Are there other natural therapies that you recommend for children?
I think that it is important for homeopaths to be familiar with other natural healing tools. Such tools can be helpful when you need more time to determine the best homeopathic medicines and because such tools provide some benefit in and of themselves. Having other tools also discourages us from becoming "homeopathic chauvinists," that is, being so obsessed with homeopathy that other solutions are not considered. Having other tools helps avoid putting all of your eggs in the one homeopathic basket. Having other tools is important for the practice of medicine (or of healing) because it encourages us to experiment to see what elicits some type of healing or what may impede it (changing diet is a useful exercise and experiment)
Can homeopathy help when there is a weakness in learning in students?
Absolutely. When the child has greater control of their energy, they are better able to learn and absorb.
Healing and learning have more in common than we realize. Healing is about learning on some level, though in homeopathy we don't always heal by conscious learning. The greatest healers help bring consciousness to learning and healing.
Virtually all homeopathic medicines are potential remedies for hyperactivity or learning disabilities, though the most common ones are:
Stramonium, Hyoscyamus, Arsenicum, Medhorrinum, Tuberculinum, Tarentula, Veratrum album, Lycopodium, Natrum mur, Natrum sulphicum, Cina, Argentum nitricum, Zincum, and Nux vomica.
One small study of 43 kids with ADHD observed that Stramonium was the most prescribed (35%), Cina and Hyoscyamus had 19% each, Tarentula and Veratrum album were next.
Can homeopathy help in the development of children and teenagers?
Good homeopathic treatment during childhood can and will help create healthier teenagers (if there is such a thing as a healthy teenager—some parents wonder about this). Good homeopathic are also help build healthier adults, physically and psychologically. All of which then helps to create a healthier world. This is homeopathy at work. And this is real healing!
Do you have any closing thoughts?
It deeply saddens me that so many parents and doctors give powerful drugs to infants and children. They unknowingly are committing what I call "medical child abuse." Although these may be harsh words today, I believe that history will show them to be accurate. Homeopathic medicines provide a viable alternative to the powerful conventional drugs of our day, and I sincerely hope that parents and doctors learn about them soon.