More Children’s Health Care Initiative Stories

Joseph, Mtitune, Machakos County
A child of 11 years had been having a persistent cough every day for two years. Her parents had tried “everything” and no treatment would help her. The symptoms would worsen every time she would touch cold water or go into a cold place. After 3 months of treatment she only has occasional coughs. Thanks to FCC clinic.As we close the year 2016 and usher in the new year 2017, We are grateful to everyone for their support throughout 2016 and we pray for God’s grace, protection and providence upon all our partners, well-wishers and donor community.

John, Matuu, Machakos County
I treated a young boy in October 2nd week 2016; aged 12yrs. He had chronic recurrent allergies since birth i.e. eyes itching, coughing, tonsillitis especially in cold dumb weather. The boy was restless, ringworm on head and stomach upsets on and off. His mother had taken him to different hospitals but symptoms relapsed as usual. A week after I received a phone call from his mother and said the boys sleep s well, no coughing, restless and itching has improved greatly. In my first follow up November 7th, I learned that he had great improvement. On the second follow-up on Dec p when I saw the boy he had up to 70% improved. His mother and the entire family are so happy for the miracle healing. Now been getting patients from that family almost every week in my main clinic.

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Elizabeth, Utawala Nairobi County
A boy 12 years old has been sick with cerebral palsy, and autistic. He had low vision, whenever he writes he will hold a pencil at the tail end and will write mirror images (like write a six as a nine = 6 for 9 and vice versa. His parents were devastated, because they have tried several treatments and the problem wasn’t clearing. When he was introduced to Homeopathy remedies, The problem starting clearing after two weeks. Three months now the boy hold his pencil well, write correct images, read his books and solve basic mathematical problems. The parents are so excited. “These medicines have given us a lot of hopes” comments the boy’s mother.

A girl 10 years old with a similar problem had her limbs shaking and could not be steady. Just putting on a pair of shoes will take her 15 minutes. Her hands were always held while writing. Two weeks after introducing her to homeopathy, Her limbs never shake anymore, now she can write visible on her own, go downs stairs and upstairs with little or no assistance at all. Though not completely healed but there are tremendous improvements.

Moses, Ndivisi Bungoma County
A boy, 3 years old, born underweight 1.2 kg, emaciated, unable to talk or stand since April 2016, In August 2016, when I when the child was brought to my clinic, I introduced him to spirulina and colloidal silver , in a period of 3 months, the boy can now stand, is active and looks healthier. This has changed the parents mindset, from believing that their boy was under a spell of witchcraft. They now believe that indeed spirulina has nutritional values that were helpful in growth of a child.

Joseph, Mtitune, Machakos
A girl of 14 years with epilepsy had been having frequent fits since she was young.The mother couldn’t remember precisely the onset .This had affected her social and academic life.
Now it has been 3 months since we put her on treatment.The fits are infrequent, occurring once or twice a month. Her class work has also improved.

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A family at Kalembe Raha…where we have been visiting and practicing in a humble church surrounded by very rudimentary shacks housing families. It resembles a small squatter camp amongst small subsistence farms.

The majority of the children suffer from ringworm of the scalp, (tinea capitis), and other parts of the body.
A family of six children came on the 1st visit and had numerous lesions, some even ulcerated. On returning 2 weeks later having received Homeopathic remedies,
colloidal silver and spirulina, all showed very significant improvement. After attending 4 -5 fortnightly appointments the lesions had completely cleared for 2 children out of the 6. They kept coming for top ups of Spirulina and the ringworm remainedabsent. Their siblings did well on treatment with much reduction of the lesions, some also completely clearing by the 8TH visit.

The well-being of the children generally can be seen in the way they are active and playing around happily.

They all received homeopathic medicines and colloidal silver for 2 weeks at the outset of treatment, and have been adding spirulina to their diet for the past 3 -4 months

-Christopher Makima-Homeopath

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A case of mental retardation in 14 year old boy.

He presented with a rather vacant expression, left arm weakness, a past history of convulsions, learning disability (not very pronounced…but still maybe mind of 11year old?), frequent headache, and frequent ‘malaria’ symptoms, and a crawling sensation from cervical spine to lumbar. On enquiring of his history it transpired his mother had malaria when he was born, in fact it sounds like he had malaria on entering the world. His first day of independent existence was marked by experiencing convulsions. (and most likely treated with quinine)

He was given homeopathic remedies based on history and symptoms, and Spirulina.

2 weeks later attending, his mother reported he had experienced ‘malaria’ namely fever, fever blisters, body pains, a lot of headache. He had carried on with the remedies and come through that (amounting to healing response). The headache and crawling sensation had gone. He looked much brighter in countenance.

The 2nd prescription addressed more his mental/emotional symptoms and residual effects of his baby trauma. Brain impairment, partial paralysis etc. He was given homeopathic medicines and further Spirulina, 2 weeks later his mother advised white worms had been evident in his stool, and that he was ‘doing well’ still. Homeopathic medicine was giving for a week, a hom worm mix, colloidal silver and more Spirulina given 2 weeks later he looking more animated to me. Reporting that his right arm stronger. No sign of worms in stool. Repeated homeopathic medicine for one week. Spirulina still using. 2 weeks later Mother reporting he is more active and physically able. Can cycle to river, and fetch water into 20 litre jerrycans, loading them onto bicycle, cycling back.

