When children complain of stomach ache there are many possible causes to consider.
The following information may be helpful and relates to homoeopathic remedy pictures and information available in traditional homoeopathic texts. Homoeopathic principles should be applied when using any homoeopathic remedy. Always read the product label. If symptoms persist consult your health care practitioner promptly.
Anxiety and worry: Children tend to feel emotions and anxiety in the stomach and this may present as pain. If you suspect that this is the case then the emotional state of your child needs to be considered in conjunction with the physical symptoms when choosing a suitable remedy. Consider remedies such as Arsenicum, Nat mur, Kali phos, Pulsatilla and Mag carb.
Rapid growth: The energy and effort expended at times of rapid growth in conjunction with school expectations can result in recurrent stomach pain, headaches, leg cramps and glandular swellings. These children are easily fatigued by mental work and are inclined to be bored, fussy, whiny and restless. Calc phos can be dramatic in alleviating these symptoms as it helps with the absorption and assimilation of nutrients.
Also available for rapid growth is our Children’s Tonic Complex
Worms: As well as griping pain around the navel and possible vomiting or diarrhoea typical symptoms may include itching anus, grinding teeth, nose picking, dark circles under the eyes, irritability and an aversion to being looked at or touched. This mostly fits the remedy Cina however Nat phos, Spigelia, Sabadilla, Ant crud and Teucrium should be considered. Treatment may need frequent repetition especially around the time of the full moon when worms are more active.