Homoeopathy
for Babies and Children

Homoeopathy is ideal for babies and children as it is a gentle yet highly effective system of medicine. The mildly sweet pills, powders or liquids are easy to dispense and are more palatable than many conventional medicines. The highly diluted natural substances that form homoeopathic remedies mean that they are safe to use in the very young, including newborn babies. 

It works fast with children and babies because they are usually full of vitality. Acute conditions can be resolved rapidly using the right remedies. 

As homoeopathic medicines are so diluted, their use is considered to be very safe and can be taken alongside other medications and can therefore offer an effective method of treatment for many childhood health problems. 

Scientific Research Proves that Homeopathy is Effective for the Treatment of Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
 
Frei H, Thurneysen A. “Homeopathy in Acute Otitis Media in Children: Treatment Effect or Spontaneous Resolution?” British Homeopathic Journal, 2001, Oct, 90, 4, 180-2.
 
In a study involving 230 children with acute otitis media, homoeopathic treatment was compared with placebo to determine whether homoeopathic treatment provided a faster resolution of symptoms than placebo. After 12 hours, 72% of those using homoeopathy experienced significant relief of symptoms, which was 2.4 times faster than the response to placebo.
 
Friese KH, Kruse S, Ludtke R, Moeller H. “The Homoeopathic Treatment of Otitis Media in Children.” International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 35, 7, 1997, 96-301.
 
In this trial, 131 children suffering from medically diagnosed otitis media were split into two groups. 28 were treated by a team of four ear, nose and throat practitioners using singly or in combination, nasal drops, antibiotics, secretolytics or antipyretics (Group B). 103 children were treated by one homoeopath using single homoeopathic remedies (Group A). The average duration of pain for Group A was 2 days, as opposed to 3 days for Group B. 70.7% of the Group A children were free of recurrences within the first year of treatment and 29% had a maximum of 3 recurrences while in Group B, 56.5% were free of recurrences within the first year of treatment and 43.5% had a maximum of 6 recurrences.
 
Haidvogl M, Riley DS, Heger M. “Homeopathic and conventional treatment for acute respiratory and ear complaints: a comparative study on outcome in the primary care setting.” BMC Complement Altern Med. 2007 Mar 2;7:7
 
The aim of the authors of this study was to compare the effectiveness of homeopathic treatment for acute respiratory and ear complaints with orthodox medical treatment for the same conditions. 1577 clients from 57 clinics from Austria, Germany, The Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the USA were enrolled in the study. They were asked to rate their response to either therapy at 14 days after beginning treatment. 86.9% of those given homeopathic medicines declared that they had had either a complete recovery or major improvement in their symptoms. 86% of those given orthodox medical treatment reported the same thing. Subgroup analysis found that 88.5% of children given homeopathics reported a complete recovery or major improvement in symptoms whereas 84.5% of those given orthodox medical treatment reported similar success. In addition, the onset of improvement within the first 7 days after treatment was significantly faster in those with homeopathic treatment, both in children and adults