Should Homeopathy Be Approved for Kids?

Should Homeopathy Be Approved for Kids?

There are 19 comments on the Time story from Jan 18, 2011, titled Should Homeopathy Be Approved for Kids?. In it, Time reports that:

Colds are the bane of a parent's existence in wintertime, which is pretty much the equivalent of perpetual runny-nose season.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Time.

C Redd

Red Bank, NJ

#1 Jan 18, 2011
The author describes this product as an herbal remedy. Herbal medicine and homeopathy are two different systems of medicine.

Homeopathy is extremely effective in treating children's illnesses. It's also been proven safe for children as well as infants, nursing mothers, pregnant women and, of course, adults.

See:
http://homeopathyresource.wordpress.com/2009/...

In fact, there are studies proving that homeopathy is effective in things like childhood diarrhea (Jacobs, et al., 2003), upper respiratory tract infections and allergy (Bornhoft, et al., 2006), upper respiratory tract diseases including otitis media (Bellavite, et al., 2006) and flu treatment with Oscillococcinum (Vickers and Smith, 2006).

An 8-year-long German study showed significant improvement in children treated for skin conditions and recurring upper and lower respiratory tract infections (Witt, et al., 2008).

Parents around the world rely on homeopathy to treat their children for acute and chronic health conditions.
Mark

Canberra, Australia

#3 Jan 19, 2011
Homeopathy - the biggest con in medicine.
C Redd

Red Bank, NJ

#4 Jan 21, 2011
People interested in alternative medicines for their children or themselves will find excellent information, outstanding references and some eye-opening information about homeopathy at:

www.extraordinarymedicine.org

I've used homeopathy myself for many years for all kinds of serious and acute illnesses and also for injuries. It's never let me down.

“Fun Chick”

Since: Dec 10

Alpharetta, GA

#5 Jan 28, 2011
One of the best teething relief products I ever found for my daughter when she was a baby was some homeopathic teething drops (forget the brand-name offhand.)

I completely believe that there are natural remedies out there for colds, flu, skin problems, and most other conditions, even bad breath LOL.

http://www.sweetwheat.com/sweet-wheat/home-re...
Mark

Canberra, Australia

#6 Jan 28, 2011
TwistedFrog wrote:
One of the best teething relief products I ever found for my daughter when she was a baby was some homeopathic teething drops (forget the brand-name offhand.)
I completely believe that there are natural remedies out there for colds, flu, skin problems, and most other conditions, even bad breath LOL.
http://www.sweetwheat.com/sweet-wheat/home-re...
Homeopathy is not a "natural" remedy - it is just water or sugar pills - it contains no active ingredients natural or not.
irishjen21

Hanover Park, IL

#7 Jan 29, 2011
My son is 9yrs old and has ADHD. We have hit the last straw in the medication world. I am now looking for a natural cure. I heard of this stuff called synaptol. Has any one used it? How did it work for you? Is it cost effective? Please if you have any suggestion please help me.
C Redd

Red Bank, NJ

#8 Jan 29, 2011
irishjen21 wrote:
My son is 9yrs old and has ADHD. We have hit the last straw in the medication world. I am now looking for a natural cure. I heard of this stuff called synaptol. Has any one used it? How did it work for you? Is it cost effective? Please if you have any suggestion please help me.
ADHD can be treated successfully with homeopathy. I've seen comments from parents to the effect that they have seen a big improvement in their children after beginning homeopathic treatment.(I am not sure what synaptol is so am sorry that I can't comment on it.)

Homeopathy is proven safe in studies. It will not cause side effects or iatrogenic diseases. It is also inexpensive even with the cost of the initial consultation plus visits with the homeopath.

You can learn more about homeopathy by going to the web site of the National Center for Homeopathy at:

www.nationalcenterforhomeopathy.org

If you look under the tab "articles" and then "research" you can see some of the 100's of studies showing homeopathy works. There may be a study on ADHD listed.

