Autism Perceived Through the Filter of an Embryonic Disruption
In this article, I set out to portray ten different remedies according to the embryonic influences which could have contributed to the resulting development of autism and related 'states on the spectrum' in the presenting child.
Possible abuse - emotional or sexual, addiction, anticipation, emotional shocks, grief, prolonged fear, lack of sleep (often mirrored in the presenting child),
suppression of emotions and/or physical symptoms, background of cancer, diabetes, mononucleosis, morning sickness, prolonged insomnia (often mirrored
in the child). Learning difficulties often manifest in the child as well as possible ritualistic behaviour.
2) Helleborus Niger
Depression in the parents, disappointed love, head injury, possible history of coma, encephalitis, epilepsy, meningitis, the use of recreational drugs, a stroke, ill effects of suppressed eruptions. The above background can occur in the parents or as manifesting in the presenting child. Indifference often manifests in the child who replicates the flatness expressed in the parent(s). Sepia is not the only remedy here.
3) Lac Humanum
History of being unwanted by one or both parents, background of a rupture through a situation such as can occur in adoption, addictive as well as ritualistic tendencies can present in the child as a result of one or both parents' habits as a way of regaining the control they unconsciously feel they have lost.
4) Laurocerasus Officianalis
Effects of fright - often accumulating during the birth process. If cortisol has been compromised due to parental stress during pregnancy, there can be insufficient cortisol remaining to allow the baby to breathe properly at birth. Abandoned feelings, anger when misunderstood. After a twin dies in utero, the surviving twin often thrives only after receiving this remedy - even many years later. This remedy stimulates oxytocin through the vagus nerve.
5) Magnesium Carbonicum
Ailments from accidents and injuries - this remedy has a marked effect on the nervous system. Background of mental distress transferred to the child by way of anger, aniety deception, fear, fright, or mainly rejection. Possible morning sickness of the mother in pregnancy. Child manifests poor digestion, aggravation from milk, poor thriving, suffering during dentition - especially when later cutting the wisdom teeth. Slowness in reaching the milestones in early life, learning difficulties can manifest as dyslexia.
6) Mancinella Venenata
Background of imbalance in parents' approach. This means one of them can be over-domineering and the other mild in compensation, hence the child is sensitive to domination (and external impressions). The isolation seen in this remedy picture could easily relate back to the pregnancy with the backdrop described here and explains the split often resulting in the development of the child.
Possible abuse in background - emotional or sexual, addiction alcohol/drug misuse, anticipation, manic depression, paranoia, schizophrenia. Possible
background morning sickness of the mother during the pregnancy, suppressed gonorrhoea in family history, breathing difficulties, asthma, catarrhal states can all manifest in the child. Pregnancy can be fraught with threats to its viability, Learning difficulties often result in the child.
8) Natrum Muriaticum
Lack of affection shown to those around them in pregnancy, depression, fright, grief, isolation, strong emotions, suppression of emotions. The combination of the last two symptoms would be emphasised in pregnancy with the rollercoaster of emotions it often involves. The above symptoms often manifest in delayed speech in the developing child, background of head injury, headaches worse from the sun, possible morning sickness of the mother in pregnancy.
9) Nux Moschata
Mental depression from fright, grief. hysteria, mania, mental exertion, early breakdown of mental faculties, threatened miscarriage, weak labour, morning sickness of the mother during the pregnancy. Delayed speech in child often mirrors the mental state in the mother during the pregnancy, as is similar in the picture of the Natrum Muriaticum background.
Background of excessive stress in the mother creates a flood of cortisol at birth - this can have a lasting effect and requires urgent immediate attention through such a remedy. This way, one can prevent autism or related 'states on the spectrum' developing within the first few years of life.
(Note that this remedy was proved by Kathy Biggs and Linda Gwillim of the Welsh School.)
Once I started incorporating a rubric from the embryonic life of the child as the main fundamental one in the analysis of the case, the outcome has proved much more effective and long-lasting than prior. Since disseminating this insight among those working in the field, colleagues have reported a marked upsurge in positive results in their cases. I should emphasise that I just took examples of ten remedies in this article but it could be any number of other ones which come under consideration here.