We interviewed Jennifer Bahr ND about using homeopathy for PANS PANDAS. You can view the replay below.
What Is PANS PANDAS?
PANS PANDAS are loosely defined as a sudden onset of acute anxiety and mood variability accompanies by OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and/or tics. PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections) is the onset of these symptoms typically after by a streptococcal-A infection (“strep throat”), although many children with PANDAS never experienced strep throat. PANDAS is included in the larger umbrella of PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome), which includes not only PANDAS, but also diagnoses such as Lyme disease, OCD and ODD.
What Is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a gentle system of healing that uses infinitesimally small amounts of a substance such as a plant, mineral or tissue to reduce symptoms. These substances are diluted over and over again so much so that often times there is only an energetic imprint of the substance remaining. The counter-intuitive thing about homeopathy is that substances that are more diluted are more powerful.
An example of symptom reduction with homeopathy can be explained by a person with a poison ivy rash taking the homeopathic remedy Rhus toxiconderon, which contains diluted amounts of actual poison ivy, to clear the rash.
To learn more about the basics of homeopathy, please check out our previous webinar about Homeopathy for Healing. Also, please refer to our book Brain Under Attack: A Resource for Parents and Caregivers of Children with PANS, PANDAS and Autoimmune Encephalitis, in which we discuss the use of series homeopathic remedies to relieve symptoms of PANS PANDAS.
Can Homeopathy Be Used to Relieve Symptoms of PANS PANDAS?
In this webinar, Dr. Bahr answered the following questions about homeopathy for PANS PANDAS:
- What are PANS and PANDAS?
- What is homeopathy?
- How does a naturopath and/or homeopath test for PANS PANDAS?
- Is there an advantage to using homeopathy for PANS PANDAS
- Can series homeopathy relieve symptoms of PANS PANDAS?
About Jennifer Bahr ND
Jennifer Bahr ND is a naturopathic doctor in San Diego who specializes in PANS and PANDAS. She has always specifically drawn to help children because of her own experiences as a child and because she knew that if she could help kids like her, they would be spared years of struggle and heartache. It quickly became very clear that the greatest need was with the PANS/PANDAS community, so Dr. Bahr decided to exclusively focus on helping these families.
She studied at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and is a member of:
- California Naturopathic Doctors Association ( Past-President, Board of Directors)
- Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (Former-Vice President, Chair of Professional Development)
- American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (Member, House of Delegates)
- Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians
- National Center for Homeopathy
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- International Bipolar Foundation
- PANDAS Physician Network
You can find out more about her at her website: www.resiliencenaturopathic.com
This webinar is not a substitute for medical advice, treatment, diagnosis, or consultation with a medical professional. It is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be relied on to make determinations related to treatment of a medical condition. Epidemic Answers has not verified and does not guaranty the accuracy of the information provided in this webinar.
Still Looking for Answers?
Lambert, Beth, et al. Brain Under Attack: A Resource for Parents and Caregivers of Children with PANS, PANDAS and Autoimmune Encephalitis. Answers Publications, 2018.