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Bed Wetting - Treatments and Remedies - from An Alternative Therapists Notebook

Two Bowen treatments are applied alternately for several weeks.

Children under the age of seven are not treated as they are not yet psychologically mature.

Both moves are performed in line with the crest of the Ilium - these are fully detailed in Roy's Alternative Therapists Notebook.

General.

Diet.

Malic acid irritates the bladder, and is found in apples, and apple juice. However, if this the childs favourite food the withdrawal of apples may be seen as a punishment for bed-wetting.

The diet needs to be 80% alkali and 20% acidic. Hayes diet may help.

Drink plenty of water, the child may be dehydrated by the concerns about bed-wetting.

Casein apparently can be a problem, powdered sheep’s milk tastes like full cream milk, though osteoporosis needs to be considered.

Low fat and high fibre diet may induce malnutrition.

Commercially squeezed oranges may contain sugar and preservatives and may aggravate the symptoms of children who have behaviour problems and eczema.

In any case consult either a nutritionist or a paediatrician, do not do it your self from food-faddy mags. A Homeopathic practitioner will help, a good one will need a half hours consultation with you, do not try it with off the shelf remedies.

Exercises.

Pelvic floor exercises, holding the bladder, but do not over do the latter otherwise if this is taken to excess infections can build up in the bladder.

Ladies, ‘hovering’ over the toilet can cause prolapse problems later in life.

Conditioning.

Sending children to the toilet prior to going out can be stressful and sets a pattern, keep it casual.

How deeply do they sleep, do they dream about going to the toilet?

(A child may be put off a particular food for life if that is what is on their plate when there is a family row.)

‘Sleep Hygiene’ , a strict winding down twenty minutes bedtime routine, beginning five to ten minutes earlier each week until the desirous bedtime is reached. This can consist of, no boisterous play or stimulating drinks an hour before bedtime, a warm bath, a relaxing bedtime story and a set bedtime each night. This routine is good for the parents, and the baby sitter.

(Sorry, but you’ll have to forgo your mad social whirl for a while, but it will be worth it when your child is bringing up your grandchildren. You CANNOT interfere then.)

Be supportive, refer to it as an ‘accident’.

Reward.

A star chart can work wonders, a star for a dry night, a special star for a full week.

References.

The Observer Magazine of the 16th of September 2001, Page 41, and 5th of December 1999 P.63.

‘ERIC’- Enuresis Resource and Information Centre, Tel. 0117 960 3060.

The Guardian, 9th of May 2000.


©Roy Wilson - An Alternative Therapists Handbook.

The information shown is not intended as a substitute to medical advice from a GP or other medical practitioner.

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