More than 6 years ago, my neighbor gave birth to a beautiful daughter. One afternoon about four months later, her teenage stepson came running over to my home screaming: "Something is wrong with Brittany - HELP!" As I entered their home moments later, I saw a feverish infant, back arched, screaming continuously."
The mother wanted to know if her daughter was constipated since the abdomen was so hard and distended. She had bowel movements daily for the last three days. I asked if she had called her pediatrician and was told that she had just returned from a "well baby checkup" earlier in the day.
It was then that I realized there was a high probability of a reaction to an inoculation. I confirmed this with the mother. First I suggested she consult her doctor but offered her support with homeopathy because of its safety and effectiveness. I offered a dose of 30C Vaccininum. I placed one pellet in 2 oz. of water in a bottle, succussed it ten times, but the baby would not suckle. So I dropped several drops on her lips and waited. Twenty (20) seconds later (Yes, only 20 seconds) Brittany's body relaxed, she sleep for about 20 minutes and awoke the happy baby she usually was, and symptom free.
Vaccinations are such a complex issue and there are many factors to consider. Often times, the parents are in conflict because one parent may be holistically inclined and the other not. Obviously, the allopathic community has done an excellent job of convincing the public of the need for inoculations. When we look at the eradication of small pox, they have some convincing arguments. Unfortunately, we have not yet been able to scientifically connect the problems we see conclusively with these inoculations.
Secondly, family pressures and school "requirements" pose additional problems. Unfortunately we are often dealing with a mentality level of individual who doesn't yet want to be fully conscious or accountable for their choices. As a parent myself, these decisions aren't easy or simple.
In my practice, I have administered different forms of "alternative physical therapy" to numerous individuals who survived Polio. In these cases, the temptation to believe in the success of the vaccine versus facing the debility of their disease is ever present and problematic.
Yet we face children in our selective practices who are autistic, weakened, or have symptoms and conditions that are highly suspect of being vaccination related. We will be dealing with them knowing that their health will probably be compromised for their entire life.
So what can we suggest?
First, we can have an office copy of Dangers and Ineffectiveness of Vaccinations by Dr. Viera Scheibner available for check out. This allows the parents and family time to educate themselves and discuss any aspects of the information.
Secondly, if they decide to go ahead with inoculations, I offer this phrase: "Don't start too early, give too many, or do it too often." Hopefully, the infant is being breast fed so that the mother is providing immunities through her milk. This is a convincing argument for waiting perhaps as long as 18 months or two years. This certainly gives the baby's thymus time to develop and stops the attack on the immune system from the inoculations.
As for how many and how frequently, perhaps we can encourage an "easy does it approach." There are some who will choose inoculations no matter what evidence is presented.
As a homeopath, "classically" trained at the British Institute of Homeopathy, I "should" suggest administering the 30C Vaccininum only if symptoms are present. This I don't do. I think the groundwork for long term complications are set when the shot or drops are administered. Therefore, I would give one dose even if it were considered a prophylactic dose. In this way developing symptoms which are potentially catastrophic are avoided. By the time there are symptoms observed, it might be too late to stop the consequences. I have found that this method is almost always acceptable to everyone involved -- family members, no matter what their viewpoint, government agencies, schools, and parents.
We need to remember that we are part of a global society, not only just our neighbor hood or community. What happens to our children is happening to all of us, and to our future. We can and will make a difference with education, communication, and realistic treatment.
Victoria Bowmann, D.H.M., Ph.D., earned her doctorate in homeopathic medicine from the British Institute of Homeopathy and her Ph.D. in homeopathy and natural medicine from Westbrook University from Wierton, WV. She has been in private practice in Phoenix AZ since 1978 specializing in detoxification, cleansing, and the process of increased well being.