The Homeopathy Handbook for Children

Language
English
Type
Hardback
Publisher
Narayana Verlag
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The homeopathic treatment of children is one of the most promising areas of homeopathy.The correct remedy can often give the child a new lease of life.
Didier Grandgeorge is one of the most experienced homeopathic pediatricians in the world today. In this practical handbook, he conveys his immense knowledge and explains the use of proven remedies for all kinds of childhood illness.The book demonstrates the full spectrum of homeopathic treatment of children: from respiratory disease, fever, flu, diarrhea, constipation, and cystitis through warts, eczema, diaper rash, herpes, acne, and head lice to injuries, tendonitis, insect bites, allergies, teething complaints, travel sickness, and fever cramps.Even disturbances such as bedwetting, delayed walking, speech problems, migraine, stage fright, fears and anxiety, and the after effects of vaccinations are discussed.
Airways: hay fever, nose bleeds, sinusitis, otitis, tonsillitis, coughing, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, flu
Digestive tract: gastroenteritis, constipation, abdominal pains
Urogenital tract: bladder and urethral infections, pyelonephritis, leukorrhea, balanitis
Skin disease such as warts, urticaria, eczema, impetigo, itching, diaper rash, psoriasis, herpes, ingrowing nails, furuncles, vitiligo, acne, head lice
Injuries: skin, head including teeth and tongue, nose, spinal column, chest, abdomen, genitals, extremities (dislocations, fractures, torn fibers, tendonitis, cramps)
First- to third-degree burns, sunburn, sun allergy
Foreign objects, electric shock, insect bites, poisoning, allergies, surgical intervention, dental treatment, vaccination, travel sickness, altitude sickness, frostbite
Neurological illness: epilepsy, tics, fever cramps, bedwetting, migraine, developmental disturbances (delayed walking and talking), writing and speaking problems, sleep disturbances, stage fright, fears and anxiety, aggression, masturbation
Aphthae, caries, conjunctivitis, sties, sciatica
Pregnancy, neonatology (asphyxia, deformations, post-natal mastitis, conjunctivitis in newborns, jaundice, breastfeeding problems), colic, anorexia, thrush
Summary: an original work that goes well beyond acute cases.

A special chapter deals with the illnesses of pregnancy (varicose veins, nausea), birth and the postnatal period (asphyxia, malformations, jaundice, breastfeeding difficulties) up until the typical diseases of childhood.
Dr. Grandgeorge also explains the deeper significance of symptoms, so giving valuable hints to help identify the underlying problem. It is clear that the remedy pointers emerge directly from the experience of a great clinician, which invests the book with unusual originality.
Firsthand knowledge from a skilled practitioner a real treasure!

Didier Grandgeorge has written a book on acute cases in paediatrics. It is a reference for all specialists in homeopathy looking after children in such acute situations. Acute cases in young children are very tricky and need acute diagnosis. Didier , with his amazing knowledge of the repertory and his approach to homeopathy that is under the influence of psychoanalysis has the ability to go straight to the core of the patients situation. His method is clear and gives the opportunity to work quickly and efficiently!
Patricia Le Roux
More Information
SubtitleAcutes and their Homeopathic treatment
ISBN9783943309041
AuthorDidier Grandgeorge
TypeHardback
LanguageEnglish
Publication date2012-01-01
Pages344
PublisherNarayana Verlag
Review

This book review is reprinted from Volume 31, Number 2, Year 2012 edition of The Homeopath

Reviewed by Ian Hamilton
The author is editor of The Homeopath. He lives and works in the splendid countryside of Highland Perthshire and forays south frequently to meet up with homeopaths who practice in the real world.

Dr. Grandgeorge has handed us another possible bible for practice with this book. Successful acute prescribing for infants and children is what wins us many converts, so any tool to help is welcomed. It does not cover all problems in depth, but it touches deeply on many.

The book claims to be aimed at providing keynotes whilst not going into constitutional prescribing. The author suggests that it is "at the second level of homeopathic treatment, with a study of each area of pathology along with possible remedies, based on many years of clinical experience."

Eczema for example, covers two pages. Not much you may think, but within a chapter on acute dermatology, it ranges through most problems we are likely to encounter. The sections on verrucas and eczema both have good charts on parts of the body linked to possible remedies.

