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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disability affecting 1 in 59 children. It is characterized by impairments in
- Sensory Integration
Difference between Autism & ADHD?
- Autism & ADHD are sometimes confused with each other.
- Despite some similarities like fidgeting, concentrating, and maintaining eye contact with others, ADHD isn’t considered an Autism.
- Only the Major difference between these two is people with ADHD don’t tend to lack socio-communicative skills.
- If you think your child has symptoms of hyperactivity, Consult to a homeopath about possible ADHD.
- A person can suffer from both autism and ADHD.
Honestly, the causes are very difficult to tell. Currently, the exact cause(s) of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is totally unknown. There are many theories that attempt at justifying different causes of ASD. What seems to be accurate is that in a lot of children what should be working in unison within the body is no longer doing so. It’s really complete biological disarray which at times creates an enormous amount of pain. The end result is a block of receptive and expressive cognition generally around the age of one to two and a half. At that point, a state of complete biological disorganization occurs.
There's a large number of children on the spectrum who have no sense of space, no sense of being alive or even recognizing the outside world at large. A lot of parents refer to this problem when speaking about their child as “do I exist or not exist”. Life on the spectrum can seem like a dream with nightmarish spikes. In some cases, it seems like the first breath is taken but almost not experienced. It's just a mechanical thing. Autism can affect the child in such a basic way some don't even want to breastfeed. Much like the first breath, it is a basic function and yet it does not happen or an equally basic function, the child stops eating (more on that later).
When it comes to homeopathy discovering the “causes” is not the primary issue which is not to say that we don’t care. Of course, if one day in the future we come to isolate the cause and be able to do something about it, then great. Some people are saying it is environmental if we find out for sure that burning fuel is the major cause of autism.
Theoretical Causes and Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder
There are several theories about what has lead to the steady rise in ASD diagnoses which reached alarming rates around the turn of this century. Some of the factors taking into consideration include the physiological state of the child’s mother during her pregnancy, intestinal microbes resulting from increased insecticides in the food chain, reactions to elements contained in immunization vaccinations, genetic predisposition, and lack of emotional regulation from unstructured or inadequate supports in early development.
Though the causes remain a mystery, ASD is typically treated with Anti-Seizure and Anti-Psychotic Pharmaceuticals, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech/Language Classes in elementary school.
Typically, individuals living with ASD have deficits in social, emotional, and communication skills. Sometimes they might obsessively repeat certain behaviors or sayings they picked up from books or TV. They tend to get upset at any change in their daily activities, as routine provides a sense of stability to many individuals. People with ASD have different ways of:
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- Paying attention
- Understanding the world around them.
Signs of ASD are recognizable beginning in early childhood and may increase or decrease with the assistance of support staff and appropriate modifications throughout their school-age years.
The first thing to know about autism is that it is an extremely painful disease. I am saying autism is physically painful. It is NOT only an expressive and receptive cognition problem.
Often children react very violently to certain foods. Interestingly enough many children on the spectrum actually limit their own diet to one or two foods. It's very common for children on the spectrum to eat just a couple of food. That is because they know they react less. So it's a self-protective mechanism that should do it. Parents want to know I wish my child had a more varied diet and so on so forth. I understand that.
Autism wreaks havoc in the body. Autism often affects the gastrointestinal system, diarrhea, colics or constipation are frequent issues.
The central nervous system, seizures are common as migraines or head pains. Also the musculoskeletal system in the form of low muscle tone which also points to problems of the peripheral nervous system. There are also many sensorial problems with smell, hearing, taste, and tactile issues. The immune system is also frequently either hyper (the child never gets sick even in extremely cold temperature) or hypo immune in the form of being sick with colds, ear infection etc. on an around the year basis. It appears as if all the systems that compose the body works together in autism at all. The reaction to this often creates restlessness and rage.
Communicate deafness not able to communicate not able to join in. A child on the spectrum is not able to join in very commonly with what I see is that this inability of not being able to join in.
