Stories from Homeopathy Houston

OCD, “PANDAS,” Tics, Tourette’s and Autism: Commonalities and Houston Homeopathy Method (HHM) Solutions

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) used to be a rarity.

But according to the NIMH[i], approximately 2.3% of American adults between ages 18 and 54 have OCD. That’s 3.3 million people, with at least one-third of the cases beginning in childhood.

In many cases, OCD exists alongside other problems such as tics or Tourette’s syndrome, eating disorders, ADHD, anxiety disorders and many behavioral disorders.

Many autistic children also have OCD characteristics, which manifest as rigidity and inability to transition from one place or activity to the next, obsession with lining up toys and other particular rituals. In many non-autistic cases, it manifests merely as “I wash my hands a lot” or “I can’t go to bed at night without making sure all of my remote controls are lined up a certain way.”

OCD is so life impacting that the estimate of economic losses in the US even as far back as 1990 was $8.4 billion, almost 6% of the country’s total mental health bill. Since that time, the affliction has become more prevalent, and more deeply impacting, destroying the quality of life of millions of adults, children and their families.

 Can homeopathy help with this epidemic?

First, a note of clarification: homeopaths do not rely on medical diagnostic terms for their analysis of how to work with a case. However, most clients approach a homeopath with a diagnosis, often quickly giving the homeopath a generalized idea of what the problems are. Beyond that, a diagnosis is not necessary for homeopaths to work successfully with any client. Instead, the homeopath individualizes each case based upon the presenting symptoms.

This gives the homeopath a distinct advantage over conventional medicine’s methodology. The homeopath examines in great detail the client’s history, family traits and presenting symptoms, but it is not necessary to know the specific pathogenic germ that is responsible in order to successfully help the client’s symptoms.

Homeopaths must know their tools—especially the homeopathic Materia Medica, a compendium of some 4,000 homeopathic remedies—and how to interpret the body’s communications through the symptoms. This allows homeopaths to best match the symptoms to the appropriate remedy, based on the Law of Similars and/or the Laws of Isopathy.

However, if there are known indications as to a certain pathogen and its effects on the system, these can help guide the choice of remedy or remedies.

Homeopathy Center’s research has found some interesting connections between the disorders mentioned above.

The most common thread we are finding is strep as a possible cause, primarily cell wall–deficient strep.

Perhaps this autoimmune form of strep is caused by the breakdown of the cell wall of pathogenic streptococcus, but not the complete destruction of the microbe. Antibiotics attack the cell wall, causing this breakdown.

According to the work done by Lida Mattman, Ph.D., if the cell wall is partially or completely destroyed, or if the bacteria do not all die, then those that remain with a cell wall deficiency are often much more virulent and dangerous to the system.

This occurs because the immune system can’t recognize them as the enemy and can’t destroy them. These are commonly called “cell wall–deficient forms,” or “L-forms.” Dr. Mattman wisely refers to them as “stealth pathogens,” operating right under the immune system’s nose.

Homeopathic remedies do not add to this stripping away of the very thing that makes a pathogen recognizable to the immune system. They do not act by chemically bullying a pathogen into submission.

Rather, the homeopathic remedy in its highly diluted form carries a small “picture” into the system. This picture matches very closely the signal of the illness (whether caused by one or many pathogens, identified or not by humans).

 

The homeopathic remedy is a diluted remedy with a signal that is most similar to the symptoms of the sick person, which can alert the immune system to aid recovery even if the exact pathogen is not known.

 

The advantages are obvious.

Expensive lab tests aren’t necessary.

Many of our clients have found relief for their obsessions, compulsions and tics through remedies that typically would help a sore throat or ear infection.

Because we know that sore throats and ear infections are commonly caused by streptococcus, we can reasonably assume that the reason these remedies work for earaches, sore throats and OCD is because perhaps all three are caused by the same thing—streptococcus.

Modern medicine actually backs this homeopathic inference.

Medical research by Susan Swedo, MD, at the NIMH provided confirmation of our understanding of the physiological etiology of OCD, tics and movement disorders.[ii]

While many western practitioners might prefer to classify OCD as a mental/behavioral disorder, our case studies affirm Dr. Swedo’s findings that a physical component plays the leading role in this large category of complaints.

As part of the healing process, our clients frequently run fevers. We often see gains (a marked decrease in complaints) as the parents relieve fevers with any of many homeopathic remedies that also are commonly used for sore throats and earaches.

These maladies in medical literature have long been related to streptococcus.

In the past 2 years, this experience has allowed us to expand and focus more on homeopathy aimed at several specific pathogenic syndromes, particularly those associated in both homeopathic and medical literature with strep, herpes and the measles virus.

