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Homeopathic Medicine Carcinosin And Its Role In Treating Autism

Autism spectrum disorder being a neurological and developmental disorder affects the ability of communication, cognition and social interaction in a child. A child with autism might also exhibit various repetitive behaviors, sensory issues, and obsessive or fixated behaviors. The child lacks age-appropriate development with intellectual disability and exhibits some major development lags. The signs and symptoms of autism can be observed around 16-18 months of age and are commonly diagnosed between 2-3 years of age. Autism is more common in men than in females.

The Homeopathic medicine Carcinosin fits into the perfect picture of these development issues of Autism. Carcinosin, the great polychrest (covering various systems of the body) remedy was initially established by William Boericke, one of the pioneer’s of Homeopathy. Later, in the 19th Century, Dr.Burnett and Dr. J.H Clarke did a lot of research on this medicine and further explored the healing properties of this remedy. Many physicians in later years then worked on its clinical significance by performing various provings.

This remedy is indicated for children with a weak intellect, and in the modern times, it is emphatically stated in Autism Spectrum Disorders. The affected child may feel chilly or hot. He/She may get profoundly affected by cold and heat.
A person who needs carcinosin has a family history of diabetes, tuberculosis, anemia, etc. It is considered to be an effective antidote for the ill effects of vaccinations. While there are no proven facts that Autism occurs due to vaccination, there are multiple theories and research work that does indicate that vaccinations can play a role in some instances of Autism. Thereby, Carcinosin also covers the bad effects of vaccination in cases of Autism.

Carcinosin for Autism: Indicating Symptoms

Behavioral symptoms

A significant feature of carcinosin is restlessness and hurriedness. There is marked hyperactivity. It is very useful for controlling hyperactivity in kids with Autism or ADHD. The child keeps running, jumping, climbing furniture, etc. Along with the hyperactivity, there are a lot of repetitive body moments like spinning, stemming, hand flapping, rocking, etc. A lot of purposeless moments are also a characteristic feature of this remedy. The child is always in constant motion. It is very difficult to make the child sit in one place. The child might also exhibit some obsessive and compulsive behaviors.
It is also helpful in cases where the child is very fearful. There can be unusual fears of the dark, being alone, heights, etc. It is well-indicated for chronic nightmares or night terrors. The child does not like to go to crowded places. He wants to dance and loves music. The child is of obstinate nature, and there is a disposition to masturbate. The child gets pleasure from watching a thunderstorm, gets bored quickly and reacts badly when reprimanded.

Speech and Communication

Carcinosin is well indicated when the child lacks the age-appropriate ability to communicate. The child shows a significant lag in his speech. The onset of speech is also delayed. The child may have a lot of verbal stemming or excessive babbling. He/She is not even able to express his need by using words. The need-based communication is mostly by gestures or non-verbal. Most of the time the child cries when in need of something. Echolalia (when the child repeats the sentences of others) is another feature which indicates the use of Carcinosin. The child repeats the sentences and does not have an expressive language. The speech even if present, is meaningless and irrelevant. There is a tendency of self-talk.

Cognitive Symptoms

The child has poor focus and difficulty with concentration and in understanding the basic concept of things. The child can be intelligent and artistic with great affection for fine arts, music, and drawing or very dull, disinterested with poor intellectual ability. Carcinosin is also helpful when the child lacks the ability to pretend play. The child can not do imaginative play and also is not good at playing with toys. He/She is obsessed with a sense of rhythm and may consequently be fond of dancing. Excessive tiredness and fatigue may also be present.

Sensory Issues

This remedy very effectively controls a lot of sensory or self-stimulatory behaviors. There can be a tendency of smelling/touching things or putting them in the mouth. The child puts everything thing in his mouth. Carcinosin is also helpful when the child smells everything, even the food before eating it. Sensitivity to sound is commonly observed in children who require this remedy. The child can not tolerate loud sounds like that of a vacuum cleaner, mixer, loud music, etc. Noise may be a contributing factor to why the child does not like crowded places. The sound sensitivity can be so marked that it becomes very difficult to give the child a haircut.

Issues with Social Interaction

Showing spontaneous sympathy for others is the main characteristic. The child does not have too much emotional bonding and dislikes meeting people. The child has a fear of going into crowded places and becomes irritable and cranky. He/She lacks the ability to interact with people socially. He ignores guests at home, teachers, or people in public when addressed. Kids requiring this remedy are vulnerable towards social anxieties, so they are not at all comfortable at public places. It becomes challenging to manage the child in public areas because of the irritability and behavior issues. Another characteristic feature of Carcinosin is the lack of awareness of danger. The child does not have the basic concept of risk or things that can be harmful. So, he might run across the streets, take high slides, touch hot items, etc.

Sleep Issues

There may be a tendency of insomnia in children that occurs early on in life. Mainly, there is insomnia without a cause, whether it is acute or chronic. The child needs to be carried or rocked to sleep. The sleep is restless, non-refreshing, and the child wakes up frequently due to nightmares. A need to lie on the chest or in a knee-elbow position even in older children is present. The child sleeps on the abdomen or sleeps with arms over the head. There is profuse and offensive sweat during sleep. The child grinds his teeth during sleep. Also, the teeth are prone to early decay.

