How constitutional homoeopathic treatment can help these distressing conditions - described by these very experienced practitioners - with cases. Predominantly for parents, ( very user-friendly: describes what to expect at a homoeopathic interview; the history, philosophy & practice of homoeopathy ) , but also extremely relevant for Hom. Practitioners. Distinguishes between Asperger Syndrome (AS) kids and those on the Autism Spectrum Disorder ( ASD) range. The 3 authors are all Naturopathic physicians and Homoeopaths in the U.S, with extensive experience in Psychiatry. Two of them have also written a book entitled "Ritalin-free kids" (BK235) and have treated well over 4,000 ADHD kids (Attention Deficit- Hyperactivity Disorder). They describe AS, emphasising how orthodox medication fails entirely to address the core symtoms underlying it, and how the drugs themselves ( in the U.S.) have not undergone a rigorous testing process to ensure their safety for children with the condition/s in question. A practice known as "Off label prescribing" - for example, treating a facial tic with a drug originally developed to treat high blood pressure, is particularly highlighted as very risky. Increased risk of suicidal behavior in antidepresssant drugs; weight gain in antipsychotic drugs, and many other side-effects or dangers of other drugs are examined. They list, under "Highly Likely"; "Will Probably"; and "You May possibly See" categories various aspects of AS that homoeopathy can improve - For example, under "Highly Likely" there are 16 behaviours, including restlessness and isolation.
6 cases, as described by parents, of children helped through constitutional homoeopathic treatment, follow.
For ASD kids, Many further cases follow. These are described from the Prescribers' perspective, naming remedies, together with brief indications for giving them - ( includes the administration of Silica and Thuja for vaccine damage from the MMR ).
The likelihood of Leaky Gut Syndrome in these highly sensitive children, and hence the importance of proper diet and supplementation is also examined in detail. The impact on the whole family, and therefore the importance of treating the whole family is discussed also.
A glossary of terms at the end of the book adds clarity, and there is a resource section which, although this book is a US publication, should nevertheless prove helpful to those outside its shores, since many web-sites are given.
In all a very comprehensive, clear, informative, user-friendly, and well-written book whose approach is as holistic as the therapy it advocates. Highly recommended.
Author: J. R-Ullman /R. Ullman/I. Luepker