Children are the most treasured part of the society and they are the asset of the future.
World Children’s Day is celebrated on November 20th every year in honour of the children. Some countries observe it on different dates, where as , In India, Childrens Day is celebrated on 14th November as a tribute to the first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Had once said, “The children of today will make the India of tomorrow. The way we bring them up will determine the future of the country”. We assume bringing up the children definitely includes their health and hygiene. A healthy mind and body of the children guarantees good health of the society or country.
Homeopathy’s core philosophy is re-establishing health of the sick. Children are highly susceptible to many obnoxious agents as they are born. Homeopath’s follow the founder of Homeopathy, Dr.Hahnemann in taking care of the newborn by giving mild antipsoric treatment which is to protect posterity from diseases in advance. The pregnant women who take homeopathic treatment are also provided antipsoric treatment to destroy Psora, which is the producer of most chronic diseases particularly of hereditary nature in the newborn.
Paediatrics is the branch of medicine which specializes in diseases of children. The paediatric age group varies in different countries, In USA, it is till the age of 21, in the UK, till 18 yrs and in India children upto the age 13 are considered for paediatric care and treatment. Since homeopathy doctors are proven on children as well, homeopathic doctors are well-trained in the treatment of children’s diseases through gentle healing and care requisite of the paediatrics age group.
Also, diseases in children are many and differ as they grow. The stages of growth are classified as Infant/New-born, Toddler, Pre-school, School going, Teenagers and Adolescents. At all the stages, children are vulnerable to morbid agents and they need to be protected. The physicians guide the parents, particularly the mothers about the importance of breastfeeding, emotional disturbances affecting health , personal hygiene and the art of socialising. The most common diseases a child may get affected at each stage of their life are classified and accordingly best homeopathic treatment is developed for quick restoration of health.
There are certain diseases which are rather unfortunate, such as genetic diseases and destructive hereditary diseases.Children suffering from such genetic diseases need at most care as they are found to be more delicate than regular children. Since homeopathy considers the constitution of the child, homeopathic doctors are able to help such children bringing a ray of hope and joy to the parent(s). The best part of homeopathic treatment is that the medicines are easy to be dispensed to children by staying at home , for those who suffer from genetic diseases such as Down syndrome, Thalassemia, Sickle-cell anaemia, Turner syndrome, Muscle dystrophy, Mitochondrial defects, Cystic fibrosis etc. Children during the treatment will find much betterment and thus various kinds of inclusive treatments can be avoided.
Children as they grow and become socialise at school, at public places and among relatives, tend to find new experiences and amusements. Many children may develop psychosomatic disorders when they fail to find answers to their questions and amusements. Physical and mental abuse is another grey area which some unfortunate children are tormented with.Homeopathy has wonderful medicines to treat children with different psychosomatic and psychiatric disorders,they might suffer from. An in-depth case-analysis, observing the child, being good listeners to children as they speak, investigating the causative factors responsible for the altered mental state are all the features of a good homeopathic practioner.
The most common symptoms children complain are related primarily to skin, upper respiratory diseases, genitourinary disorders and gastrointestinal diseases. Very often, parents come to our clinics bringing their children for complaints of ear pain, stomach/abdominal pain, any itch/skin rash, cold/cough, crying during defecation/micturition. Family physicians should educate the parents about the seriousness of the symptoms majority children usually complain of , so that parents do not get anxious or panicky and take a drastic step which may result in unnecessary medication.
Nutritional disorders are very rampant in children now-a-days owing to canned food, packed food, junk food, lack of personal hygiene, poor physical activity etc. Earlier, nutritional deficiencies were noted in children of underdeveloped and poor countries. At Dr.Kiran’s HomeoLife clinics, our doctors religiously ask about the physical generals which includes appetite, thirst, desires and aversions in food habits, any allergy to food items , sleep and perspiration. Such detailed information guides our doctors to advise and formulate a diet regimen necessary for each particular child. Some of the common nutritional disorders in children suffer from are Iron deficiency, Calcium deficiency, Vitamin A, C, D and K deficiency, Iodine deficiency, marasmus, Protein Energy Malnutrition etc.
There are situations where it becomes mandatory as citizens to follow the health guidelines of the country/region, such as vaccination programs. Immunization schedule is prepared by individual countries and also by the World Health Organisation which is compulsory vaccination for all the children at particular age. Vaccines are part of health policy for diseases which do not have treatment available yet. But in some hypersensitive children, vaccination may result in reaction, bad-effects or adverse effects. In homeopathy there are very effective medicines to treat complaints arising from bad-effects of vaccination such as Variolinum, Silicea, Thuja etc which work tremendously in nullifying the effects. Similarly, is the case with dentition. Some children during dentition, suffer from diarrhoea or grinding or biting or convulsions or get anxious or suffer from fever,though dentition is a normal physiological process. Homeopathy also has a role to take care of such unusual experiences felt by the children and treat them completely with medicines such as Calcarea carb, Silicea, Chamomilla etc among many others.
Teenage Children as they develop secondary sexual characters and as they become adolescents, it is found some diseases are commonly seen in this age-group also. A girl child is asked about menarche and menstrual cycles, taboos and myths related to it are discussed. The parents should take their adolescent child to a family physician to discuss the impact on health of alcohol, smoking, drugs, online games, stalking, bullying etc which are some of the evil forms existing in the society.
Dr. Kiran’s HomeoLife’s wish is to ensure primary health care access is provided to children. Support every child by nurturing their mental health as well as physical. We care to educate children at various platforms about personal hygiene, gender-based violence and social discrimination. We hereby would like to imagine a better future for every child by participating in all kinds of health programmes on digital platform as well as by our presence on ground.
This year, 2020 is going to pass in the crisis. The children are the most affected by it. They are forced to live in an imaginary world due to home stays and lockdowns. UNICEF wants us to celebrate this Children’s Day as “A day to reimagine a better future for every child.” Dr.Kiran’s HomeoLife is at the forefront during this pandemic by being available to our patients of pediatric age group. We are successfully able to reach sick children in restoring their health by online consultations, door delivery of medicines, by giving them tasks on health topics.