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AUTISM AND HOMEOPATHY

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Homeopathy is much more of a choice than people often think it to be. One of its philosophy’s greatest breakthroughs is the realization that the body is not an object but a process with no pre-ordained limits.

The scorching, cruel heat of summer was just setting in the first year of the new century when Mr and Mrs Puri (not their real names) approached us with their only child Ravi (not his real name) who was then four. Two years earlier, at the age of two, he was diagnosed as being autistic. We tested him on the ATEC (Autism Testing and Evaluation Checklist) and his rating was in the moderate to high category. His problem was more in speech/communication and sensory/cognitive areas.
Besides the classical symptoms of autism, the symptoms that actually led us to prescribe Carcinocin were the history of an early eruption of teeth and hairiness. A leading characteristic of Carcinocin is the desire for milk. There are many symptoms – a sweaty head, when sleeping, and physical heat in general; difficulty in falling asleep; the desire for things salty and for chocolate-like energetic foods. Than there are internal restlessness and fidgetiness and love for dancing. Strong passion and a very strong family history of cancer in the family are also noticed. The remedy was the boy’s similimum if there ever was one! Fitting him like a glove,  it worked. Ravi has suffered no aggravation in the two years he has been on and off this remedy. The dosage chosen for him was similarly fitting – the LM dose. Positive results were obvious within the first month. Babbling turned into more formative words, hyperactive behaviour became rare and he started obeying simple commands. His self-stimulatory behaviour, too, was nearly gone. Very soon a big achievement came when Ravi started interacting with children and started playing with them. He is now five and is attending a normal school. There are still vestigial signs of his former autism though these are not really apparent to teachers or anyone else besides us (parents and the physicians). For example, his language is occasionally awkward. In moments of stress (e.g. if he is sick), he retreats into himself and utilizes echolalia as a speech strategy. To sum it up, none but the very discerning can make out that Ravi had this serious problem.

I would now like to enlighten the readers about the intricacies and the sensitive approach necessary for the homeopathic intervention. Autism poses a challenge to homeopaths. It needs a hardcore-Hahnemannian approach. Valuable symptoms including reaction to vaccines, family medical history, thermal sensitivities and sleep postures form a part of the very detailed information that a physician would need. For the parents whose kids are undergoing such intervention, the stimulus/reaction model of symptoms and its significance to the homeopath need to be clearly understood. As the autistic child experiences stress, he responds with a reaction. This reaction becomes a symptom or a sign of characteristic importance. The real challenge is to understand what the child is expressing both verbally (if he is articulate) and nonverbally. By fully perceiving the patient, one may learn to understand the individual?s cycle of stress and response. It is only through such a deep understanding that a homeopath is able to prescribe effectively. The improvement following such intervention also needs to be evaluated regularly on the autism-rating scale. The extent to which the help can occur has a great degree of variability associated with it. Two homeopathic remedies require a special mention for their effectiveness in the recovery of autism  Carcinocin and Baryta Carb . Baryta Carb is supposed stimulate the development of brain. This remedy has been found useful in cases of autism where signs of global developmental delay  are present with the classical symptoms of the autism spectrum. Another important aspect of the homeopathy in autism is the usage of LM potencies… Homoeopathy in this scale are faster acting and at the same time gentler. It is able to hold the “slipping back” of the old symptoms and can be used for a longer period with frequent repetitions. Homeopathy is undergoing a very strong resurgence in the modern medical world, and one of the main reasons for it is its recent role in handling such illnesses. Homeopathic philosophy is a constant reminder that the greatest healing power lies within the body itself.

Here is some more info on autism. This article on autism was written by me in Tribune about 2 yrs years back.

Autism is a childhood disorder that begins in early childhood (typically during the first three years of life) which affects the child’s communication skills, social interactions, and causes restricted, repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior in varying degrees. Autism (also called as autism spectrum disorder or pervasive developmental disorder) can range from severe to a very milder form. This mild form is called Asperger’s syndrome. The actual cause for autism is not clear. Autism in the first two years of life is slightly difficult to diagnose. Parents are usually the first ones to notice the symptoms, which in the first two years of life are otherwise slightly difficult to find out; usually it is the nonresponsive behavior in the first two years that may make the parents feel concerned. In cases where the child has been growing normally, his sudden withdrawal from social interactions, nonresponsive behavior along with losing that little amount of speech that he had gained initially, may lead the parents to get their toddler screened for this disorder. By the age of three, autism spectrum disorder can be clearly diagnosed. Children with ASD (autism spectrum disorder) may not follow regular developmental pattern like other kids of their age. Verbal and non verbal communication, social interaction and patterns of repetitive behavior (also called as fixations)-like being fixated with carrying some object in the hand all the time e.g. Sticks, pencils, soap suds, etc. Rocking, spinning, excessively arranging things in one line and Behavioral issues like hyperactive behavior and inability to understand emotions are a part of this disorder for some kids. Autism is nowadays called autism spectrum disorder as there is a huge variation of symptoms that the child might suffer from. Key features that should help the parents in identifying this disorder are child’s inability to babble or make meaningful gestures (like social smile, pointing to objects like fan etc,) by 18 months of age. Inability to speak even a single word by the age of two, having a poor or no eye contact, giving the impression as if he is hard of hearing when being called out to. The ‘not in tune’ behavior of the child is the most important differentiating symptom although it is not very easy for a lay person to identify it. Homeopathy’s role in helping  autism in kids is gaining quite a popularity all over the world. Clinical experience shows that results are much better when the intervention is started at an earlier age, even though at higher ages like six or seven some kids do show remarkable improvements; but Homoeopathic intervention at an early age(before much behavioral and emotional issues come up) has distinct advantages. One important aspect that I would clearly like to mention is the fact that results with homeopathy in  autism are selective. This means that where one segment of kids may respond extremely favorable while others may fail to yield any relief. Even while on Homeopathic remedies the child needs to be rated on an autism rating scale. Periodical assessments on the autism rating scale are must to gauge the improvements in the child. Homeopathy is a holistic system of health; it takes into consideration the constitutional picture (complete physical and mental make up of the child) along with the necessary details of the disease while prescribing. Remedy that are very effective in helping autism are Carcinocin, Hyoscyamus, and Baryta Carb. The role of carcinocin in  autism requires a special mention. This also does not mean that every child who has autism should be put on it; even for carcinocin to be prescribed the child has to fall within the constitutional picture

