Are you looking for immune-boosters? Try homeopathy
When it’s chilly and rainy outside, cold and flu season is at its height.It’s time to pull out all the stops to keep your children in good health and tiptop shape. When it comes to easing the sniffles and preventing illness on a day-to-day basis, many of you turn to the content of your medicine cabinets or your kitchens.
The symptoms of a weak immune system are as follows:
- Repeated infections, inflammation such as cold, cough, fever, tonsillitis, bronchitis
- Allergic reactions including skin problems
- Oral thrush, vaginal yeast and other infections
The human body is a wonderful creation and functions in a highly synchronised and balanced way. Disease results when this balance is disturbed either due to infections, inflammations, trauma, autoimmune diseases, and tumours. Whatever the reason, with any of these, the body has a strong immune system, which reacts to these changes and tries to ensure that balance is restored as quickly as possible and with minimal effect on overall bodily function. While most of you have a natural tendency to do so, some have it weaker. This makes more prone to infections and takes more time to repair and restore health.
There are various causes of the weakening of the immune system. The changing life pattern because of environmental factors, food habits, deficiency of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients have a definite negative influence on the immunity. It is common to have 2 to 4 times cold and minor infections in children a year. If the frequency is more, immunity in children should be considered and investigate the cause. Very often, a weak immune system permits micro-organisms to settle down easily and bring discomfort to the child.
When cold and flu viruses are seemingly stronger than ever, the thought may have crossed your mind more than once: How to boost the immune system? The immune system within your children’s body is what protects them from all the attacks of various microbes from the world outside. Nonetheless, the immune system itself can face problems and can defend the body only so much. Therefore it is wise to add some homeopathic medicines and help the immune system fight the possible intruders better.
Homeopathy treatmentobviously fits into the class of therapeutic methods that augment the body's own defences. A microdose of a substance heals the symptoms in a large dose. Homeopathic medicines are both considerably smaller and safer in the dose and more customized to the children.Although homeopathic medicines are thought to stimulate the body's own defences, how they do so remains a mystery. Homeopathic medicines simply stimulate immunity in children.
Children with auto-immune ailments suffer because their body's immune system is over-active and it attacks the child's own cells, not just bacteria, viruses, or foreign substances. Homeopathy believes that “like cures like.” So in treating a disease, what it does is use small amounts of the substance that is known to induce the disease. This way, similar symptoms are induced and the disease is treated.
With homeopathy treatment, you do not have to worry about side effects or antibiotic resistance. Homeopathy being safe and long term is a great option as it helps build resistance immunity in children. While some parents refer to most homeopathic medicines as immune stimulating, they in fact help in immunomodulation. Whether a child has an autoimmune disease or repeated infections, homeopathy can be used. As parents, you need to realize that whether children actually know or sense that homeopathic medicines are good for them or not, they deserve safe medicines. Furthermore, children love the sweet taste of homeopathic pills over other bitter tasting medicines.