post by Desirée Brazelton, classical homeopath and founder of Spark Wellness
Many parents have become skeptical about vaccinations in recent years. As the numbers of vaccinations available rises along with the number of vaccine damaged children, it’s a difficult road to navigate. There are alternative schedules, selective schedules or some families that are just avoiding vaccinations altogether.
Whether you agree with vaccinations or not, I think we can all agree that we want to protect our children, and the population as a whole, from preventable diseases and illness. This is something that is not disputed. What if you could protect your child without vaccinations? What if there was another way?
The Homeoprophylaxis program offers parents an alternative. This safe, natural program has been in use for over 200 years and is widely used by parents today. Homeopathic remedies called nosodes are given to children age newborn and up to stimulate an immune response and protect them against childhood disease – diseases that parents typically vaccinate against.
The method of homeoprophylaxis just makes sense. How do we, as humans, contract diseases such as pertussis, measles or chicken pox? Typically this happens through our mucus membranes: nose, mouth, etc. The body and immune system are set up to begin fighting these illnesses at these typical points of contact. Our bodies are designed to mount immune defenses as bacteria and viruses enter in these locations. Thus, homeopathic remedies are given by mouth, allowing the body’s inherent immune capabilities to begin here.
When our children are injected with a vaccination, our bodies may not be prepared to handle immune invaders in this way. The injection does not just include the vaccine material. Vaccines contain adjuvants, typically made from an aluminum salt, to increase the body’s immune reaction. Thimerosal is a mercury containing preservative that has been reduced, but not entirely eliminated from vaccines since the proposed autism link in 1999. There can also be ingredients such as casein (from wheat), bovine gelatin and chick embryo cells.
Introducing all of these ingredients plus disease material and something to aggravate the immune system can be confusing and difficult for young immune systems. We’re asking our bodies to mount an immune response but are including some cells that we typically recognize as food. There are studies currently being done to determine if there is a link between vaccinations and food intolerances.
The way that parents have been taught to handle vaccinations can further confuse the immune system. When our bodies are exposed to bacteria or viruses, it is natural to develop a fever. Fever is our best defense against disease. After vaccination, fevers should be encouraged because the body is processing the disease material and producing the appropriate immune response. If the fever is stopped through the use of over the counter mediation, the body is not allowed to mount the full immune response. This is the point where immune issues can begin.
Even if there is no immediate reaction, immune damage can show up months or years later in the form of allergies, asthma, eczema, food intolerance or other auto immune disorder. Many doctors do not link these immune disorders to vaccinations, but more research needs to be done in this area.
The Homeoprophylaxis program is a natural, safe alternative to traditional vaccination. Some research has shown that children who have completed the four year program show blood titers that have antibody levels indicating immunity. If you have done some traditional vaccines and want to move to this program, your child may experience healing from any negative affects of the vaccination.
At Spark Wellness, we offer complimentary half hour consultations for parents who are considering the program. The program costs $272 for the first child, $195 for the second and $27.50 for subsequent children. This price includes the initial hour session and any consultation with your homeopath regarding the program over four years. Contact Desirée at Spark Wellness with any questions or to set up your visit.
Desirée Brazelton is a classical homeopath and founder of Spark Wellness in Minneapolis. She is a graduate of the Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy and has been in practice for over five years. In her practice, Desirée specializes in pediatric homeopathy and Lyme disease.
Desirée’s vision is to bring holistic care to the forefront of our medical system. She envisions a nation where everyone can access Holistic, Homeopathic hospitals and clinics in their communities and insurance covers their care. Connect with Desiree and Spark Wellness on Facebook.