Dr. Vikas Sharma is a Neuro-Developmental Specialist in homeopathy and has done his master in Homeopathy.The subject of his research (during his masters degree) was  ‘The Role of homeopathy in Autism spectrum disorders .

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Comments

  1. Rosemary Kamana says:

    Kia Ora my grandson is 3 years old and is diagnosed autistic non verbal is this treatment available in nz New Zealand we are open to trying different treatments if it means he can speak and communicate and attend a school

  2. Babusenan says:

    My granddaughter is 2.5 years old.At the age of 1.6 she used to say few words andshows different colours and animals.now she seldom say words and her eye contact is also negligible.we consulted a doctor and cofirmed as ASD.IS HOMEO can do much relief in ASD.waiting to hear from you at the earliest

  3. Sneha satpute says:

    Hello sir my son.2.3 year old he could not speak eye contact less.not respond properly

  4. Umesh Kumar says:

    Hi Doctor,
    My son is 2.7yrs old. Still he is not able to speak instead of 1st Letter of word.
    He does his work by catching finger of parents and sign to switch on the TV or phone.
    He only do what he wants other wise he will cry.
    Kindly advise

  5. Sandi Lemons says:

    My son is 18, non-verbal and has very aggressive outbursts. What treatment can we try?

  6. Gita Sikder says:

    I need your help , my child is 3 year old , but he hot talking properly , plz send your clinic address

  7. Sumaira says:

    Hello Dr Sharma my son 4 In July we need help please contact thanks

  8. shadab mahmood says:

    Hi Doctor,

    My son is 2 years and 4 months. He was diagnosed as autistic at the age of 1.5 years
    Besides the classical symptoms of autism,
    history of an early eruption of teeth- Yes he got all his teeth’s very soon
    is the desire for milk.- he cries whenever he sees a bottle of milk so that he can grab and drink it
    a sweaty head, when sleeping- almost always
    difficulty in falling asleep- he has difficulty in sleeping too

    how can you help us

    Shadab mahmood

    new york state

  9. Amit Kumar Gupta says:

    Dr Sharma, my child is 2 an half years old and has just been diagnosed with mild autism seveir Plz advise any cure for my child & i m worry about my son ,,please guide me for son future & also your contact detail like your clinic address & city , contact time , because right now i m leave in gorakhpur (U.P) ….& i m also manage in delhi for treatment because my youger bother there ….if your clinic address in delhi so please provide me detail address please
    Request you please ….

  10. Hi doctor,
    I am worried about my 3years 9 months son who is not talking properly..everytime he use to play with the toys or utensils of his choice only and shows less interest on other activities and shows less interest to play with other kids. I am worried whether he had any autism problem. I dnt know how to reach you ..but I need some help to solve my kid problem of speech delay.
    Kindly please help me in this aspect.

    Thank u

  11. Michelle Mack says:

    I am interested in learning more information to help my nonverbal son who is 14 yrs old. He has come a long way with therapies and homeopathic solutions, but still does not talk. I have not heard of the remedies you refer to in this article and wonder if they would work for my son. Please advise.

  12. Gayatri Mallick says:

    My son is 13 yrs. Having ASD. Can homeopathy be helpful in this year ?
    How to begin with?

    Gayatri Mallick
    Odisha

  13. My child has mild intellectual disability.she had delayed milestones.she can speak a few words.is there any medicine to improve her i.q and gerting normal.

  14. Amber Cessac says:

    My son is 8 and is nonverbal autistic. I would love to hear more about this treatment please. He is very limited on his communication and really could use some help

  15. Tina Sinh says:

    Hi my son is 7 yrs old non verbal I would like information on your treatment

  16. My daughter Eiza is 4 years and 3months old.She speaks only 5 words and has difficulty understanding us.Doctors diagnosis now she has Autism disorder & Global development delay.so i need your help what type of treatment you provide and please send me some treatment information asp

  17. Raj Grewal says:

    Hi Doctor,
    I came across this article about your research on autism. I have a 4yr old son diagnosed with autism I’m trying to find ways to help him in his development and get him best possible help to cope and cure .

    Can you please advise what can we done and what you would need to better understand the current diagnosis and come with a plan to help out

    Look forward to hearing from you
    Regards
    Raj Grewal

  18. My son is on the spectrum and I’m currently trying my own homeopathy and need help. He can’t sit still and is very hyper and struggles with GI issues and behavioral problems.

  19. ARVIND KUMAR SHUKLA says:

    pranam sir
    my name is arvind shukla. my 3 year old son not properly speach. pl help.

  20. Anick Rocourt says:

    Hi Dr Sharma my name is Anick Rocourt I leave in NY (US)
    I was wondering if you could help me with my 2 soon to be 3 years old boy please is non verbal still and I would love some help please
    He’s all I got and my heart break seeing him like that
    I would really appreciate your help please
    Thank you

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