Children are naturally inquisitive; however, illnesses, environmental toxins, heavy metals and genetics can cause a child to be less inquisitive in nature. When this occurs, a variety of health issues can happen during childhood that affects their neurodevelopment. This can lead to a number of childhood issues, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism and Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections.ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a neurodevelopmental disorder that occurs during childhood. The symptoms of ADHD include attention difficulties, impulsive behaviors and being overly active. Children with this disorder can have difficulty in school and at home. They may have difficulty getting along with others, resisting temptation, talking too much, taking unnecessary risks and daydreaming instead of focusing on the task at hand
Asperger Syndrome is a subtype of autism. This is considered a highly functioning form of autism. Sufferers may have difficulty interacting socially, repeat the same behaviors and exhibit a restricted range of interests. They may be clumsy due to uncoordinated motor movements. Unlike autism, those suffering from Asperger syndrome may have above average verbal skills; however, they may prefer unusual topics
Autism is a neurological and developmental disorder that starts in childhood and lasts throughout the patient’s life. It is called a spectrum disorder because of the range of symptoms a patient may exhibit. Primarily, Autism affects how a person interacts, communicates and learns. Autistic patients often show repetitive behaviors and spend a lot of time in their own world. The patient may spend a lot of time placing things in a specific order or saying the same sentence over and over.
PANDAS is the abbreviation for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. A child may be diagnosed with this disorder if he/she starts exhibiting obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms or tics following a strep infection or scarlet fever. These symptoms appear suddenly and happen overnight and can include motor and vocal ticks, mood swings, anxiety attacks, irritability and separation anxieties
How Can Homeopathy Help Children?
When you first visit a homeopath, the doctor will take a detailed client history that includes family traits and current symptoms experienced by the child. Once this information is gathered, the homeopath will develop an individualized treatment protocol to help the child overcome their developmental delays. Let’s take a look at some of the homeopathic remedies used to help a child overcome developmental delays.
Attention disorders reflect imbalances in the body. For example, if a child cannot sit still for long enough to finish a task, the homeopathic practitioner will use a homeopathic medicine that will calm the mind and bring the child’s motor activity under control. Another example is a child that suffers from disruptive sleep. This can be an imbalance that does not allow the child to sleep at night or one whose sleep is disturbed. A homeopathic doctor will choose a medicine to help the child sleep, which will help improve the child’s neurological development.
Homeopathy remedies can help with a number of chronic illnesses, including ataxia and chromosomal defects. It also helps children who are –
- Overly sensitive and have trouble with social interaction and speech, memory issues, and may be slow to learn to talk, read and understand
- Sleep difficulties often experienced in childhood developmental disorders
- Variety of obsessions and manias, vertigo and headaches
- Homeopathic remedies are useful for children who are suffering from Asperger’s disorder, autism, ADHD and PANDAS. Each of these conditions causes compulsive desires that are often acted on. Homeopathy helps to soothe the child, allow them to sleep and prevent destructive behaviors.
Homeopathic remedies focus on the whole body rather than just the symptoms. This means the child can heal from the inside out. Instead of flooding the body with chemicals that cause other side effects, homeopathic medicines provide the body with minuscule doses of ingredients that relieve the symptoms of these childhood disorders while allowing the body and mind to heal.
Is you child suffering from autism, ADHD, headaches, skin issues, or other childhood illnesses? Are you looking for a safe soothing treatment? Call us and setup an appointment with our homeopathic doctor specializing in children’s issues.