Bernard Chemouny

A Guide to Homeopathy for Children Infants, Children and Adolescents Publication date : August 1, 2003

Homeopathy is often used to care for infants and children, since it poses no health threats. It is particularly effective in the treatment of recurring diseases and of illnesses that resist traditional medication (it is often a useful alternative to antibiotics). Homeopathy is especially recommended in treating the following:
- pulmonary problems and disorders of the ear, nose and throat (colds, sore throats, bronchitis, sinusitis, etc.);
- digestive problems: excessive or insufficient appetite, colitis, constipation, gastro-oesophageal reflux
- teething difficulties
- dermatological problems: acne, warts, etc.
- allergies (skin, nasal, ocular and pulmonary disorders).

Part One: Homeopathy and Children (about 50 pages)
A quick overview of the principles of homeopathy and of some basic precautions.
What is "diathesis"? How does homeopathy work? Other natural, alternative forms of medicine.
Part Two: How to care for your child with homeopathy? (about 200 pages)
Eighty of the most common childhood diseases are listed in alphabetical order. Each entry begins with a description of the symptoms of the disease, followed by a detailed suggested form of treatment, depending on the child’s predisposition and specific symptoms.
In addition, there is a listing of the recommended trace elements used in treating numerous diseases.

Bernard Chemouny is the vice-president of the School of Homeopathy of the Hôpital Saint-Jacques, in Paris, and secretary general of the French Association for Homeopathic Research. He teaches at the University of Lille and is the author of Guide de la homéopathie, published by Editions Odile Jacob.