HOW HOMEOPATHY CAN HELP REDUCE BEHAVIOURAL ISSUES IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS ON THE AUTISTIC SPECTRUM
Is your child doing any or a few (hopefully not all) of the following:
-hitting head against the wall/floor
-running out of the house and into the traffic
-hitting others for no apparent reason
-screaming for no apparent reason
This list is not even complete, however, these are the complaints I often see on social media from parents asking for advise/help to stop these particular behaviours.
NO SILVER BULLETS, BUT…
The first thing I need to say is this: “no, there is nothing that you can give, no magic potion, pill or super-food that will address this specific issue and make it go away”.
Some parents to a lot of Occupational Therapy or ABA or take the psychological approach.
Because autism is a medical condition and the symptoms we see are just the tip of the iceberg. You really need to dive under the water to see what is going on.
IT’S THE GUT BRAIN CONNECTION AGAIN!
Aggressive behaviour in particular (towards others or self) and general irritability are linked to liver issues.
Our liver is like a big filter. Everything we eat and drink gets processed and at the end the liver decides what stays in (nutrients) and what goes out (toxins in the form of poop and urine).
You know those old fashion hoovers or vacuum cleaners, with a filter that you had to change when it got too dirty? When the filter gets dirty, the hoover doesn’t work properly and at some point, instead of sucking up the dust, it will start to spit and spout dirt all over the floor. That’s more or less what happens when the liver is over-burden with toxins to the point where it doesn’t function properly anymore and the toxins are trapped in the body, causing all sort of mayhem, like inflammation. The aggressive behavour is just one expression of that malfunction.
Other issues like screaming, teeth-grinding or spitting are often caused by yeast overgrowth in the gut.
Organic Acid Tests (OAT) can be ordered to show what kind of bacteria are present in the gut, however, it is not essential to run these tests.
WHAT CAN HOMEOPATHY DO?
Homeopathy can gently detox the liver, so that it can start functioning properly.
How do you know the treatment is working without running tests?
The reason why tests are not essential, is that you can see the changes in behaviour and also in the quality of digestion and bowel movements and even appetite.
IF GUT HEALTH IS THE MAIN ISSUE, SHOULD I GIVE MY CHILD PROBIOTICS?
You can certainly try, however, in my experience, probiotics don’t work, at least not until detox is complete.
Many parents come to me with a list of vitamins and probiotics they have been giving to their children for months and months, without seeing any benefits.
Simply put: the gut is so full or toxins and out of balance, that even the best probiotics on the market will not make a dent in it.
This is why detoxing is the preparatory work and the basis for the next stages of my treatment.
Book your Breakthrough Session with me now, if you want to know more and find out what homeopathy can do for you!