It is evident that the age between 13 to 19 years is known as a teen age. This is the time when the boy or girl experiences pubertal changes. The height, weight, moods, emotions get affected drastically. There is a hormonal spurt in the body giving rise to problems like acne, eating disorders, and menstrual problems in girls and physical changes like ‘breaking of voice’, appearance of moustache and beard in boys.
A teenager may become very sensitive, emotional, at times lonely, quarrelsome or rude depending on his surrounding and upbringing. It is also found that peer pressure makes them most vulnerable to teenage depression.
Role of homeopathy for teenage problems
Emotional disturbance: Homeopathic medicines work wonderfully on the emotional level of an individual. A teenager can experience variety of emotional disturbance ranging from sadness, irritability, shyness to the feeling of worthlessness.
Homeopathic medicines are prescribed after studying a complete constitution of an individual. This includes physical constitution and mental constitution. Homeopathic medicines can correct the emotional disturbance very well and make the life easy for teenagers.
Menstrual problems: These problems are extremely common in teenage girls. They may be suffering from excessive menses, scanty menses or fowl smelling menstrual discharge or leucorrhea. Homeopathic medicines like Pulsatilla Nigricans, Natrum Muraticum, and Phosphorous etc can treat above conditions very well.
Eating disorders: Eating disorders are very common especially in girls. This includes Anorexia nervosa (complete loss of appetite), Bulimia (eating excessively and then vomiting) and excessive and compulsive eating to relieve emotional turmoil.
Homeopathic medicines like Pulsatilla Nigricans, Chamomilla, Argentum Nitricum, Calcarea Carbonica etc. have very good role to play in treating the eating disorders.
It is to be noted that no homeopathic medicines should be taken without consulting a qualified homeopathic doctor. Homeopathic medicines are prescribed after a detailed individual case study, involving the study of both physical as well as the mental aspect of an individual by the homeopath. This means two individuals may be prescribed two different medicines for the same diseases depending on their constitutions.
Thus, homeopathic medicines can treat the problems of teenage very well and help the teenagers to become better and responsible adults.