By focusing on remedies for our clients’ behavioral symptoms (which is a common approach in homeopathy), we have discovered that we are repeatedly pulled toward groups of remedies that revolve around these three important symptom constellations.

Using all forms of homeopathic remedies in proprietary combinations—nosodes, sarcodes and German biological and gemmotherapy remedies—the immune system receives the much-needed support required for true healing and elimination of the offending microbes.

Through this focus, combined with a sequential approach to healing, we are seeing many clients significantly reduce or eliminate their tics, OCD, rigidity and anxiety levels, and many ASD children are gaining cognitive, speech and social skills.

This same focus is precisely the vantage point that Homeopathy Center of Houston has successfully employed with children who come to us with a diagnosis somewhere on the Autism spectrum, including ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome, PDD-NOS and autism. As we find effective ways to help one behavioral problem, it often carries over to others.

Just as we do not need to know the pathogen, we do not need a formal medical diagnosis to gain positive results. In fact, many homeopaths feel that a diagnostic term can occasionally serve as a distraction to seeking all of the person’s individualized symptoms.

A diagnosis is not a detriment, but it can sometimes imply symptoms that may or may not be present in the individual. It is the individualized way in which each person is affected by and exhibits their symptoms that the homeopath must seek and work with.

Often the symptoms of illnesses attributed to this or that “germ” are simply the body’s unique means of reacting differently to the same pathogen. For instance, where one child may get frequent rashes, another develops obsessions or compulsions. While strep may act as an inflammatory pathogen in one person’s throat, in another, it inflames the skin into a rash. In a third, it may inflame the brain stem and create obsessions.

In other cases, there may be many different pathogens involved. For instance, measles and herpes viruses are both known to enter the central nervous system. Because the homeopathic remedies boost the body’s own Vital Force (partly the immune system, partly the energy required to maintain homeostasis and sustain life) to do the work, the Vital Force may tackle one set of pathogens one time and a different set another time.

It does not matter whether it is one or many pathogens responsible—we can still follow and support the client’s recovery through the process using indicated remedies to support the body’s natural elimination and rebalancing capabilities (symptoms).

While the symptoms of Dr. Swedo’s term “PANDAS” are not what conventional medicine previously associated with streptococcus infections, she has noted the presence of strep antibodies, which she surmises to be attacking the basal ganglia.

Whether this is the actual mechanism or not, in our clinical experience, we can say that no matter what the name, or the mechanism, homeopathic remedies for complaints associated with strep have provided most of our clients relief from inflammatory symptoms and movement and obsession disorders. This makes sense when compared to Dr. Swedo’s view of this relatively “new” phenomenon of PANDAS.

Unfortunately, the prevailing wisdom is that if PANDAS becomes a definitive diagnostic term, then the obvious treatment medically would be long-term antibiotics. However, there are grave concerns about the effects of long-term antibiotics, which may be a panacea only for some.

It is well known that 75% of our human immune system lies not just in the physical entity we call the gut, but in the biological ecosystem of the gut flora and bacterial population. It is equally well known that antibiotics, even in the short term, disrupt this fragile balance between “good” and “bad” bacteria in the gut. In the long term, they could be doing more harm than good.

Homeopathy offers a non-suppressive, broad-based option to help restore immune system function and reduce obsessions, compulsions and motor problems without any side effects. It supports the immune system and cannot destroy the delicate balance of the gut flora.

Homeopathic remedies do not create cell wall–deficient, highly pathogenic forms. They harness the body’s own innate healing mechanisms and gently nudge them back toward balance without toxins or drugs.

The best part is that when the body heals itself, the healing is true, deep and lasting. There are no “rebounds” or cycles, whereby the symptoms keep returning or worsening after the remedies are stopped, leaving the patient needing ongoing, lifelong treatment.

So far, our homeopathic work has been very promising and successful with many children who have suffered tics, obsessions and compulsions. No matter the prevailing medical wisdom or controversy over of how to treat these disorders, there is a growing body of accepted knowledge that points out that OCD is a physiological illness that affects behavior.

The key to the Houston Homeopathy Method is the method. It is a thought process and unique application of many different homeopathic approaches that have reaped huge rewards for not only our clients, but even some of our own children.

What outcomes have we seen?

We’ve seen clients become much less obsessed, able to regain normal control of their anxieties and able to relax and return to a normal life. Our children with tics or Tourette’s syndrome have either lost or greatly diminished their tics, and many are still working with us with every good reason to believe they will lose their tics entirely.

The recovery is not overnight. Most of our clients have had multiple exposures to bacteria, or “infections,” and have been treated previously with antibiotics, so the “unlayering” process may require some time. But the time required is getting shorter as we discover more through ongoing research.

