Naturopathy in children
I am passionate about children and their health and encourage the use of natural options to treat diseases in infants and children!
It was my own child and his health problems that brought me to my life path. Read my life story.
The naturopath child is a healthy child!!
Naturopathic medicine and natural remedies work very well in children from childhood to adolescence.
I take care of children from their conception (after the work of pregnant women), from babies of a few months to “grumpy” teenagers
Good health or your children should start at home with breastfeeding, good nutrition, quality food, a non-toxic environment and natural remedies for their health problems
Effective natural solutions
Children tend to respond very well to the safe and gentle approach of natural medicine. Because they have not lived as long as adults, very often identify the root cause and achieve an effective solution is much faster than for adults who may have years and years of aggravating factors to blur their image health. As with most things in medicine, the sooner you face a problem, the easier it is to fix it!
Put your child on a healthy path
Establishing healthy eating and lifestyle habits from an early age will result in a healthier life as an adult. Many chronic diseases and health problems in adulthood can be partly attributed to poor health during childhood. The habits we develop, the food we eat and the environment in which we grow up can have a profound effect on the quality of the rest of our lives. Childhood is the time to get and stay healthy to prevent future problems, and naturopathic medicine can help!
In general, the therapies we use are safe, gentle and non-toxic. Some therapies can even be used safely with newborns! We are trained to know which popular adult therapies are contraindicated in children and how to recognize and avoid drug-herb interactions.
Work with your child’s pediatrician
Antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals are often overused in children, while a safer alternative may be available to restore health. We can work with your child’s pediatrician to offer options and safety. Parents can include a naturopathic doctor in their child’s health care team to ensure that health promotion and wellness are part of their child’s roadmap for a successful future.
Natural therapies we use:
- Complete health check
- Identification of underlying food, environmental or chemical allergies
- Dietary advice
- Herbal or vitamin supplementation
- Physioscan treatment
Common childhood conditions aided by naturopathic medicine:
Children respond very well to gentle naturopathic care. We can help children with a variety of health problems. Even if you do not see your child’s condition below, please contact us to find out more about how we can help you.
Infant allergies, eczema and asthma
Allergies are a common concern in childhood. They can appear as rashes, asthma, hay fever, colds or frequent ear infections, digestive problems, fatigue or even behavioral problems. Common causes of allergies are food intolerances or sensitivities, seasonal and environmental allergies (dust, pollen, mold, pets, chemicals, etc.).
The natural treatment of allergies is one of the specialties of Footprint, and our approach works very well in our adult and pediatric patients.
Asthmatic children are often confused and unable to communicate about what is happening to them. They wonder why they are not breathing well and why they can not do what they normally do. Sometimes it is difficult for a parent to identify the symptoms of asthma in their child.
I have a particular passion for working with children (and adults) with asthma because I personally treated my own child’s asthma and helped parents and children identify the underlying causes and natural remedies for their asthma symptoms.
Frequent colds and recurrent ear infections
Most children will suffer from occasional viral respiratory illnesses such as flu and colds. Many times these infections go away on their own without any treatment. However, naturopathic therapies can help resolve symptoms more quickly.
In other children, however, they seem to catch all colds and flus and constantly have coughs, sore throats, sniffles, runny noses, and so on. Naturopathic medicine is a very effective way to manage the problem of being always sick.
Ear infections are another common disease in young children. These infections can be very painful and painful for parents and the child. Often, recurrent ear infections develop that never seem to completely disappear and can recur again and again for years.
Since many of these childhood diseases are caused by viruses and not bacteria, antibiotics may not be effective in stopping this cycle. In addition, the frequent use of antibiotics has the effect of digestive disorders, impaired immunity and the appearance of other conditions such as asthma.
Naturopathic medicine offers alternative approaches to break this cycle that does not require the use of antibiotics. We are working to identify the cause of these infections to see if an underlying stressor such as food allergy, food sensitivity or environmental factor is contributing to these infections. Naturopathic doctors also work to stimulate your child’s immune system to fight an infection. When your child fights the infection himself, he prevents recurrences and chronic infections.
Infant colic, stomach upset, diarrhea, constipation and general health of the digestive system are common problems in children. Naturopathic medicine is known to help “heal the gut” and we have many safe and effective natural remedies that can help restore the normal function of your child’s digestive system.
ADHD, problems with concentration and speech, autism
Throughout my practice, I have seen many children and I was delighted to see them become beautiful and healthy teenagers, aware of what they eat. I have also developed specific programs for hyperactive children, children with autism, children with speech and concentration difficulties and dyslexia who bring excellent results in a short time, sometimes as quickly as a few weeks.