How does homeopathy remedies help in Autism?
One major difference between the standard treatment of ASD and the homeopathic modality exists in the understanding of the disease. Homeopathy has roots. Homeopathy was developed in Germany more than 200 years ago. It’s based on two theories:
- Like cures like the notion that a disease can be cured by a substance that produces similar symptoms in healthy people
- Law of minimum: the theory that the smallest dose of medication leads to the greatest effectiveness.
Homeopathic treatments derive from plants, minerals, or animals. Homeopathic products are also available such as ointments, gels, creams, and tablets. Remedies are “individualized” leading to different people with the same condition receiving different treatments. Homeopaths have used resonance healing to ease the distressing behaviors associated with ASD by restoring the individual to their synchronized vibrational energy
For over 200 years, hundreds of thousands of homeopaths throughout the world have carefully cataloged, and now computerized, the idiosyncratic physical, emotional, and mental symptoms that thousands of substances have caused in healthy people.
Homeopathic medicine is completely safe. Centuries of extensive practice, research, and trials have proven the safety of this gentle system of medicine for both people and animals. Unlike some conventional drugs, homeopathic medicines are non-addictive and have no dangerous side-effects. Homeopathy is safe to use for babies, children and pregnant or breastfeeding women.
What are the homeopathic remedies to heal Autism?
This is a great question, a very common question, thank you for asking because it goes straight to the point of what homeopathy is, namely an individualized medicine, and what it does, which is healing in the deepest way possible.
It's not possible to tell remedies or remedies for autism. That is not possible because of individualization of each and every case. Homeopathy is not disease driven but rather patient experience driven. There are homeopathic remedies that can heal autism when properly chosen on an individual basis. We have 8000 homeopathic remedies and all 8000 remedies are a possibility every time I start a case. Taking the case professionally is to analyze the data provided through questions and answers in order to narrow down the possibilities of which remedy is going to have the most resonance in the child. Selection of the right remedy depends upon the patient’s condition and individual symptoms. Everyone has its characteristics which is how a diagnosis can be pronounced but within the disease, there are individualized factors. To be effective, to be deeply healing, a homeopathic remedy must have resonance with the individualized symptom presentation.
The spectrum encompasses a very varied presentation, from a child who didn’t cry at first breath to the child who suddenly appears to be regressing at two years old. Within that breath, all eight thousand remedies are a possibility and that's why extensive experience with autism is crucial. If I said, there are three remedies for autism, people would say, “I gave all three and I can say homeopathy doesn’t work”. Well of course !!! I wish it were that easy but autism is complex and it demands, more than anything else experience and professionalism.
Thirty years of experience taught me that there are some categories of remedies, each of which includes a few hundred, that seem to come up more often than others but I never rely on that, that's why the consultation takes three hours. It's in order to thoroughly analyze in order to achieve a quick change in the child. That's one thing that is really almost incredible about autism and homeopathy, that is how quick the changes can actually happen with an accurate remedy. I've made many videos on this. How quick change can going to happen in such a deep disease can be mind-boggling.
So a three-hour process of asking a lot of questions about the child not only about the behavior of the child but even the consciousness of the child (don’t worry I’ve done this for nearly 30 years, I know how to get to it) is crucial. It is not too much time. After the initial consultation, case management is done on a monthly basis at first. Case management follows the development of the child, from regression to full development or growth. The goal is to fully restore spontaneous eye contact, spontaneous interaction and spontaneous speech. This is what I call the three-legged stool of autism that must disappear in order to have the full reversal.
Case Study of Parents who reverse their child autism with Homeopathy
Pierre Fontaine claims his most challenging work came by way of treating a 5-year-old boy named John. Originally diagnosed with PDD-NOS, John presented with:
• speech and language abnormalities
• rigid personality
• self-injurious behaviors
Additionally, the boy’s mother expressed concerns surrounding:
• inappropriate touching
• jealous outbursts against his older brother
• personal hygiene patterns
• the tendency to connect with objects easier than other people.
