Creating Waves of Awareness
My family has been a friend of homeopathy for decades. Today my grandchildren are growing up with homeopathy around the house in the USA.
The other day I was taken aback by my grandson's question. He's 8 years old and in 3rd grade and asked me, "Nana what is homeopathy?" And again, "Grandpa what is homeopathy?" His next question was, "How does it work, does it work like Advil?"
I felt stumped, and then tried to explain to him as best as I could.
I gave him the story of the onion, that when one cuts the onion he or she starts with eyes burning, nose and eyes watering and sneezing.
These symptoms when found in any one who is coming down with a cold can be cured with onion which is made into a homeopathic medicine. Converting onion into a homeopathic medicine is a special procedure, which I told him I would explain later. Its like "like cures like." But, I could not convince him "How it works."
My question to the HWC members are, "How can we spread the basic information about homeopathy to our children, especially to those who do know the names and uses of often used home emergency medicines such as Arnica, Calendula, and Ipeccac?
There is need of story books about homeopathy and its founder Dr Hahnemann.
In 5th standard of our school, we had one topic on Homeopathy and Hahnemann. I dont know whether it is there in the school syllabus now!
As you suggested, we need to have some story books or cartoon programmes to make the children understand Homeopathy. Of course, curing their problems is the best way, but people may to prefer homeopathy without some basic ideas, hence we need some methods to teach the general population.
which school?? i came to know who Hahnemann was when i was in 1st year of medicine.
Very important aspect! A " Professional Touch " is not associated or less associated with homeopathic qualification. I have never heard a single student saying, "My aim in life is to become a homeopath." Certainly "Do More & More, " is required to make awareness of homeopathy not only to our children but also to common people. (The comment represents Pakistani scenario )
Here in Hungary Homeopathic Doctors are telling Homeopathic Tales. Dr Katalin Kürti has a book about Homeopathy to children. Last weekend we were on a Homeopathy day in Budapest where we had a chance to listen on Katalin's few tales. Different remedies get a person whose personality is typical to that particular remedy and it gets a story for children... Very informative and easy to remember the Homeopathic remedies, which are associated to a person and his/her symptoms/traits.
I am happy that this discussion is touching the right chords.
It was great to learn from Viktor's post that story books on homeopathy for children exists;
I would love to have translation of those books in English, Urdu, Hindi and Bengali. Viktor will it be possible for you to translate some pages of the story as a sample for all of us?
Though some members have stated that the elders have to be given knowledge of homeopathy, yes I agree;
But that we should not ignore the potential that is in our children. Tomorrow as they grow up they will be equipped with some good and practical aspect of Homeopathy and when they are ready they will decide on the basis of its merit if they would become homeopaths of the future
In any family of homeopathic doctors where the parents are both homeopath, the children are bound to pick up certain aspect of homeopathy which keeps them sort of charged, specially if the parents have been interacting with them on the subject. I am sure some of those children will turn to homeopathy one day.
One more thing to mention. Dr Ferenc Sasvari and Dr Orsolya Farkas also have a book about Homeopathy with very cute and humorous drawings, which are suitable for children as well. The language they used in the book is the typical to Homeopathy: smart, descriptive way of approaching the people and the situations through the 'traits' of particular remedies.
I hope HWC will come forward with something special for the kids to know Homeopathy.
Come on boys and girls!!!
Lets sing a song for A B C.
A for Apple B for Boy
C for Cat and D for Dog
E for Egg and F for Fish − No!!!!!!!!!
We will make some changes − just for a change :)
A for Aconite – It makes you free from fears.
B for Belladonna – It makes you free from Fever.
C for Chamomilla – It makes you free from pains and cries.
D for Dulcamara – It makes you free from mucous.
E for Equisetum – It makes you free from bed-wetting.
F for Filix mas – It makes you free from worms.
G for Gelsemium – It makes you free from flu.
H for Hepar sulph– It makes you free from abscess.
I for Ipecac – It makes you free from vomiting.
J for Justicea – It makes you free from cough.
K for Kreosot – It makes you free from toothache.
L for Lachesis – It makes you free from jealousy.
M for Mag phos – It makes you free from colic.
N for Natrum mur – It makes you free from headache.
O for Opium – It makes you free from constipation.
P for Pulsatilla – It makes you free from weeping.
Q for Quercus – It makes your dad free from alcohol.
R for Rheum – It makes you free from diarrhea.
S for Sulphur – It makes you free from itching.
T for Tuberculinum – It makes you free from recurrent infections.
U for Uva ursi – It makes you free from dysuria.
V for Veratrum – It makes you free from mania.
W for Wyethia – It makes you free from throat irritation.
X for X ray – It makes you free from radiation.
Y for Yucca – It makes you free from bilious troubles.
Z for Zingiber – It makes you free from indigestion.
© Dr Muhammed Rafeeque
Dr Rafeeque you have taken the first step, in the children's school or even at home if FLASH Cards are made dividing A to z say in equal parts and distributed amongst different group, then there can be some learning fun too.But this an evolving stage and we have to wait and see.
Behind the card some small story about the medicine can be added.
Also with a colorful picture of the remedy source :)
Another colorful idea indeed;