The treatment of illness during childhood, as well as a child’s overall development, helps to set the table for their propensity to develop diseases later in life. Children’s immune systems continue to develop through age 8. During these critical years, when their immune systems develop, proper nutrition, exercise, a supportive and nurturing environment, and the use of natural medicines, aids in good immune system development while decreasing illness. Setting good nutritional and health patterns early in life, also allows children to learn how to take care of their own health.
Many naturally derived medicines are available to treat the numerous childhood illnesses encountered, often working faster and better than conventional drug therapy. Naturopathic physicians are trained to recognize childhood illnesses and provide the best natural therapy available.