When & How to Use Alternative Medicine For Children
Los Angeles: Can a pediatric medicine be safe, and non-toxic? Over-the-counter and prescription drugs are powerful agents that are taken in small amounts to force a change in your child's body. This is the nature of any drug you may give to your child.
Food, and whole food concentrates, both used in safe alternative medicine, do not force a particular change in children, but they do support the healthy, natural functions and physiology of your child.
If you notice symptoms in your child, and you want to give your child something that will cause immediate, or dramatic changes, you are like most consumers who are looking for a conventional pediatric medicine to treat their child. However, if you are not desperate for strong and immediate changes in your child, and are more concerned with the long-term safety of the treatment you choose, you are smart to look for non-toxic, safe, healthy alternatives to conventional pediatric medicine.
"In 1983, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) vaccine schedule recommended children ages 0-18 receive a total of 11 vaccines, five of which were given during the first 13 months.
In 2017, that number had increased to 55 vaccines, with 28 administered in the first 13 months." - source: The Pediatric Health Outcomes Initiative
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Alternative medicine for children
Healing happens and it includes more than just something that your child takes orally. People often forget that Chiropractic adjustments (proven as safe and beneficial to your child's immune system, as well as the nerves in the brain, and the nerves from the brain that communicate throughout your child's body) are a great way to help your child's body come back into a healthy balance. Children love getting adjusted by a fun chiropractor, and they respond incredibly fast. Healing happens for kids. Notable are the safe and fast resolutions of ear-aches, cough, colic and allergies, when children get the correct chiropractic alignment!
Children can safely take a variety of food supplements that are made from real food concentrates, whole herbs, or specific nutrients. Homeopathic remedies are also safe for use with children. If you are concerned about a particular symptom, (even childhood ADD and ADHD) remember that whole food, whole herb supplements, homeopathic remedies and chiropractic adjustments—all part of alternative medicine and a natural medicine plan under a holistic chiropractor's care—are best at supporting your child's natural, healthy physiology.
At times, going this alternative route can take a few days to show the results you desire but the results would be without any toxic residue, or any side effects. Other times, natural medicine can give very speedy results, especially when your integrative chiropractor clinically determines and uses the correct match of alternative medicine for your child's needs. In either case, the results should be more lasting compared to short-lived pediatric drugs, because the food supplements are not designed to just temporarily cover and hide your child's symptoms. They are part of the building-blocks of authentic healing, recovery, and a healthy life.
With safe, natural alternative medicine, the real difference between children and adults is the amount that you give to them. Generally, a dosage listed on any bottle is meant for an adult. It would generally be safe to start a child with less than half of that amount, You can usually start on up to one half. The smaller the child the lower the dose. Call your alternative medicine chiropractor so that he can clinically determine the best amount for your child.
Look for supplements that are actually made from real food. Seek the guidance of a holistic chiropractor, who includes the full-scope of natural alternative medicine in his chiropractic practice (he is a full scope, integrative chiropractor). He finds a physio-logical reason why your child needs the alternative medicine support he, or she needs to be healthy and stay healthy. This will take the burden –of trying to be your child's alternative doctor– off of your shoulders, and will make the whole process of finding the right natural medicine easier for you.
The alternative medicine chiropractor who is well versed in determining the exact natural medicine, and whole foods your child needs, can give you the advantage of additional alternative choices; using natural alternatives, instead of toxic pediatric medicines. He is a necessary asset to have, for keeping children safe in today's toxic world. That's what we do in Beverly Hills for people like you.
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