Updated: Dec 21, 2020
Today I want to talk about something a bit gross…
That’s right, small but very common infectious organisms like worms that colonise our body, most usually our digestive tract.
If you have young children or own animals, the unsavory reality is that you probably have or have had parasite infections such as worms at some point. These affect us, but the affect on children can be quite dramatic. It can seem like your darling child has been taken over by an aggressive, hyperactive, angry, loud, constantly hungry, tooth grinding, nose picking bottom scratching changeling who laughs in odd places and seems determined to not let you ejoy an unbroken nights sleep ever again.
But can homeopathy treat parasites? A resounding YES!
I am talking from personal experience, having had an a-ha moment just this weekend, when I realised that the reason my son had been keeping me awake at odd hours, exploring ever deeper caverns of his nostrils, sticking every object he could find in his mouth and beating me up and biting me almost as if possessed for the last few weeks, was not that he was just irritated, food sensitive, over-tired or regressing. He had a parasite infection. The terrible smelling loose stools that I had to clean for the last few weeks should have been my final clue, but even for a homeopath, sometimes it is difficult to see what is right in front of your face when it comes to your own family.
Cue 1 dose of Cina 200c. Overnight a different child, my beautiful child is back to me. His smile is back, He has stopped hitting and biting, he is more affectionate and clearly happier - the light and joy is back in his eyes. He is sleeping (and so am I!!), he had a solid stool within 2 days of the first dose for the first time in several weeks. It is literally like getting my sweet boy back, oh he is still picking his nose a bit, and putting things in his mouth, but its about 1/20th the intensity of 4 days ago.
I cannot tell you enough how effective homeopathy is for parasite treatment and for children’s health in general. Other wonderful remedies for parasites include, Teucrinum, Granatum (pomegranate, which is a wonderful parasite remedy (vermi-fuge) as a food, Cuprum, Nat phos and many others.
EDIT: Just a brief testimonial from a mother who read my blog and tried Cina on her daughter. Working with a professional is usually recommended for remedy choice, especially if the child has underlying conditions, but the beauty of homeopathy is that there are many remedies that parents can use at home, especially when they start to recognise the symptoms - I have given my son a dose Cina since writing this article when I started to see the mouthing, nose picking, occasional aggressive behaviour and a feeling that there are moments of 'this is not my child'. 1 dose, a couple of hours of heightened emotions, sometimes a bit of diarrohea, and the next morning, back to the sunny, sociable sweet boy that I cherish. It works.
'Cool little testimonial! My 2.5 year old daughter struggled with hitting, teeth grinding, wetting the bed, aggression, etc so we started her on 30c Cina for about 5 days. It’s been about a week since we stopped (I forgot to keep giving it to her) and I was telling my husband that she’s been oddly sweet and obedient lately. She is 100x more attentive, relaxed, and seems a lot happier than she was before the Cina. Here she was yesterday, for the first time ever not acting up while we had family over, watching tv in complete peace.'