Natural Medicine and Your Child
As a parent, you are striving to support your childâ€™s growth in the healthiest manner. Dr. Destia & Dr. Bryan are well trained to guide and educate you through all the changes of infancy, childhood, and adolescence with the safe, effective use of natural medicine. Truly, medicine you can trust.
We hold a strong belief in the body’s inherent ability to heal and are always seeking to identify the underlying cause of illness within each person. Children often have an amazing capacity to heal from conditions with very little interference from medicine. Often when health problems do arise in children, it takes very little effort in order to get them back on track again. We have found that by addressing the overall weaknesses or genetic predispositions at an early age, children have far less illness in their lives. We feel that the earlier health issues are identified and treated, the less illness that your child will experience throughout his or her entire life. This is preventative medicine at its best.
As Naturopathic Doctors, our goal is to actively prevent illness and connect each person with vibrant health. We view the body as a whole and use the most natural, least toxic therapies such as Clinical Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy and Craniosacral Therapy. As Primary Care Doctors, we are experienced in the common occurrences in childhood, such as:
â€¢?Well Child Check-ups
â€¢?Colds & Flu’s
â€¢?Eczema & other Skin disorders
What can Craniosacral Therapy do for your child’s health?
Craniosacral Therapy is a hands-on approach that involves
“listening with the fingers” to the body’s subtle rhythms and any patterns of congestion. The emphasis of treatment is to encourage and enhance the body’s own self-healing and self-regulating capabilities, even in the most acute or chronic pathologies.
Common Conditions helped with Craniosacral Therapy
â€¢ Feeding Problems / Nursing Issues
â€¢ Birth Trauma
â€¢ Ear Infections
â€¢ Teeth Grinding
â€¢ Delayed development
(Link to clinic handout Food for your toddler and Food Introduction)
What are the signs that my child has food allergies or intolerance?
Foods given too early may induce food allergies. A baby is usually ready for solid foods when he/she is able to sit up and is able to push food away. Another important sign is that the child is swallowing the food back instead of pushing it out with their tongue. New foods should be introduced one at a time for several days. Allergic reactions should be looked out for and noted. Symptoms include:
â€¢ Rash around the mouth or anus
â€¢ Diarrhea /Constipation
â€¢ Mucus found in stools
â€¢ Hyperactivity or Lethargy
â€¢ Redness of the face and/or cheeks
â€¢ Runny nose / Excess mucus
â€¢ Abdominal pain / Allergic Shiners (black circles under eyes)
â€¢ Hives / Itching
â€¢ Dyslexia / Learning difficulties
â€¢ Eczema / Cradle cap
â€¢ Anger / Irritability