Dyslexia is a neurological condition that makes learning difficult. Children affected by dyslexia are smart and capable of learning. However, they face a particular challenge with language processing. Although their brains process written materials, they find it hard to recognize, decode, and spell words.

These children face challenges in processing graphic symbols, the sounds of words, and the ability to match letters to sounds. 

The exact cause of dyslexia is still not fully understood, but studies suggest a combination of neurological, genetic, and environmental factors contributes to its development. The effects of dyslexia vary from one person to another. It can be managed with the right support. Timely diagnosis, guidance, and therapy from a young age can help your child reduce the impact of dyslexia. Homeopathy provides promising results in neurological disorders like dyslexia. 

Role of homeopathy on dyslexia

Homeopathic medicine is decided based on understanding your child’s physical and mental constitution, family history, and other details. After a detailed analysis, the most suitable homeopathic medicine for dyslexia is prescribed.

Top five homeopathic remedies for dyslexia

Baryta carbonica (Bar-c.)

Common name: Carbonate of baryta

Baryta carb. is an effective homeopathic remedy for learning disabilities in children. These children easily forget what they have memorized. They have trouble concentrating. Children with dyslexia who have weak memory, mental fatigue, and low self-confidence respond well to this remedy. Dullness and confusion of mind are the characteristic symptoms of Baryta carb. 

Lycopodium clavatum (Lyc.)

Common name: Club moss 

Lycopodium works well in dyslexia in children with learning and writing disabilities. These children have a weak memory and confused state of mind.

Lycopodium shows good results in dyslexic children who spell or write the wrong words and syllables. These children find it hard to read what they have written. Indistinct speech with stammering out the last word calls for this remedy. The inability to learn languages, often making mistakes, and aversion to new tasks or things are other indications of Lycopodium.

Cannabis sativa (Cann-s.)

Common name: Hemp, Marijuan

Cannabis sativa is prescribed for dyslexia with learning disabilities. These children repeat words while writing. Forgetful children who cannot finish a sentence due to weak memory are treated with this remedy. Thoughts vanish while they try to write, and they forget words while speaking. This remedy can effectively treat children absorbed in thoughts and trouble recalling recent events.

Natrum muriaticum (Nat-m.)

Common name: Chloride of sodium

Natrum mur. is indicated for dyslexia with learning disabilities. These children often complain of a roaring, buzzing sound in their heads and ears. Dyslexia with delayed speech and awkward hasty talking can be effectively treated with Natrum mur.

Mercurius solubilis (Merc.)

Common name: Quicksilver

Merc. sol. manages dyslexia in children with learning disabilities. These children have reading disorders with disturbed speech. Merc. sol. yields good results in dyslexic children with low self-confidence, weak memory, and forgetfulness. The characteristic symptoms are weak willpower and slowness in answering. 

Causes of dyslexia

Most people with dyslexia have it from birth, while some people acquire it due to hereditary, neurological, and environmental influences. Some causative factors include:

Genetics

Changes in the DCDC2 gene are thought to be responsible for reading problems and dyslexia. This gene is known to influence how the brain processes language.

 Brain structure and function

Changes in brain structure and neurological function are seen in people with dyslexia. These structural changes were marked in areas associated with reading and language skills.

Neurological factors

Dyslexia arises from variations in how the brain processes the sound structure of language (phonological information) and how this information is connected with other brain regions.

Early language exposure

Lack of language exposure in early childhood can affect language development in children, contributing to dyslexia.

Environmental factors

Factors like tobacco smoke, alcohol consumption during pregnancy, and low birth weight can increase the chances of developing dyslexia.

Heredity

If there is a family history of learning disabilities or reading difficulties, it can increase the risk of dyslexia.

Symptoms of dyslexia

Delayed developmental milestones

Dyslexic children are delayed in learning to crawl, walk, talk, and ride a bicycle than other children of their age.

Delayed speech

A child with dyslexia takes longer to learn to speak. These children mispronounce words, find difficulty reciting rhymes, and distinguishing between different word sounds.

Difficulty in learning to read

Dyslexic children take longer to learn the letters of the alphabet and their pronunciation. Reading difficulty can present in preschool. The child may find it challenging to match letters to sounds. 

Grammatical issues

Dyslexia symptoms arise when children learn more complex skills like grammar, sentence structure, reading comprehension, and fluency.

Difficulty in learning to write

A child with dyslexia may write reverse letters and numbers without realizing it.

Difficulty in memorizing

Dyslexic children do not follow expected patterns of learning progression. For instance, they learn to spell one word and forget to spell it again the next day.

Processing sounds

Children with dyslexia find it challenging to process the sounds or words with more than two syllables. 

Weak memory

Children with dyslexia can have trouble remembering the days of the week, months of the year, colors, and some arithmetic tables.

Lacking coordination

A child with dyslexia often exhibits coordination issues. For instance, failing to catch a ball and getting confused between left and right.

Lacking concentration

A child with dyslexia finds it hard to focus. After a few minutes of trying to read or write, these children feel mentally exhausted.

Treatment for dyslexia

Dyslexia cannot be cured, but various therapies can make daily tasks easier for these people. It affects each child differently; most kids find ways to adapt to their learning differences and thrive. Therapies for dyslexia include:

Evaluating individual needs

Your child’s needs are evaluated and this helps teachers develop a targeted program for your child.

Learning tools

A child with dyslexia can benefit from learning tools that tap into their sensory skills. These include tools that stimulate senses like touch, vision, and hearing.

Guidance and support

Counseling can help decrease the effects of dyslexia on your child’s self-esteem. Other support modes that can be granted include extra time on exams for these children.

Ongoing evaluation

Adults with dyslexia can find assistance in developing coping strategies.

Diet and lifestyle changes for dyslexia 

While diet and lifestyle modifications cannot cure dyslexia, they play a supportive role in managing associated challenges. Here are some considerations:

Healthy diet

A balanced diet with essential nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids can support overall brain health. 

Regular exercise

Physical activity can improve cognitive function. Regular exercises can contribute to better focus.

Set a routine

To manage time effectively, create a structured daily routine in children with dyslexia.

Quality sleep

Sleep plays an important role in cognitive function and memory.

Mindfulness and relaxation techniques 

Practicing deep breathing exercises and meditation can help manage stress and improve concentration, in children with dyslexia.

Positive reinforcement

Creating a positive learning and supportive environment can boost self-esteem and confidence in dyslexia.

Assisting technologies

Use assistive tools, like speech-to-text or text-to-speech, to help with reading and writing, in children with dyslexia.

Professional support

Seek guidance from counselors, psychologists, and specialists experienced in dyslexia for individualized support.

Conclusion

Dyslexia is a neurological issue involving how the brain is able to process graphic symbols and the sounds of words. Although it can be challenging, every person with dyslexia can learn to read and write with support.

Early identification and intervention can significantly improve the life of individuals with dyslexia. Homeopathy has proven its efficacy by individualized treatment. It is a nurturing choice for those seeking a natural path for overcoming dyslexia. Choose homeopathy to develop effective reading and writing skills.

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