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First, a little disclaimer. Do I really believe homeopathy can cure my son, Tristan’s, life threatening food allergies? No, I do not. Do I even want to attempt that? Probably not, as I don’t want to subject my son to even a little bit of his food allergens at this point. But do I hope to cure or at least improve his seasonal allergies? ABSOLUTELY! Although allergy testing for seasonal and environmental allergies came back negative, Tristan’s allergist and I both know birch and ragweed are at least some of the triggers for his asthma flare ups.
So, just to be clear as we start this journey through homeopathy, what do I honestly hope to accomplish for my son with this controversial treatment method?
- Reduced asthmatic coughing and wheezing (mostly during late spring – late summer and during sickness)
- Reduced or no need to use Flovent during the asthma flare ups.
- Reduced need for Ventolin throughout the year.
- Less frequent eczema flares throughout the year, but mostly in the spring when it’s the worst.
- Reduced severity of spring time eczema flare up.
- Less severe symptoms during sickness.
- Less frequent illness.
With our goals in mind, we met with a new homeopathic doctor in the hopes of improving Tristan’s worsening asthma. Yes, I said NEW homeopathic doctor. I took Tristan to a different homeopath a couple of years ago, before we determined his eczema triggers through an elimination diet. We didn’t see any results back then and I believe it was mostly because my son was still eating all the foods that were damaging his body – thus, the homeopathy couldn’t do it’s job. I’m hoping this time will be different. We also used some pre-made homeopathic tinctures after eliminating Tristan’s trigger foods and they did really help. We used Homeodel 43 and Dr. Reckweg 23 along with Moducare, an immune balancer, for about one year before slowly stopping them altogether when his skin was just gorgeous. But now it’s been some time and while he still has small eczema flares, we’re more concerned about his chronic cough and asthma.
So, this time we chose to see a new homeopathic doctor recommended to us by Michel Groleau of Homeopathy Quebec. The meeting went well and I am hopeful. Our take away from this initial meeting, according to the doctor, is to work on cleansing my son’s body from the effects of the vaccinations (takes a minimum of 8 months!), while working on strengthening his immune system and treating the symptoms of allergies, eczema and asthma (for 3 months). After the first three months, we’ll go back and check in with the doctor. At that point, he’ll make adjustments to Tristan’s treatment plan as needed. And if all is going well, we may proceed to treating Tristan’s specific seasonal and environmental allergens, essentially trying to cure him of them altogether.
In the mean time, we will continue to use Flovent and Ventolin as needed. Here is our current treatment plan, if you’re curious. *Please do not copy this treatment plan for your personal use. It was created specifically for my son based on his history, personality, and severity of symptoms. It will not have the same effect for you or your children.*
For cleansing the vaccinations, apparently MMR is his biggest concern:
MMR VACCINE, vials of granules
5CH – 5 granules nightly before bedtime
7CH – 5 granules nightly before bedtime
9CH – 5 granules nightly before bedtime
15CH – 1 dose each week before breakfast
30CH – 1 dose each month before breakfast
200CH – 1 dose per month before breakfast
1,000CH – 1 dose per month before breakfast
10,000CH – 1 dose per month before breakfast
For strengthening his immune system:
SULFUR IOD, 30CH – 1 dose each week
For treating the symptoms of allergies, asthma, and eczema:
100ml Custom Tincture containing:
ANTIMONIUM TART 9CH
KALIUM ARSENICOSUM 7CH
30 drops daily. If symptoms worsen, take up to 20 drops per hour. If symptoms continue to worsen, we’ll discontinue treatment and head in to see the doctor right away.
If we experience any vast improvements or worsening of his condition, I’ll post an update on the blog. Otherwise, the next post about our homeopathic journey will be in three months when we have a follow-up visit with the homeopath.
Wish us luck! Fingers crossed!