Grandgeorge also introduces the spiritual and Freudian ideas he is known for. He gives, for many conditions, the symbolic meaning. Now this is different for a self help book and I think puts it on a different level. It would make the parents think about conditions more deeply. An example is where he discusses constipation, giving the symbolic meaning as the anal stage of development. In laryngitis, he discusses the symbolic meaning as being on a spiritual level of development. The voice is about the word and the right to say no.

I also found the chapter from conception to newborn very useful, which covers also the needs of the mother, with suggestions for things like stretch marks and varicose veins, major worries for many first time mothers. (Stretch marks - massage with 1 % Lillium tigrinumbased cream twice daily.)

The chapter on childhood diseases is also good, as it gives a balanced view of what they are, how they can be treated homeopathically and the place of vaccination. The symbolic meaning of whooping cough is very enlightening.

I liked very much the section on asthma, in my experience a difficult thing for a homeopath to treat in children, as often at least one parent wants to just go down the allopathic road. This section would be very informative and reassuring for parents in this position and it links with hay fever.

The author sometimes slips into addressing professionals rather than lay people. This is a slight confusion in the book. An example is the section on otitis. The technical detail and suggestions of clinical examination fall outside the scope of most. I put this down to the author being a paediactric doctor, whose concern is for correct diagnosis, after which he can use the correct remedy. It's not a big problem, but shows how sometimes books like this can slip between two audiences.

There is a chapter on neurological and behavioral disorders, which has sections on slow walking, talking and writing and on jealous, dictatorial and precocious children. It also covers epilepsy and enuresis. These topics are rarely considered in this sort of book and are valuable.

I would say the book is aimed at enlightened parents, homeopaths who want to do a bit of fast, effective prescribing and doctors who are willing to embrace homeopathy. It's a good value for money.

Review

This book review is reprinted from Volume 31, Number 2, Year 2012 edition of The Homeopath

Reviewed by Ian Hamilton
The author is editor of The Homeopath. He lives and works in the splendid countryside of Highland Perthshire and forays south frequently to meet up with homeopaths who practice in the real world.

Dr. Grandgeorge has handed us another possible bible for practice with this book. Successful acute prescribing for infants and children is what wins us many converts, so any tool to help is welcomed. It does not cover all problems in depth, but it touches deeply on many.

The book claims to be aimed at providing keynotes whilst not going into constitutional prescribing. The author suggests that it is "at the second level of homeopathic treatment, with a study of each area of pathology along with possible remedies, based on many years of clinical experience."

Eczema for example, covers two pages. Not much you may think, but within a chapter on acute dermatology, it ranges through most problems we are likely to encounter. The sections on verrucas and eczema both have good charts on parts of the body linked to possible remedies.

Grandgeorge also introduces the spiritual and Freudian ideas he is known for. He gives, for many conditions, the symbolic meaning. Now this is different for a self help book and I think puts it on a different level. It would make the parents think about conditions more deeply. An example is where he discusses constipation, giving the symbolic meaning as the anal stage of development. In laryngitis, he discusses the symbolic meaning as being on a spiritual level of development. The voice is about the word and the right to say no.

I also found the chapter from conception to newborn very useful, which covers also the needs of the mother, with suggestions for things like stretch marks and varicose veins, major worries for many first time mothers. (Stretch marks - massage with 1 % Lillium tigrinumbased cream twice daily.)

The chapter on childhood diseases is also good, as it gives a balanced view of what they are, how they can be treated homeopathically and the place of vaccination. The symbolic meaning of whooping cough is very enlightening.

I liked very much the section on asthma, in my experience a difficult thing for a homeopath to treat in children, as often at least one parent wants to just go down the allopathic road. This section would be very informative and reassuring for parents in this position and it links with hay fever.

The author sometimes slips into addressing professionals rather than lay people. This is a slight confusion in the book. An example is the section on otitis. The technical detail and suggestions of clinical examination fall outside the scope of most. I put this down to the author being a paediactric doctor, whose concern is for correct diagnosis, after which he can use the correct remedy. It's not a big problem, but shows how sometimes books like this can slip between two audiences.

There is a chapter on neurological and behavioral disorders, which has sections on slow walking, talking and writing and on jealous, dictatorial and precocious children. It also covers epilepsy and enuresis. These topics are rarely considered in this sort of book and are valuable.

I would say the book is aimed at enlightened parents, homeopaths who want to do a bit of fast, effective prescribing and doctors who are willing to embrace homeopathy. It's a good value for money.