Case 1.

I was asked to consult an 8-year-old boy. He suffered from asthma, frequent headaches, nose bleeding, overweight (like “woman's plumpness”). He was friendly, shy, but before he answered something he looked at his mother. Classical treatment that took several years gave no results. Therefore, parents applied to Homeopathy. At first glance, the atmosphere in the family was positive, pregnancy was normal, but my attention was drawn to the fact that the boy was dressed as a girl at all the photos up to 2 years old. The mother explained that the boy was her second child (the first one was a boy too). She expected that her second baby would be a girl. Having got to know that she would bear a son, she felt a terrible despair and continued to treat her son like a girl both during pregnancy and during the first two years of his life.

In this case, mother’s behavior can be defined as an extreme manifestation of voluntarism, because she encroached on the genetic nature of her child (sex is a genetic program). "Suppression" of the genetic program (as well as any strict upbringing) is subconsciously perceived as violence. Voluntaristic argument with nature leads to mother’s failure and tragedy of a child as it causes psychosomatic pathology, for example, asthma, thyroid disease, gastrointestinal problems, and neuroses.

Case 2.

I had to treat a girl from bronchial asthma. Treatment became successful only when we realized the conflict that had caused the disease: pregnancy was unplanned and caused quarrels in the family, so the woman decided to have an abortion. She hesitated for a long time, and she was on the surgical table she heard the words, "Mom, do not kill me!" and refused to commit evil. From the viewpoint of psychosomatic medicine, a psychological trauma experienced by the child at that moment (acute fear of dying), became one of the major triggers of asthma development mechanisms in that child. In this case, bronchospasm attack is an equivalent of shouting or crying turned to the mother at the time of extreme danger. Since the body does not forget any psychological traumas, a subconscious mind carries stresses experienced through the whole life, and in many years physical diseases may become a manifestation of mental disorders: when the soul cannot bear stresses experienced long time before, it “throws” them out on the body in order to be saved.

I am pleased to note that both examples mentioned above have a happy end. Both children were assigned homeopathic treatment not by the main complaint, but according to the totality of symptoms taking into account psychological conditions of the child's development. The key to disease understanding that allowed us to eliminate a central disorder is the analysis of psychological relationships of the mother and her child. Homeopathic treatment aimed at eliminating the effects of a deep psycho-emotional trauma resulted in permanent recovery: for over 10 years these children have not suffered from asthma. I am convinced that Homeopathy effectiveness in such cases is explained by the integrated approach to treatment.

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