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Naturopathy for Children
Is naturopathy safe for children?
Yes, a natural approach to children’s health is most ideal as it is less invasive and does not introduce unnecessary chemicals into their delicate systems. Certain aspects of the Naturopathic philosophy, such as maintaining good health through nutrition, are particularly effective with children.
Naturopathy cures by looking at the whole individual and can be effective in unexpected ways. The results of your naturopathic treatment are as unique as your cild. Because naturopathy is tailored to the individual composite, each cure is unique.
Many paediatricians referring their patients to naturopaths for treatment of children. Essentially, any medicine administered to children must be free from harmful effects. Naturopathic medicines are prepared mainly from herbs, vegetable kingdom, minerals and are given in very minute doses so that they are 100% non-toxic, having no adverse effects whatsoever.
Naturopathy is suitable for a wide range of conditions in children
Naturopathy is not only a suitable for physical conditions, but has been proven successful in the treatment of childhood emotional problems such as anxieties, night terrors and behavioural difficulties.
Natural medicine offers safe, non-toxic effective treatment that supports a person's natural propensity toward health rather than suppressing symptoms. Naturopathic doctors are experts in the field of natural medicine and can diagnose and treat your child for complaints such as ear infections, sinusitis, allergies, diarrhea, constipation, colds, flu, tonsillitis, headaches, ADD/ADHD, behavioral problems, weight problems, rashes, colic, eczema, bed wetting etc.
With this individual treatment approach the root cause of the problem is addressed. For example when treating children with ADD/ADHD, the naturopathic or homeopathic doctor takes a thorough history and physical exam to address areas such as nutrition, social support, allergies, and the overall health of the child.
When the root problem is addressed in this manner your child will begin to feel naturally healthy, stronger, more confident in themselves, calmer, with reduced stress and frustration, and more focused with improve concentration. Adults benefit from many of the same therapies and are able to lead more productive and successful lives.
Many childhood problems respond particularly well to naturopathic / homeopathic treatment include:
Homeopathy and Pregnancy
Naturopathic Obstetrics are a wonderful supplement to any prenatal care program. Most women are naturally concerned about consuming medications during pregnancy. Naturopathy suits pregnancy well because it does not introduce harmful substances into the body. Naturopathic remedies are completely safe in pregnancy and can, therefore, be useful in treating some the the troublesome symptoms that often accompany this state.
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