Choosing whether or not to vaccinate your child can be a tough decision. For those parents looking to opt out, homeoprophylaxis—a form of homeopathy that is used to protect you from diseases as a vaccine would—is a possible alternative. Homeoprophylaxis has been used for more than 200 years and it works with your body to heal the root cause of a symptom. With no additives, preservatives, or antibiotics, the homeoprophylaxis system helps with disease protection and balancing and fortifying the immune system.
Long Lake’s Cilla Whatcott, a certified homeopathic practitioner, offers a homeoprophylaxis program that covers eight diseases and lasts about 44 months. Currently, 500 children in the United States and Canada, ranging from newborns to teenagers, are participating in the program. All of the remedies are made in homeopathic pharmacies that are FDA approved.
As families explore supplemental or alternative health treatments for children, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still recommends strongly that children are given traditional vaccines to help prevent the spread of serious diseases like measles, polio and more. According to the CDC, “most vaccine-preventable diseases are spread from person to person… The more people who are vaccinated, the fewer opportunities a disease has to spread.”