Most importantly, our clients get better with each step we take in peeling back the layers that led to their problems.

To learn more about how we can help you with your OCD, PANDAS, tics and Tourette’s syndrome, click here.

[i] http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/artic/facts_about_obsessive_compulsive_disorder_nimh.htm
[ii] Leonard, H, Swedo S; Paediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infection (PANDAS); 2001, Int J Neuropsychopharmacology 4: 191-198

Autism Mom Testimonial: Houston Homeopathy Method

Autism Moms and dads would rather hear another autism parent speak about their experiences.  In this video, two of our client’s family members present their stories about the Houston Homeopathy Method for Autism for this little girl.Houston Homeopathy Method for AutismHere is one of our moms – and a bonus, a GRANDmom –  speaking to an audience at Autism One about her daughter’s experience with the Houston Homeopathy Method.  Please start at 51 minutes to hear one mother’s story with the Houston Homeopathy Method!  Also, though she’s not visible, you can hear a very (now) neurotypical 7 year old’s corrections and banter from the “peanut gallery” as her mother responds!

With thanks and credit to Autism One for the video, to  AutismOne Executive Director, Teri Arranga and to Audrey, Karen and Ellen.  THANKS SO MUCH for sharing your stories!

Video Outline:

Brief Cases:  1:50-6:00
Introduction to Homeopathy and Homeopathy Methods: 6:00 -20:41
The Houston Homeopathy Method:  20:41-29:23
More Recovery Cases:  29:23-44:26

Grandmother’s Testimonial for Houston Homeopathy Method:  44:34-52:10

Mom’s Testimonial for Houston Homeopathy: 52:10 – 1:00:40

Autism Strategies for Parents

Parents: Autism Strategies You Haven’t Tried

Your child has just received a diagnosis of autism.

Where do you go from here?

Or maybe your child was diagnosed years ago. At this point, you’re way past the shock, the dismay and the confusion of what to do.

Autism Strategies for ParentsMaybe you even feel like you’ve tried everything with few or no results, or even a worsening of your child’s condition. Maybe you’ve given up and think there is nothing left.

Maybe you’re somewhere between the two—you haven’t quite given up hope, but you have no idea what to try next.

Parents, remember that you are your child’s first and most important advocate. They need you to not give up. They need you to fight for them.

What guidance can we offer?

Does homeopathy offer any real hope for your older child? Your newly diagnosed child? Can or should the Houston Homeopathy Method™ become a part of your child’s recovery from autism? We say yes on all counts!

If you’ve already tried the latest and greatest diets, drugs and supplements with little to no results, you have nothing to lose by trying homeopathy.

Homeopathy is a gentle detoxification method that cannot harm your child. Unlike drugs and even some supplements, homeopathy cannot start a new problem.

We sleep well at night knowing that every child who takes even a few of our detoxification remedies is going to leave us in better condition than they started in.

If your child is newly diagnosed and you’re not sure what direction to go, we recommend trying homeopathy. Several of our parents have told us that they wish they had started with us first! A few did, and their children turned around very quickly.

We love our “homeopathic virgins” who have not taken a large number of drugs or have not been subjected to the invasiveness and trauma of so many different testing and treatment protocols. We don’t have to start by clearing the drugs and traumas. We can just dive into where your child is right now and work back through the pathogens that caused the problems in the first place instead of first having to lose time working through previous toxins and traumas.

For those of you who have been told, “You’re losing time–your child is getting too old for biomedical to really help him or her,” our response is, “WRONG!”

We have worked with older children in their teens and made great progress. We have seen family life change as teens who were aggressive, angry, and even dangerous settle down, get out of pain and become a joy to their families instead of a source of fear and worry.

If you’ve been told that the only thing left is institutionalization, you need to read some of our stories about children whose parents have never given up.

If you’re somewhere between not knowing what to try next and giving up hope, you may find the Houston Homeopathy Method™ to be a breath of fresh air.

We demand no expensive, painful or messy testing. We won’t subject your child to blood draws, IVs or long tests that both empty the bank and tax your child’s ability to undergo the testing process.

Many of our parents say that our approach is one of the easiest things they have ever done!

What about diet?

We’re glad you asked. We do believe that children with autism have inflammation in their guts, and that inflammation causes them pain and contributes to their behaviors.

While many of our kids can eventually have times when they don’t strictly adhere to the gluten- and casein-free (GF/CF) diet, we do believe that every child with autism will benefit from the GF/CF diet.

We have seen that our program will work more quickly with children who are on this diet than for those who are still eating what is tantamount to toxin for their system.

A few parents have worked with us and not “done the diet” with their child. However, for the best results, we find that if you can shy away from those things that work against your child’s system, no matter what approach you take, your child will be healthier for it—even if you may not see overt results right away.

