When my daughter was aged one, she suffered from recurrent middle ear infections. Each time I took her to the doctor, who prescribed a course of antibiotics. The infection would clear up, but then about 6 weeks later the infection would recur.
After the 6th bout, I started doing some research. Among other books I read ‘Toddler Training’ by Dr Christopher Green. In the section: Treatment of Middle Ear Infection I read: “… research suggests that ear infection may recover just as well if antibiotics are not given at all.”(p 381)
This was a revelation. So when the next infection occurred I did not go to the doctor. I trusted recovery would happen without antibiotics. Until that afternoon, when I had to deal with my child, screaming from the pain.
I had taken my daughter to see a homeopath a few times, urged on by a friend who was very enthusiastic about homeopathy. So I rang the homeopath for help. She wasn’t’ there. I had also bought a homeopathic handbook for home treatment. Under the section ‘Earache’ there was a description that matched my daughter’s symptoms, and it was for a remedy that I had on hand.
I administered 1 dose. Within 20 minutes she had stopped crying. And not only did that infection resolve without further treatment, there were no more middle ear infections.
The following year I enrolled to study homeopathy.
20 years on I have a successful homeopathic practice. Results aren’t always as impressive as daughter’s, described above, still more often than not, homeopathic treatment has a positive impact on a broad range of both mental and physical conditions.
(I was lucky to hit on the right remedy for my daughter. Homeopathic prescribing is highly individualised so it is advisable to make an appointment with a registered homeopath if you need homeopathic treatment for your child.)
 Green, C Toddler Training (1984) Random House, Sydney.