The NCH has a list of homeopaths around the country so if you don't know of anyone near your home, they will be able to give you some names. Most homeopaths are M.D.'s. Homeopathy requires four years of additional training after med school.

Homeopathy is the second most used system of medicine in the world today with 1/2 billion patients and 1/2 million practitioners. More people use it than use conventional medicine. Many well known people use it. Tina Turner was cured of tuberculosis. Cher was cured of chronic fatigue syndrome. You can see their stories at the NCH web site plus many more. Paul McCartney uses homeopathy. The British Royal Family has used it since the time of Queen Victoria.

Homeopathy is famous for its cures of chronic diseases. Another good site to look at to learn more is www.hpathy.com . If you search "Dr. Bhatia diabetes", "clinical cases" and "Ask the Doctor", information will come up about chronic diseases.

I can tell you from my personal experience of many years that it is superb, the most curative system of medicine I've ever used for chronic as well as acute illnesses. You can feel assured that your son will receive good treatment without the risks that come with drugs.

Best wishes to you and your family for healing!
C Redd

Red Bank, NJ

#9 Jan 29, 2011
irishjen21 wrote:
My son is 9yrs old and has ADHD. We have hit the last straw in the medication world. I am now looking for a natural cure. I heard of this stuff called synaptol. Has any one used it? How did it work for you? Is it cost effective? Please if you have any suggestion please help me.
There is a study on ADHD showing homeopathy provides significant benefit. If you click on "articles" and then "research" you will find it listed under "Other Clinical Studies". The study is by Lamont et al., 1997
C Redd

Red Bank, NJ

#10 Jan 29, 2011
irishjen21 wrote:
My son is 9yrs old and has ADHD. We have hit the last straw in the medication world. I am now looking for a natural cure. I heard of this stuff called synaptol. Has any one used it? How did it work for you? Is it cost effective? Please if you have any suggestion please help me.
I see from ads on the internet that Synaptol is a combination homeopathic formula specifically for ADHD. Based on this I don't see that it could hurt and may help.

However, your best chances for optimal health for your son would come by working with a homeopath. A homeopath will choose one, single remedy specifically for him based on his symptoms and constitution. This is called classical homeopathy. Classical homeopathy is the best route to take for amelioration of symptoms and, hopefully, a cure.

Again, best wishes!
Mark

Canberra, Australia

#11 Jan 29, 2011
From the 2007 Homeopathy for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder or hyperkinetic disorder: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17943868

MAIN RESULTS: The forms of homeopathy evaluated to date do not suggest significant treatment effects for the global symptoms, core symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity or impulsivity, or related outcomes such as anxiety in Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

AUTHORS' CONCLUSIONS: There is currently little evidence for the efficacy of homeopathy for the treatment of ADHD. Development of optimal treatment protocols is recommended prior to further randomised controlled trials being undertaken.

Once again CRedd-ulous is full of sh*t.
irishjen21

Hanover Park, IL

#12 Jan 29, 2011
C Redd wrote:
<quoted text>ADHD can be treated successfully with homeopathy. I've seen comments from parents to the effect that they have seen a big improvement in their children after beginning homeopathic treatment.(I am not sure what synaptol is so am sorry that I can't comment on it.)

Homeopathy is proven safe in studies. It will not cause side effects or iatrogenic diseases. It is also inexpensive even with the cost of the initial consultation plus visits with the homeopath.

You can learn more about homeopathy by going to the web site of the National Center for Homeopathy at:

www.nationalcenterforhomeopathy.org

If you look under the tab "articles" and then "research" you can see some of the 100's of studies showing homeopathy works. There may be a study on ADHD listed.

The NCH has a list of homeopaths around the country so if you don't know of anyone near your home, they will be able to give you some names. Most homeopaths are M.D.'s. Homeopathy requires four years of additional training after med school.

Homeopathy is the second most used system of medicine in the world today with 1/2 billion patients and 1/2 million practitioners. More people use it than use conventional medicine. Many well known people use it. Tina Turner was cured of tuberculosis. Cher was cured of chronic fatigue syndrome. You can see their stories at the NCH web site plus many more. Paul McCartney uses homeopathy. The British Royal Family has used it since the time of Queen Victoria.

