- Sleep issues
- Aggressive behaviour
- Poor attention span
- GI issues
- Poor methylation and detox issues
Homeopathy can help children transform their quality of life and free to realise their potential.
MY TREATMENT APPROACH
It is important to consider the whole medical history of the child and that starts in utero. Whatever the mother experiences during pregnancy, including stress, illness and medication, is also experienced by the baby and can have an impact in future development.
Is autism genetic? The jury is still out there on this and the scientific community has not come to any conclusion yet. There may well be a genetic component in autism, just like in most other conditions, genetic predisposition plays a role.
From the homeopathic point of view, however, the genetic component does not make any difference in terms of outcome and here is why: homeopathy helps with the individual’s symptoms. The focus is on the whole individual to help reach his/her potential, whatever the starting point is.
The gut-brain connection:the discovery of the microbiome is now finally mainstream and even conventional medicine recognises that a healthy gut improves brain function. Over 90% of children with autism or ADHD also suffer from GI issues, allergies or are picky eaters, which limits their diet. This means that the quality of the gut is quite limited.
Detox or no detox? In addition to that, the natural process of detoxification from pollutants we are all exposed to (air pollution, processed food and so on) is often inhibited, which creates a permanent toxic burden in the system. For this reason, clean, organic food is very important. Eliminating processed food as much as possible, sugar and food colourings can help so much.
Some treatments include a sort of detox protocol, either homeopathically or with natural supplements. Some parents ask to detox their child first, as they already know that heavy metals or other toxins are involved. However, detoxing with whatever method, can be too aggressive and cause unwanted aggravations of the symptoms. It is very important to evaluate the case carefully before deciding what course of action to take.
The main goal is to rebalance and strengthen the immune system slowly and gently.