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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. Aisha AAS says:

    Dear Dr Sharma,
    I have a grand son who is diagnosed to have ASD and reading through the internet I found out about you and I would appreciate your help in this regard.
    Thank you very much
    Aisha
    +968 99423534
    Note: I use this number for whatsapp if it would be easier for us to communicate .

  2. Shashi Shukla says:

    I am in central India want to consult for my 3 year old son, he has speech delay, main concern and we screened him and got mild ASD

  3. Vivek Vyas says:

    Hi Sir, could you please let us know how and when treatment could be provided

    • jyoti Walunj says:

      My daughter is 18 months old. And she has mild Autism. No speech at all. We are based of Pune. Please let me know what treatment she could have and how it will be provided?

  4. Deepak kumar says:

    How to contact you your cliNic address and timings please

  5. Aditi Saxena says:

    Hi. My child rishan Saxena is two and a half years old now. His speech is delayed. Aggressive and does not show stranger anxiety, mingles fearlessly. Does self harming behaviour takes time in normalizing after tantrums. Kindly suggest what should we do

  6. Bhumika bhattacharya says:

    My daughter is 11 years old.she is autistic.she is hyper,and cant speak properly.help me

  7. Christine john says:

    Hello I’m Christine john the grandmother of christos who was diagnosed with autism yesterday he is 2 years old his mother is exhausted as he wakes up a lot please help us

    • Jawed Akhtar says:

      Sir my child zahan is 3 year old now. His speech is delayed. Aggressive and does not show stranger anxiety, mingles fearlessly. Plz help me

  8. Khalid Ejaz says:

    Hello, i am from pakistan. My son having age 27 month is sugfering from autism. Kindly suggest me the treatment please

  9. Hello,my child age 3.7 year facing regression mild autism his communication is good till 1.5 year after 2 year he’s not speak properly plus concentration loss and talk to himself like you play alone not any thing with otherchildren.thanks I’m waiting for your response.

  10. Shiva priya says:

    Hai doctor I read your article my niece was not obeying simple commands and not doing his own chores and not even speak simple sentences he just making sound some times he speaks only word rarely not giving attention also is this sign of autism??? Can cure this ??? He is now 3.5 yrs

  11. Hi,my son age is 3yr .he is suffering from Autism spectrum disorder.i need ur help.

  12. Samar Afzal says:

    Hello, I’m Samar from Pakistan,my child age 3 year facing regression autism his communication is good till 2 year after 2 year he’s not speak properly and speech delay plus concentration loss.thanks I’m waiting for your response.

  13. Devender Singh says:

    Hi Sir, My 4.9 years old son is hyperactive, low concentration level, attention deficits, unable to make sentences ownself. Sometime hand flapping to see the rotating wheels.

  14. Aishwarya Choudhary says:

    Hello Doctor,
    My 2years old daughter doesn’t respond to her name and she also do not say any proper words. She babbles some different sounds but not a single word properly. She is good at watching television and responds very quickly to her favourite songs. She plays, laughs and runs along with other children and also along herself.
    But I am worried if she is suffering from any type of Autism.
    Kindly guide me and help me out.

  15. My child has autism

  16. Shweta Chauhan says:

    Sir please 🙏…my son is 2.9 years old …diagnosed with autism….sir please help me out…I don’t know what to do

  17. Louise murren says:

    Hi my son is 12 this year he bangs his head and hum he finds it hard to mix with children other children don’t want to play with him he finds it difficult with reading and writing and to spelling I am so confused as I believe it could be autism please help

  18. Ranjeet Kumar says:

    Hello sir,

    By reading all this info regarding Autism , i feel like my daughter might have this diseases, actually have a consultation with doctor today , she will rule out the condition , my daughter is 3 years old and we wanted to start a treatment for her, i will give you a call when she is finally diagnosed.

    Thanks
    Regards
    – R.K. Meerut, U.P., India

  19. ruby lalani says:

    Hello Dr. Sharma!

    By reading all this info regarding Autism , i feel like my daughter might have this diseases, actually have a consultation with doctor today , she will rule out the condition , my daughter is 4 years old and we wanted to start a treatment for her, i will give you a call when she is finally diagnosed.

    Thanks for posting autism in detailed,

    • Hello Dr. Sharma,

      I have a 3.7 yrs old daughter who is on ASD spectrum. We had started her homeopathic treatment when she was around 2 yrs and I would say we noticed lots of improvement in her but we couldn’t continue her treatment coz of covid. She has speech delay and hand flapping issues and earlier she used to be too much constipated too. I want to get her treated through you as I have heard alot about you. would be great if you could respond to me

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