Paediatric homeopathy is offered at our Central London clinic by Dr Jennifer Lenhart who specialises in integrated holistic complementary medicine for children of all ages and adults. Please call 020 7631 0090 to make an appointment.
What is Paediatric homeopathy?
Paediatric homeopathy is a holistic integrated approach to address and support chronic and acute illnesses using homeopathy, with a background in allopathic paediatric training.
Examples of when Paediatric homeopathy may be used:
- Chronic conditions: such as eczema, asthma, allergies, glue ear and repeated infections, skin problem, molluscum contagiosum, psoriasis, dermatitis, vitiligo, chronic rhinitis, chest infections, chronic cough, behavioural concerns, temper tantrums, sleeping difficulties, feeding difficulties and failure to thrive.
- Antenatal and postnatal care: the use of safe complementary medicines to treat ailments during pregnancy and assist healing post-delivery, post-partum problems such as breastfeeding, colic, sleeping difficulties and teething.
- Emotional development of children: including sleeping disturbances, feeding difficulties and behavioural concerns, combining infant mental health training with homeopathy.
- Complementary Cancer Care: to support symptoms associated with cancer and its treatment
About Dr Jennifer Lenhart and her practice.
Dr Lenhart specialises in integrated holistic complementary medicine and homeopathy and has been practising for over 20 years. She treats children of all ages, as well as adults, and ensures that complementary treatments are used safely and appropriately alongside conventional treatments. She uses her training in allopathic paediatric medicine, homeopathy and infant mental health to treat a wide variety of patients.
Dr Lenhart works as an Associate Specialist Homeopathic Physician at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, UCLH NHS Trust. She consults at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and UCLH paediatric intensive care units on parental request for the use of safe complementary medicine alongside allopathic treatment protocols. She also set up and runs a Complementary Cancer Care service for children and teenagers at UCLH, The London Oncology Centre and the Macmillan Centre. In the past she has helped set up and run an integrated antenatal clinic at RLHIM, focusing on the use of safe complementary medicines in pregnancy related problems, as well as an integrated feeding clinic at UCLH with the neonatology team, for infants with feeding difficulties.
Dr Lenhart studied medicine at St Andrews University in Scotland, where she obtained a BA in medical science with honours, and then at the University of Manchester, where she obtained her MBChB. She trained in hospital paediatric medicine for seven years, spending several years working in the neonatal intensive care and special care baby units. After many years of interest in complementary medicine, she started studying Homeopathy in 2001, and obtained her membership of the Faculty of Homeopathy qualifications in 2003. She has been working full time at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital since then. Dr Lenhart obtained a Masters Degree with distinction in Infant Mental Health, having trained at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Clinic in affiliation with the University of East London.
She teaches nationally and internationally on the role of complementary treatments and integrated medicine in paediatrics, antenatal care and complementary cancer care and is involved in various regional, national and international organisations.
Dr Lenhart is Canadian born and raised in Germany. She has been living in the UK since 1990. She is bilingual in English and German. She holds a full licence with the General Medical Council and is BUPA, AXA and PPP accredited.
Please call 020 7631 0090 to make an appointment