We’re so excited to have Aimee Marples our in-house Homeopath at Simplicity guest blogger for us today!
Acute Illness and Children by Aimee Marples, DCHM
Illness is a very important part of childhood. Illness, especially when a fever is involved, is the body’s only way to shut it self down and regenerate. Sometimes the body needs to get ill. We all too often have a pace of life that doesn’t allow for down time. Respecting your child’s body in a time of illness and giving it the proper rest, quiet, nutrition and nurturing it needs is sometimes a necessity.
In my experience; in my own children, in my family and in my practice, I always see a major developmental shift in the child within a short time following an acute illness. Whether it be beginning to crawl, walk, talk, or read etc… It always happens.
We really need to learn to trust their little bodies and support them through the illness as opposed to suppressing it and making their bodies work harder.
It’s a good idea to have your child monitored by their physician, or myself during the illness. It is very important to make sure the illness is getting better and not progressing, or that something more serious is not going on. But remember, as the parent, it is always up to you how your child is treated. Learning how to respect the process of illness and support your child through this time is an invaluable tool as a parent.
Going through an illness can be a very stressful time on a parent. It is hard to watch your little ones sick. But knowing that something huge and amazing is going to happen shortly after, as well as understanding that there is a purpose for this illness can make the process a little easier.
There are many ways to support your child through an illness:
Always increase clear fluid intake
Increase sleep and resting time (away from the t.v.)
Cut down or eliminate wheat, sugar and dairy
Visit your chiropractor
Visit your osteopath
Extra Vitamin C
Oil of oregano
Deep Immune for kids
Home made soup broths
And of course homeopathy…
Within the first 24-48 hours dose with the homeopathic remedy “Oscilloccinum”
This remedy has broad spectrum action towards colds and flu’s and when given every 4-6 hours, has the ability to wipe the cold or flu out before it takes hold.
Dosing (all ages)-give ¼ of a vial under the tongue every 4-6 hours. If you don’t see some sort of improvement within 3 doses, call your homeopath. If there is continued improvement, continue to dose as needed.
For more information on Homeopathy and acute illness, join me for my upcoming lectures:
Vaccination: Making an Informed Choice
Monday Nov 4 6-7:30pm
Investment: $20 (bring your partner for free)
Level One Homeopathy
Wednesday November 6, 20 and 27
Aimee Marples is a Classical Homeopath at Simplicity Yoga Studio. She has a growing family practice and would love to help you and your family improve your health and well-being.
Feel free to call or email her with any questions you may have.