Treatment of Children's Problems Perth
At this Perth naturopathic clinic we use homeopathy to
effectively treat both the acute infections and the more chronic
health disorders of children. As a qualified naturopath, Michael Blanch will
also consider dietary factors that may be impacting on your child's
health. For discussion of the treatment of
children less than two years of age, see the separate page: Treatment
of Babies and infants. We will mainly discuss the treatment of toddlers
and children up to puberty and the early teenage years on this page.
suffer many acute problems in their first few years. There is nothing
abnormal about this. It is necessary for the immune system to be
challenged and to learn. A cold every couple of months that goes for a
week or two is to be expected. In fact, if a child goes for a long time
without an acute illness it is not healthy; that means they may come
down with something more serious in time.
In the meantime, there are homeopathic remedies to minimise the symptoms of colds and flus, help prevent any secondary infections of the chest, tonsils or ears,
and to deal with these problems, should they occur. Ear infections and
"glue ear" are dealt with on a separate page: Treatment of Ear
Please note that in
all cases we advise the parent's to follow their instincts and to see a
doctor or seek hospital treatment if the child is not responding to
homeopathic treatment and the condition is worsening.
in children, both streptococcal and viral can be effectively treated by
and chronic swelling of the tonsils and of the adenoids can often be minimised
and avoid the need for surgery. In any recurring serious
homeopath focuses not only on the acute problem, but will treat the child with constitutional medicines to resolve the tendency to recurrences.
infections treated include boils, impetigo (school sores),
worms and parasites, ringworm (a fungal infection), warts,
gastro-enteritis, bronchitis, bronchiolitis, fevers and febrile
convulsions. All may respond to the homeopathic approach, but please
note the caveat in bold above.
problems that are frequently encountered in children and treatable by
homeopathy are asthma, nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting), frequent lice
infections, susceptibility to and reactions from mosquito bites,
nosebleeds, nasal polyps, hernias, inflammation of the appendix,
lachrymal stricture and poor appetite.
emotional problems also respond, because homeopathy
balances the whole person - mentally, emotionally and physically. Problems
with toilet training, fears (phobias) and anxiety, separation anxiety,
sleeping problems and sibling jealousy are all
The problems of boys, such as foreskin
problems like phimosis, undescended testes and acne at puberty are
usually treatable. For the problem of girls at puberty, see the page on
treatment of women's problems.