe cases where we break bad prognosis to patients those cases must be referred to Homoeopathy along with proper mental training and behavioral therapy there is great scope of improvement.Obviously the prognosis ultimately depends upon the pathology.
30HOMOEOPATHY FOR MENTALY CHALLANGED Down’s cannot be altered basically but constitutional treatment enables the down child to accept some education both physical and mental.Nearly all Mongols benefit definitely by receiving constitutional treatment.
31A Case of Down’s Syndrome BEFORE TREATMENTPoor response to verbal stimuliDull & SleepyIcterusParents came with no hope or expectation on 24/7/7
32A Case of Down’s Syndrome AFTER TREAMENT12/9/7 sitting with supportRapid dentitionSpeech bi syllabicResponds to verbal stimuliNo icterus
33A Case of Down’s Syndrome 3 Feb 2008 standing with supportMarch 2008 walking with support
34A Case of Down’s Syndrome 4 June 2008 standing without supportAugust 2008 walking without supportDecember 2008 running without supportFeb 2009 calls for urine
35HOMOEOPATHY IN INCURABLE DISEASES In all so called incurable cases where nothing can be done Homoeopathy should be given a trialsometimes it works and the response borders to miraculousspecially with chronic Neurological states, Developmental anomalies, Hemolytic disorders, Coagulation defects.
36A Case of Cardiomegaly Baby A; F;12 yrs. ECHO (8/5/2001)Enlarged globally hypo contractile LV with severe impairment of systolic function.Endocardial thickening & Strands compatible with EFELVEF 28%ECHO (7/12/2002)LV/LA dimensions are on higher side of normalNo endocardial thickeningLVEF 50%
41HOMOEOPATHY & IMMUNIZATION Homoeopaths are traditionally believed to be against VaccinationWe endorse essential immunizationWe are against unnecessary immunization.
42HOMOEOPATHY & IMMUNIZATION We believe that Homoeopathy offers safe solution to all adverse reactions to vaccination.
43HOMOEOPATHY & EPIDEMICS Homoeopathy offers short-term immunization to viral epidemics that have become a recent phenomenon.Also a safe alternative for management of these viral epidemics.
44CHIKV PROJECT Result No 1394 Not cure 66 Lt.Treatment 6 Improve 56 CHIKV PROJECTResultNo1394Not cure66Lt.Treatment6Improve56Cure1266
45HOMOEOPATHY & EPIDEMICS Our research on Genus Epidemicus has given very positive trend and we are confident to hold a double blind RCT on prevention & management of Chikunguniea.
46DISCLAIMERThis in short has been my experience with homoeopathic medicinal use in Pediatric cases.I admit that within the Homoeopathic world views might differ.I would welcome a healthy debate within the system so as to issue guidelines to modern medical practitioners.