Constitutional Prescribing for Children

Randall Neustaedter

In this issue I would like to share some of my experience working with children and to focus on a few areas that I have found are central in children’s cases. These all involve constitutional prescribing and apply to the child who has been brought for Homœopathy because of symptoms being out of control.

Most of the symptoms that confront a homœopath in children’s cases center around immune system function. These present to us as recurrent respiratory and ear infections or allergic reactions (chronic congestion, Asthma, and Eczema). Various combinations of these frequently occur in any individual child. The specific diagnosis is often irrelevant to the homœopathic case.

My experience has shown me that it is important to keep a perspective in the case about the correct approach to any symptom. The highest point in this perspective is the constitutional remedy. Other issues in the case, the acute remedies, the management of symptoms, and the diagnostic pursuit of specific allergens or symptom triggers are all secondary.

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