Too Shy to Speak in Class
Everyone wants to be confident. I have learned that this positive trait is nothing more than a sign of good health and vitality as I’ve seen it blossom and develop in many of my little charges over the years.
I saw Lena, a dark-haired 10 year old girl in March of 2012 for excessive shyness, anxiety and timidity with a great reluctance to speak up in class. She basically said nothing in class at all.
As a result the parents were concerned about her academic success. She was also afraid of higher energy classmates. The parents said that she was slow to do anything, including getting dressed in the mornings. They had even affectionately nick-named her ‘our little snail’.
The girl looked generally slightly unwell, with a peculiar ashen facial appearance I have learned to recognize in vaccine injured children.
History revealed that she had been immunized with the DTaP-IPV-Hib (Pentacel) vaccine at 7 months old. Her mother had delayed the shot, having had a bad feeling about it. Within days of the inoculation Lena developed eczema on her face. Her parent then decided not to vaccinate her any further.
Becoming a Public Speaking Champion
I decided to give the vaccine in question in homeopathic form and in short order the girl changed significantly. She became more alert and lively, talkative, more confident and expressive and was no longer slow!
It was easy now for her to get up and going in the morning, she was more alert and energetic and suddenly developed an interest in the kitchen and cooking. She still did not speak up in class much though, but started to become interested in public speaking and went on to win awards for this!
Also of interest was that during the fourth week of treatment she developed a high fever for the first time in years. Her vitality had been so suppressed that she had been unable to mount a fever in years.
It seems that vaccines in some susceptible persons can create a lowered state of vitality and chronic low-grade illness, which can make it hard to feel good and flourish. I have seen many children come alive and blossom after a little vaccine or medication clearing. I think that a lot of money spent on therapy, tutoring or special education could be saved if children were screened for these kinds of issues.
Dr. Anke Zimmermann, ND, FCAH, Naturopathic Doctor and Classical Homeopath, Sooke, BC
Dr. Anke Zimmermann, ND, FCAH is a naturopathic doctor with a special interest in developmental and behavioural disorders. Cases are all from her practice, names have been changed, they were published with permission and are intended for education only.
Dr. Anke Zimmermann, ND, FCAH
Naturopathic Physician and Classical Homeopath
6550 Throup Road
Sooke, BC, V9Z 0W6
Serving families in Sooke, Metchosin, Langford, Colwood, Victoria, Jordan River, Port Renfew, Greater Vancouver Island, BC
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