Dr Candice Barnard: Registered Homoeopathic Practitioner
Dr Candice Naida Barnard, (M. Tech. Hom. & B. Phys. Ed.) is a registered homoeopath and teacher. She began her studies in classical homoeopathy in 2003 and completed her 5 year degree at the University of Johannesburg, with her Masters research in treating children with ADHD using classical homoeopathy.
Dr Candice is registered with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa. She is a mother to two gorgeous girls and a lover of life’s great truths.
“Natural by Nature”
Homoeopathy is used in pregnancy, childbirth and post-labour care
Pregnancy and childbirth is a profound and unique time in a woman’s life, a time of evolution when she blossoms into motherhood, and the family is born. Homoeopathy offers the birthing women a gentle, yet powerful, support to overcome many challenges along the way.
During pregnancy homeopathic treatment can help with problems such as anaemia, anxiety, breech position baby, morning sickness, constipation, diarrhoea, headaches, piles, sinusitis, coughs and colds, heartburn, backache, thrush, mood swings and exhaustion.
In labour, there are many effective remedies that can help deal with possible problems during childbirth such as pain, prolonged labour with a slow dilating cervix and exhaustion. Homoeopathy can also help induce labour and change the baby into a better birthing position.
After the birth, your body goes through a series of physical, emotional and hormonal changes. Homeopathy can help rebalance the body on all levels and promote swift healing after the delivery. For example after-pains, bruising, breastfeeding difficulties, sleep problems and post-natal depression.
Homoeopathy is used for infants and children.
Early life problems such as colic, teething, nappy rash, eczema and sleeplessness all respond well to homeopathic medicines. It can also help with demanding babies who appear to be clingy, discontented, bad tempered or nervous.
The immune system develops during childhood and so it is the ideal time to introduce your child to homeopathy. Some children get ill from time to time and others seem to “catch all that is going around”. Homoeopathy successfully treats children when they are ill, as well as strengthening their constitution and boosting their immune system making them less susceptible to illness and infection. We are all continuously exposed to bacteria and viruses, but a child with a strong immune system tends to “bounce back” quickly after an illness. Whereas, a child with a weakened immune system can be more vulnerable to colds, flu or more serious illnesses.
Later childhood illnesses such as allergies, ear, nose and throat infections or worrying emotional states like anxiety, temper tantrums, phobias or low confidence and ADHD respond well to homoeopathy. It also helps with situations were a child is faced with stress. For example the arrival of a new baby in the family, the first day at school, moving house, exams, grief or divorce.
As they grow their unique personalities develop, some face life confidently, others with a degree of caution, shyness or anxiety. In making the right decision to help your child thrive in their development, Homoeopathy is a safe, gentle and effective solution for your child’s physical, mental and emotional health.
On Mondays and Thursdays, Dr Candice Barnard is available for consultations at Genesis Maternity Clinic.
Bookings are essential.