Homeopathy is famous for its cures of chronic diseases. Another good site to look at to learn more is www.hpathy.com . If you search "Dr. Bhatia diabetes", "clinical cases" and "Ask the Doctor", information will come up about chronic diseases.

I can tell you from my personal experience of many years that it is superb, the most curative system of medicine I've ever used for chronic as well as acute illnesses. You can feel assured that your son will receive good treatment without the risks that come with drugs.

Best wishes to you and your family for healing!
Thank you for all the great information. I hope I can find a solution soon.
C Redd

Red Bank, NJ

#14 Jan 29, 2011
irishjen21 wrote:
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Thank you for all the great information. I hope I can find a solution soon.
I'm sure you will! Best wishes!
irishjen21

Hanover Park, IL

#15 Jan 29, 2011
C Redd wrote:
<quoted text>I'm sure you will! Best wishes!
Do homeopath have doctors? If yes how do I find one?
C Redd

Red Bank, NJ

#17 Jan 30, 2011
irishjen21 wrote:
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Do homeopath have doctors? If yes how do I find one?
Hope the above will get you started!

“Fun Chick”

Since: Dec 10

Alpharetta, GA

#18 Jan 31, 2011
Mark wrote:
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Homeopathy is not a "natural" remedy - it is just water or sugar pills - it contains no active ingredients natural or not.
"Homeopathy. Homeopathy aims to stimulate the body's self-healing response by using very small doses of substances that cause symptoms. In the case of asthma, homeopathic remedies are made from substances that trigger an asthmatic reaction, such as pollen or weeds. There's still not enough evidence to determine whether homeopathy helps treat asthma caused by allergies or not."
http://www.webmd.com/balance/tc/homeopathy-to...

Didn't see water or sugar pills mentioned on the Mayo Clinic's site...

“Fun Chick”

Since: Dec 10

Alpharetta, GA

#19 Jan 31, 2011
Ah actually that one was from Web MD, not Mayo Clinic!
Shell

Ukraine

#20 Jan 31, 2011
TwistedFrog wrote:
<quoted text>
"Homeopathy. Homeopathy aims to stimulate the body's self-healing response by using very small doses of substances that cause symptoms. In the case of asthma, homeopathic remedies are made from substances that trigger an asthmatic reaction, such as pollen or weeds. There's still not enough evidence to determine whether homeopathy helps treat asthma caused by allergies or not."
http://www.webmd.com/balance/tc/homeopathy-to...
Didn't see water or sugar pills mentioned on the Mayo Clinic's site...
You are patently completely ignorant of the idiot dilution rates used in homeopathy and how the "remedies" are made. What exactly do you understand by the 200C written on the side of your sugar pills?

See if you can concentrate long enough to watch this very quick explanation of the prodution methods.



Try getting your facts right, you patently know bugger all about homeopathy as well as nothing about basic science. Mind boggling level of ignorance .
C Redd

Red Bank, NJ

#21 Jan 31, 2011
Studies show that homeopathy is effective in treating children with conditions connected with asthma.

-- Seasonal allergic rhinitis (Ludtke and Wiesenauer, 1997, and Taylor, et al., 2000)

-- upper respiratory tract infections and allergy (Bornhoft, et al., 2006)

-- upper respiratory tract diseases including otitis media (Bellavite, et al., 2006)

An 8-year-long Germany study showed significant improvement in children treated for skin conditions and recurring upper and lower respiratory infections.(Witt, et al., 2008)
Mark

Canberra, Australia

#22 Feb 2, 2011
TwistedFrog wrote:
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Didn't see water or sugar pills mentioned on the Mayo Clinic's site...
If after reading the wikipedia page on homeopathic dilutions you cannot see the fundimental stupidity of homeopathy please seek psychological help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeopathic_dilu...

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