More and more parents are having concerns about vaccinating their children. They may question the need for a Hepatitis B shot shortly after birth for example, as their babies are very unlikely to have risk factors for this illness. Many parents are searching for a natural alternative to vaccinations.
Additionally, parents may also recognize some of the diseases that are vaccinated against as being benign and easily treatable. With a little more study, they may find that acquiring some childhood diseases such as chickenpox not only gives lifelong immunity but educates the system against many other illnesses as well, a shotgun approach to augmenting the immune system, you might say.
There is an alternative to vaccination: Homeopathic Immunization, referred to as Homeoprophylaxis (HP). HP contains only the one item that immunizes your child. In addition, HP addresses only one disease at a time, as the body was not meant to fight diseases on multiple fronts. It is given orally in the form of tiny sweet pellets that dissolve easily in your child’s mouth. For infants, the remedies can be dissolved in water easily and you can give them just a few drops.
Homeoprophylaxis involves taking homeopathic remedies orally to stimulate an immune response in your child’s system. With HP, your child’s immune system is educated to react and provide immunity that will adapt naturally as he grows and is exposed to changing circumstances in his life. This would be similar to actually getting the illness and achieving natural immunity. HP has a broad action as well, so for example when the measles virus mutates, as it very frequently does, HP still has you covered.
In addition, HP not only educates the body to fight the diseases it was designed to fight, but also oftentimes also to fight many of those illnesses that are related to that particular disease. This is because HP confers a general immunity, as opposed to a specific immunity. It is important to understand that HP:
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HP satisfies the process of naturally acquired disease by providing an attenuated dose of the disease (and no additives) that stimulates the immune system effectively without the risks. Once the homeopathic remedy has been attenuated, only the message of the disease remains, and not any of the actual disease.
HP is for children who have:
Furthermore, in the case of children who have received all or some of the vaccines, HP can offer a great service by potentially minimizing some of the side effects that may have been caused by each vaccine. There are many studies which have clearly shown the efficacy of Homeoprophylaxis, which has been used successfully for over 200 years. Isaac Golden M.D. has published a fifteen year study that shows children who have undertaken HP are healthier than children who have not. The more recently completed study conducted by Kate Birch in Minnesota confirms all of Dr. Golden’s findings. HP has shown in these studies to be as effective as regular vaccines.
HP is taken by mouth and easily administered at home. There is no taste or smell with homeoprophylaxis.
Some may refer to HP as holistic vaccination, homeopathic vaccination or alternative vaccination, but this would be a misnomer. HP is an immunization and education of the body to fight the particular illness and those illnesses that are related to the illness targeted. There are no needles involved.
Other countries utilize government supported HP regularly with great success, especially in the case of infectious viruses and bacteria. Currently many governments are supporting HP for contagious diseases.
Pamela Swanson RN CCH RSHom(NA) Certified in Homeoprophylaxis Homeopath and CEASE certified Therapist, located in Orlando, Florida; specializes in homeopathy for children. She welcomes clients from throughout Central Florida, who are in need of homeopathic treatment for their children. For further information on a natural treatment alternative to vaccinations for children, please feel free to contact me. I will be happy to answer further questions you may have regarding how homeoprophylaxis works.