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Autism is a complex developmental disorder where kids suffer from poor or complete lack of communication skills, poor or complete lack of eye contact, poor socializing capacity, being lost in their own world and repetitive behavior.

Autistic children tend to suffer from many physical conditions like frequent infections, constipation or Diarrhea as well, because of error in metabolic pathways and mal-absorption, various deficiencies tend to be common in these kids.

Autism along with Asperger's syndrome and PDD- NOS forms a spectrum called ASD - Autism Spectrum Disorders.

In Aspergers there is restricted and stereo type behavior with motor clumsiness but no delay in communication and cognitive development. It is likely to be due to Genetic reasons like Autism where brain mapping shows non specific structural differences when compared to normal kids.

PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder) : Even though symptoms seem related they are milder than Autism and some are present and some of the typical Autistic symptoms are absent.

There are various possible causes observed for these diseases but nothing is established as yet. Some of the more accepted ones are as follows:
1. Genetic : So far the most probable cause, resulting in neural defect during development process.
2. Teratogenic agents taken before first eight week of conception.
3. Thimerosal in childhood Vaccines (These kids have Poor capacity to excrete Mercury ) and MMR vaccines (Measles virus from the vaccine ). Though there is oblique reference to them as causative agents these are not scientifically validated as yet.
4. Autoimmune disorder of Gut, Parasitic and Yeast infection causing Leaking Gut have been found in these kids. They appear to be more maintaining factors rather than causing agents.

Treatment :-
It in one thing to know about a disease and talk volumes and theorize but from a parents perspective it is the solution that matters most.

Homeopathy : works on the principles of "Likes Cure Likes". This is exactly like vaccines where a low potency virus when injected in body gives you protection from the same virus when encountered. We have thousands of remedies in Homeopathy prepared from various material and are capable of producing various kind of immune response which can be used for treating any disorder.

Autism treatment has to be holistic covering all aspects.
Broadly it can be done as follows.
1. Speech & Behavioral therapy : one must continue to engage the kids with quality speech and behavioral therapy as these kids lack the ability to learn spontaneously..
2. Supplements and detoxification of body. Since they suffer from deficiencies they will regularly need supplement. In fact because in some kids there is excess gut permeability causing "Leaky Gut". These kids show significant improvement when we remove "Gluten" and "Casein" from their diet. What is now popular as "GFCF" diet.
3. Finally, treatment with Homeopathic medicines. It is described in detail below
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus is a multi factorial disease characterized by high blood sugar levels. This could be Insulin dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM) or Non Insulin dependent Diabetes Mellitus (NIDDM).

The NIDDM is a manifestation of various changes like various illness, toxic load, faulty life style and higher levels of mental & emotional stress.

Many people inherit a tendency for diabetes from their parents, however many do not manifest the disease because of careful and healthy life practices. Where as many develop this dreaded disease because of very unhealthy lifestyle.
1. Too much food and irregular timing,
2. Higher percentage of food with high Glycemic Index.
3. Have regular and large quantity of Alcohol & Smoking,
4. Have a very stressful life and
5. The lack of physical activity contributes handsomely.

What is High Glycemic index?
Food which digest quickly and release too much sugar in blood are called high Glycemic Index food. Such as: Potatoes, Polished rice, Sweets, Most of the fruits, Alcoholic beverages etc.

What are the types of food which have low Glycemic Index?
Food which are rich in insoluble dietary fibers: Vegetables, Whole grain bread, Chapatti made from Atta, Raagi, Oatmeal, Basmati rice, Brown rice (Medium Glycemic Index) etc.
Typically Diabetics should consume food with low Glycemic Index and higher in insoluble fibers.

Treatment of Diabetes :-
For people who have been diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus for the first time they are advised to do the following before starting any medication or Insulin. This is a standard medical protocol followed world over. I call it "WASH".
"W" - WALKING - Brisk walking for 40 minutes 5 times a week.
"A" - ALCOHOL & FOOD - Reduce intake of Alcoholic beverages completely and "Good Food" (high on Glycemic index).
"S" - SMOKING - Must reduce to completely stop smoking.
"H" - HAPPYNESS - Must make serious attempt to reduce mental and emotional stress.
"H" - HOMEOPATHY - Take type- I Homeopathy, as it treats the constitution of the person, attends and tweaks Liver and Pancreatic functioning, including motivation for making all important lifestyle modification mentioned above.
These are the common symptoms a child suffers when he or she should be considered to be evaluated for ADD or ADHD
  • Distractibility & difficulty with concentration and focus
  • Short term memory lapses
  • Procrastination
  • Tardiness, impulsiveness
  • Problem in organizing the ideas and belonging
  • Weak planning and execution – symptoms to look for in adults.

