cience has finally mounted enough evidence to strongly recommend the avoidance of allopathic drugs during pregnancy due to the dangers to the infant. We should be even more cautious from birth to adolescence when a child is still in the formative years of vital growth and development. During these stages there is no mother’s placenta or liver to filter and lessen the side effects and toxic effects of any drugs taken. The child’s best protection is safe, natural alternatives, such as those offered by homeopathy.
It’s shocking to know that the current American medical system is this country’s leading cause of death and injury.¹ Conservatively speaking, almost 800,000 people per year die from properly prescribed and properly taken pharmaceutical drugs. This does not include deaths from accidental poisonings, purposeful drug abuse, or illegal drugs. Let that number sink in. Nearly 800,000 per year! Can you imagine the outcry and backlash if even 8 people per year died from natural remedies? Yet we accept this outrageous statistic of medical negative side effects without the blink of an eye, as if it’s just the price we must pay for medical care. A roll of the dice as to whether the drugs will help, injure or kill. As we in the field of natural health care know, it doesn’t have to be this way. There are safe, effective alternatives. And, in the case of homeopathy, this fact has been proven for more than 200 years – far longer than the modern pharmaceutical industry’s history.
What is homeopathy? Homeopathy is a scientific system of corrective healthcare that activates the body’s own healing processes in order to cure disease naturally, gently, and promptly. Homeopathy is a natural pharmaceutical science that uses very small or infinitesimal doses of substances from the plant, mineral, or animal kingdoms to activate the body’s nervous system to initiate the healing process.
The word “homeopathy” is derived from the Greek “homoios” meaning similar and “pathos” meaning suffering. The German physician and chemist Dr. Samuel Hahnemann founded the science of homeopathy in the late 1700’s. While performing research into the toxicological effects of the medicines of his time, Dr. Hahnemann discovered that a concentration of a substance that evoked symptoms in a healthy person, would, in its homeopathically potentized state, correct those similar symptoms in a sick person. Potentization is the serial dilutions and succussions of a substance. Through numerous experiments, he advanced the theory that “likes are cured by likes,” and today it is a verified law of pharmacology, The Law of Similars.
For instance, ipecac in a large dose causes nausea and vomiting. An ill person suffering from the same or similar symptoms improves after taking a homeopathically prepared dilution of ipecac.
Another example is the symptoms caused by being exposed to sliced onions. The eyes may burn and water profusely, and the nose, too, may water and sneezing may occur. These symptoms produced by sliced onions are very similar to those of hay fever. As you might expect, one remedy for hay fever is the onion, specifically diluted to exact homeopathic principles.
You also see application of the Law of Similars in genetics, physics, chemistry, and immunology. In physics, opposite poles of a magnet attract while similar poles repel. By placing similar poles next to each other, a weakened magnet will be recharged/regenerated or restored by the Law of Similars.
A basic principle of solvent chemistry states that a substance will be solvent to another substance when it has a similar type of molecular bond. It has to be either similarly polar or similarly apolar, and then like will dissolve like. Immunology, of course, crudely applies the Law of Similars to activate antibody responses with small doses of a similar substance that will evoke the allergic symptoms.
Homeopathy, unlike symptom “suppressing” over-the-counter medications, works on the principle of “expressing” health.
Homeopathy works not so much bio-chemically, but more so bio-energetically, to correct nerve interferences throughout the whole nervous system, especially where the hands of the chiropractor cannot reach. Homeopathy is potentized with serial dilutions and succussions beyond the molecular level. And, through its provings, this over 200-year-old science offers chiropractic the detailed compilation of neuro-sensory reflex responses to the substances of our environment, better equipping us to attend to the whole nervous system. When the energetic control systems of the body (like the nervous system) work properly, everything else works better, and the body’s chemistry will balance out accordingly. Every chemical within our body has a very specific charge to respond and do what it is told by the energetic control system.
Homeopathic remedies focus on the whole person and the body’s own natural defense systems. Homeopathy activates the body’s own healing processes at both the physical and mental/emotional levels. The range of problems in which homeopathy can be effectively used is extensive and includes first aid, acute illnesses, and all manners of chronic conditions.