Gut and Bowel Symptoms

During childhood, there may be a tendency to develop alimentary upsets of one kind or another. The child has very low immunity and therefore suffers from various infections. There is a craving for chocolates, sweets, cold drinks, cold milk, sugar and fatty foods. The child has an aversion to salty foods, butter, eggs and fruits and spicy food which makes his complaints worse. There is constipation; the child does not have the urge or desire for stool. The stools can be hard, dry and black. There is a painful evacuation of stools.

Other Indicative Features for Carcinosin:

  • There a strong family history of chronic and severe illness, like cancer, tumors, diabetes.
  • The child is weak and emaciated with a tendency of having brittle bones.
  • There is a tendency of developing inflammatory disorders in early childhood.
  • Very creative children are inclined towards art, drawing, and music.
  • The child is either fastidious (very attentive) or develops filthy habits.
  • The child feels chilly or hot or is extremely affected by both heat and cold.
  • The appearance of brownish, Café-au-lait spots is one of the characteristic features that indicate the need for Carcinosin. It is helpful where there are facial tics, twitches with the blinking of eyes.
  • It is also helpful in cases of ADHD, mental retardation, malformations and dwarfishness in children.

Keynotes Of Carcinosin

Gets very hyperactive: One of the key features of this remedy is that the child is very hyperactive and restless.

Excessive hair on the neck and back: The body is hairy specifically on the neck and back area.

A family history of cancer: History of cancers and tumors is commonly found in the family.

Causeless Insomnia: The child has sleeplessness and also the sleep is not sound or restful.

A history of recurrent inflammatory infections in early developmental years.

Sleeping in a knee-chest position: There is a great desire to sleep in the knee-to-chest position.

Fastidious: The child is either very cautious about the cleanliness and hygiene, or has dirty and filthy habits.

A family history of diabetes is another critical feature of this remedy.

Very obstinate: Carcinosin is extremely helpful in cases where the kids are stubborn and tend to throw temper tantrums.

Loves traveling: The child is very happy outside the house and likes to travel.

Aggravated or Ameliorated (feels better) by sea air: Sea air brings about important symptoms, where the child either gets aggravated by exposure to sea air or feels better. It seems to be an important moderating factor.

Highly Talented: Great creativity and artistic skills can be another characteristic feature of this remedy.

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  1. Buenas Tardes: tengo un hijo de 12 años, cuando tenia 2 años un profesional de la salud nos dijo que era autista,debido a que hablaba muy poco, que conocía muy bien las letras y los números. Estuvo en terapias de fonoaudiologia, ocupacional. El en este momento esta en octavo ,el es muy auditivo, aprende muy fácil si otra persona le lee, porque cuando se deja que estudie solo se distrae, tiene excelente memoria y le cuesta dificultad en el análisis de problemas matemáticos, aunque para los cálculos no. academicamente siempre esta entre los primeros. Ha tenido problemas de acoso escolar, el muy sensible a los tonos fuertes de voz, no le gusta que peleen, aun tiene ciertos movimientos en sus manos(las mueve rápidamente tocando la pared, el borde de una mesa o sus piernas), cuando algo le gusta mucho emite el sonido de la mmmmmmmmm, aunque esto ya es menos frecuente, a veces para hablar con las demás personas se acerca mucho.en algunas ocasiones sonrie mucho, el es muy inteligente pero al mismo tiempo muy ingenuo. que me aconseja para ayudar ami hijo. muchas gracias por su colaboracion.

  2. nishant says:

    dr. Sharma,
    Just can across your article…. While searching what autisum is… My sisters son…. His name is kush, hez nw 5 years of age and not verbal… he was here in india for somedays at my place… And nw my sister and his son stayes in melbourne australia… And i came to know abt his unusual thing which he is suffering from… Mild autisum… First we all thought he wud speak after sometime coz some babies do take time to speak… But after so many years there was no sign of he bein audible… After so many things tried nothing happenned… Nw he is under goin speech threpy… And having some homeopathy medicine…. Plz doctor if you have any thing which u cud guide us, will be of great help…. Plzz… Do reply bck.

    Thanking you

  3. gobindalal chakraborty says:

    My daughter Shreetama Chakraborty present age 10 years 2 months is diagnosed as Autistict in the year 2006 by NIMHANS Bangaluroo. Now she develops a peculiar behaviour to heart herself by biting her forearm. For last one year we were bound to withdraw her from the school which was a normal school as there is no special school in our locality.From last six months her manstrual period started and she is quite ignorant about it. All the symptoms describe above are present in her accept the case of Cancer as there is no cancer patient in our family. Sir Kindly help my daughter and save us.
    Yours sincerely
    Gobindalal Chakraborty, H/No- 12 A, PO- Link Road, Lane No-1, Cachar, Assam, 788006.

  4. Cece Jancevska says:

    Dear Dr.Sharma,

    I have child 4 years old with brain injury (contusio) in car accident 2 years ago. Please be so kind to inform me how the carcinosin can help in this case and is there any side effects ?

