MANAGING AND REVERSING DEMENTIA OR ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
For the past 20 years I have focused my homeopathic practice on the specialty of treating Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and have been successful in reversing a significant number of cases. My latest book “One Heart, One Mind” is a testimony to the breakthroughs I’ve made in reversing these cases on a regular & systemic basis. I’ve given presentations describing this success at the Autism One Conference here in the U.S., and also at several international conferences around the world. What I’m excited about announcing now is that these previous ASD breakthroughs can also be adapted and applied to the treatment of Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
This correlation came very naturally because during my years of treatment of ASD, I realized that there are significant similarities in the symptomatology expression between ASD and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). It may seem strange to regard the two as similar, especially since in Alzheimer’s disease the brain seems to shrivel whereas in Autism the exact opposite sometimes happens. In AD there are eventual neurological changes, but that does not mean we can’t do anything about the general loss of cognitive functions, and if not reverse the entirety of the problem – then at least stop its progression. I firmly believe this.
Points of similarity I’ve observed in the symptomatology expression between ASD and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) include:
1: Both diseases are often suspected to be diseases of toxicity;
2: Patients have challenges recognizing or acknowledging people;
3: Patients speech can / is severely affected;
4: Patients exhibit the tendency to be lost in the world. We often hear of children on the autism spectrum being lost and the same is true for patients of dementia & Alzheimer’s. Losing oneself is also reflected in the inability to relate, in their own-world type of situation.
If we become overly focused on the neurological changes associated with these ailments and regard these as immutable & destructive (until the end time when the patient is lost forever), we’re overlooking the promising potential that homeopathy can offer with its highly individualized & accurate remedies – we’re overlooking the real contributions that expertly applied homeopathic treatments can make toward stopping the seemingly inevitable march toward the worse-case conclusion.
In 2011, the National Center for Homeopathy (NCH) reported at the Neuroscience Conference in Washington the effectiveness of homeopathic natural treatment of Alzheimer's disease. The research presented was based on in vivo and in vitro studies. French and Finnish homeopathic manufacturer and research organizations presented studies using poly-pharmacy remedies (several remedies in one) that have proven effective for both relieving symptoms of Alzheimer's disease as well as influencing the reduction of the formation of amyloid plaques in the brains of patients.
What is particularly exciting now is that due to the long recognized safety of homeopathic remedies (hence their “OTC”/”over-the-counter” availability), these new “in vivo” research benefits are now immediately available for patients. In the case of the 2011 Neuroscience conference in Washington, the researchers’ findings were that patient subjects had enhanced their learning abilities, increased their ability to recognize objects, and experienced a measurable improvement in memory performance after treatment with the homeopathic remedies.
While this research about multiple remedies is very exciting, there is an even more individualized direct way of positively influencing the degenerating effect of dementia/Alzheimer’s disease – that is by administering a specially selected single individualized homeopathic remedy for each patient. “Individualized” means that the remedy is far more precise and can bring on sustainable changes very quickly. As a classical homeopath, this is what I do.
WHAT IS ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE?
“Alzheimer's disease (AD), also known as just Alzheimer's, is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and gets worse over time. It is the cause of 60% to 70% of cases of dementia. The most common early symptom is difficulty in remembering recent events (short term memory loss). As the disease advances, symptoms can include problems with language, disorientation (including getting lost), Mood swings, loss of motivation, not managing self-care and behavioral issues. As a person's condition declines, they often withdraw from family and society. Gradually, bodily functions are lost, ultimately leading to death. Although the speed of progression can vary, the average life expectancy following diagnosis is three to nine years.” Wikipedia.
I believe symptoms of dementia can begin earlier in life (than generally thought of) through symptoms we generally pay little attention to, or don’t worry too much about: such as repeatedly not knowing where our keys are; or forgetting why we get up from our chair to go into the kitchen; or being disoriented and not knowing for a few seconds where one is in a familiar environment – such moments as these should all raise some cautionary alarms. At early-onset times, no medical tests will reveal anything conclusively; one has to be pretty far down onto the AD’S road already before a conclusive diagnosis can be given. But if you’re already experiencing these early-onset symptoms, there is no reason to wait for later-day conclusive diagnosis when there are good homeopathic treatment options for stopping the progression of these diseases much earlier.
HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE & DEMENTIA
Classical homeopathy aims to find or match one remedy to the whole condition the person is suffering. Symptoms presented - such as difficulties in thinking, forgetfulness, reasoning, communication as well as feeling lost in familiar places and unable to recognize ones family members and friends with loss of words and loss of judgment - is only the beginning; taken alone, these symptoms do not define the choice of the correct homeopathic remedy. The correct remedy is determined by finding out much more about the person’s emotional, mental and physical “symptoms”. Here are a few elementary examples of how certain better-known homeopathic remedies might be indicated to address such “symptoms” exhibited by affected patients:
Baryta Carb can help those who are regressing into a fearful behavior, timidity with shyness and lack confidence. There is loss of memory and some patients may suffer from chronic glandular disorders.
Natrum Sulf can often bring relief to those who dwell on past hurts and unpleasant events, possibly the loss of a partner. They may feel sad and lonely, these people often have arthritic painful joints as well.
Nux Vomica patients are often angry, quarrelsome and insensitive to other's feelings; however, they themselves are extremely sensitive to everything and tend to abuse alcohol.
Alumina is an excellent remedy for those who are confused with their identities, feel hurried yet are generally very slow in executing tasks while they think they didn’t take any time at all. They are often very constipated with small black pellets.
There are over 6000 homeopathic remedies available to choose from, so these examples are just a small sample of the very wide diversity of individualized remedy selection available. Well-chosen remedies can improve the quality of life for those suffering with dementia &/or Alzheimer’s disease. People diagnosed with Alzheimer’s should not treat themselves or be treated by someone not professionally knowledgeable in treating this disease. If you choose to explore homeopathic treatment to help address this disease, it’s important to select a homeopathic practitioner with a deep understanding of the vast homeopathic pharmacopeia: In my 25 years of practice I have mastered this profession, and I feel strongly that my deep experiences promise to bring you the good lasting results you seek. Treatment is not guaranteed to bring easy or immediate results, and sometimes may require longer terms… but the results can be so promising, so compelling, that many find this to be a good proposition.
I am happy to offer my seasoned professional expertise to those seeking the very best individualized homeopathic treatment. I’ve helped countless parents address the scourge of ASD in their children; now I’m helping adults address the scourge of Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease in their parents… and in themselves.
Can I help you? Please contact me to discuss your special/individual case.