If what you are doing is not working, if you’re not happy with what your child is going through or if you can’t afford the testing and just want someone to focus on healing your child’s autism, it’s time to think differently.

Homeopathy Center of Houston has been thinking differently about autism—uniquely, we dare say—since 2003.

Our children can and do recover.

To date, over 100 children have fully recovered from autism or PDD-NOS with The Houston Homeopathy Method™. Dozens more are on their way to a better, healthier life through homeopathy. Our program requires no testing or invasive treatments or tests, and every cent of your investment in your child will go toward the healing process, not just “treating to the test.”

Don’t give up on your child. We won’t give up on autism.

Click here to book a consultation .

Every day we hear from parents of children, as well as adults, with learning and behavioral problems. Two of my three children had mild learning problems from vaccine damage

Learning Disabilities, Hope & Homeopathy

Every day we hear from parents of children, as well as adults, with learning and behavioral problems.  Two of my three children had mild learning problems from vaccine damage, one daughter with mild ADD, and my son who ultimately was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.  I feel a kinship with these desperate parents who have “tried everything.”  Our office team includes another mother of a vaccine-injured child.  Lindyl Lanham brings a professional background in special education with visually and multiply handicapped children to the table.  Her son was diagnosed at age 4 as “likely to need special education help the rest of his life.”   A few years later, he developed symptoms of Tourette Syndrome, a nervous system disorder with multiple involuntary movements, called “tics” and learning disabilities   She, too, tried everything, short of drugs for her son’s problems.  When one doctor suggested a drug that could cause his heart to stop, she asked if maybe that was not a good idea.  The answer she received was, “well, that doesn’t happen very often.”  After pointing out that it only had to stop once if it were the case with HER son, she walked away from the medical world to find her answers in alternative medicine in general, and homeopathy ultimately.


All our children have benefited from homeopathy, along with appropriate educational interventions.  All of our children are successful young adults, in college, grad school, and getting on with life with little or no evidence of disabilities – and without drugs!

Our collective personal and professional experiences have spurred us to dig through a great deal of medical and alternative research to find the causes behind so many of the all too common learning, language, developmental and behavioral problems seen today to help our clients.

A picture is gradually emerging that has already benefited our clients and our children.  For every causative factor we discover we are finding answers in homeopathy to improve our unique Houston Homeopathy Method, our approach to helping these many disabled or challenged children we now know as clients.  Our entire goal has been to help change the lives of these children for the better.

The Houston Homeopathy Method (HHM) has always been causation-oriented.  Most of the parents we encounter express frustration that the drugs and nutritional approaches they have tried are not working at the causation of their children’s problems, but merely treating test results with no tangible improvements in their children’s abilities or behaviors.  They are tired of temporary fixes, not to mention all the side effects they see.  Some have seen their children actually get worse after doing this or that supplement or biomedical intervention.  Their children’s allergies, asthma, chronic sinus and ear infections, digestive problems and other issues seem to get worse with every drug therapy prescribed, so they come to homeopathy for answers.  These problems just add to the difficulties of learning challenged children.  Still other parents come to us early on, as one of, if not their very first, intervention because they would rather avoid drugs, blood draws, IVs and experimental approaches which may or may not work – and may or may not add to their child’s problems.

Homeopathy steps up to the plate to change lives profoundly.  The HHM offers an amazingly multifaceted, broad-based approach to all sorts of chronic problems.  First, we are constantly bombarded by toxins such as mercury, aluminum, and formaldehyde from vaccines, cooking utensils and storage systems, water, air and ground pollution, building materials, fluorescent lightbulbs, batteries and dental mercury amalgams.  In addition, every day we inhale, ingest, or are otherwise exposed to cell signals, electromagnetic radiation, biological pathogens, toxic and harmful processed food additives, etc.  Because we can’t just live in a bubble, there has to be a way to help the body detoxify itself to withstand the onslaught and minimize the damage – homeopathy can help with specific detoxification of pathogens, chemicals, drugs, heavy metals, and even effects of radiation of many types.  And to keep the process of detoxification going smoothly, we focus first on making sure that elimination is supported and the body’s filters are constantly being cleansed.  We can’t just start a process of release from cells without being sure that it will all eliminate as smoothly, gently and completely as possible all the way out of the system.

Homeopaths depend upon detailed descriptions of symptoms to determine which toxins may be present and causing problems.  This leans heavily on the homeopath to recognize each toxin and its symptoms, but it also eliminates the need for elaborate and expensive testing.  By examining the person’s history, from both a symptomatic and a causational viewpoint through our intake process, we can then begin to help the body get to the root of the problem.  Specific homeopathic remedies can be given that will gently and gradually nudge the body to eliminate specific toxins through its own natural mechanisms, such as sweat, mucus, urine and stools.

