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Raising a child can be both heartwarming and challenging. From the moment of conception, through pregnancy, birth, postpartum and into the life of the child, families experience a whole spectrum of moments and emotions. When difficult moments arise – particularly when they involve the health and wellbeing of our children – we look for the safest and most effective way we can ease their ailments (as well as our own).
Homeopathy rests on principles that align with the laws of nature, and it stimulates the vital healing force within the individual.
Homeopathy is a holistic modality that aids in all of the transitions of raising a family. It rests on principles that align with the laws of nature, and it stimulates the vital healing force within the individual.
Homeopathy has been around for over 200 years and is used worldwide. It is based on the Law of Similars, which states that any substance that can create symptoms in an individual has the capacity to also treat those symptoms. It is also founded upon the Law of Minimum Dose, which states that a substance is only needed in the minimum dose to stimulate the individual’s body to clear those symptoms. This second law is why homeopathic remedies are in dilution.
So we can see here that the remedy serves as the catalyst for the body to heal itself.
Homeopathy has been used to strengthen fertility, address discomforts during pregnancy, aid in all stages of birth, support lactation and the postpartum window. Additionally, homeopathy provides relief for common ailments experienced by babies and children.
When I consult expecting mothers, I often suggest a homeopathic remedy kit. I then provide training on how to use it. With birthing kits, I train both the mother and the birthing partner. A homeopathic kit consists of multiple remedies suited to the situation. Think of it as a holistic first aid kit.
When a symptom arises, the symptom picture is matched to the remedy picture. In some acute cases the symptoms can change quickly; such as during birth, with mastitis, or Baby’s first cold. As symptoms change, sometimes the remedy requires changing, too. When a kit is at hand, along with the understanding of how to use it, we can support symptoms to resolve more quickly.
I believe homeopathy is a wonderful modality to lean on when raising a family.
Discover your local homeopath and consult with them on putting together the best homeopathic kit for you and your family. You will go to it time and time again. When selecting a homeopath, ensure that they are qualified and have completed the appropriate training. Depending on where you are located in the world, this can look a little different. But most homeopaths around the globe have completed at least a 4-year degree in Homeopathy and their main modality in clinical practice is Homeopathy.
The information presented does not constitute medical advice nor is it meant to diagnose. It has been drawn from traditional homeopathic pharmacopeia and material medica and is for general information and educational purposes only. When using homeopathic remedies, homeopathic principles should be applied. It is always best to consult a homeopathic practitioner who can make a lactation kit for you and guide you with potency and frequency of taking the indicated remedy. Always seek advice from your medical practitioner.
Writing compliments of
Homeopathic and Āyurvedic Practitioner, Yoga Teacher
Katerina Nestorovska is a Homeopathic and Āyurvedic Practitioner and Yoga Teacher based in Melbourne, Australia. She has been practicing and teaching since 2013 and loves to share the wisdom of these teachings to serve others on their path. BHSc (Homeopathy), Dip Āyurveda & Panchakarma, BA (Psych/Crim)