Creating Waves of Awareness
C.S.A. a taboo subject, and Homeopathy.
Recently I had the opportunity of attending a lecture by Dawn Thompson, interim executive director of a NGO Kristie House Inc, Miami.
The subject was C.S. A Child Sexual Abuse.
This subject is often swept away under the carpet in “Indo Pakistan” subcontinent because of social reasons and stigma. However it is quite rampant in USA and is being tackled by many institutions, schools and Kristie House Inc, Miami.
The idea of writing on the subject is basically to highlight how it affects our children mentally, physically, and emotionally and how Homeopathy can help the affected children who become a victim of this social crime, which destroys the life of many children, male and female.
WHAT THIS ABUSE IS ALL ABOUT.
1: Any sexual activity with a child where consent is not or can not be given.
2: Contact that is accompanied by force or threat of force.
3: Contact between an adult and a child.
4: The contact can be abusive if there is a significant disparity in age, development or size.
THE VARIOUS TYPES.
1: Fondling or inappropriate touching.
2: Anal or oral sex
4: Using a child to create pornography.
THE TYPES OF ABUSE/ NON PHYSICAL
1: Indecent exposure.
2: Talk about sex designed to shock the child.
3: Allowing the child to watch or hear sexual acts or materials.
WHY DO PEOPLE ABUSE?
This is very important for people to note, as it empowers them to take corrective action accordingly.
1: Emotional problems, low self esteem, and need for power and control.
2: Impulse control, response to stressful events.
3: Alcohol or drug use, reduces self control and decision making.
4: History of abuse, the pattern of abuse can be passed from one generation to the next.
5: Poverty, one of the main reason in third world countries.
IN USA STATICS OF C.S.A ARE:
1: One in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before 18 years of age.
2: 70% of victims are children.
3: 30-40 % are abused by family members.
4: 40% are abused by other children.
5: 1 in 7 children are solicited on the internet.
HOW DOES IT HAPPEN
Coercion, deceit, bribes, intimidation, power of authority, guilt, threat, and violence.
POSSIBLE INDICATIONS OF CSA.
It can be seen that these under mentioned indications can be converted into “rubrics” depending on individuals condition. It can then be “repertorized” and some homeopathic medicine can be found.
1: Inappropriate sexual behavior and knowledge stimulating sex with dolls, or other children, asking other children to behave sexually.
2: Sudden mood swings – Aggression, rage, anger, fear, or withdrawal.
3: Trouble sleeping - Nightmares, fear of the dark, other sleeping problem.
4: Excessive fears – Fear of certain people, places, or monsters.
1: Headaches, stomach illness all the time with no unidentifiable reason.
2: Eating difficulties – Over eating or loss of appetite , eating disorders.
3: An older child acting like a younger child, bed wetting, or thumb sucking.
4: Refusing to talk about a secret they have with someone.
5: Suddenly having money or presents.
Here it should be noted if all or part of these complaints exists one must investigate CSA; Some other signs and symptoms to be investigated are as follows,which are physical in nature.
1: Unexplained bruises, or bleeding of the child,s genitals or anus.
2: Pain at the genitals or anus.
3: Running away from home.
4: Sexual promiscuity
5: STD sexually transmitted disease.
LONG TERM CONSEQUENCES.
1: PTSD- Post traumatic stress disorder.
2: Depressive disorders.
3: Self inflicting injuries disorder.
4: Suicidal attempts.
5: Drug use
PREVENTING CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
1: Be open and honest.
2: Show that children know they can speak freely
3: Listen calmly and carefully.
4: Discuss the problem with your child.
5: Know where you children are and who they are with.
6: Teach your child to say NO to unwanted attention.
7: Be alert for changes in your child,s behavior
8: Seek help for emotional problems/ A good homeopath can be the right choice.
9: Insist on policies for prevention.
IF YOU SUSPECT C.S.A.
Trust your instincts, believe the child, stay calm, give emotional support, listen but do not interrogate. Do not make promises you can not keep. Seek medical help. An experienced homeopath can be of immense help.
HOMEOPATHY AND TREATING OF C.S.A PATIENT.
Homeopathy being holistic in nature and based on philosophy of “ like cures like” with the approach of taking into consideration that patient,s emotional, mental, physical, physical general and general symptoms including traumatic conditions, i.e. as a whole being can be treated successfully with over 2000 medicines in its fold and over 200 years of existence.
The fact that homeopathy can tackle boldly the issues of C.S.A, itself gives confidence to the doctor and comfort to the patient to undergo the treatment confidently, confidentially and the gentle homeopathic way.
Referring to homeopathic Repertory ( Synthesis) in RADAR/RADAR OPUS software program, one can see that under the “Rubric” SEXUAL ABUSE, 44 medicines have been listed. I will mention them as under.
Grade 1 remedies :
ANAC, CARC, COLO, IGN, LYC, NAT MUR, PALL, PHOS ACID, STAPH.
Grade 2 remedies:
ACON,ARG NIT, AUR, AUR MET, BRY, CHAM, LACH, LYSS, NUX, OP, PULS, SENEG, SULPH.
Grade 3 remedies:
ALUM, AM MUR, ARS, BELL, CALC, CAL-S, CAUST, CON, FORM, GRAT, MEDH, MERC, PETR, PLAT, RHUS TOX, SEP, STRAM, THUJA, VERAT
The doctor can use symptoms,as exhibited by the patient and select rubrics to form a “totality” from the repertory and can derive what best would suit the patient. “Sexual abuse” is just one of the rubric,of general nature. Mind symptoms, will also be needed to complete the case together with general symptoms.
I hope this will open the subject for further discussion on this social malaise that engulfs our society. C.S.A. a taboo subject, and Homeopathy.
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