Instead of giving antibiotics every time your child has an ear infection, homeopathy can strengthen your child's health so that the whole pattern of getting sick stops.
One of the hardest things for a parent is to watch their child in pain and not be able to help. If your child has a pattern of repeated ear infections, you probably feel helpless. The conventional medical approach is to give antibiotics every time an ear infection is diagnosed. Or if these are ineffective, a tympanostomy (tubes) is performed . Most doctors will convince you that there is no other option. But is this intervention really necessary?
Otitis Media (middle ear infection) is responsible for about 8% of all visits to the pediatrician and 17% of all infections that are diagnosed. One of the reasons that parents run to the doctor with ear infections is the mistaken belief that ear infections may lead to permanent loss of hearing or mastoiditis. According to Dr. Robert Mendelsohn M.D., in 25 years of pediatric practice he has never seen either occur from ear infections left untreated. Hearing loss is no more common when antibiotics are not used then when they are.
Recent medical studies have shown that giving antibiotics does not effect the course of ear infections at all. They do not help. But they can hurt. There are many negative consequences of antibiotic over use. These include destruction of beneficial bacteria in the body leading to more health problems. Also abuse of antibiotics have led to the current situation where many antibiotics when needed no longer work, because many bacteria have developed immunity to all known antibiotics.
Studies have also shown that decongestants, antihistamines and ear tubes do not help. One study showed that where both ears were infected and tubes were put in only one - results were identical in both ears - showing the tubes didn't help. Also the tubes are risky and can have severe side effects. Tympanostomies are done by puncturing a hole in your child's eardrum and inserting a tube. This can result in loss of hearing from scarring or hardening of the ear drum.
If the conventional approach doesn't work - what does work?
One possibility is Classical Homeopathy. This 200 year old system of medicine is common in Europe and most of the world, and is becoming better known in the U.S. Classical Homeopathy is a system of health care using natural remedies. It differs from conventional health care in that it doesn't focus on treating each ear infection separately, but instead looks at the child who has a pattern of ear infections and works to stop the pattern. It does this by not treating the ear infections as a separate problem but instead treating the child as a whole. This same child who has ear infections probably also has other physical problems and maybe also some emotional ones. They have a certain type of personality, certain likes and dislikes and many other things that make them a unique person. All of this information helps us chooses the right homeopathic remedy which matches the whole pattern of symptoms.
This one right homeopathic remedy works to strengthen the health of the child. As your child's health improves, the ear infections and other problems will go away.
Unlike conventional medical care, the initial homeopathic appointment is long enough (2-3 hours) for all of your child's problems to be fully explored. The pattern of how these symptoms fit together is compared to the pattern of each of 3000 homeopathic remedies. We will choose the remedy that will bring your child back into balance and allow their body to heal itself. The correct remedy will produce a profound improvement in their health and well-being.
Homeopathic remedies are natural, safe, regulated by the FDA and produce no side effects.
Homeopathy has a tremendous amount to offer children like this.
In these examples you see the difference between homeopathy and other approaches for treatment of ear infections. After the right remedy we expect to see everything getting better in the person's life.
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