Are homeopathic treatments an effective alternative to vaccinating my child with “unnatural” immunizations?
Some parents believe that there are ways of protecting a child against infection that work equally as well as vaccines, one of the most common being homeopathy. There is no evidence that homeopathy can prevent a child from becoming infected with a disease that is preventable by vaccination or that it can reduce the severity of a disease. The Faculty of Homeopathy acknowledges this and recommends the use of conventional vaccines. In fact, Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, was a supporter of smallpox vaccination. Avein Saaty, Director of Clinical Programs, Arizona Association of Community Health Centers Back to Questions Q: I want to wait until my daughter is one year old to start her vaccine series. I think small babies are too young for so many shots, and I heard from a friend that older kids have “stronger immunity” so that the shots will work better. Is this a good idea? A: First, I commend you for putting so much thought into vaccinating your daughter. It is a step in the right