After successfully diminishing the presence of undesirable behaviors through an understanding of who John is, his mother’s emotional state during pregnancy, behavioral analysis, and two rounds of Hyoscyamus Niger, Pierre Fontaine utilized the therapeutic properties of Apis Mellifica. The improvement was evident in the following changes:
• Decreased instances of Anxiety, Teeth Grinding, and Obsessive Behaviors
• Self-initiated social interactions
• Reduced instances of Self-Isolation
• Marked ability to achieve a state of Relaxation
According to testimonies from John’s mother and several teachers, John is progressing in his abilities to focus on assigned tasks and engage in spontaneous and appropriate social interactions with his family and peers.
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Famous Autistic People in History
one should feel proud of being a parent of the autistic child. Because history has proved to this
- Dan Aykroyd – Comedic Actor
- Hans Christian Andersen – Children’s Author
- Benjamin Banneker – African American almanac author, surveyor, naturalist, and farmer
- Susan Boyle – Singer
- Tim Burton – Movie Director
- Lewis Carroll – Author of “Alice in Wonderland”
- Henry Cavendish – Scientist
- Charles Darwin – Naturalist, Geologist, and Biologist
- Emily Dickinson – Poet
- Paul Dirac – Physicist
- Albert Einstein – Scientist & Mathematician
- Bobby Fischer – Chess Grandmaster
- Bill Gates – Co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation
- Temple Grandin – Animal Scientist
- Daryl Hannah – Actress & Environmental Activist
- Thomas Jefferson – Early American Politician
- Steve Jobs – Former CEO of Apple
- James Joyce – Author of “Ulysses”
- Alfred Kinsey – Sexologist & Biologist
- Stanley Kubrick – Film Director
- Barbara McClintock – Scientist and Cytogeneticist
- Michelangelo – Sculptor, Painter, Architect, Poet
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Classical Composer
- Sir Isaac Newton – Mathematician, Astronomer, & Physicist
- Jerry Seinfeld – Comedian
- Satoshi Tajiri – Creator of Nintendo’s Pokémon
- Nikola Tesla – Inventor
- Andy Warhol – Artist
- Ludwig Wittgenstein – Philosopher
- William Butler Yeats – Poet
Recommended Games for Children with Autism
- Sorting and Organizing Games
- Memory and Matching Games
- Stacking Objects
- Stress Balls
- Tactile Play with Kinetic Sand, Water Tables
- Magnetic Pattern Kits
- Sorting/Classifying games
- Stacking Toys
- Math games
- Water tables
- Kinetic Sand
According to the DSM-5, Autism Spectrum Disorder applies to any individual with a diagnosis of:
- Autistic Disorder: Autistic Disorder (sometimes called “classical autism”) is the most common condition in a group of developmental disorders known as the autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Classic autism is characterized by impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and unusual, repetitive, or severely limited activities and interests (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 2005a).
- Asperger’s Disorder: In Asperger syndrome, a young child experiences impaired social interactions and develop limited repetitive patterns of behavior (Nemours Foundation, 2005). Motor milestones may be delayed and clumsiness is often observed (U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2004a). However, people with Asperger syndrome usually have fewer problems with language than those with ASD, often speaking fluently, though their words can sometimes sound formal or stilted. People with Asperger syndrome do not usually have the accompanying learning disabilities associated with ASD; in fact, people with Asperger syndrome are often of average or above average intelligence (National Autistic Society, 2005).
- Childhood Disintegrative Disorder: Childhood disintegrative disorder is a condition occurring in 3- and 4-year-olds who have developed normally to age 2. Over several months, a child with this disorder will deteriorate in intellectual, social, and language functioning from previously normal behavior (U.S. National Library of Medicine 2004b).