A common issue for children with learning problems is yeast infestation of the bowels.  These children often have sugar cravings, as well as craving breads, cheeses and other products of fermentation.  A typical ADD child’s preferred (though not beneficial!) diet often includes what we call “The Orange Diet”:  Orange soft drinks or artificially colored juice-like products,  cheesy orange items such as corn or potato chips with flavored coatings, “cheese” crackers that are typically orange, mac and cheese from a box, as well as craving the carbohydrates and natural glutamates found in chicken or tomatoes, hence, they will often crave spaghetti, pizza, and chicken.  The glutamates in the food colorings, preservatives, and artificial flavors give them a natural high.  Then to compound the problems, they are also craving those things which feed Candida albicans, a systemic yeast. In children with developmental or learning disorders, it is especially prevalent in the digestive tract.  Unfortunately, both the “natural high” of the excitotoxin glutamic acid combined with the toxins created by Candida albicans can add to their “spaciness,” memory problems, and inability to focus on task.

It has also been demonstrated by science that a breakdown of the normal bowel flora and proliferation of Candida inflames and eventually erodes the lining of the gut, rendering it unable to produce the amino acids required to digest and absorb proteins.  It is this protein absorption that feeds the brain’s communications centers.  These are the children who cannot focus because they cannot filter out extraneous sensory input.  In response to the excess stimuli they either withdraw into themselves, (“zoning out”) or in some cases, manifest their sensory overload with hyperactivity, self-stimulation or obsessive, ritualistic behaviors.

Evidence from the work of William Shaw, Ph.D., and many others, shows that the more prevalent the yeast in children, the more severe their behavioral manifestations seem to be.  Physiologically, the Candida itself can manifest as alternating diarrhea and constipation, or chronic diarrhea or constipation, and can contribute to more serious problems such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or Crohn’s disease in extreme cases.

The Houston Homeopathy Method can offer an alternative to the typical conventional anti-fungal drugs in two ways.  First, our homeopaths are “whole-health, whole-life specialists.”   We see lifestyle issues such as stress relief, healthy diet and living conditions as central to good health.  We advise that sugar, wheat flours and yeast products be eliminated as much as possible, and pesticide exposure be reduced through organic foods as a primary food source.

Second, homeopathic detoxification can cleanse remnants of previous antibiotics and anti-fungal drugs from the system, decrease the levels of Candida in the system, and re-establish the balance of normal healthy bowel flora.  We also use certain homeopathic remedies made from healthy tissues, to “remind” damaged tissues to return to their normal, healthy state.   While focusing on long-term detoxification and healing, we individually match remedies to each client’s picture to give more immediate symptom relief.  This, too, is one of the greatest miracles of homeopathy.  We can also recommend or provide probiotics that can aid in restoring the healthy flora to the system to help turn the balance back from the unhealthy to healthier flora.

Sometimes dramatic changes occur very quickly.  In other cases, it may take several weeks or months before significant changes occur.  In either case, we are always looking for long-term solutions and return of health, rather than lives tied to prescription drugs.

For children whose allergies may also be worsening their concentration, tics, behavior or learning problems, we can use homeopathic remedies made from allergens to help desensitize from their common allergen triggers.  We have seen many children with mild to severe asthma eliminate inhalers and nebulizers as their symptoms are controlled by one set of remedies within days or weeks.  Over the longer term, they shed mercury and aluminum from their systems and their allergic reactions greatly diminish to almost nothing.  This too enhances a child’s ability to learn and function in the classroom.

For over 200 years homeopathy has offered drug-free, successful alternative answers to plagues and epidemics.  For the new epidemics of the 21st century, the Houston Homeopathy Method offers healthy, side-effect free answers to modern problems such as the current “epidemic” of autism, ADD, Asperger’s Syndrome and other neurological and learning disorders.

And as we face uncertainty from man-made or man-altered viruses and bacteria, homeopathy will continue to do what it has for 200 years – treat the cause based on the individual symptoms.  Individualized, systematic medicine is the only answer to today’s complex health issues.  Homeopathy doesn’t just step up to the plate.  It has 200 years and millions of home-runs in its past.  The Houston Homeopathy Method can help all sorts of learning problems, and has given hope and help to hundreds since its beginnings in 1998.  Call us – life can be better for you, and for your child.

Stories from Homeopathy Houston

Can Sensory Processing Disorder be Repaired? Homeopathy’s Answer is YES!

