Children and Homeopathy

Are Homeopathic Remedies difficult for Children to take?

As the homeopathic remedy is provided via liquid drops or a small sucrose tablet they dissolve easily in the mouth without a strong or bitter taste. Sometimes a daily dose remedy is prescribed. On other occasions the prescription may be as little as only one tablet taken to stimulate a healing response.

How can Homeopathy help your child's health?

Homeopathy has a long history of successfully treating health problems associated with childhood. Today, it is the preferred choice of a growing number of parents who want a safe, gentle, non-invasive and non-addictive way of treating their children's health problems.

What does Homeopathy offer your child?

Many conditions can be treated effectively by Homeopathy, whether they are the consequence of accidents, short-term illnesses or chronic conditions. It would be impossible to list them all, but some of the more common ailments encountered are: recurrent ailments in the ear, nose, throat or lungs, children's illnesses, urinary tract disorders, digestive and bowel problems, asthma and other respiratory tract illnesses, eczema and other skin conditions, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD), anxiety or panic attacks, insomnia, low spirits, etc.

Is Homeopathy an alternative to conventional medicine?

For some childhood conditions, drugs and surgery will always be necessary. As an accompaniment, Homeopathy can be used as a safe option to ease symptoms or recovery, even if other medication is being used. Generally however, Homeopathy has the potential to treat childhood illness and there is a growing body of evidence testifying to its effectiveness.

What can we expect from the first visit to a Homeopath?

The first visit usually last about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Subsequent visits are usually shorter, depending on the nature of the complaint. The Homeopath will ask for the details of your child's current medical condition along with details of the past medical history. Because Homeopathy treats people based on the individuality, people experiencing similar ailments will actually receive different remedies. Symptoms are seen always in the context of the person who is experiencing them, and each individual will have their own unique expression of disease.

Can you give me an example of this?

One child suffering from asthma or respiratory problems may find running around eases their breathing while another finds the slightest exertion aggravates it. Their brother may suffer from a red itching rash on their arms and legs, which gets worse in bed at night. Another child with skin eruptions may find them only itching when they are at school. All these children are likely to receive different remedies.

What happens after the first visit?

The Homeopath will study the child's case notes before selecting a remedy she or he perceives to be the best suited to helping their symptoms. You may need to return 4-8 weeks later for a review.

How many appointments will we need?

This depends very much on the nature of the complaint, and how long the symptoms have been occurring. Your Homeopath will be able to assess this on seeing how your child responds to the remedies prescribed. Most complaints clear up rapidly.

For appointment call;

Michelle Doyle LIC Hom, I.S.Hom, RGN

Unit 1,

Springhill Clinic,

Waterford Road,


Phone no; (086) 1277775

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Health Insurance

Most private health insurance companies provide rebates for appointments with a Registered Homeopath (please refer to your policy details).

Well Known Homeopathy

Homeopathic remedies are in common use in most homes today. Arnica is probably in most Irish Mothers medical kits. Echinacea is a common homeopathic remedy taken in tablet form for cold & flu symptoms. Rescue Remedy for exam and study pressure should be in every student's bag.