Autism Treatment Using Homeopathy And Isotherapy
Successful Treatment of autism using Homeopathy, Isotherapy and CEASE Therapy
Dr. Tinus Smits’ work using both homeopathy and Isotherapy, became known as CEASE Therapy. This is a form of homeopathy that he pioneered. Although was not a scientist, he was a homeopathic doctor who wanted to heal children who suffer with autism. He wanted to help the parents who are exhausted caring for a wreck of a child, instead of a joy! He helped numerous autistic children improve in the range of 50 – 80%, some 100%, which is a break through.
The United Nations estimates that up to 70 million people worldwide fall on the autism spectrum, with three million in the US. Therefore, looking at multifactorial reasons for why this has occurred appears to be absolutely essential.
According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children with autism might exhibit the following types of emotional and behavioral disorders:
• Not point at objects or show interest
• Not look at objects when another person points at them
• Have trouble relating to others or lack interest in other people
• Avoid eye contact and prefer to be alone
• Have trouble understanding other people’s feelings or talking about their own feelings
Social Interaction Issues
• Prefer not to be held or cuddled, or might cuddle only when they want to
• Be unresponsive when people talk to them, but respond to other sounds
• Be very interested in people, but not know how to talk, play with, or relate to them
• Repeat or echo words or phrases said to them, or repeat words or phrases in place of normal language
List Of Communication Problems
• Have trouble using typical words or motions to express their needs
• Not play typical ‘pretend’ games
• Repeat actions over and over again
• Have trouble adapting when routines changes
• Have unusual reactions to the way things smell, taste, look, feel or sound
• Lose skills they once had (for example might stop saying words they previously used)
In Tinus Smits book ‘Autism Beyond Despair’, Cease Therapy (Complete Elimination of Autistic Spectrum Expression), he gives detailed descriptions of how to benefit from Isotherapy, which he used when treating numerous cases of autism. The book was first published in 2010, with a third edition published in 2016. When he first published the book, Tinus Smits had treated over 300 children, and concluded that after treatment at his clinic virtually every child could be considered improved, even sometimes up to 100%.
What is isotherapy?
Isotherapy treatment is based upon making up homeopathic preparations of the toxic substances that may have caused the disease or symptoms. In the cause of autism it is believed that oxygen, carbon dioxide and fat-soluble molecules including anaesthetics and alcohol can pass through the lipids in the capillary walls directly to the foetus in the first three months, as the blood-brain barrier is not fully formed. Refer to Tinus Smits’ book Autism Beyond Despair. Additionally, once the baby is born substances can enter through breast milk or via inhaling (e.g. via fresh paint fumes or new vinyl covering on the floor of the baby’s bedroom). Other concerns are shampoo, soap and creams which contain parabens, ethyl glycol, phthalates and bisphenol A. Some parents have been calling this a cease therapy detox.
According to Tinus Smits the main issues to consider when treating an autistic child are:
• Health of both parents prior to conception, a detailed history of both should be taken along with medication prescribed or taken
• Toxic factors in parents prior to conception, which can be from Lyme disease; mononucleosis; fibromyalgia; inhalers for asthma, medication for arthritis or other infectious diseases. Parents at risk may be taking medication for a chronic disease or have poor food habits with the intake of bad oils, low omega-3 fatty acids, lots of sugar and low vitamin C intake, as well as smoking or alcohol overindulgence
• Use of drugs during pregnancy, and quality of pregnancy
• Delivery (with or without medication), a difficult or premature birth so these children should be seen by an osteopath or cranio-sacral therapist
• Medical history of child and use of any drugs during the first two years of its life (any side effects)
• Stress factors after birth due to repeated antibiotics; anaesthesia and other medications; toxicity from plastic softeners, aspartame, glutamate, etc.
Researchers Nora Banachour and Gilles-Eric Seralini published a paper with regard to the high dilutions of Roundup pesticide, and came to the conclusion that concentrations 100,000 times lower than that a normal gardener is exposed to still kills cells in newborns. Due to the huge increase of autistic children (150% in the last few years), this increase cannot be just linked to genetic disorders, as this would mean only a 3-4% increase in cases. Therefore, the combined factors of toxic exposure to food additives, environmental toxins, drugs or antibiotics used during pregnancy (or for two years afterwards), have not been researched with regard to the extreme sensitivity of a foetus or new born to chemical overload.
