The Art of Teaching Is the Art of Assisting Discovery
Raise your hand if you have ever fallen ill due to a classmate. Oh, really, all of you have your hands up? Then, why are we not surprised to find that when our children’s friends come down with the flu or the sniffles, it is only a matter of time before everyone gets it? Teachers, you must protect yourself from your germy classroom! Take action with homeopathy!
Mark Van Doren’s quote is an apt way to begin a discovery I hope to impart to teachers. Allow me to introduce a concept that you may find quite valuable. As a homeopath with teachers and children as a mainstay of my practice, I’ve been interested in the subject of infection passed around groups of people, such as school groups. I’ve found some straightforward and simple methods for teachers to remain healthy in spite of the overall classroom health. In a word, the answer is homeopathy.
Homeopathy is a method of medicine that has served the world with its ability to deal with situations like repeated exposure to colds and flus and provides protection from other infections, such as pin worms.
Let’s look at two homeopathic remedies with a reputation for helping teachers prevent exposure to these common childhood illnesses.
The first remedy is Oscillococcinum. In France, this is the top-selling over-the-counter medicine. The French use it as the premiere remedy to abort a cold or flu before the disease comes on in full force. The French take it as a preventative as soon as the first student begins to sniffle, then one day each week for a month, and then one day each month until the cold season is over.
The protection this remedy is known to offer may be remarkable provided it is taken before the symptoms get a foothold. Oscillococcinum is reputed to be particularly valuable for colds and flus during wet, cold seasons, such as autumn and spring. Infallible, they say.
When the classroom epidemic is pin worms, homeopathy provides a great little remedy that is reputed to be just as powerful not only for eliminating pin worms but also as a prophylactic. The alternative is not pleasant. Conventional medicine will suggest a vermicide. The suffix “cide” means to kill. This means that the active ingredient is a pesticide that kills the worms.
The remedy Cina instead creates an unfriendly environment so that the worms will expel themselves. Cina tincture can be used by adding 6 drops to water and then sipping the water throughout the day. This should be done for 15 days in a row and then repeated one month later, say the homeopaths of India, who use this remedy regularly.
Homeopathy has helped many teachers from becoming contaminated with this insidious infection even while nearly the entire class was affected.
All of these remedies are available at health food stores and many pharmacies and will cost no more than $15. Additionally, homeopathic remedies will not interfere with any meds you may already be taking and, best of all, are not addictive.
Simple, inexpensive, non-invasive, intelligent. If you find that your health is too often dependent on the latest illness in school, let homeopathy be your method of choice. It will not let you down and may even become the discovery you innovate in your next science lesson.
The information provided in this article is for educational purposes only and may not be construed as medical advice. The reader is encouraged to make independent inquires and to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare provider.
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