In the following 5 fortnightly appointments he has been treated for fleeting acute problems like tummy ache and bruised knee

With homeopathic medicines he progresses well, as can be seen in his general demeanour and behaviour. He looks like he is becoming more grown up, whilst more animated and responsive. The right arm weakness seems to be slowly improving and the regular use of Spirulina is giving him the good nutritional boost he needs as well to keep his immune system functioning more optimally

-Steve Smith, Homeopath

Medical Mission Sisters of Korogocho slum Interim Report on Great Health Naturally therapy.

Great Health Naturally studies Korogocho Project

First Interim Report On Immune-Based Natural Therapy
In The Treatment For Hiv/Aids JUNE – DECEMBER 2004
note: this programme is still contining till today
Report by G. E. Horsfield, SRN Medical Mission Sisters, Programme Coordinator
P.O. Box 53376-00200 Nairobi Kenya

The programme for using Immune-Based Natural Therapy was started in Korogocho in June 2004. The therapy is based on the advice given in the book “Great Health, Naturally! – Immune Restoration and Digestive Health”. This book is published by Abha Light Foundation, Nairobi Kenya.

Forty patients with HIV/AIDS were chosen to receive the treatment. These were patients who had either chosen to use the natural therapy rather than ARVs, or were not suitable for treatment with ARVs.

Of these patients
• 19 were in stage 4 (the last stage of the disease)
• 19 were in stage 3
• 2 were in stage 2

The patients were examined, and given baseline blood tests.
• CD4 Count
• Haemogramme
• Liver Function Test

It was planned to repeat the tests after the patients had used the medicine for 6 months to assess the effectiveness of the treatment. Opportunistic infections which occured during the time of treatment, were usually treated with homeopathic remedies, though antibiotics and other drugs were available when needed.

IMMUNE-BASED NATURAL THERAPY
as modified for use in the Korogocho programme

Item “Dose” Purpose
Fermented Cabbage Juice 1/2 cup twice daily contains probiotic (friendly) bacteria, also contains many antioxidants and is medicinal for skin, digestion, cellular function.
Brazil nuts 1 nut daily high in selenium, a necessary antioxidant for the immune system
Pilipili Dawa* 1/2 teaspoon twice daily balances the acidity levels in the intestines and blood, balances body temperature, enhances appetite, enhances sleep, improves digestion.
Hydrogen Peroxide 5 drops daily in a glass of water in small oral doses will act as a natural antibiotic. H2O2 is naturally produced in the body for the same purpose.
Isabgol (Psyllium Husks) 1 teaspoon daily improves and balances digestive health and intestinal function
Whole Lemon and Olive Oil Drink 1/2 cup once a week detoxifies the liver, improves lymphatic drainage and neural function thus checking lymphadenopathy and neuropathy.*

*Pilipili Dawa is a homemade “medicinal” hot sauce made of ingredients in the proportions suggested in Great Health, Naturally! The ingredients include: garlic, vinegar, chillies, tumeric, ginger and molasses.

ADHERANCE TO THE TREATMENT

Of the 40 patients who began the treatment:
●  3 died quite soon after starting treatment
– 2 were very sick when they started. Probably for them any treatment was too late
– 1 was an alchoholic drinking a lot, and not taking the medicine well
●  5 went home to the rural areas
●  2 stopped taking the medicine without giving reasons.
●  3 changed their minds about the treatment and opted for ARVs instead.
● 27 patients continued the treatment. Considering the social and economic situation of the area, this is a good return rate. It was clear that those who were very faithful to following the therapy profited more.

WEIGHT AFTER 6 MONTHS

● 5 patients have had slight loss of weight
● 9 patients gained weight
● 13 patients maintained their weight.

BLOOD TESTS AFTER 6 MONTHS

So far 14 patients have had their repeat blood tests, of these:
● CD4 Count of 1 patient has gone down slightly (This patient is under investigation for probable carcinoma of the cervix)
● CD4 Count of 13 patients has gone up

Lymphocyte count has gone up in all 14 patients

Liver Function has improved in all 14 patients.

SYMPTOMS AFTER 6 MONTHS

All 27 patients report a reduction in typical symptoms such as skin lesions, diarrhea, vomiting, loss of appetite, poor sleep, low grade fevers, low body temperature, poor digestion, poor intestinal function and general infections.

COST OF MEDICINE

Cost of therapy and medicines

Ksh 95/- per patient per month. (US$ 1.26, € 1, £ 0.72)

Cost of preparation*

Ksh 45/- per patient per month

* The cost of preparation will decrease as more patients start treatment.

CONCLUSION

● So far, it seems, this method of treatment is effective.

Without it, or another type of treatment, some of the patients in stage 4 would have died by this time. The patients feel well on the treatment, they eat better and sleep better. With this evidence of the effectiveness of the treatment it is now planned to increase the number of patients to be given this immune-based natural therapy.
● The Homeopathic Remedies used so far at the Natural Therapy Clinic are very effective.

Further comparative studies are being done to measure their effectiveness with our patients.
● When patients test positive for HIV, they are counseled as to the different therapies offered. If they are at a stage where they need to start more intensive treatment and if they would be suitable for Anti-Retroviral drugs, they are offered the choice to attend the Natural Therapy clinic or the ARV clinic.

The implications of taking ARVs are explained, the need for absolute adherence to the regime of the drugs and continuing for life. It is also explained to patients that choose the natural therapy that they can be referred to the ARV clinic anytime if for some reason they don’t improve on the natural therapy or themselves want to change over.