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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that appears early in life and affects how the child perceives, communicate and socializes with others. Autism spectrum disorder refers to a wide range of symptoms and severity and is broadly identified as below
|Social communication and interaction||Patterns of behavior|
|Fails to respond to his or her name or appears not to hear you at times||Performs repetitive movements, such as rocking, spinning or hand flapping|
|Resists cuddling and holding, and seems to prefer playing alone, retreating into his or her own world||Performs activities that could cause self-harm, such as biting or head-banging|
|Has poor eye contact and lacks facial expression||Develops specific routines or rituals and becomes disturbed at the slightest change|
|Doesn't speak or has delayed speech, or loses previous ability to say words or sentences||Has problems with coordination or has odd movement patterns, such as clumsiness or walking on toes, and has odd, stiff or exaggerated body language|
|Can't start a conversation or keep one going, or only starts one to make requests or label items||Is fascinated by details of an object, such as the spinning wheels of a toy car, but doesn't understand the overall purpose or function of the object|
|Speaks with an abnormal tone or rhythm and may use a singsong voice or robot-like speech||Is unusually sensitive to light, sound or touch, yet may be indifferent to pain or temperature|
|Repeats words or phrases verbatim, but doesn't understand how to use them||Doesn't engage in imitative or make-believe play|
|Doesn't appear to understand simple questions or directions||Fixates on an object or activity with abnormal intensity or focus|
|Doesn't express emotions or feelings and appears unaware of others' feelings||Has specific food preferences, such as eating only a few foods, or refusing foods with a certain texture|
|Doesn't point at or bring objects to share interest|
|Inappropriately approaches a social interaction by being passive, aggressive or disruptive|
|Has difficulty recognizing nonverbal cues, such as interpreting other people's facial expressions, body postures or tone of voice|
Autism Homeopathy Medicines by Indications
Dr.K.S. Gopi a researcher, academician, practitioner and author of best seller book Homeopathy Easy Prescriber has identified important remedies for this condition
Carcinosin 200 - History of cancer in the family. Desire for milk. Sweat on head. Desire for salty things. Restlessness, Creative (talented), but are obsessive, compulsive, stubborn. Sleep related issues. Mental retardation. Hyperactivity. Attention deficit syndrome. Aversion to reprimand or contradiction. Fastidious. Loves the excitement of thunderstorms.
A study published in IJRH (official publication of central council for research in Homeopathy, Govt of India) 3 cases of ASD treated with Carcinosinum at the child psychiatry unit of the National Homoeopathy Research Institute in Mental Health, Kottayam are presented to show the action of this nosode in ASD. Indian Scale for Assessment of Autism (ISAA), an indigenous tool, was used for the assessment of severity at baseline and subsequent follow-up visits. Remarkable improvement was observed in these three cases. Download the report here
Baryta Carbonicum 200 - Poor socialization, communication and language skills. Shyness is another leading symptom; Shy of strangers, Bashful, Timid, Cowardly. Hides behind the furniture and keeps the hands over the face, peeping through the fingers. Weak memory. Forgets her errand or word in her mouth. Childish and thoughtless behaviour. Slow mental grasp and backward.
Belladonna 200 - Hyperactivity, poor communication, echolalia . Self injurious behavior, biting, jumping etc. Constant moaning. Starts in fright at the approach of others. Spits on faces of other persons. Quarrelsome.
Bufo Rana 200 - Handling of genitals and nervous agitation. The mind remains childish, only the body grows. Talks nonsense, then angry, if not understood. Propensity to bite. Howling , impatient, nervous, imbecility.
Calcarea Phosphoricum 200 - Hyperactivity behaviour with stereotype actions. Excitable nervous and sleepless. Talks rapidly and easily angered.
Coffea Tosta 200 - Sleep dysfunction, especially late sleeping. Nervous agitation. Cry and laugh easily. A new study suggests that sleep problems in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may frequently stem from a condition known as restless leg syndrome (RLS)
Hyoscyamus Niger 200 - Eating or drinking dysfunction, escaping , running , jumping, foolish laughter . Inclined to laugh at everything. Very suspicious. Plays with fingers.
Kali Bromatum 200 -Hyperactivity and short attention span. Fidgety, busy hands, fumbles. Moves arms about widely. Omits or mixes up words in talking and writing.
Kali Phosphoricum 200 - Nervous agitation leading to sleep deprivation. Children cry and screams. Shy. Indisposition to meet people.
Mercurius Sol 200 - Stammering, nervous with tremors. Profuse salivation.
Phosphorus 200 - Audio visual sensitivities . Unnatural fears , especially dark, desire to be hugged, pressurized ,flapping of fingers. Oversensitive to external impressions. Desires ice creams and cold drinks.
Silicea 200 - Pica. Difficulty for eye to eye contact. Nervous, excitable. Sensitive to all impressions. Screaming violently. Starts from slight noise.
Stramonium 200 - Hyperactivity, stammering Fears darkness, must have light and company. Face shows expression of terror.
Sulphur 200 - Poor bowel control, lack of communication, lethargy, laziness . Dull, difficult, thinking , misplaces or cannot find proper words when talking or writing. Aversion to being washed. Restless, kick off the clothes at night. Stoop shouldered.
Veratrum Alb. 200 - Hyperactivity and produce vague humming sound. Howling all night.
Thuja Occidentalis 200 - Complaints after vaccination. Speech slow, hunts for words. Over excited, angry.
Syphilinum 200 - Intercurrent remedy.
Tip For best results, the medicines should match the indicated symptoms or as advised by your doctor
Source: blog article in ks-gopi dot blog spot dot com
Note: above medicines are available in 2-dram medicated globules or 30 ml dilutions (sealed unit).
Dosage: (Pills) Adult and children 2 years of age and older: Dissolve 4 pills under the tongue 3 times a day until relieved or as directed by a physician. (Drops): The usual dosage is 3-4 drops in a teaspoon of water 2-3 times daily. Dosage may vary depending on the conditions. Always consult a Homeopathic Physician before taking medicines
Homeopathy for Awkward Behavior
Many autistic people use physical behaviors such as rocking, pacing, flicking fingers, and humming to calm themselves and stay focused.
Lycopodium Clavatum - Shakes feet (restless legs) while sitting on a chair, usually stems from deproved sleep (refer above)
Kalium Muriaticum - Keeps hands moving on objects placed on the table. Plays with his fingers
Natrum Muriaticum - Runs than walk. Autistic children and teenagers wander or run off for multiple reasons, he/she may want attention, may want to avoid an activity, or may seek a more stimulating environment
Lachesis - Changes from one subject to another quickly, Protudes tongue frequently
Sepia - Avoids members of the family
Agaricus Muscarius - Stumbling while walking
Apis Mel- Drops things from the hand
Glonoinum - Forgets or loses his way in well-known streets
Belladonna - Pulls own hair
Source: book excerpts from Dr.Shiv Dua's 'Homoeopathic self healing guide for beginners'
Related: Homeopathy for delayed speech disorder (Alalia)
Conditions that mimic Autism
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