Homeopathy, the first alternative medicine to have ascended to recognition by the FDA, offers curative solutions with no known negative side effects, no potential for addiction, and no known negative drug interactions. This is a far cry from allopathic mediations with their plethora of possible side effects, toxic and/or allergic reactions, addictions, and even life-threatening negative interactions. These side effects simply do not exist with homeopathic solutions to pain or any other symptom.
We all want our children to grow fully, and live healthy, happy, and well-adjusted lives. Homeopathy works to help them accomplish just that. With children, beginning in infancy, homeopathy can proactively maximize their growth and health in the physical, mental and emotional arenas of life. Homeopathy activates the body’s innate vital force to heal and maintain the highest levels of health possible. Homeopathy has a proven track record of helping infants and children in many areas such as coughs, appetite and weight control, colds and flu, teething, helping nutrition work better, assisting healthy growth and development, fighting fever and earaches, colic relief, head colds, and many other areas.
For instance, what about a child’s cough? Generally a cough is caused by postnasal drip from colds, influenza, or allergies. Coughing is a symptom and is the body’s method of communicating that something is wrong. The key to dealing with symptoms is to understand and correct the underlying cause(s). With coughing, conventional allopathic medicines simply stifle and restrain, rather than allow the body to address the cause. Drugstore and grocery store shelves are lined with cough suppressants, and this temporary solution can be counterproductive. Homeopathy, on the other hand, activates the body’s natural healing potential and causes it to respond naturally to the underlying causes of the cough.
Any what about the flu? Homeopathy can treat cold and flu symptoms as well as stop a cold and flu in its early stages and prevent the resulting symptoms from occurring. Homeopathic flu formulas can break the grip of already advanced cold or flu symptoms, as we overcome a chronic recurring or long lasting cold or flu.
Have you ever had to deal with an infant suffering with colic? Colic is severe abdominal pain. The infant suffering with colic will usually have abdominal pain, gas, cramping, flatulence, bloating and irritability accompanied by very recognizable symptoms that distinguish themselves from normal infant crying. Once again, homeopathy has provings of ingredients that will help calm the infant and restore the baby suffering with colic to calmness.
Teething is another challenge that can be addressed with homeopathy. The symptoms of teething vary. Your baby may experience irritability, drooling and associated chin rash, coughing, biting and gnawing, cheek rubbing, ear pulling, and/or even diarrhea. Some children experience a low-grade fever, sleep difficulty, and cold-like symptoms. Homeopathy, unlike symptom “suppressing” over-the-counter medications, works on the principle of “expressing” health. Most OTC relievers for teething carry with them potential risks and side effects. There are commonly known dangers associated with giving medications such as aspirin or acetaminophen to children. Most of the commonly used OTC oral gels contain the drug Benzocaine, which can cause serious side effects in large doses, such as vision disturbances, dizziness, drowsiness, increased saliva production and excessive drooling, and even allergies. Since teething is natural, why risk your baby’s overall health with over-the-counter pain relievers when there are effective, safe and natural remedies available?
Homeopathy can help activate the body’s systems that keep infection in check.
Otitis media – inflammation in the middle ear – occurs most frequently in children. In fact, earaches rank second to the common cold as the most common health problem in preschool children. Earaches and ear infections occur when mucus secretions, usually from a cold or allergy, settle in the eustachian tube, causing it to swell and become blocked. This creates a vacuum effect, drawing the eardrum inward, allowing the infected fluid to seep into the middle ear. This, in turn causes the cells of the ear cavity to become inflamed and create infection and pain. Common medical treatments such as antibiotics, oral decongestants, tubes in the ears, and eardrum surgery are highly questionable. The good news is that, once again, homeopathy comes to the rescue with safe and effective natural remedies – quick-acting and NO known negative side effects!
And what about fever? From newborn to childhood, the average baby may experience 5 to 10 infections per year. Fever can be a bit scary, but we have to realize that is has a very positive purpose. It’s the body’s normal response to an infection it can’t deal with any other way. There is good scientific evidence that fever is a beneficial response to infection. The fever kills and cleanses the body of pathological organisms and toxins that will cause harm or malfunction to our optimal health. Without the functions of the fever, various harmful microorganisms would eat us all up. We can get into trouble if we take a genocide approach to microorganisms. If we did everything for our children, such as cleaning up behind them, doing their homework, or solving all their problems, they would never develop into healthy adults. Likewise, if allopathic drugs are used to suppress all our symptoms during development, a child’s body will not have the opportunity to develop a proper immune system. Homeopathy can help activate the body’s systems that keep infection in check.
