Homeopathic Approach to Autism

Homeopathy or homoeopathy is a pseudoscientific system of alternative medicine. It works on the principle of ‘similia similibus curentur’, or ‘like cures like’. It achieved its greatest popularity in the 19th century.

What is Autism?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a broad term used to describe a group of neurodevelopmental disorders.

These disorders are characterized by problems with communication and social interaction. People with ASD often demonstrate restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped interests or patterns of behavior.

Different Types of Autism

five different ASD subtypes, or specifiers, have been recognized. They are:

  • with or without accompanying intellectual impairment
  • with or without accompanying language impairment
  • associated with a known medical or genetic condition or environmental factor
  • associated with another neurodevelopmental, mental, or behavioral disorder
  • with catatonia

Someone can be diagnosed with one or more specifiers.

Cause of Autism?

The cause of autism is complex and it is unlikely that there is a single cause, but rather a set of triggers involving biological/medical, psychological, and behavioral factors.

Some of the suspected risk factors for autism include:

  • having an immediate family member with an autism
  • genetic mutations
  • fragile X syndrome and other genetic disorders
  • being born to older parents
  • low birth weight
  • metabolic imbalances
  • exposure to heavy metals and environmental toxins
  • a history of viral infections
  • fetal exposure to the medications valproic acid (Depakene) or thalidomide (Thalomid)

Psychological assessments can be helpful but they cannot be used to confirm or deny a diagnose is medical and is made by recognizing patterns of behavior from early life that indicate impairment of social interaction. Communication and development of imagination. This is known as the triad of impairment.

What are the symptoms of autism?

Autism symptoms typically become clearly evident during early childhood, between 12 and 24 months of age. However, symptoms may also appear earlier or later.

Early symptoms may include a marked delay in language or social development. The DSM-5 divides symptoms of autism into two categories: problems with communication and social interaction, and restricted or repetitive patterns of behavior or activities.

Homeopathy Treatment of Autism

The selection of homeopathic remedy for Autism is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat autism spectrum disorder but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility.

As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several homeopathic remedies are available to treat autism spectrum disorder that can be selected on the basis of family history, cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints.

For individualized remedy selection and homeopathy treatment of autism, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Following homeopathic remedies are helpful in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder:

  • Carcinocin,
  • Calcarea phos,
  • Agaricus Muscsarius
  • Cuprum-met,
  • Baryta carb,
  • Aethusa cynapium
  • Coffea
  • Lyssinum
  • Silicea,
  • Borax,
  • Lycopodium,
  • Stramonium,
  • Hydrogen,
  • Helium,
  • Helleborus
  • Thuja,
  • Secretin,
  • Calcarea carb,
  • Bufo,
  • Medorrhinum
  • Pulsatilla
  • Belladonna
  • Ignatia
  • Natrum muriaticum
  • Phosphorus
  • Tarentula hispanica
  • Sacchrum albis

Let’s take a look at some of these remedies in detail!

Aethusa cynapium –

  • The characteristic symptoms relate mainly to the brain and nervous system, connected with gastro-intestinal disturbance.
  • Restless; anxious; disconnected; uneasy and violent;
  • Inability to think, to fix the attention.
  • Anguish, crying, and expression of uneasiness and discontent, lead to this remedy most frequently in disease in children

Agaricus Muscsarius

  • The child sings, talks but does not answer.
  • Singing, shouting, muttering rhymes and prophesies.
  • Loquacious, talk unintelligent, continuously changes topics.
  • Twitching in muscles is a marked symptom.
  • Aversion to work. Does not want to do his daily household.
  • Talks continuously and jumps over one another topic. Sings, talk but does not answer;
  • Indifference;
  • Great mental excitement and incoherent talking;
  • Mental confusion.

Baryta carb

  • Weak memory, idiotic child.
  • Shyness with low confidence.
  • Aversion to strangers hides behind a chair.
  • Physically dwarf stunted growth.
  • The tendency of recurrent tonsillitis.
  • Very sensitive to cold air, cold weather.
  • Excellent homeopathy remedy for children with autism who have a low IQ.
  • Loss of memory; mental weakness.
  • Lost confidence in himself; bashful; aversion to strangers.
  • Childish; grief over trifles; irresolute; do not grow and develop.
  • They are backward physically and mentally.
  • Very averse to meeting strangers; children subject to Quincy.

 Carcinocin 

  • Wonderful homeopathic medicine for autism spectrum disorder.
  • The child is mild, yielding, and sensitive to reprimands.
  • Hyperactivity is not very marked in Carcinocin patients.
  • May have interest in artwork like drawing, singing, coloring, etc.
  • Affectionate and sympathetic patient.
  • Autism in children with a family history of cancer or a strong history of diabetes and coronary artery disease in both paternal and maternal families.
  • The child is often slow but agreeable and caring.

Calcarea Phos 

  • Anemic children who are peevish and irritable.
  • Strong desire to go out.
  • Traveling, motion desires.
  • Recurrent tonsillitis or adenoiditis. Pain on the opening of the mouth.
  • Mouth breathing
  • Infants want to nurse all the time and vomits easily.
  • Craving for salted smoked meat.

Hyoscyamus 

  • Low muttering speech.
  • Very suspicious.
  • Talkative; obscene; jealous; foolish.
  • Great hilarity; inclined to laugh at everything; deep stupor.
  • Quarrelsome; uncovers body; purposeless movements; no love for near once.

Kali Brom 

  • Homeopathic medicine for autism where child moves purposelessly;
  • Hand flapping, fidgety hands.
  • Loss of memory; can pronounce any word told, but cannot speak otherwise;
  • Night delusions; horrid illusions.

Lycopodium

  • An anxious child especially appears in public.
  • Obstinate, domineering, does not share things.
  • Anticipatory anxiety
  • A desire for sweet and warm food. Intolerance for cold drinks.
  • Weak, emaciated, precocious children.
  • Anger violent, irritable child.
  • Aversion to company, but needs someone in the house.

Phosphorus

  • Very affectionate, friendly child.
  • Yielding, mild, cheerful patient.
  • A desire for cold drinks, ice-cream and fruit juices.
  • Constipation, hard stool.
  • Restless, fearful, fear of loud noises and external impressions.
  • fear when alone, fear of thunderstorms.

Silicea

  • Obstinate child, concern about everything.
  • Homeopathic medicine for autism in children who are intelligent (good in academics), sensitive to reprimands, obedient.
  • Fixed ideas for everything.
  • Profuse sweating in palm and soles.
  • Very obstinate constipation.
  • Defective nutrition, cannot assimilate what he eats.
  • Very sensitive to cold weather.
  • Autism after vaccination.

Tarantula 

  • Hyperactive child; extreme restless;
  • Must keep in constant motion;
  • Sudden mood changes.
  • Aversion to any company; disconnected.
  • Homeopathic medicine for autism spectrum disorder in which has destructive behavior
  • Likes bright colors.
  • Like music and dance.

Helleborus

  • Useful for autistic children who have reduced sensitivity to pain and temperature stimuli.

Cease Therapy

Cease therapy includes the use of individualized remedies like the ones above and/or serial potentized vaccines and drugs that the patient or mother (during pregnancy) has taken.

The above information about the homeopathy treatment of Autism and the list of homeopathic medicine for Autism is for information purposes only. Please consult a qualified homeopath before starting any homeopathic treatment.

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