Homeopathic Secretin

November 2, 2010 by  
Filed under Autism

The following Homeopathic Secretin Information is provided by Ainsworths Homeopathic Pharmacy.

The story of Secretin appears to be gathering pace as more parents respond to the success of Billy Tommey and other children treated with the injection of the pancreatic derivative.

However, the practical difficulties in both obtaining Secretin and having the injection administered are proving the largest barrier to most parents. One suggestion has been put forward that may provide an answer to the current situation. That is to administer a homeopathic preparation of Secretin.

Ainsworths have prepared this and it is now available for those who wish to try it. We would however make the following comments about this approach.

Firstly that there is no guarantee that the remedy will work on every child and Secretin certainly seems to favour the children with so-called leaky-gut symptoms.

We would stress that this has not been tested clinically for use in Autism. This is no different to the conventional Secretin injection. Homoeopathic remedies are by nature less harmful than conventional drugs and side effects are less of an issue compared to the problem of generating any effect in this case.

Secondly the effect may build up slowly rather than very suddenly (with the injection) since the dose is smaller. This would require the daily dosage of pills that are dissolved in the mouth for at least two weeks at a time.

We cannot be sure how much if any help can be obtained by pursuing this direction. We can only make it available for those who want to explore this approach. For those interested a course of 100 pills is available with a suggested dose of one pill twice a day. The cost including postage being £9.50. If pills are problematic drops are available (dose 3 drops twice daily in a drink) at £9.50 for 10ml, or £17 for 30ml. They are available from Ainsworths Homoeopathic Pharmacy, 36 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 8UF. Telephone 020-7935 5330, fax 020-7486 4313. Web: www.ainsworths.com

Update: We have received some feedback from parents using homeopathic secretin for at least two weeks and some beyond ten weeks. All report that their child is more voluble, in some instances this has included speech. In addition small but noticeable behavioural improvements have been observed, and teachers have noticed improvements in interaction with both adults and children. In all cases communication skills have improved to the point where the child has been able to participate in the family more.

These are obviously early reports but we hope that more parents will share their experiences so that we can feedback the extent to which the remedy can help in autism and hyperactivity.

Ainsworths would like to thank SFTAH (Society for the Autistically Handicapped) for their support in this project. Please download the secretin record form on their website www.autismuk.com

Secretin information

The secretin that Ainsworths supply is manufactured from the porcine hormone. In the process it undergoes a series of dilutions which remove all trace of the original starting material. Hence there is no drug content and therefore no side effect to contend with. Its action is to provoke a response in the body by normalising the action of secretin. This is different from the injected hormone which attempts to achieve the same objective by introducing more into the body.

How does it work?

The latest view is that by neutralizing the acidic stomach contents as they pass through the small intestine, secretin allows normal digestion of food to occur. Many symptoms associated with autism appear to be linked to an inability to communicate. This may in part be linked to the large chain peptide molecules that become absorbed inadvertently through a leaky gut. By halting the passage of these molecules at every meal the onslaught is reduced and the child has the opportunity to reverse the communication blocks.

Article for The Autism File – an extract

July 18, 2009 by  
Filed under Autism

Practical Homeopathic Prescribing for Parents with Children on the Autism Spectrum – Remedies for Constipation

For those of you reading The Autism File who have not yet considered homeopathy for your child’s health needs, this article is intended to introduce you to some useful remedies that you can confidently prescribe at home. Although seeking the help of a professional Homeopath will provide longer term support for your child’s needs, Homeopathic remedies can be safely given in the home, and kits are available to make this economical and practical for all.

Homeopathy is a system of medicine that uses minute doses of highly diluted natural substances to stimulate the body to heal itself. A well indicated homeopathic remedy brings the patient into balance, reducing the pain and discomfort of symptoms and restoring health.

In acute situations, homeopathic remedies can be a fast and effective approach to restoring the equilibrium of the sufferer, offering physical as well as emotional relief. Homeopathy can be a very useful first response for a parent and is a safe and gentle alternative to medication.

For a list of suggested remedies that have been homeopathically indicated for the relief of constipation please email Candice at candice@greendaisies.co.uk where a list of suggested remedies for parent’s to give safely and confidently to support loved ones through a distressing episode, will be sent:

Remedies come in various potencies. The potency which is found in many homeopathic first aid kits is 30c and is recommended for treating acute complaints. Give one pill as a dose every 15 minutes for 3 doses, and stop with improvement. Repeat as needed between three and five times daily. If there is no change or improvement, do not repeat remedy as a different one may be more suitable.

Homeopathic remedies can be given by parents the confidence. For those of you who are interested in finding out more there are many publications and guides to home prescribing available in bookshops, homeopathic pharmacies and health food outlets.

Homeopathic kits for the home prescriber are also available to buy and come with an instruction booklet. This is an economic way to acquire a good range of remedies. Kits can be obtained via the Green Daisies Shop.

I do hope the guide inspires you to try Homeopathy at home and provides support for your child’s first aid needs. For more in depth prescribing seek professional help by contacting a homeopath in your area.

Homeopathy and Autism Spectrum Disorders

July 16, 2009 by  
Filed under Autism, Featured

Homeopathic treatment can be invaluable for physical as well as behavioural issues for children and adults who have been diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Homeopathic remedies are gentle and stimulate the body into balance, and can provide a vital boost to the system when needed, addressing repetitive behaviour, constipation, as well as hyperactivity and tendency towards isolation. Candice is the consultant homeopath with The Autism Clinic in Hampton, Middlesex. Homeopathic consultations are offered alongside nutritional approaches to help support children to fulfil their optimum level of health.