If you are interested in taking a natural approach to your child's health then you are well served by a variety of practitioners who offer a dedicated service for children. There is growing demand for a natural approach to children’s health from parents, which can be utilised in conjunction with more traditional medical healthcare. |
A range of modalities and natural therapies are used for children's natural health care, including herbal medicine, naturopathy, nutrition and homeopathy – to name a few. These will typically take a preventative approach to healthcare focusing on the child’s diet and lifestyle.
Children can have a range of health issues as they grow up. Babies and infants experience quite distinct conditions to toddlers and teens for example. Some of the most common health conditions that children experience include:
- Cradle cap
- Food allergies
- Learning difficulties
- Mental issues
- Nappy rash
- Respiratory problems
- Sleep problems
Children’s Health Consultation
Your first contact with a dedicated children’s health practitioner will typically involve an initial consultation. This will be a thorough examination and record of your child’s health. Subsequent or follow up consults will often be shorter.
Questions to Ask Your Practitioner
Before you book in a consult with a children’s health practitioner ensure that you get all their relevant professional information from them. These will typically include asking the following questions:
- What qualification do you hold?
- Is this an accredited qualification?
- What is your experience of working with children?
- Are your treatments holistic and safe for my child?