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Vaccinations: Informed Consent, Efficacy and Strengthening Immunity - Strengthening Immunity

Écrit par Arlan Cage, ND, Lac   
01 Mars 2007
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Strengthening Immunity

If you choose not to vaccinate your children, you may be wondering what options you have to protect your child. The best protection is of course a healthy immune system. You may, however, want to do more to prevent illnesses or to reduce the severity of childhood illnesses when they do occur. Basically, the major options for a more natural approach to immunity and prevention can be summarized as follows:

If your child has good nutrition and a strong immune system, allow your child to catch diseases naturally. If you or other children in your family have shown strong vitality and most of your child’s illnesses are short and relatively benign, he or she is probably an excellent candidate for this option. In this case, treat the illnesses when they arise with homeopathy, herbal medicines or other natural means which support the natural immune process.

Treat with homeopathy to prevent illness during known outbreaks of infectious diseases. Even as far back as the time of Hahnemann, homeopathy has been used as a preventive measure during known epidemics and has been shown to reduce both the incidence of diseases and the severity in people who do catch the illness.

Treat with homeopathy according to a schedule to prevent illness. This in essence is similar to the vaccination process, but without the side effects of the vaccinations. It is important to note that homeopathic forms of the vaccines will not impart immunity as measured by blood anti-bodies. Nevertheless, in statistics compiled by an Australian Homeopath, Isaac Golden, this process still results in a reduction in disease incidence and severity. Golden’s work needs to be replicated and expanded, but this may be a better option if your child is often sick or more strongly afflicted by illnesses.


About the Author:

Arlan Cage, ND, LAc, MSOM, MS, earned his doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ, and a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Samra University in Los Angeles. He lives in Redondo Beach, CA and practices in neighboring Torrance, where he specializes in natural approaches to internal medicine with an emphasis on endocrinology, gastroenterology and immune related illnesses and infectious disease. He can be contacted through his practice, South Bay Total Health, or via email at: Cette adresse email est protégée contre les robots des spammeurs, vous devez activer Javascript pour la voir.


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