Prescribing in Children - Combining two approaches.
Struggling with Children's Cases
I received an interesting question by email the other day from an experienced homoeopath. She is a really good practitioner at Stage 4, but struggled with children cases. Especially because in many children there is less information to arrive at the sensation.
Her problem was that these kids do well on several basic medicines but they don't always hold. Many of these cases go around in circles.
At the same time she added that most the contemporary children's materia medicae were too limited in the remedies they covered and wanted to know other tools and books she could use for such children.
I thought this question could resonate with many practitioners so decided to share my experiences on this one.
Innovate And Implement
For me the key to success in any stuck homoeopathic case is about being able to constantly innovate and look outside the box when looking for tools and resources to find that breakthrough.
And some of my worst failures have been when I have been stuck with one specific approach or book or author and unable to look beyond.
And almost every breakthrough and aha I have had was when I could give myself the permission to look outside the conventional homoeopathic tool kit for solutions.
So in a way you are constantly growing and learning as a practitioner no matter how far you have travelled...
Children and Homoeopathy - Using Mother's Pregnancy History
In my past videos I had shared one such unconventional approach that continues to help me confirm prescriptions in children with great accuracy especially when the common children type such as Pulsatillas and Calcrea Carbonicums or Sulphurs and Naturm Muriaticums do not fit the picture completely.
That is using Mother's pregnancy history or Father's History during Conception.
This single approach has helped thousands of cases in not just my own practice but even my students practices And so it still remains a default strategy in my own practice when an unknown picture emerges in a little patient.
However as every other tool it has its own pros and cons and its own scope and application.
So what do you do in those children where -
1) The common children type remedies do not completely fit the whole picture.
2) But there is not enough information or pre-natal connection to find new unknown core remedies that resolve your cases!!
This is where I step back and ask my self the same question that has helped me in almost every stuck case -
What else can I do using the best of the existing resources, tools and remedies and still provide a good outcome for my patients?
Another Unconventional Approach
This is when I have found another unconventional homoeopathic approach that has been equally effective.
It combines two separate approaches and remedies to complement each other at the same time in a patient.
This amazingly simple yet unusual approach has helped innumerable cases in many acute clinics throughout my homoeopathic journey over the last 16 years.
Instead of going into the theory, let me share a case example to explain my protocol so it becomes practical for you through this video
Before I go
So again this case underlines the fact that every tool and resource in homoeopathy has a role to play in practice no matter how big or small.
And sometimes you need to use more than one tool and remedy...
But the bottomline is to ensure that we know exactly what we are doing and why. And more importantly where we are going using the tools so we can constantly remain on track to provide the best outcome for our patients.
If you are new to this concept I will encourage you to read my ebook - When your favourite approach does not work to find more insight to enrich your homoeopathy. It's completely free and you can download it on the left side of this page.
And if you have already read it, I want to know whether you use any unconventional homoeopathic approaches that work for you? I would love to hear about them. Simply share your experiences below.