Autism and Homeopathy
Autism spectrum disorders is a generally consider as a difficult disorder to cure, unless someone comes at a very early stage for a homeopathy treatment.
Regarding treatment of 'Autism' The British Pediatric Association proposed, "When a condition has no medical cure it is understandable that parents chose to try alternative or complementary treatments".
Onset of the disorder is in the first three year of life. Prevalence is more in males than females, resent study shows that out of 10,000 almost 20 children are suffering from Autism.
The cause of Autism is still not known. Genetic influences are probable since the condition is more frequent the families of affected persons than in general populations.
Some believes that adverse effects of vaccination (BCG, MMR & DPT) may result into Autism. Some believes the mercury in the vaccines may have some role.
Abnormality in the parents who are schizophrenic or characteristically cold, detached, obsessive and have significant aversion to conversation may be considered for Autistic disorder.
Moreover, Toxemia during pregnancy, prolong labour, birth asphyxia is also an important factor to be considered for development of this disorder. Recent studies reveal that Hep-B vaccine (Thimerosal-Containing Vaccines) is one of the important causes for higher prevalence rate.
Autism is a spectrum disorders encompassing a wide continuum of behaviors, the core feature including impaired social interaction & verbal / non verbal communication, restricted and repetitive pattern of behaviour.
- Autistic infants do not smile at their mother`s voice or make eye contact.
- Autistic infants may stiffen or go limp when picked up by parents rather than clinging or cuddling up to them.
- Autistic child usually play alone. Often they engage in repetitious activities, such as arranging objects in meaningless patterns, flapping of hand etc. some engage in repetitious body movements e.g. spinning, rocking, clapping hands.
- Most (above 85-90%) Autistic children are mentally retarded and their IQ is below normal. But about 10% Autistic children have extraordinary intelligence. Having the ability of memorize long list of information, the ability to make lightning fast mathematical calculations (the great scientist Albert Einstein) and artistic abilities.
Homeopathic approach to Autism*
As per Homeopathic philosophy, significant past history, gestational history, family and personal history, adverse effects of vaccination and environmental factors etc are important component for development of 'Autism'. According to homeopathic principles effect of the cause and ascertainable cause (if any)is to be taken into consideration.
We have observed that after starting Homeopathic treatment 20% Autistic children may begin to improve between the ages of 4 to 6 and are eventually able to attend an ordinary school, another 20% needs special training and they do not perform work. Rest 60% may improve little but unable to lead and independent life and need exclusive residential care.
In order to modify the prognosis and improve the quality of life an integrated approach of homeopathic therapy may be adopted.
Homeopathy medicines for Autism
Consult a qualified homeopathy doctor for appropriate treatment. Administration of Homeopathic medicines according to totality of symptom will not only help to cure the disease but improve the quality of life within a short period.*
Self medication is not advisable.
Aconite, Baryta Carb, Belladona, Calcarea Carb, Calcarea Phos, Chamomilla, Cina, Lycopodium, Hepar Sulph, Lyssin, Medorrhinum, Merc Sol, Natrum Mur, Phosphorus, Stramonium, Sulphur, Terentula, Thuja, Tuberculinum, Thyroidinum,etc.