Autism is a complex, heterogeneous condition with skyrocketing incidence. It is becoming increasingly clear that autism is a whole-body, auto-immune disorder caused by interactions of genetic and epigenetic predispositions interacting with various environmental toxins, infections and other stressors.
Although autism is diagnosed based on a constellation of behavioral symptoms, when underlying physical illnesses are identified and treated properly, children can reach their maximum potential and are even losing their diagnosis altogether.
Presently, parents are given resources limited to education, speech, and behavioral therapies, but may not realize that their child's brain cannot function if their body is burdened with illness.
Naturopathic and homepathic medicine can help with the physical and biological aspects of autism.
Melt-downs and aggression
Eye contact and socials skills
Repetetive and OCD tendencies
Constipation and/or diarrhea
Oversensitivity to environmental stimulati such as sounds and light and clothing
Are you concerned about long wait times or costs for autism assessments? I can help to make a diagnosis and you can start biomedical and homeopathic care as well as other interventions such as ABA and speech therapy to begin recovering your child right away while waiting for the formal assessment to access funding.
The younger the child, the faster the recovery. Some of my patients have lost their diagnosis while waiting for their formal assessments. If your child is older than four he or she may also still recover, but more likely at a slower pace and not as fully. At any age improvements can be seen.
I am treating a 32-year-old man with ASD now and his concentration and self-confidence have considerably improved, symptoms which affected him most. A 19-year-old youth under my care is much happier and is also eating a much greater variety of food after a few months of treatment. He still has autism but his quality of life has clearly improved.
If you have any concerns about your child's development you are probably right. Research shows that parents are extremely accurate at assessing their child. Trust yourself and take action, every day counts. Don't wait, I cannot overemphasize this.
Every child I have seen who was less than three years old has dramatically improved. The most successful cases were less than 20 months old and experienced rapid and complete recovery. Recovery definitely takes longer and is less predictable the older the child is. Please don't wait until the 'autism' is firmly entrenched.
I offer both biomedical and homeopathic treatments in my practice. My focus however, is primarily on homeopathy and CEASE Therapy to treat children with these conditions.
Diet and supplementation are also important and very helpful but will not usually address the deeper underlying causes of these disorders. In addition it can often be difficult to get the children to eat a better diet at the beginning. With homeopathy however, this symptoms is often easily addressed and the child then starts to eat a greater variety of foods and can be directed much more easily.
Homeopathy is better able to address the deeper, underlying causes of the condition. Additionally, the remedies are very cost-effective, which will save you money on expensive supplements in the long run. They are also small and sweet easy to take.
Homeopathy and CEASE Therapy also address gut and heavy metal toxicity concerns.
Addressing the Cause
My specialty is finding and addressing the multiple causative factors for autism. These can include inherited predispostions as well as the use of various medications, especially antibiotics, Tylenol and vaccines the child received.
Medications and ultrasounds during pregnancy, medical interventions during labour and delivery, bisphenol A from plastics, fire-retardants, heavy metals, car exhaust fumes and pesticides can also be contributing factors.
Medication, vaccines and traumas parents had before conception can play additional roles. Best results are obtained by being aware of all of these possible factors.
CEASE stands for 'Complete Elimination of Autism Spectrum Expression' and is an integrated therapy based on homeopathy, which was developed by Dr. Tinus Smits, a Dutch medical doctor and homeopath.
It is not only applicable to children with autism but also to many other neurodevelopmental and behavioural disorders as well as immunological disorders in both children and adults.
Dr. Smits felt that virtually all children with autism could be greatly improved if not competely healed, especially if treated early enough.
Autism and Vaccines
Dr. Smits opinion was that 70% of children with autism were predominantly negatively affected by vaccines and the other 30% more by other factors.
Babies now receive 28 doses of vaccines containing 14 different diseases in their first year of life alone, 49 doses of 14 diseases by age 5 and some 68 doses of 18 different diseases by age 18. Most of these vaccines are spiked with aluminum salts to force the immature immune system into creating an immune response, which can be a prescription for chronic inflammation and auto-immune conditions. Please don't let the media turn you away from the idea that autism is associated with vaccines. The pharmaceutical industry has highly vested interests as well as leverage in manipulating the information the media provides. Do your own research. The interested reader is referred to The Children's Medical Safety Institute website for detailed information and research on aluminum adjuvants in vaccines.
The multi-dose flu shot contains mercury in amounts high enough to cause brain damage and the MMR vaccine is grown on fetal cell lines, cell lines from aborted fetuses. Some of the DNA of these fetuses will be injected into your baby and may increase the risk of cancer among other things.
Children with autism have complex case histories, usually full of medical interventions.
A typical case history includes the use of prescription medication, repeated ultrasounds and antibiotics during pregnancy, various drugs during labour and delivery, then the usual vaccinations for the baby after birth and possibly some antibiotics as well as Tylenol.
Add to that genetic and epigenetic predispositions, low levels of vitamin D and other nutrients, air pollution, a few pesticides in the food and some flame retardants in the mattress and we have a perfect storm.
Medications, vaccines, recreational drugs and emotional traumas parents had before even conceiving their child can create additional layers.
Modern Medicine and Autism
The chemical industry and especially modern medicine, in spite of good intentions, have inadvertently created the widespread development of chronic disease in children and adults.
There is no single causative factor for autism, it is always multifactorial. The reason we don't have a cure is because this is not properly understood.
It is my goal to address as many of these factors as possible in order to help your child as quickly and effectively as possible.
A Quick Fix - Not!
However, because of the inherent complexity of this condition there is no quick fix. Treatment with CEASE Therapy and naturopathy takes time and commitment.
Your child's brain and immune system need time to recover, but they can. Plan on treatment for 2-4 years, depending on the age of the child.
There are many case studies published on my website, which will give you an idea of the treatment process. I also highly recommend Dr. Smit's book, Autism - Beyond Despair. It will help you to understand the system and inspire you.
What to Expect
Assessment involves a very detailed case taking. I usually meet with parent and child for the first visit of one hour and then with the parents only for another hour. I review baby photos, medication and vaccine records, diet intakes, reports from other professionals and samples of art and handwriting as well as a detailed family history.
I may or may not recommend further testing. Sometimes allergy testing or a hair mineral analysis can be very useful.
A treatment plan is usually designed after the second visit. I then see the child about once a month for several months for 30 minute visits. After that time about every 3-4 months until the child is stable.
Facebook Support Groups
For those looking for more information on CEASE Therapy there are a couple of facebook support groups parents have recommended: Cease Homeopathic Therapy for Autism Mommy Homeopathy Cease Therapy Detox Group
Recommended Autism Treatment Book
Dr. Tinus Smits was a Dutch medical doctor and homeopath who discovered that children with ASD have a malfunctioning rather than damaged brain due to the cumulative effects of various toxins, including excessive vaccinations, antibiotics, infections, medications and environmental toxins such as plastic softeners.
Certain illnesses, vaccinations and traumas in the parents or even grandparents may also cause subtle genetic and epigenetic changes which can be passed on and increase the susceptibility of some children to the effects of environmental toxins and other stresses. Dr. Smits developed a treatment program which includes the use of homeopathic preparations of the different vaccines and medications to help restore the child's brain and immune system to normal function.
Please see his website at www.tinussmits.com for more information or oder his book "Autism, Beyond Despair", available at www.minimum.com or on Amazon and now also as a downloadable e-book on his website. The book is not only about autism but also about all the other frequent neurological, behavioural and physical health problem seen so commonly in children these days.
Simple Autism Test for Infants
Further Reading on Autism and Related on my Website