Homeopathy and autism
Autism is one of the most debilitating health and developmental problems that is difficult to correct and treat symptoms.
Sometimes traditional medicine, even with the symptoms of autism, cannot do anything. And given the undesirability of drug intervention and a bunch of its side effects, it is often the homeopathic treatment of autism that is one of the main methods of treating autism and other neurological diseases.
If the main medical principle is “do no harm”, then homeopathy in the treatment of autistic children is the most acceptable choice. Although there are some nuances here, and not always positive ones.
Whether homeopathy, in principle, is able to help with any disease is a question over which both physicians and scientists have been arguing for many decades.
When does homeopathy help in the treatment of autism?
First of all, homeopathic treatment of autism is an adjunctive therapy that should be combined with other methods of correcting autism.
A good effect can be obtained by combining the treatment of autism with homeopathy with cranial therapy, a manual effect that is carried out by an osteopath.
Homeopathic treatment of autism is currently carried out by a large number of homeopaths who specialize in the treatment of autism and use several directions in such treatment. However, such a specialist should be chosen carefully.
First of all, the homeopath must carefully delve into the patient’s problems, assess his individual characteristics, differentiate the symptoms of autism from manipulative behavior, and so on, and after prescribing optimally selected homeopathic remedies for autism, carefully monitor changes in the behavior and well-being of the autist and make timely adjustments if necessary.
All this can only be done by a responsible, experienced specialist in this field. That is, an ordinary, even the best homeopath, is unlikely to be able to help an autistic person if he does not specialize in the treatment of autism.
Homeopathy in the treatment of children with autism
One of the theories of homeopathic treatment of autism is the use of homeopathic medicines based on vaccines. It is believed that autism is “caused” by vaccinations, and in some cases there is scientific evidence for this.
Therefore, increasing homeopathic dilutions of these vaccines used for vaccinations are used to detoxify the body.
Such a homeopathic treatment of autism is based on the fact that the disease in a child began precisely after vaccination, that some series of vaccines contained an increased amount of mercury.
Autism: treatment of symptoms with homeopathic medicines
Another common mistake in the use of homeopathy in the treatment of autism is the attempt to prescribe homeopathic remedies for autism on the basis of symptoms that are characteristic of the disease as a whole, and not for a particular patient.
This approach leads to the fact that the same homeopathic remedies for autism are prescribed to everyone in a row.
It goes without saying that the effectiveness of treatment is 50/50, and, as they say, at random. These medications may or may not help.
Therefore, if a decision is made to use homeopathic treatment for autism in a child, then be prepared that it can take quite a long time.
Given all this, the doctor must constantly monitor the child in order to identify individual characteristics. You need to be prepared for the fact that the wait will be long, and the change of drugs will be quick if the clinical situation requires it.
Side effects in homeopathic treatment of autism
An important point is the correct prescription of homeopathic medicines in cases where a child falls ill with a cold. Growing up as an autist, you probably already noticed that such children usually do not get sick at all with any acute diseases.
Just think about how much autism is “stronger” than all kinds of colds – this is an amazing property that haunts scientists. The treatment process at such moments can significantly “progress”.
In addition to all that has been said, one must be prepared for the appearance of prolonged and strong aggravations (exaggeration of the severity of actually painful symptoms and the appearance of subjective painful sensations).
In most cases, strong aggravations are a good sign. Therefore, it is not worth interfering with the treatment process, except in cases where the negative picture of the impact of the new drug is clearly visible.