Although the “label” is relatively new, the problems of Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) are not new to Homeopathy Center of Houston’s homeopaths.  While we are known for working with children with autism and other spectrum disorders, many of our clients with ADD, ADHD, and even autism suffer with Sensory Processing Disorders.  The difference would be the level of function of the immune system and digestive system, which in turn determines the level of behavioral reactions.  But the causations and some of the homeopathic answers are often very similar.

Because homeopathy is based upon the Law of Similars, where the homeopath matches the correct remedy to the clients’ symptom picture, similarity of symptoms means similarities between remedy choice and approach, as well as similar outcomes.   Many adults and children in our practice have sensory processing problems, whether diagnosed as such or not, and have responded well to sequential homeopathy.  Often the problem manifests as anxiety about driving, leaving one’s home, going into a noisy store or mall, or any other place with a great deal of auditory and/or visual input.  The anxiety is actually one reaction of a nervous system that is on constant overload to additional stimulus.

Success with homeopathy does not depend on diagnostic labels.  We don’t use diagnoses to determine our approach, nor our remedy choice.  Every client whether they come with or without a previous diagnosis is considered to be a totally blank slate when they walk in our door.

For homeopaths our concern is not the name of the problem.  Rather, it is how the sensitivity manifests, what makes it better or worse, questions such as: how does this child respond to touch, sound, lights, movement?  What sensory input makes her “crazy”?  Is it the sound of the bird outside the window?  Is it thunderstorms?  Does he cover his ears on entering a noisy room or a store?  Do they hide from light?  Are their pupils dilated?  What else bothers them?  Clothing tags or textures?  Food textures?  Being hugged or touched?  Is it worse at night, worse in the morning?  What makes them better or worse?  Do their symptoms improve when they are ill and running a fever, or shortly thereafter?  Are they worse at the full moon?  Do they have a history of ear or throat infections?  If they get a sore throat, fever or earache, do they become more or less sensitive to stimulus?  What is their coordination like? When did you first notice it?  Did anything happen (an illness, vaccine, antibiotic, earache, etc.) just prior to the onset of these problems?

The key to a person’s overall health is often revealed as we review their chronological history (timeline) through the filter of our sequential homeopathic experience.   Depending on the answers, we can work our way back through to causational factors and remediate them.  In this way their own body will reveal the causations, and help us to find the answers, and provide the best homeopathic remedy or remedies that will best aid the system in healing itself.  This typically happens layer by layer, month by month, with some ups and downs all along the way but ultimately, with improvements.  And sometimes in a few wonderful “textbook” situations the progress is just ongoing blissful relief of the over-reactivity of the brain and body to stimulus with no particular bumps in the road.

Homeopathy Center of Houston and its homeopaths have been addressing sensitive and “sensational” children since 1998 by assessing each person’s individual history, illnesses, responses to stimuli, and applying homeopathic principles to help the immune system and the brain chemistry reset themselves to a more functional level.  Most of our clients will eventually totally lose their sensitivities, and move forward to live life to its fullest, without the shackles of the inability to process the input of the world around them.

The integrated approach with the Houston Homeopathy Method for the physiological sensitivities and to eliminate the causations behind them and occupational therapy for desensitization can bring about life-changing positives for these sensational children and their families!

Houston Sequential Homeopathy Method

Houston Sequential Homeopathy Method as an Early Intervention for Symptoms of Autism, PDD-NOS and Asperger’s Syndrome

Most of the discussion of early intervention for autism, Pervasive Developmental Delay (PDD-NOS), and Asperger’s Syndrome refers to adaptive therapies, such as speech or occupational therapies, ABA, etc.  However, in the biomedical realm of autism, early intervention is equally important for many reasons, not the least of which is, if a child recovers physiologically, the autistic behaviors will be reduced as well, and socially and developmentally, fewer steps will have been lost along the way, so there is less to catch up from.  This applies equally to the Houston Homeopathy Method for autism.   In our case, because of the importance of “clearing through” a person’s chronological history (the timeline), the shorter the life, the shorter the timeline, and typically, the fewer traumatic events that have to be cleared.

Houston Sequential Homeopathy Method

Many of our clients come to us after having exhausted all the typical (and often more expensive) therapies – many of which could have been avoided altogether, or would have required less time had we been their first choice for physiological and emotional intervention.   In addition, as drug-based interventions are added, from our perspective, those drugs include toxins and produce additional side effects.  That means we must clear the child for those interventions, as additional events on the child’s timeline of chemical exposures and emotional traumas (for some of the more invasive treatments and procedures) before we can get back to “square one” of “just” where the autism began, rather than being able to tackle the autism’s original causational factors of the pathogens and toxins directly involved.

