By nature, I’m an impatient person. I want results yesterday if possible. But homeopathy has over the years dragged me kicking and screaming into a place of slightly more patience (only slightly mind you).
When children come to me for treatment, usually they have complex case histories, and a unique presentation. It is my job to assess all aspects of the individual child’s history, and make sense of what factors have led to them in particular becoming autistic. It isn’t just one thing like ‘it’s the MMR’ or ‘it was birth trauma’. I believe it is a complex interplay between inherited predispositions, medical interventions, and sometimes stress factors.
Each child’s journey of medical interventions from birth through to the day they arrive in my consulting room can be vast. Labour meds, Vaccinations, through to rounds of antibiotics for this and that, bucket loads of paracetamol, added often to biomedical interventions, frequent dose chelation..… the list goes on.
So how do I approach a case? Usually with a 5-pronged attack:
- Homeopathic Detox Therapy: I ask parents to create a Toxicity Timeline: trying to ascertain what the child was exposed to, and when. Then we can consider detoxing each ‘layer’ in reverse time order by giving the toxin back in homeopathic form.
- Constitutional remedies: these remedies take into account everything that is unique to that child: personality traits, physical build, physical symptoms, sleeping patterns, eating patterns, pooing patterns… you name it, we consider it. These remedies given alongside CEASE detoxes can often boost the child’s vitality, allowing them to detox more effectively.
- Miasms: Not to overload you with homeopathic jargon, but Miasms address ‘inherited’ problems… things that run through generations. This concept is hard to describe without getting bogged down in homeopathic theory, but essentially I am looking for disease patterns that run through families – with some it’s cancer, others it’s diabetes, others all have skin problems, or hormonal imbalances, or mental illness. By looking at these ancestral strands, it can help guide me to the correct ‘miasmatic remedy’. Without looking at miasms, often you end up with ‘stuck’ cases, where things aren’t moving forward.
- Combination Remedies/organ support: given low-potency on a daily basis – for example if there’s low muscle tone, or problems assimilating food, I will often address this with a ‘daily tonic’ – a combined pill containing the relevant remedies.
- Nosodes: these are remedies made from pathogens – e.g. strep, candida, staph etc. If the child’s behaviours indicate that one or more of these is rumbling in the background, I give this back in homeopathic potency, to try and redress the balance and eradicate the unwanted visitors.
- Supplements: minimal, but a few necessary additions, such as zinc, selenium, magnesium, omega 3 oils.
As you can see, it’s a multi-layered approach.
However, I’ve gone off-piste a bit, because the message I wanted to drive home in this blog post is that when it comes to autism, homeopathy is not a ‘quick fix’ therapy. It takes time, and works in stages. I was discussing this with my supervisor last week. She maintains that if you start examining progress on a daily basis, it’s like watching paint dry…. parents are much better off giving it 6 months, and then seeing where they are then, as opposed to where they were before.
My ‘career goal’ is to make the process as quick as it possibly can be (aforementioned impatience not yet fully cured!). I do feel a sense of urgency to return these children back to health. I find it heart-breaking that modern medicine is undoubtedly implicated in the cause of autism, even if drug companies are doing everything in their power to say otherwise. In 200 years, I expect the reaction to what we are routinely doing to our children will be the same one we might have when told that the main treatment for syphilis back in the day was to slap on a load of mercury paste. Fair enough if you live in 1790 and don’t know it’s a neurotoxin that will send you barking mad, but when you do have knowledge that something you are administering might be harmful, and you keep insisting it’s ‘absolutely fine’, then shame on you!
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