    Thank you in advance

  5. Halo my son is six he lines up shoes and toys.He follows all instuctions ask food when hungry.He likes going to the beach remember all routes.Knows everything about cell phones can operated satelite remote he knows where’s everything.His fine motor skills are poor.He’s a happy child he does make eye contact with every one including people he don’t know.My family and husband’s family has a history of cancer and daibeties.My son also have speech deficts.He doesn’t have any problems sleeping at night. He is very hyper active.He’s in grd r does get along with his peers his teacher says he does not focus he can’t sit still for long.His on eye q and bio strath.Can he use Carcinosin?

  6. Manju Devi m.b. says:

    Hai doctor my4 year old girl recently diagnosed to have Asd but only mild,I had gestational diabetics and was on insulin she was born by c section I breastfed her upto
    Year after that she never did any other milk,but craves for cheese,she developed a lot recently giving eye contact, started upto 3 words,social skills improved she will be going to normal school next year.she is very intelligent,perfectionist,big eyes ,.artistic. We are giving her speech therapy only .by accidentally I read about Max’s story and started to know about medical management .how many percentage have been cured by this.? is my girl a good candidate for that..?please reply manju

  7. hello,
    my son is 10 and has pdd autism .he is very sensitive to lot of foods. in short has food sensitivity.did igg tests.after good healthy nutrious diet i have good results with his speech and language.recently i felt that carcinosin remedy matches my son,s symptoms but have a question can carcinocin lead to cancer in future since the remedy is derived from the cancerous breast tissue.

  8. K Suresh Kumar says:

    My daughter aged 13 yrs is mildly autistic.She attends regular school and is in grade 8. In early stages she had undergone homeopathic
    treatment for about two yrs. Later, accpuncture treatment for a year. Her communication and social skills are still very poor. Of late she has become very obstinate and violent, and resorts to hitting with
    temper tantrums. I wud like to meet u regarding this matter to seek help at the earliest. Shall be obliged if i could get an appointment. Kindly revert back with date and time.
    Suresh Kumar, New Delhi

  9. Laxmi sharma says:

    Sir i having a vitiligo problem on periphery mostly hand and feet,i m taking a treatment from puva machine,i also operating of my uterine fibroid and i m also suffering from hypothyroidism,my general body temp is very high sir pls tell about my homoeopathic remedy which is suitable for my every problems

  10. Tanushree pandit says:

    My child is of 3 yrs,and have autism.I am giving my child carcinosin .I want to know how does it work,is there any side effect.How long should i give her.

  11. Mr. Dipak Ingawale says:

    My child have autism and he is of 5 years and 10 months of age now. He understands all the things which we told to him instantly but not able to speek on the things. he likes moving items like fans, water

    His mainly problem is of speech as nowdays he only says perticular words on asking like Papa, Mama, I Card, etc.
    He has premature birth (Born on completion of 7 months of pregnancy).

    Is carcinosin will help him for the curation of the autism. For the treatment which medicine is better for him and where we get the medicine and in what dosage we can use it.

    Kindly advise.

  12. Can carcinosin be given to all patients with speach & coordination problem. How it works pl. Reply

  13. Cecilia Quezada says:

    I would contact to Linda Peat. I am also a mother of teenager with autism. I have never tried homeopathic remedies. I have heard about carcinosin recently but I am afraid to give it to my son. I don’t know what to do.

    • Dr. Vikas Sharma MD says:

      Kindly do not use it on your own, please consult a classical homeopath for its use.If at all your child needs it

  14. mamta s dhami says:

    my son oju aged 10 years has asd.he is verbal but speech is very limited to express his needs.he has good eye- contact. irun a small centre for kids with asd and have 3-4 such children.his problem areas are hyperactivity ,obsessive behaviours ‘and aggression,smelling and licking toothpastes ,shampoos,soaps,etc;even though i provide a lot of behaviour modification techniques’ and he has progressed considerabely,i would like to try far i have not tried any medicines and he doesn,t get fits. what wd you advise?

  15. Zena Pereira says:

    My child who is 17 years old, has got mild autism. What is the right hoemopathic medicine for him. He has a language processing problem, as a result he finds it difficult to express himself and repeats things. He has a fixation for fans, Please help me. He goes to a special school, but cannot study and is writing also is very bad.

  16. Linda Peat says:

    I am a mother of teenager with autism – I am also a homeopath. It is best to take your child to your local homeopath for his indicated remedy, which may not be carcinosen.
    Please contact me if you want to talk.

  17. mrs. bhagwat says:

    I am 35 y old, and has Autism, is carcinocin good for me and where I can buy it
    pls can you let me know.

  18. Hello,
    My soon is 10 y old, and has Autism, is carcinocin good for and where I can buy it
    pls kan you let me know

  19. i have studied the carcinocin in Autism Specttrum and i was wondering if i can purchase the carcinocin remedy by the chiropractor. Where can i get the remeedy.
    please don’t hesitate to let me know. Thank you!


  20. Noel Peterson says:

    It’s important to get more information out there regarding this condition. It seems so prevalent now. Thank you for the keynotes and how they related to Autistic Spectrum.

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