Homeopathic Treatments for Reflux in Babies

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Over the last few years babyREFLUX have been striving to provide the best advice and positional aids for babies that experience the curse of reflux.

One question that we get asked time and time again is “Should we try homoeopathic treatments to help with reflux?…”

On the whole we suggest that you try what you want, and keep going until something works for you. However, one thing we never suggest is trying homoeopathy to help manage reflux. So, why do we never suggest homoeopathy? Because it doesn’t work!
 It is well documented that there is no scientific evidence that homoeopathy helps in any way besides that of a placebo effect – and in babies even that doesn’t work.
If you want a great website to understand what homoeopathy is, why it doesn’t work and why Boots have admitted that the homoeopathy products they sell don’t work then take a look here: http://www.1023.org.uk/
Even though homoeopathy can never work – we do think there is merit in trying alternative treatments. Herbal remedies, for example, may work. However, when a herbal remedy is proved to work it becomes known as a drug or medicine :o)
What do the NHS say?

A 2010 House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report on homeopathy said that homeopathic remedies perform no better than placebos, and that the principles on which homeopathy is based are ‘scientifically implausible’. This is also the view of the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies.

There is no good quality evidence that homeopathy is an effective treatment for any health condition.

Some practitioners also claim that homeopathy can prevent malaria or other diseases. There is no evidence to support this and no scientifically plausible way that homeopathy can prevent diseases.

The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) advises the NHS on proper use of treatments. NICE currently does not recommend that homeopathy should be used in the treatment of any health condition.

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Jonathan

As well as being one of the founding members of refluxSUPPORT...Jonathan is a Board Member and trustee of Living with Reflux – the only UK Charity for infants with reflux related conditions.He is also a stakeholder in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) – Gastro-oesophageal reflux in children and young people.He has three daughters of which the eldest is now seventeen. Two suffered from severe reflux.