The framework of the Houston Sequential Homeopathy Method ( whether for autism or any chronic illness in adults or children) is a timeline, a personal, chronological history of the client’s physical, mental and emotional traumas. These include drug and other chemical exposures, invasive testing, surgery or other medical interventions such as radiation, chemotherapy, etc, accidents and injuries, serious illnesses, vaccinations, birth trauma of the client and any experiences of the mother during gestation, labor, delivery and inherited toxins and those that may have passed to the child during breast feeding.

In general, there is a general time frame of about 3-5 weeks, with the average being 4 weeks, between each homeopathic clearing of any two events.  This allows time for the remedies to be given and do the work of detoxification and healing the insult to the greatest degree possible.  With our autistic clients, this may translate into a time of either mild or dramatic improvement while taking the packets (usually over 3-6 days), followed by a brief increase of symptoms for a few hours to a few days around 2 weeks after taking the first of the clearing packets, then followed by a return to baseline, or improvements that continue until the need for the next set of “clearing packets”.  The time variation is determined by each client’s responsiveness.   As a general rule, younger children detox and respond more quickly than older children and adults, most likely due to their faster metabolism.  However, our experience across the board is that a minimum of 3-4 weeks is required for virtually every client before the next set of packets.

Each set of clearing packets is specifically custom designed for each of that particular client’s events, one at a time, in reverse chronological order.   We consider each traumatic event very carefully, including the report of its immediate after-effects, and try to provide remedies to address all aspects of that trauma, emotional and physical.

For children who get multiple vaccines, each set of vaccines that were given on any day is addressed as one event, as well as any adverse reactions that are reported.   Since we can only address one vaccine event per month, because that is how long it takes the body to work through it, obviously the more vaccines a child has, the longer it will take us to fully clear their timeline.  I’ve had parents ask if we could “just combine all the vaccines and clear them all at once.”  The answer now is a resounding, “that’s a bad idea!” It takes time and energy to detoxify.  It takes adherence to respect for the God-designed natural way our bodies were designed to heal, one layer or event at a time.  In other words, you can’t push an airplane.

Healing takes time and energy, as well as conditions conducive to healing.  But as you can see from the above description, those children who come to us before adding more traumas, drugs and toxins, as well as more chronological life experiences, will require less time to clear through their personal traumatic timeline.

Additionally, there is the common sense matter that if a child is able to be detoxified and healed during early development, physiologically, neurologically, socially, developmentally, they will have missed fewer developmental “milestones” and therefore will have less to catch up on once healing has occurred.

As a rule, our children who come to us first, prior to other biomedical interventions progress better in other adaptive therapies, often outgrowing the need for them – this is certain to save money for the parents, and most important, it means the child will develop his/her place in life and sense of well-being and health at an early age.  It also means ample opportunity for parents to instill the importance of habits for health early on, before peers and propaganda ingrains poor eating and other habits which may not be healthy for any of us, much less a child with a predisposition to neurological health problems.

The bottom line for the clinicians at Homeopathy Center of Houston is this:

  • the shorter the timeline, the clearer the picture of what may be wrong
  • the fewer the traumas, vaccines and biomedical drug-based interventions, the less we have to detoxify them to get down to the “brass tacks” of what caused the autism in the first place
  • the faster the metabolism, in general, the faster the child may cleanse and heal
  • For having worked with us, every client is clearer of toxins and healthier, and therefore will get the most out of any ancillary therapies they may pursue.
  • If we can recover a child earlier, it will results in savings of pain and suffering for the child and his/her parents, as well as monetary savings as needs for other therapies are shortened or eliminated, and increased productivity for the whole family.
  • No matter how long it takes us to recover a child (whether a year or 5 or 6) a life returned to one of lessened suffering and productivity is priceless.

Obviously each of us is genetically, chemically, and developmentally unique (something that the world of pharmaceutical interventions has yet to admit to), so each person’s experience of cleansing and healing is unique to them.  The general guidelines above are only a rule of thumb. But in our experience, children who start with homeopathy early generally recover more smoothly, if not more quickly, than those who come to us later.  And those who start with homeopathy will always leave our office healthier for the detoxification process that we undertake.

Please don’t misunderstand:  not all of our “quickest turnarounds” are little kiddos – some of our children who  came to us with a history a mile long have surprised us at how quickly they recovered, and some of our youngest children whose parents had done nothing else have taken us a long time to recover them.  However those parents have stuck with us because they still saw ongoing, if slower than expected improvements are the ones who will see the greatest improvements, with the goal being full recovery for every child if at all possible.  And we believe every child on the autism spectrum can become connected to this world, find their own paths, and become productive, if not fully self-sufficient members of society.

There is much more that could be said about constitutional types,  inherited toxins, pathogens and other influences, etc., which will be covered over time as we add to our website.

