Many people have the false impression that there is no effective treatment for autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). But homeopathic medicine has been effective, to a large degree, with ASD. While diet and the use of various vitamin and mineral supplements is important, this article will discuss only your homeopathic options. Dr. Martin will also be happy to discuss diet and supplementation with you as well. And the most effective natural treatment will involve diet, vitamin supplements and homeopathy.
Autism is not a black and white disorder, but occurs with a range of symptoms, and the symptoms may vary in intensity. The range is from classic autism to high-functioning Asperger Syndrome. Symptoms can range tremendously from communication problems, repetitive behaviors, the extreme need for personal and social structure, difficulty with social interactions, trouble with digestion, food sensitivities, problems with muscle tone, coordination and a weak immune system. Along with ASD many children and adults may also have anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficient/hyperactive disorder (ADHD) or insomnia.
Since homeopathy, by its nature, provides unique treatment for each person, it is the perfect medicine for children and adults with autism or ASD. When someone with these symptoms seeks treatment from a homeopath, the clinician will observe the individual’s unique symptoms and consider hundreds of possible homeopathic remedies that might alleviate their symptoms.
Homeopathy is a gentle, non-drug therapy and is appropriate for even hypersensitive children and adults who are too sensitive to take prescription drugs or who have allergies or who may have environmental sensitivities. Best results are seen in clients who are actively interested and motivated in their healing. Since homeopathy is gentle, subtle and “quiet” in it’s healing effect, it takes time, and the homeopathic patient must enter treatment with patience.
Even people with ASD who are already on prescription medications from their Medical Doctor can pursue homeopathic treatment, as there is no conflict. Homeopathic remedies do not interfere with or react with pharmaceutical drug therapy. But one should also always consult with and get the approval of their primary Medical Doctor, since the teamwork approach to health is always the most preferred.
Homeopathy Improves Attention in ADD and ADHD
This study of 83 children with ADHD or ADD was conducted with the double blind format using random children with ADD or ADHD. The children received either a placebo or homeopathic remedy. The study was published in the European Journal of Pediatrics, in the July 27, 2005 issue. The study showed that homeopathy was very effective in treating attention problems in kids, particularly in areas of behavioral and cognitive functions.
This has also been my clinical experience. For over 20 years I have seen many kids improve at school and in relationships with the properly prescribed homeopathic remedy.
If you would like to see your children’s grades improve, or see a brighter future for your kids, then bring them in for a homeopathic consultation. But one word of warning. You cannot approach homeopathy as you would Western medicine. The biggest difference is that homeopathic treatment involves a teamwork approach with active participation from the parents and an ongoing commitment of at least a few months. The patient’s who really benefit from homeopathy the most continue to use it for many years at a time. It’s not a band-aid. Rather, it’s a real cure and a change in the neurotransmitters in the brain.