- Pervasive Developmental Disorder: Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) is a developmental neurologic spectrum disorder, occurs in 10 to 12 of every 10,000 children. Children with PDD-NOS either (a) do not fully meet the criteria of symptoms clinicians use to diagnose any of the four specific types of PDD above, and/or (b) do not have the degree of impairment described in any of the above four PDD specific types.
To know more or in-depth detail of each Autism type
Autistic Child Diet Checklist
1 in 5 children with ASD is on a restrictive diet. It is recommended that an Elimination Diet begins with the incremental withdrawal of:
- Gluten: contained in Wheat, Rye, and Barley
- Casein: found in Dairy
Additionally, there are benefits found in:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B6
- Omega 3.
This is very common approach parents take to help their children on the spectrum. There are many diets parents chose from for their children. The most common foods removed are dairy, wheat, all gluten foods, corn, sugar, additives, preservatives, dyes, artificial colors, artificial flavorings, and artificial sweeteners. The removal of these foods and others can create an effect but most of the time removing them only has a minimum effect, after some time on the diet it becomes clear that the diet manages symptoms rather than get rid of the condition altogether.
The reason diets mainly manage the problem is that diets are based on outdated, 1950’s biological ideas. The biological idea is that we are cellularly 100 percent human. It's a very linear, simplistic idea. Let's just say wheat and dairy are removed (GFCF diet) which is the very most common diet for kids on the spectrum. The idea is that the food causes allergic symptoms of various different severity, from chronic diarrhea or constipation to not being able to speak.
The problem with this approach is that the body is not 100 percent human. In fact, human cells are really a fraction of all cells in the body. For example, there are nine times more bacterial cells in the body than there are human cells. 100 trillion bacterial cells as opposed to 10 trillion human cells. Although nowadays we talk about the “good” and “bad” bacteria it is not saying much at all, again it is an extremely simplistic idea. The reality is far more sophisticated than that. The number problem I see with diets is that all that bacterial matter in our bodies adapts to a removal of foods in order to survive. You see, bacteria have as much survival instinct as we do. In fact, it even has a better survival instinct than we do because they can reproduce a lot faster than us. We reproduce about every 25 years, bacteria can reproduce with adaptation within hours. In addition to bacteria, there are very many more viruses in the body than there are bacterial cells, then there is also more fungal matter than bacteria and viruses combined. All three of these communities communicate with each other and of course, communicate with human cells as well. On top of this, you have also parasites. All of this biological matter communicates by sending chemical messages between each other. And so now you can begin to understand that diets can only have a limited effect because when you remove an item someday all this matter will have adapted. I'm not saying it's wrong to remove something but to think that you're going to have a long-term effect outside of the rare exception is really wrongheaded. Once you remove a food all of these five components recombine themselves so that they can survive and disease takes over again. This matter is part of health as well as part of disease and disease can “happen” again. It's not going to suddenly vanish. When adaptation to diet happens, generally the doctor will say “well, you know we need to remove the corn, you also need to remove eggs, carbohydrates as a whole to starve the fungal matter somehow and prevent bacterial infections and inflammation”. All this to sustain this idea that cannot work in the long term. A disease is deeper than the level of food. I mean, the disease eventually kills us so it is deeper and stronger than food!!! If it were not we could eat ourselves to health (in some “lifestyle” illnesses it is possible) but it is unlikely going to be so in the case of autism. It can have an effect, sometimes but get rid of autism while not impossible as there are some cases that tell us so, it is very unlikely. So not a bad idea but let’s have the correct expectations.
