Homeopathic Treatment After the Shots

by Dr Uzelac

There are several homeopathic medicines you can use to prepare your child for the upcoming immunization and possibly alleviate some of the side effects that may happen such as: pain, swelling, redness, fever... If you are not familiar with homeopathy (what it is and how it works) and are curious to know more, simply click THIS LINK to get more information about it and current explanations how it may work.

I like to check ingredients in everything: food, formula, vitamins, over the counter drugs, and of course, medicine and shots. Therefore I am well aware of some of the inactive particles like: aluminum, formaldehyde....etc that each immunization may contain as a preservative or adjuvant. For now, there is no way you cannot avoid having them as inactive ingredients (although there is always a trend to improve and produce mercury free immunizations , with possibly less aluminum content). This is where homeopathy can kick in, by helping the body maintain its own balance (homeostasis) after various treatments and immunization.  Just to make it clear, we do support immunization and use at the  office standard brands like Sanofi, Merck etc which are also being used at any other pediatric office or health department. However we use complementary techniques and methods afterwards, hoping to alleviate common side effects that may happen .

 

Homeopathics: prior, during and after shots

Homeopathic medicine may help you green up "the immunization process", meaning, it may provide your child with a relief from pain , swelling and other common side effects.  I listed the most important homeopathic medicines we use at the office and explained how they may be used pre, during and after immunization. You do not need to use all of them (some are harder to find than the others) and not all kids will find relief from all, but there are number of studies suggesting these medicines could be helping our body go through this process easier.  If I were to choose one medicine post immunization, it would be Thuja, as possibly the most beneficial  treatment after the immunization.

 

1) Ledum Palustre 6C

5 pellets prior to shots: may alleviate pain/stress from puncture wounds.

ledum

 

2) Thuja Occidentalis 15C

Take 4- 5 pellets after the shots. 

thuja

This one we use at the office after the immunization. It is the most complete medicine to give after the immunization since the suggested mechanism of action is that it helps the body maintain homeostasis (its own balance), and help us not to get sick afterwards. For babies and young kids who can't keep the pellets under the tongue, you can administer it orally, diluted in  1-2 ml of water.

Recommended dose and dilution is: Thuja 15C or 30C (the later is more available over the counter) either 10 pellets (all at once) the day of immunization and may be repeated 1 wk after  OR you can give 5 pellets daily x 7 days after the immunization.

 

3) Arnica Montana 6C

5 pellets 2-3 x per day which may avoid swelling process after the immunization.

arnica

 

4) Chamomilla 30C

5 pellets as needed for relieving  fussiness that may happen after shots.

chamomil

 

5) Alumina 30C

5 pellets daily x 1 week after the immunization: suggested mechanism of action for this medicine is to help the body flush out aluminum that we store from environmental pollution, various foods, cosmetics and adjuvants used in some medical treatments.

alumina-30c-by-boiron

 

Once again, please keep in mind that all these homeopathic medicines DO NOT contain any particles from the plant or mineral they are originating from, they are  diluted versions of that plant/mineral, etc.  Since there are no active ingredients they can be used with babies and kids. 

 

Additionally, we suggest that breast feeding mothers can start taking themselves CoQ10 supplement prior to their baby's immunization as an extra cellular support ( it can be excreted through the breast milk to baby) and also give a few drops of methyl B12 vitamin (methylated liquid B12 vitamin) to baby directly a few days before, during and after immunization as an extra support. 

Last but not least, we do not advise giving any Acetaminophen prior to or after immunization as it may deplete intracellular glutathione levels, and glutathione is a master antioxidant and detoxifier of every cell in our body. Since it prevents cellular death and helps with detoxification, lowering its levels prior to immunization may make the whole process more toxic to our organism.

Instead, for alleviating the pain -  breastfeed your child since the endorphins released during the breastfeeding  are very powerful painkillers.