Homeopathic remedies found useful by Dr. Tinus Smits:
1 Cuprum metallicum – calm obsessiveness, inflexibility and tension, including tics and headbanging
2 Saccharum officinale – restore emotional contact with parents, siblings and classmates
3 Vernix caseosa – better boundaries against external stimuli
4 Lac maternum – be more present and grounded in their body
5 Anacardium orientale – calm aggressiveness
Saccharum officinale D6 (low potency) given once a day is prescribed to help heal the digestive system, which has had great success. Chelidonium and Cholesterinum can detoxify the liver and Berberis stimulates the kidneys. When the organs are detoxified and stimulated, this is called drainage therapy, however, Tinus did not recomend combined remedies but gives them individually. Saccharum officinale 30C and Cuprum metallicum 30C is sometimes to be given once per week by parents. Once there is an improvement the remedies may both be given in 200C.
After treatment with homeopathy, nutrition and detoxification, if the child has made progress but is not completely recovered, then a checklist will be made of what the mother may have taken during her pregnancy, just in case Isotherapy can be considered at this stage.
In one particular case, the mother had taken antibiotics for skin infections, used aspartame in her coffee and a nasal spray xylomethazolin (which she also gave to her child for his colds). Additionally, from birth the child was given milk in a plastic bottle heated in the microwave. After initial treatment with homeopathic remedies, Dr Smits prescribed a homeopathic remedy made from plastic softeners which have been heated in the microwave, produced by the Hahnemann pharmacy in Holland. Next an Isotherapy remedy was made from xylomethazolin and also aspartame, plus finally a remedy from the antibiotics. This case is one of many cease therapy success stories reported in the book Autism, Beyond Despair.
In cases where the child has become worse after numerous prescriptions of antibiotics, a detoxification program of Isotherapy would be to make the antibiotic into a mixture of different homeopathic dilutions: 30C, 200C, 1M and 10M and every potency given twice a week over a four-week period.
Environmental factors, antibiotics and gut bacteria
David Perlmutter in his book “Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain for Life”, also believes that environmental factors can influence early brain development. His advice is to treat the child’s gut bacteria, and also links repeated prescriptions of antibiotics to affecting children on the autism spectrum. He will often order a stool analysis to get an understanding of the gut health, and has found that a lack of Lactobacillus is an indication of serious trauma to the microbiome. For this he will prescribe oral probiotics and vitamin D.
Patients with autism tend to have higher levels of clostridial species in the gut, which crowd out the balancing effects of other gut bacteria, leading to lower levels of beneficial bugs like bifidobacteria. Higher levels of clostridial species may also explain why kids with autism crave carbohydrates – especially refined sugars, the foods that feed these bugs – creating a vicious cycle that fuels the proliferation of more Clostridia. Certain antibiotics such as fluoroquinolones and sulphur based antibiotics, as well as certain cephalosporins, can trigger overgrowth and throw the overall balance of intestinal bacteria out, and this raises the question as to whether some species of Clostridia could be a potential agent in many causes of autism?
Many children with autism have been found to have a much higher percentage of the clostridium in their stools. High levels of clostridial species relates to the role that short chain fatty acids play in the gut. The main fatty acids produced by the gut microbes are acetic, propionic and butyric acid. These are either excreted or absorbed by the colon and used as a source of energy by the body’s cells. Butyric acid is the most important fuel for the cells lining the colon, and this fatty acid is their primary energy source and it also has anti-carcinogenic as well as anti-inflammatory properties. Clostridial species produce propionic acid (PPA) in abundance, and if this passes into the bloodstream it can cause damage to the immune system and brain. PPA also affects cell to cell signalling, crippling the way one cell can communicate with the next, and compromises mitochondrial function, altering the brain’s ability to use energy. It also increases oxidative stress, which in turn harms proteins, cell membranes, vital fats, and even DNA, as well as depleting the brain of various molecules such as antioxidants, neurotransmitters, and omega-3 fats that the brain needs to run properly.