- Diseases, Disorders & Conditions
Homeopathy Natural Remedy for Asperger's Syndrome
Homeopathy Offers a Natural Remedy For Children with Asperger's Syndrome
Homeopathy is a great natural remedy for treating children with Asperger's Syndrome. The particular social, learning and behavioral problems that are typical of children with Asperger's Syndrome are perfectly suited to the diagnostic style that homeopathy uses. As the father of a child with Aspergers Syndrome, homeopathy gives me a safe and natural option to help my child.
Homeopathy treats the whole person, it does not only address one particular symptom or illness. This makes homeopathy a good choice for children with Asperger's syndrome because each child has unique symptoms and behaviors. There are hundreds of medicines available to a homeopathic doctor and it is the doctor's job to determine the correct homeopathic remedy for each child. Ten different children with Aspergers might be prescribed ten different homeopathic remedies.
The fact that each child with Asperger's syndrome exhibits different behaviors and symptoms is what makes homeopathy a great choice for treatment. It is the uniqueness of each child that makes it easier for the homeopath to identify a matching homeopathic remedy for the child. Each unusual behavior or symptom helps the homeopath narrow down the possibilities in choosing the correct homeopathic remedy for each particular child.
Homeopathic Medicine for Children with Asperger's Syndrome
Homeopathic medicines taste sweet, and for children that are highly sensitive to tastes, this can be a big help. Because homeopathic medicines are so highly diluted, they make a good choice for highly sensitive children. Allergic reactions, sensitivities and side effects are rare with homeopathy.
What to Expect When You Meet the Homeopath
A homeopathic practitioner does not need to physically examine a child to determine a homeopathic remedy. For children that are sensitive to touch or uncomfortable with strangers this is a welcome change. Usually the homeopath will want to conduct an interview first with the parent or parents without the child hearing the discussion, so it's a good idea to go with another person who can sit with the child while you meet with the homeopath. This allows the parent/s to discuss candidly the symptoms and family history. Later, the homeopath will engage the child in play and/or a discussion of the child's favorite activities or subjects. During this discussion the homeopath will be observing the child's gestures, body language and voice patterns. The homeopath will also be observing the physical and emotional behavior of the child. This helps the homeopath to prescribe the correct remedy.
The doctor will give the medicine in tablet or liquid form. The medicine might be taken once at the office and then once or twice a day at home. The tablets are placed under the tongue and allowed to dissolve. After approximately 3 weeks there will be a follow up to see if any adjustments are needed. The more detailed notes a parent can keep during this time will help the doctor with his analysis. Usually changes become evident after the first week, although some symptoms can take up to six months. Occasionally a slight increase in behaviors is noticed within a few days of starting the medication. This tells the doctor that the medication is working but the dosage may need to be adjusted. It is important to inform the doctor of your concerns as adjustments can be made quickly and easily.
As a parent it is a relief to have the option of a safe, natural remedy for my child. There are so many news stories about the dangers of drugs and their side effects I did not want to choose that route for my son. Homeopathy allows me to safely help my son be the best he can be in a gentle and lasting way.