Wed. Jan. 23, 2013 by Sima Ash, CHom, CNC
(NaturalHealth365) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), autism spectrum disorder (ASD) now affects 1 in 88 children. Unfortunately, the CDC does not offer a solution – you’ll have to look elsewhere. Today, we’ll explore the way homeopathy can help children with autism.
Homeopathy has been utilized for hundreds of years and has been proven to help with a variety of issues in both clinical trials and studies. There is also evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of homeopathy in treating autism in the modern day era as well.
One such research study that included 123 children, demonstrated that Autistic Hyperactivity Scores (AHS) improved significantly with homeopathic treatment from a score of 36 down to 14.3. The AHS scale measures autism hyperactivity symptoms such as spinning, fidgeting, restlessness, object fixation, etc. and ranges from 0-59. The most striking part of the study was that after only one year of homeopathic treatment, nine children had complete reversal of their Childhood Autism Rating Scale scores.
In addition, children in the study had a 43 percent reduction in sensory symptoms after a year and half of treatment! Maybe the CDC should look into this – no?
A pilot study out of Brazil reported the positive impact of homeopathy for children with autism. The researchers performed a Psychoeducational Profile Revised (PEP-R) at the beginning of the study and then again after 4-10 months of homeopathic treatment. The study discovered the longer the child had been on homeopathics, the better they performed on the PEP-R, also the younger the children were when starting the homeopathics also helped them improve their scores on the PEP-R. This is not to say that homeopathy should only be used with young children, their study indicated homeopathy was helpful for teenagers as well.
Homeopathic remedies improve the behavior of children with ASD
A variety of other individual cases including some in my own practice, show great promise in using homeopathy to help children with autism. Homeopathy is a very individualized form of treatment and I strongly recommend seeking the help of a professional homeopath who will do a detailed intake to select the remedy in the correct potency to give your child the best outcome with homeopathy. In addition, using a method like CEASE Therapy that combines homeopathy with orthomolecular medicines provides further support to your child.
However one of the most common questions I get is “What homeopathic remedy can I use to help my child?” So, the following are a few of the remedies that will be considered when evaluating your child with autism.
Agaricus – Sings, talks, but does not answer. Indifference, fearlessness, singing, shouting, and muttering; rhymes and prophesies. Jerking that ceases once asleep. Head is in constant motion. Reading is difficult and experiences double vision. Mentally and physically awkward.
Androctonus – Destructiveness, mischievousness, suspiciousness and quickness to act. The patient’s nature oscillates between feeling like an angel and a devil alternately.
Carcinosin – Obstinate, obsessive and compulsive tendencies, but very talented. Insomnia and sleep issues; hyperactivity; desires milk which aggravates symptoms; addictive tendencies.
Cuprum Metallicum – great tension, irritability and maliciousness. Difficult to handle with aversion to touch or to be approached. Aggressive with parents driving them to despair. Obsessive, inflexible and tense. Child often has tics and bangs their head.
Helleborus – Slow in answering. Thoughtless; staring; involuntary sighing. picks lips and clothes. Sensorial depression. Sees, hears, tastes imperfectly and general muscular weakness.
Saccharum Officianale – restores emotional contact with parents, siblings and classmates. Can help children to understand what others feel and help them to express once again their own feelings.
Thuja – Ill effects from vaccinations. Fixed ideas. Seems as if soul and body have been separated.
About the author: Sima Ash of Healing 4 Soul is a clinical and classical homeopath and certified clinical nutritionist who utilizes a unique approach pioneered by Tinus Smits, M.D. called CEASE therapy. The aim of CEASE treatment is systematic detoxification of the causes of illness, leading to step by step improvement and restoration of health in the individual. For additional information, please visit – Healing4Soul.com
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