Holistic Pediatrics and Autism Services

“The best doctor gives the least medicines.” – Benjamin Franklin

Holistic Pediatrics and Autism Services

At GEM Integrative Wellness we offer natural and comprehensive pediatric services for general childhood health and wellness from the first days of life through infancy, adolescence and emerging adulthood.  Dr. Galina also specializes in working with children with Autism and other developmental disorders.

Holistic pediatrics promotes the use of natural options to treat ailments in infants and children. While the market is flooded with prescription and over-the-counter medications for children, the truth is that these medications treat the symptoms only. Holistic treatment however, means addressing the root causes of the most common and uncommon health problems that afflict infants and children.

Preventative care, natural remedies, as well as diet can boost the immune system of children.  Consultations with Dr. Galina, our Naturopathic Doctor, cover many of the everyday concerns parents have when it comes to the health of their children: allergies, immunity, immunization/vaccines, breastfeeding, ADHD, Autism, and many natural alternatives to modern drugs.

Dr. Galina’s has always been attracted to the field of pediatrics and has spent countless hours in pediatric clinical rotations and internships.  She has also completed training in specialty shifts for children with Autism and other developmental disorders.  Her doctoral thesis presented research and discussion on the Gluten-Free Casein-Free diet as an alternative intervention for Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

During the first visit, Dr. Galina will discuss your child’s entire health history with you and consider what environmental, nutritional, and other factors could be contributing to your child’s illness. After a thorough intake, she will provide you with nutritional, botanical and homeopathic remedies tailored to your child’s needs. Occasionally, a first visit with a sick child will be briefer, focused on getting your child (and you!) some immediate relief, and leaving longer-term treatment plans for a later visit.

If you have questions about nutrition, Dr. Galina will answer them and make helpful suggestions about providing your child with the best possible nutritional foundation. She may then suggest some high-quality multiple vitamin and mineral supplements formulated especially for children. These professional grade supplements are free of dyes, additives and allergy-promoting substances that can be detrimental to your child’s health, and are compounded using the forms of nutrients that can be most easily absorbed.

If your child is nursing, naturopathic care will include a discussion of any breastfeeding problems, suggestions for dealing with teething problems and the best ways to introduce solid foods to minimize the development of food sensitivities that can lead to health problems such as ear infections and asthma.

In addition to the normal childhood colds and coughs, naturopathic pediatric care includes treatment of rashes, allergies, asthma, ear infections, urinary tract infections, constipation, diarrhea, ADHD, autism, and many other childhood illnesses and infections.

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