For centuries, homeopathy has been safely and successfully used to treat a plethora of common conditions associated with pregnant and nursing women. Not only does homeopathy assist in treating the mother during pregnancy or nursing, but it also enhances the health of the unborn or nursing child as well. I have let my pregnant and nursing patients know that we are actually treating two for the price of one!
Homeopathy is a therapy that works gently and safely, yet is restorative in its deep-working actions. It has proven to be highly effective for many of the common health conditions of pregnancy, including:
- Morning sickness,
- Miscarriage prevention,
- Varicose veins,
- Assistance with a safer, healthier, and faster delivery, and
- Assistance with a safer, healthier and faster recovery.
Dr. James Tyler Kent, the father of American homeopathy, said, “A pregnant woman is more sensitive to the indicated (homeopathic) remedy than at any other time…. The physiological functions are more active and, because great changes are occurring throughout the whole organism, the remedy has a much better opportunity to do its work.”
The amazing truth is that the very best possible time to treat a woman homeopathically is during pregnancy. It appears as though the new life growing within her brings out unique symptomatic communication patterns to express a woman’s specific needs for certain homeopathic remedies to maximize her health as well as the health of her baby.
Pregnancy has become known as a time predictions are useless and all the rules change. Interestingly, though, the significant changes observed in the pregnant mother are often key indicators for the treatment of her developing infant’s needs.
Like chiropractic, homeopathy activates the appropriate, innate communications of the body, and is more strategically related to chiropractic than any other protocol. In fact, homeopathy corrects nerve interferences throughout the whole nervous system where the hands of the chiropractor cannot reach.
Homeopathy has been remarkably effective in the correction and prevention of miscarriage. If a patient displays symptoms of a potential miscarriage, homeopathy should be quickly implemented with dosages as often as every half-hour during the symptomatic stage. This patient should be seen frequently, and reflex response tests employed as a key to discover the correct remedies, administer optimal dosages, and maximize results. Actually, the best time for treatment of a patient with a history of miscarriage(s) is before she tries to become pregnant. This is a good time for a proactive approach to begin working with related homeopathic remedies. Remedies to be considered and tested will include:
- All detoxification and drainage remedies
- Constitutional remedies
- Female reproductive related remedies
- Any symptomatic specific related remedies
Miscarriage is a very sensitive and traumatic experience for parents—especially the mother. Working as an adjunct with standard medical procedures—even though they often have very little to offer in most cases—is always helpful.
Children and Newborns
Again, homeopathy has the proven safety profile for confidently and effectively treating both children and newborns. Pure water-based homeopathic products provide the purest base for the purest form of medicine—homeopathy. Newborn babies and children are much more safely treated homeopathically, without the traditional stabilizers of alcohol-, sugar-, or glycerin-based products.
People on multiple medications
This issue of conflicting medications has become a primary problem for healthcare providers, as well as a major concern to patients. Homeopathy is the only health protocol that has demonstrated through its time-tested record to have no known negative drug interactions. The practice of homeopathy is the only approach that can make this claim. It is, literally, the safest healthcare practice on the planet!
Proven Safety of Homeopathy
Homeopathic medicines are made from official homeopathic ingredients monographed in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States. This is the official US governmental compendium that recognizes homeopathy as being the only 100% safe therapeutic product. All ingredients have been reviewed for efficacy, toxicology, adverse effects and clinical use.
For over 200 years, the safety and therapeutic potential of homeopathy has been widely acknowledged and accepted in the vast global perspective. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports homeopathy as the second most widely used medical modality for primary healthcare worldwide, allopathic medicine as a distant fourth.
The FDA drug monitoring process does not reveal any significant instances of problems with homeopathic drug products, thus establishing a positive safety profile. The historic time-tested safety records and results of homeopathy are unprecedented in the history of all medicine.
In over 200 years of clinical use, homeopathy has had no recorded side effects, no known negative drug interactions, no contraindications of any kind, and is also proven to be non-habit forming. This time-tested safety profile applies to pregnant and nursing woman, children and newborns, as well as people on multiple medications.
Due to the strong and rightful warnings from the Surgeon General and the medical profession, expectant mothers are obviously concerned about consuming substances during pregnancy that could harm the developing baby. While homeopathy has distinguished itself by becoming the first to ascend to the status of an all-natural drug product registered with the FDA, homeopathic products are required to use the standard over-the-counter warnings required for allopathic products on their label. These warnings are aimed primarily at alcohol, coffee, and drugs, but they encompass herbal and nutritional supplements and homeopathic products as well. Pregnant or nursing women are encouraged to seek the advice of a healthcare professional before usage. Fortunately, as a healthcare professional, a chiropractor can confirm the safety of using homeopathic products during pregnancy and nursing.
Dispelling Common Concerns
Why is homeopathy so safe compared to other natural products like nutrition and herbs? Nutrition, herbs, and drugs work from a bio-chemical perspective. Homeopathy, with its serial dilutions and successions commonly beyond the molecular level, works more from a bio-energetic perspective. Homeopathy functions subtly, but deeply, within the inner energetic control mechanisms of the body to correct interferences. And, although more corrective and curative, it does not force itself upon the body as a bio-chemical substance that must be dealt with. A subtle energetic substance can be either accepted or rejected by the body. For example, the cellular, satellite, radio, and TV waves in our atmosphere have no function within us; only those things programmed to accept these wavelengths will receive them.
Can a homeopathic medicine hurt you? Some people may notice certain temporary symptoms from taking a homeopathic. I call these symptoms good symptoms—evidence that your body is working to eliminate certain toxins that may be causing health problems. Homeopathy functions to express our natural health potentials rather than to suppress symptoms.
New Testing Procedures
The use of bio-response tests (kinesiology, leg length, electro-acupuncture testing, etc.) provides confirmation as to which homeopathic products are needed or not needed by the individual. With the highly individualized healing art of homeopathy, these tools are of paramount importance for the practitioner to take homeopathy to a more effective treatment level and proactive level of prevention.
Frank J. King, Jr., is a nationally recognized researcher, author and lecturer on homeopathy. In addition, Dr. King is the founder and director of King Bio Pharmaceuticals, a registered homeopathic manufacturing company dedicated to completing chiropractic destiny with the marriage of homeopathy. Dr. King offers, complimentary to all Doctors of Chiropractic, his turnkey procedural system for the high volume practice called, The Chiropractic Enhancer systemÔ (CES). It is so easy to use that you can successfully apply homeopathy in your practice using any company’s products in one day. Call King Bio Pharma-ceuticals, Asheville, N.C. 1-800-543-3245 or e-mail: [email protected].