Knowledge is the key to making informed choices. So let’s look at disease and gain some knowledge about this much talked about topic.
A Disease can be defined as acute or chronic
An Acute disease has a beginning, a middle, and an end. It is brief and limited; in other words, the suffering comes to a clear end. Some acute conditions are:
- Chicken pox
- Stomach viruses
- respiratory viruses
- ear infections
- and other minor conditions we see during childhood
Acute disease plays a very important role in the maturation of the immune system. Each time a child contracts a virus, the immune system goes into gear to develop natural viral antibodies. We can see a prodromal (beginning) period when the child is cranky or whiny. Perhaps there are no obvious symptoms but something is clearly uncomfortable. Next we see a chill and the temperature starts to rise. The child wants to be held or cuddle under a blanket.
The system is exercising an immune response that will continue, leading next to some sort of eruption. It may be vomiting, or a runny nose, a cough, or even a rash that erupts. The system is purging itself of unwanted toxins in an effort to stabilize. There may be a soaking sweat next as the fever ramps up to make a final pass at clearing the system before resolving and moving towards complete healing – equilibrium. This process reoccurs multiple times during childhood. It’s a natural and intelligent response of a healthy body doing what it was designed to do: adapt to pathogens in the environment.
A Chronic disease reflects deeper pathology that has developed over time:
- Crohn’s disease
- Neurological disorders
- acid reflux
- Migraine headaches
Suppression of natural symptoms or overload of the body’s natural immune response can cause this type of dysregulation, burdening it so that a welcomed natural cycle of fever, eruption, and resolution becomes an unending series of constant illness in one form or another. No fun for mother or child!
Mother Nature knew what she was doing when she designed childhood diseases. They are nature’s way of exercising and educating the immune system to mature successfully. Many of these bacteria and viruses already live in and on our bodies. For every human cell we possess, there are nine other cells that are bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. We need them to survive. So the name of the game is to live in harmony with these organisms, not to fear and destroy them!
What are your chances of contracting the disease and what are the actual risks if you live in a developed country? Is there a downside if you don’t contract it? We are learning that many childhood illnesses carry the benefits of better long-term health such as reduction of certain cancers when contracted in childhood, not to mention lifelong immunity.
The effectiveness of homeoprophylaxis (HP) has been observed for over two centuries for its ability to educate the immune system about each disease in a natural and safe way. It provides all the benefits of natural disease without any of the risks.
Learn more about available HP kits to use at home for you and your children or training for health professionals who would like to offer HP in their practice by contacting .