“When you’ve got your health, you’ve got everything!” Even though that adage is true, we tend to understand it more fully as we mature and attach more importance to it when it comes to our children! In addition to maximizing physical growth and vitality, homeopathy can even enhance children’s mental and emotional maturity, as well, by helping with concentration and staying focused.
According to the National Institutes of Health, childhood obesity is now epidemic in the United States. The correct combination of homeopathic ingredients have particular emphasis on six key issues behind weight gain and difficult or impossible weight loss:
- genetically inherited factors of obesity
- imbalances in the pituitary, hypothalamus, adrenal, and/or thyroid gland
- aversion to mental and/or physical exertion
- digestive disturbances or disorders
- emotional factors that cause children or adults to overeat
Children suffer physically, mentally, and emotionally when they are overweight. With the deeper workings of homeopathy, the efforts to enhance the health of our children, as well as ourselves, becomes much simpler, as we first restore the communication networks within our body. As the inner integrity of our health and the health of our children is restored with homeopathy, recurring subluxation patterns will stabilize and correct, good eating habits become more effectual, herbal and nutritional supplements become more effectual, exercise efforts become more effectual, and even our efforts to manage stress and think more positively become more effectual.
We cannot survive more than a few minutes without the right relationships with the environment from which we breathe, drink, eat and live.
Homeopathy offers chiropractic a detailed and comprehensive approach to correcting the deeper dimensions of nerve interferences beyond the bone on the nerve. We are intimately interconnected to our world. We cannot survive more than a few minutes without the right relationships with the environment from which we breathe, drink, eat and live. Homeopathy extracts the innate vital force from these substances through a comprehensive process called potentization. Homeopathy offers chiropractic over 200 years of controlled studies called provings that are also backed by clinical outcomes to confirm its efficacy and safety. Homeopathy provides us a comprehensive complication of our neuro-response relationships to the substances of our world. This information is recorded in various texts recognized by the FDA called homeopathic material medicas and repertories.
Like chiropractic, homeopathy works to activate our body’s natural innate abilities to express optimal health. The science of homeopathy offers the chiropractor a detailed network of tools to easily, safely and effectively correct the bigger picture of nerve interference. The earlier in life a person learns and uses the benefits of homeopathy over allopathic medicine, the healthier, happier, and more well-adjusted they will become.
Homeopathic formulas are designed to work powerfully at every level of life from infant to aged to:
- Target the underlying cause to acute, chronic and genetic conditions
- Detoxify and activate internal mechanisms for maintaining a clean and healthy body
- Help restore and build a strong and healthy immune system
- Help heal mentally and emotionally
- Strengthen the inner constitution
- Improve overall health and quality of life, regardless of age
- Strengthen genetic weaknesses and predispositions to disease
Other benefits you and your patients, young or old, may experience include:
- Better sleep and peacefulness
- Increased sense of physical, mental and emotional well-being
- Help with inherited problems or weaknesses
Homeopathic procedures help us get faster and more complete results without having to overload our patients with excessive products or potentially dangerous products. The protocol of chiropractic and homeopathy definitely helps the practitioner in the eyes of the patient. Everyone wants to go to the practitioner who helps children and adults with problems no other doctors could – especially when they are helped using less time, money, effort, and without drugs that cause potentially dangerous side effects! Safe, effective homeopathic medicine is always the logical first choice for health care.Reference
Frank King, N.D., D.C., is a nationally recognized researcher, author, and lecturer on homeopathy. Dr. King is also the founder and director of King Bio, an FDA-registered homeopathic manufacturing company in Asheville, N.C., dedicated to completing chiropractic destiny with the marriage of homeopathy. His free training manual, C.H.E.S.S., may be used with any homeopathic brand, and outlines how to easily incorporate homeopathy into your practice within days. The free C.H.E.S.S. manual is available at: www.kingbio.com, or 800-543-3245, ext. 204, or at:
- Death by Medicine, Gary Null, Ph.D., Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D., et al.