The reason diet cannot reverse autism on a systematic basis is not only biochemical. All matter is “held” together within a biological electrical matrix or field. To remove disease we need to access the bioelectrical matrix which is the root or genesis of all diseases. That's what needs to happen and that is where homeopathy operates. Homeopathy changes the bioelectrical field directly. That's why sometimes we see very very very quick results because the accuracy of the remedy literally cut the power or the matrix of the disease, that's it. A disease is an electrical field, a disease can literally be flicked off. To illustrate this, I like to take an example in the eighteenth century. Back then one needed a lot of candles to light up a room. If somebody at the time said, “oh, in a few years, all we will need to light up a room is flip a switch and this tiny little thing made out of the glass will light up the entire room” At the time, people would have thought the person to be crazy. How can you replace 300 candles right, but that is exactly what happened. How can you replace all the supplements or medication with just one tiny homeopathic remedy? Yeah, we can because it is much more efficient to treat in depth than manage all the moving parts at a shallow depth. It is like a whirlpool. It is impossible to get out of it, only by going to the bottom of it can something escape it. Depth in disease is key.
Therefore, there is no specific diet for homeopathy. One can be on any diet, homeopathic doesn't exclude anything, it's just important to understand why diet has its limits and after an accurate homeopathic remedy, you can get off the diet because now, with the homeopathic remedy creating resonance upon the bioelectric field we are going for total healing not simple management of symptoms. There is one exception to this and that is dairy. if a child really reacts to dairy then it makes sense you remove it completely but for the rest of it, the child should be able to get back on clean foods without causing any problem.
Facts And Questions about Autism
- ASD occurs in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups
- Scientists are researching possible links between Autism and Epilepsy.
- Early Intervention Services reduce the need for extended supports in the future.
Q: How common is Self Injurious Behavior among children with Autism Spectrum Disorder?
A: 28 % of children on the Autistic Spectrum display Self Injurious Behavior which is defined as head banging, hair pulling, arm biting, eye poking, and skin scratching.
Q: Are there any non-genetic Risk Factors identified in children born with ASD?
A: Research has indicated higher rates of Autism in babies born prematurely, as well as babies born to older mothers and mothers experiencing physiological stress during pregnancy.
Q: Is autism a genetic disease? Does it start in the womb?
Autism varies so much it is literally impossible to tell. As previously mentioned a large number of spectrum cases seems to have a feeding issue from day one, either refusal to breastfeeding or with an extreme reaction to a formula in the form of diarrhea, constipation or abdominal cramps aka colics. But autism is a spectrum so the presentation is often very varied. Some children develop 100% normally until the year or two at which point they seem to regress. When I take the detailed history, however, the notion that all was fine until two is not as common as it appears. For example, a lot of children on the spectrum most commonly have had a lot of ear infections or a lot of coughs, colds, bronchial issues before the age of two. It is not uncommon to hear that the child was affected by vaccines, while I don’t doubt that that can be true, the ear infections and cold are often precursors to regression.
I think a lot of autism could be prevented by simply understanding the human body for what it is which is a biological cocktail. The human body is a cocktail of bacterial, fungal, viral, parasite, and human cells. Given the history of autism, I think the most minimal amount of medication given to a child the better the human race will be. Children are over medicated. I see parents give medication when the fever is barely 99. If we look at the figures, you see the introduction of antibiotics and the rise of autism go hand-in-hand. Antibiotic was created on this idea that a human body is 100 percent human. Most people think we are 100 percent, human, right? The idea people have in their minds is that some pathogen comes in our pristine body environment, and it creates symptoms that make us uncomfortable and all we have to do is take an antibiotic that is going to kill that one thing and then the human body is 100 percent human again. It's a complete lie. But that is what most people have in their mind, this image cannot be underestimated. That is exactly what most people see, it is a powerful image that creates a deep connection between our psyche and the good folks at the medical establishment. It is like a Rockwell painting. It is an idea but in reality, we have no idea what happens in the body when we introduce antibiotics in the extremely complex biological soup our bodies are. We are the result of three billions years of evolution. What happens to bacteria, viral and fungal matter in the mouth, in the eyes and the nose, in the heart, in the liver, in the brain, in the gut, the spleen etc. all of this we have we don't have a clue. We owe our lives to what lives inside of us, it keeps us alive. We are a product of evolution, not only simply biological but also bioelectrical evolution built upon in layers to gain greater open consciousness. Autism, in my humble view, is a disruption of all of that.