Alternative Care

Children are like monarch butterflies.  They grow, change, mature and transform in so many ways right before our very own eyes. They change when we’re not paying attention at all! Parents help their children in these processes.

Monarch butterflies are beautiful creatures of nature. They have a journey as well as a transformation.  The vast majority of the North American butterfly population journeys to Mexico to overwinter. Then, they fly north in the spring after mating.  They lay their eggs and the larvae feed only on milkweed.  The caterpillars grow, change into a chrysalis, and transform into the butterflies they are destined to become.

A butterfly is a transformation, not a better caterpillar.

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Someone during the holidays will need first aid and you will be ready to treat them at home.  You will have on hand homeopathic remedies for first aid.  Burns, bruises, sprains, and strains all respond well to homeopathic remedies with reduction of symptoms and pain.  Suggestions for times when you need emergency care are discussed.   Homeopathy is great for children because you use natural products without side effects.

Many drug stores and health food stores carry homeopathic remedies.  The cost is very reasonable, less than $10 for a tube that lasts a long time in a cool, dry, dark place.  Brands include Boiron, Hyland’s, and Washington Homeopathic Products- which I use and you can check it out at: http://www.homeopathyworks.com/.  (I do not receive anything for including their web page. They are a very reputable company.)

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Children with Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD, have signs of depression because of little light in winter.  It is a real disease that is an extreme case of sensitivity to increasing darkness.  Although most children may need some routine to adjust to increasing darkness, a few may become very sad and depressed. 

SAD Facts:

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Help kids adjust to Daylight Savings Time.  Children’s sleep is affected by the decreasing daylight and increasing darkness.  Daylight Savings Time wreaks havoc with our circadian rhythms.  

Children are expecting the time to be the same as always and need help to adjust to the time change.  The best way to prevent problems is to put them to bed later by 10-15 minutes for a few days at a time, until you are putting them to bed 1 hour later and hoping….they wake up 1 hour later, which is now the “usual” time for Daylight Savings Time.

Are your children showing these behaviors?

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Medications for children’s allergies are most often these days over-the-counter (OTC).  The four types of meds used are: oral pills or liquid antihistamines, steroid nasal sprays, eye drops, and alternative and natural remedies.  In a previous blog, I discussed the signs and symptoms of children’s seasonal allergies.  Now, we will look at making all those symptoms better and discuss the medications for children’s allergies.  None of the following medicines should be given to children without consulting your primary care provider- doctor or nurse practitioner first.  Some can have significant adverse effects on children.

Four general types of medications for children’s allergies-

  1. oral antihistamines
  2. steroid nasal sprays
  3. eye drops
  4. alternative and natural remedies

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