Tribeca Homeopathy helps patients with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association revised the diagnostic criteria for autism. This greatly broadened the spectrum. It now ranges from brilliant scientists, artists, and musicians to an individual who cannot dress himself/herself. Over the years, the diagnostic criteria have kept changing. It is not a precise lab test for strep throat. Labels such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, sensory processing disorder or learning disability are often applied to the same child. The spectrum ranges from genius to someone with no speech and learning disability. In older children with no speech delay, the diagnosis sometimes switches back and forth between autism and ADHD. You cannot get any special services in school without a label and the number of children diagnosed with autism continues to rise nationally.
At Tribeca Homeopathy we don’t treat a label, we support and treat the general health and whole system of my patients, using homeopathic medicine, nutrition and functional medicine.
We would like to share with you methods we use and recommend in supporting Autistic Spectrum Disorder patients. Note: please don’t self prescribe remedies and always work with a qualified practitioner, please read disclaimer. Do not stop taking medications prescribed by your doctors.
Trauma and shocks remedies
All patients with autistic spectrum disorder are stuck in a state of shock. Trauma damages the base chakra (this is true for all of my cases when there has been history of trauma). Often the patient may not be fully aware of the shock. However, if we are aware of how trauma presents, we can be mindful of how they affect us. Often a big trauma will not even seem relevant to a patient/parent or parents may totally forget to tell me about a traumatic event because they may feel ashamed or forget, or they may think it is not relevant. However while taking the case of my patients, some signs will reveal state of shock/trauma: Disconnectedness, imbalance in the endocrine system, poor sleep pattern, poor eating habits, erratic moods or blood sugar, anxieties, fears, over sensitivity to external stimuli, OCD, inability to react to emotions, easily feeling overwhelmed, fear of change, fear of being out of control, all kinds of fears. Sometimes side effect of conventional drugs may also create a shock to our system (for instance extreme anxieties following antibiotics, due to gut brain connection).
Shocks affect us physiologically, energetically as well as emotionally. The type of person that we are and the type of shock that we had determines the long term effect of the shock. For instance, a constitutional phosphorus is very susceptible to shock. A shock like head injury may need Nat Sulph, while a grief may need Ignatia.
Isopathy & detox using homeopathy remedies
Isopathic therapy may be used in the case of an autistic spectrum disorder condition. Isopathy consists in giving a person the substance that caused their illness back in homeopathic potency. During case taking it is very important for me to know details of pregnancy, birth and drugs used by mom (even dad) prior to pregnancy. If autistic children’s mother has had drugs in pregnancy or during birth process (no fault to mom as sometimes we have no choice and conventional drugs can be life saviors), at Tribeca Homeopathy we will detox out of the drug used by the mom during the pregnancy and/or birth; we will use various methods and remedies to detox emotionally and also reduce the toxicity in the tissues. The same approach is applied if mom reports a reaction to vaccine.
A balance and adapted nutritional intake also needs to be evaluated when managing an autistic spectrum disorder. Deficiencies may have negative impacts on the overall health of patients. While each patient has specific needs, supplements commonly prescribed in the case of autistic spectrum disorder focus on supporting the brain and the gut, such as:
- Vitamin C (note: Patients with hemochromatosis should avoid vitamin c)
- Fish Oils (e.g. EPA, DHA, Omegas)
*Note for dosage contact a qualified practitioner
Change diet and restrict Sugar
In some autistic children I put them also on a wheat and/or dairy free diet. Autistic children should have food as low in toxins as possible. Food should be as close to nature as possible.
Give your child the best nutrition available and always choose organic. Avoid packaged foods as you can increase toxicity with packaged food. Avoid MSG, color additives, GMOs, preservatives and other waste products. Give your child enough pure water without copper or other toxins. Avoid use of microwaves and plastic containers. Avoid as much as possible sugar and artificial sweeteners.
Complete Elimination of Autistic Spectrum Expression (CEASE). The process involves, going through each causative factor one by one, such as vaccines, regular medication, environmental toxic exposures, effects of illness and detoxifying them using homeopathy.
Controlled consumption of Antibiotics
The society we live in over-consumes antibiotics. Excessive consumption of antibiotics may weaken the immune system and affect the natural abilities of the body to defend and regulate itself. A careful and controlled use of antibiotics is recommended to limit adverse effects such as impairment of the intestinal flora, which in turns could increase the underlying problems.
Children with autistic spectrum disorder may experience some benefits working with animals, especially horse riding.
The treatment of the gut and bowel flora is very important. I use a combination of probiotics, nutrition and homeopathic medicine.
Complementary use of some therapies also provides additional benefits in the case of autistic spectrum disorder. ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) and SonRise therapies may be considered.
Important: Do not stop taking medications prescribed by your doctor.
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