Autism & Homeopathy

Homeopathy acts on psycho-neuro- endocrine-immunological axis playing a distinct role in reducing or eliminating autistic features . It works well to correct the accentuated state of sensitivity like marked degree of hypersensitivity to noise, light, touch etc. or intense inclination for hugging and touching things while others would be extremely averse to hugging and cuddling and thus bringing about good moderation. Homeopathy helps improve fine motor skills as well as perceptual difficulties and brings about behavioural modification thus improving hyperactivity, temper tantrums, self injurious behavior or destructive behavior,

When a child starts responding to homeopathic medication improvement is seen first at general level, the child starts getting calmer, improvement is seen in sleep, appetite and general health after which there is improvement in behavior and reduction is seen in hyperactivity, restlessness, tantrums, violence etc. Following this will be an Improvement in eye contact and ability to respond. Further we see change in communication skills. He starts indicating and subsequently starts developing ability to speak words, Echolalia and Obsessive behaviour take long time to improve. Furthermore the child starts showing improved general resistance because homeopathic medicines act as immuno-modulators.

When we study the symptomatology of Autism Spectrum Disorder we see various patterns. Some children present with predominant features pertaining to behaviour like extreme restlessness, impulsiveness, while some children present with intense sensory disturbances, like over sensitivity to noise, touch etc. Some children also demonstrate a marked degree of regressive features like involuntary urine, stool, eating filth, low cognition etc. Homeopathic remedies are chosen on the basis of this patterns of hyperactivity, hypersensitivity or regression.

A harmonious coordination in a team of doctors, psychologist, educators, therapists and parent is a must in dealing with spectrum of autism in its entire range and depth. Each discipline has its own distinct role to play. Synergy results in the best results.