Growing pains are, well painful. They can keep a child awake at night and cause real disability while they last. Apart from giving your child pain killers, are there any effective alternatives, that are safe?
There are always countless ways of approaching any problem. It’s a question of how creative you are in your search.
Growing pains are limited to bones. As they occur in children who are obviously growing, you can probably see that what the child needs is support with bone growth.
Now you might think you are doing just that with the diet, with plenty of milk. After all milk is rich in calcium and the bones need calcium. Right?
Yes, in theory. No in practice.
Well, milk is a great food for baby cows. But is a lousy food for humans, and weaned humans at that. So, for all your efforts of providing dairy for healthy bone growth in your child, you’re way off the mark.
Green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds are the richest source of calcium, in a balanced form which a body can easily digest and utilise. True, they don’t have as much calcium as milk, but it is ALL in a form which your body can digest and use.
Whereas the calcium in milk is not readily available.
So it’s more important that the mineral is in an available form to be used by your body, than is the quantity in the food or supplement.
So to treat growing pains, it’s best to cut out dairy and increase the amount of green leafy vegetables your child eats. Add nuts and seeds into the mix, and that may be all that is needed for healthy bone growth.
But there is a third way to ensure healthy bone growth in children.
Growing pains are really easy to heal with homeopathy. There is a specific medicine called Calcarea phosphoricum (Calc phos for short) that is almost guaranteed to help every child with this malady.
It is available in most health stores as a tissue salt. But you can also purchase it from homeopaths and homeopathic pharmacies.