In conclusion, as a mother, I would like to state that I wish that I had recognized my son’s Asperger’s earlier and started the Houston Homeopathic Method for Autism sooner.  My personal favorite success story, he is now recovered from Asperger’s Syndrome.  It is my belief that he suffered emotionally from the wrong diagnoses at school, and the academic and social issues that his Asperger’s set up for him as a child. Fortunately, he is now a healthy, strong, well-spoken and “un-Aspy” young man with a responsible job, girlfriend, car, and close friends who have grown up with him, and new friends and adults who meet him now, and never know the diagnosis nor the social and academic pain he had to suffer through.  He is headed into a career, with plans to begin to counsel children with autism spectrum disorders, whether diagnosed or not.  He holds the distinction of being “the only child we’ve ever seen totally lose an official diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome” per his school district’s diagnosticians and psychologists.  Sad only because even after seeing his progress, they still can’t send others to HCH who could be helped by the HHM.

Yes, I believe in the Houston Homeopathy Method as an early intervention – as a clinician I’ve seen the difference it has made for dozens of children in our practice, and as a mother, I watched my own son blossom once we cleared his system of the vaccines, pathogens and toxins that had weighed down his immune system, creating the social, sensory and academic problems for too many years.  If I had realized sooner what needed to be done, his school years could have been much easier.  But the goal was ultimately reached by the time he reached high school, and his high school years were made up of typical memories of academics, after school activities with friends, proms and graduation with his class.  Now he is a busy young adult and our biggest discussions center around what career path appeals to him!  A happy ending, if there ever were one.

How Homeopathy Can Help Manage ADD and ADHD

ADD and ADHD are sometimes classified together but as the acronyms suggest, there are distinctions. Individuals with either disorder have problems with attention, sustained focus and concentration.

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is characterized by slow cognitive thinking, a lack of mental energy, daydreaming or “spacing out”, confusion, poor memory and avoidance or excessive procrastination. Often, high levels of anxiety are present.

However, Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) tends toward impulsiveness, hyperactivity and constantly flitting from task totask. This can be due in part to excessive firing of neurons in the brain. Many times, individuals with ADHD also exhibit excessive irritability or outright aggressive tendencies.

There seems to be an epidemic of both disorders not only in young children, but also in teenagers and adults. The solution offered by the mainstream establishment is notably drug oriented. The drugs most often prescribed are amphetamines and other drugs in the psychotropic category.

For example, “Mark”* is a neurotypical client who is 9 years old. He came to HCH with an ADHD classification from his school diagnostician. Mark’s parents were very concerned about his academic performance. He was making D’s in the third grade when he started our protocol in the fall of 2010.

Practitioners of western medicine wanted to give him drugs. Side effects of these drugs may include “paradoxical effects” (where the drugs may make the original symptoms worse), tics, or “dumbing down” through drug-induced fatigue or grogginess. On a positive note, it is being more widely recognized that certain foods are responsible for aggravating ADD/ADHD, so most sufferers may benefit simply from instituting an organic diet free of preservatives, artificial colors or flavors.

We at HCH have had success in assisting individuals in overcoming these disorders through systemic detoxification along with avoidance of foods containing chemicals such as flavor enhancers, colorings, and preservatives.

Mark’s hyperactivity improved noticeably even after the first month of homeopathy, but he has had several periods of regression in behaviors associated with ADHD as we have worked back through the various layers of toxic insults and vaccines.

After a year of homeopathic detox and support, he was able to bring his grades up to B’s and C’s and today he is making A’s and B’s and has no issues with attention, impulsivity or hyperactivity.

Our advice? If the ingredient list on a food runs to one paragraph and contains unpronounceable words, avoid it!

Unfortunately, most schools are not on board in terms of natural and healthful dietary choices for kids. This poses a special challenge for concerned parents.

Preparing a lunch from home is one option. In these days of severe food allergies and sensitivities, it’s much easier than it was even 10 years go to send a lunch that is “acceptable looking” to peers, as it will look just like the junk food versions!

The Houston Homeopathy Method’s progressive detoxification program allows the individual’s immune system to identify and eliminate pathogens and inflammation that may contribute to exaggerated responses to environmental and food toxins. Together the effects of pathogens harbored in the body and the exogenous toxins in our daily exposures drive ADD and ADHD to the levels we are seeing in our world today.

The Houston Homeopathy Method makes it possible for ADD/ADHD children as well as adults to improve their daily quality of life and performance.

We believe that homeopathy coupled with sensible and healthy dietary choices are much to be preferred over the risks and harm posed by drugs.

If you or your child is suffering from ADD or ADHD, contact us here to find out how we can help,

*Not his real name.