If you are a parent, or an adult that works with children, you may be aware of the increased diagnosis and cases of disorders such as ADHD, ADD, OCD, ODD, anxiety, depression, aggression, and eating disorders that are occurring in children today.
The homeopathic approach understands that each child is unique, and behaviors are only a part of the picture. There are often deeper underlying emotions that are causing these behaviors, as well as, external stressors that are causing the child to react in their unique way to which they are susceptible. Understanding each child as an individual and understanding what their underlying emotions are, how they react to different environments, foods, social situations, helps to determine which homeopathic remedy will help that child. If a child is prone to anxiety, for example, and this is limiting their ability to be comfortable socially or learn and develop then there is an underlying imbalance that is causing the child to react with anxiety, and depending on the external conditions, changing the conditions will not always resolve the child’s condition but can limit their life experience instead. The homeopathic approach uses remedies that have no harmful side effects and works with the body’s own innate healing ability and looks at what is underlying the behavioral symptoms of each child and each child’s unique emotional symptoms and experiences beyond a diagnosis. This process is both deeply healing for the child and insightful for the parent, because in order to choose an effective homeopathic remedy the child must be understood on a deep level. The effects of the initial dose of a homeopathic remedy can last for months, helping the child reach a more balanced state emotionally, and physical symptoms such as headaches, digestion or hormonal imbalances can also be addressed and ultimately alleviate the child’s unique susceptibilities.
Even if your child has not been diagnosed, but is displaying challenging behaviors it is recommended that these be addressed in the early stages, before they escalate. Catching them early on gives a child a chance to feel balanced and thrive emotionally in their relationships and developmentally.