Homeopathic medicines cannot cure the cause of Down syndrome but can surely cure the medical effects caused due to this chromosomal aberration. Just like all other developmental delays we treat, children with Down syndrome too benefit with Homeopathy in attaining their physical and mental milestones. Early intervention with homeopathic medicines can surely help your child progress and live an independent, productive life.
Understanding what is Down syndrome
At the time of conception a baby inherits 46 chromosomes (23 from the father and 23 from the mother). In over 90% of cases of Down syndrome, a child gets an extra chromosome (Trisomy 21) totaling to 47 chromosomes instead of 46. Chromosomes contain many genes. Normally, the features and characteristics we inherit from our parents come from the information carried within these genes. The extra genetic material from the extra chromosome causes the physical features and delays seen in Down syndrome. The risk of having a child with Down syndrome increases with age and in women over 35 the odds are 1 in 365.
Effects of Homeopathic treatment in a child with Down syndrome
Medical issues in kids with Down syndrome
Homeopathy medicines for Down syndrome prove extremely beneficial for achieving developmental delays such as late walking and delayed speech as well as for cognition and social interaction. Some features and medical issues seen in Down syndrome are:
- Facial features: Children generally have upward slanting eyes, flat facial features, small ears and a large tongue which tends to stick out.
- Hypotonia or low muscle tone can lead to poor sucking and delayed milestones like sitting and walking.
- Delayed speech, slow pace of physical development and cognitive and intellectual impairment.
- Congenital heart disease, Hearing issues and even dementia.
Homeopathy medicines for Down syndrome
The treatment used in homeopathy primarily focuses on the overall health and development of a child with Down syndrome. Remedies in each case may vary as subtle differences in the case may demand a different prescription. The treatment prescribed here is called NP or Neuro-pathways therapy, consisting of homeopathic medicines and natural bio-neural supplements, and should be opted for in all kinds of developmental and behavioral disorders. The medicines have the ability to reduce the genetic effects on the overall growth and development of the child thereby rectifying delays in the child’s physical, intellectual and social development.