Pediatrics is the branch of medicine dealing with the health and medical care of infants, children, and adolescents from birth up to the age of 18. The word “paediatrics” means “healer of children” .
Why this is Needed?
There are a large number reports of infant deaths and diseases in India, main cause of this includes:
- Lack of Nutrients in their diet
- Dirty Environment conditions
- Contagious diseases for example missiles, worm, anemia etc.
- Superstitious beliefs and practices, negligence towards child health.
Concepts of Child care
There are mainly two types:
- Preventive : We often say prevention is better than cure and it is indeed, the practices which prevent a certain disease come under this category.
- Curative : If the disease has already attacked the child and is suffering, the treatment/practices which cures it completely comes under this category.
Both of these types of care should increase the internal strength of the child, increase immunity and also resistance against that particular disease.
Child Health Services
A healthy child comes from an investment of care and love. This care can be the best investment in ones health, by this an internal strength and is build.
Growth and Development :
All over growth of a child can be of three categories
- Physical Growth : physical growth is related to the overall external features of the child such as body mass, height, bone strength etc.
- Mental Growth : Growth of Analytical capabilities, IQ, memory etc
- Emotional Growth : EQ, emotional stability which includes emotions such as fear, anxiety, trauma etc.
Stages of Growth and Development
This service ensures and enables the general development of a normal human being. There are six stages of Growth and development.
Stage one – New Born (1st month) : Heath of new born baby is completely depending on the health of the mother.She should be taken care, it is very important prior to birth (Ante-natal Period). After birth extra care should be shown towards cleanliness, safety from contagious diseases, sleep, heat and proper nutrition.
Stage Two – The Infant : This stage 1 year long. Mainly physical and emotional development primarily takes place in this stage. There are 12 milestones in 12 months for the infant. Emotional development in an infant is very important or else the child can create beliefs that can create violent and aggressive characteristics. The relationship of parents or guardians mostly effects this development, this development needs love, care breast feeding is very effective in both emotional and physical development of the child.
Stage Three – Toddler : Age of learning to walk is from 1 year to 2.5 years, in this stage physical, emotional, social and mental growth and development occur. The child starts to walk and speak small words, in next eight months he starts to climb and play.Till the end of this stage child is able to talk and form sentences in his mother tongue. The child learns language, self feeding, Toilet Training and exploring. Nutrition of the Toddler is very essential his diet must have enough protein for muscular growth and build strength, calcium and iron t develop resistance from diseases, also carbohydrates to keep up with the calories he burns now.
Stage Four – Pre School Child : This stage is from 2.5 years to 5 years, at this stage the child is able to learn listen understand and question things, he should be answered to his level of understanding, proper attention should be given or else the child develops a negative psychology. Parents or guardians should understand his fears and work and motivated him to win upon them in this stage itself, else those fears remain a life long fear to them and wining on a later stage is very difficult almost impossible. The child now goes to pre school and learns to fit in socially and learns to stay alone without parents or guardians.
Stage Five – The school Child : 6 to 12 years a child is in this stage, most memorable days of childhood now the child starts creating experiences good or bad he creates certain responses to every experience he gets and based on his previous upbringing he now acts, now he gets to interact socially even more, here he develops self confidence or looses it, the overall growth of the child is now in the hands of school and the friends he is with. He can now thing analytically and imagination is at its peak. Now is the time when he develops interests in various fields likes, dislikes his personality is slowly crafted.
Stage Six – The Adolescent : 12 to 18 years of age. The puberty has come, oh my god now there changes in body size, face , voice in male, females starts to get monthly periods, its much more painful than normal and irregular. Now they have to accept the physical changes, create place in society they now need the feeling of importance, which they should get, learn to be independent from parents or guardians, development of the feeling of attraction towards opposite(any depending on sexuality) sex should be regulated and needs fulfilled according to the norms of the society.
Homeopathic Paediatrics primarily focuses on the first 3 stages, ensuring a strong healthy child internally and externally. Homeopathic Paediatrics prevents from minor and common diseases, listed below.
Minor and Common Diseases of children
- Umbilical Hernia
- Common Cold
- Sticky Eyes
- Ring Worm
- Ophthalmia Neonatorum
- German Measles
- Whooping Cough
- and many more
Our Homeopathic Paediatrics
We believe that a healthy child can easily become a healthy man/woman and them grow up to raise a healthy family, creating a healthy society and thus a healthy world. We offer the care of your child, and the mother giving all the instructs from what to eat, what not to eat to what to say what not to say to a child, all the preventive and curative measures till the 3rd stage of growth and development is our responsibility. Grow a strong intelligent child with homeopathy.
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