Common causes to be linked with this disorder :-
  • It is a genetic disorder
  • Tobacco smoking during pregnancy
  • Lead exposure
  • Head injury
  • Malnutrition

Role of Homeopathy :-
  • Homeopathy can play a complimentary role in treating this disorder.
  • There are some Homeopathic remedies which can attend to the constitution of the child and there are remedies which can treat individual symptoms.
  • Along with various therapies, giving Homeopathy to the child will definitely be useful, since attending to the constitution will bring about major changes.
  • These kids tend to have problems due to various levels of immune deficiencies, resulting in recurrent infections of respiratory system. Example: frequent cough & cold, glue ear etc. We can significantly improve the resistance by employing medicines like Tub Bo, C Nosode etc.
  • Often kids with ADHD/ ADD have issues with bowel flora resulting in either constipation or diarrhoea. Homeopathy along with probiotics can significantly improve bowel health.
  • The other advantage of Homeopathic treatment is your child receives medicines which are completely safe as it does not have any toxic effect on body or on mind.
Definition :-
When a women exhibits 2 of 3 criteria mentioned below, she can be considered as one who is suffering from PCOD.
  • Very less or No Ovulation.
  • Growth of hair on face / Male pattern baldness,
  • Increase in sexual desire and or Multiple cysts in Ovaries.

Signs & Symptoms :-
  • Menses are Irregular, few, or completely absent.
  • Primary Infertility: resulting from chronic lack of ovulation.
Other associated symptoms which may or may not be present.
  • Apple shaped" obesity which is centered on the lower half of the torso.
  • Obesity with fault in Insulin metabolism is present in many cases. Therefore these women are susceptible to develop Diabetes Mellitus.
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Prolonged periods of bloating,
  • Mood swings, Pelvic pain, Backaches etc.
  • Waking from sleep due to shortness of breath.
  • Skin :
    • Acne
    • Acanthosis Nigricans — Dark patches of skin, which is a sign of insulin resistance status.
    • Skin tags: Tiny flaps of skin

Test :
  • Gynecological Ultrasound confirming cysts in Ovaries.
  • Laparoscopic examination.
  • Abnormal levels of Testosterone level, TSH Level, Prolactin, 17-Hydroxyprogesterone, DHEAS and Androstenedione in blood.

Role of Homeopathy :-
  • By giving a constitutional treatment, which improves fundamental tissue functions across various organs.
  • By employing organ remedy, I stimulate specific organ and detox yet another which ultimately improves total Hormonal levels in body.
  • By attending to ongoing mental and emotional stress as emotional stress is one of the major recognized factor which influences hormone levels unfavorably. I achieved this by recognizing them during case taking and point it out to them and treat it by counseling and use of appropriate Homeopathic remedies.
  • I also work towards reducing weight and improving glucose metabolism. As faulty Glucose metabolism is common with PCOD; specially in overweight girls.
  • To achieve this I give them an insight on various foods and how to eat intelligently? A simple advice of walking 40 minutes 5 times a week as it increases BMR.
  • In some cases I recommend uses of Allopathic medicine to lower absorption of glucose from intestine and Continuing Thyroxine supplement in associated cases of Hypothyroidism.
Sinuses are bony pockets in our skull to keep our skull light. They are Maxillary, Frontal, Ethmoidal and Sphenoidal.
When they get inflamed it is known as SINUSITIS. It is classified in three subtypes depending on duration since they have been affected.
  • Acute Sinusitis : Where the trouble has been since less than 4 weeks,
  • Sub-acute Sinusitis : between 4-12 weeks.
  • Chronic Sinusitis : where it has been going on for 12 weeks or more.

What is the exact cause for Sinusitis?
  • There is no known cause for sinusitis. However it is often present in people with family history of Tuberculosis, Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis, Bronchitis etc.
  • It is also seen in people who themselves have had all the mentioned above and diseases like Atopic Dermatitis, and Abdominal problems like Acidity, Constipation etc.

  • Nose : Sneezing, Discharge, Itching and Pain.
  • Head : Most commonly it cause pain over forehead, above the eyeball, Root of nose and less commonly deep inside behind root of nose.
  • When sinuses discharge backwardly in throat it is called post nasal discharge and it causes recurrent sore throat and productive cough.
  • When condition is severe it may have fever and malaise.
  • In cases when Sinusitis has been going on since very long time the individual may loose capacity to smell.

Treatment :-
There is no curative medicine in conventional system of medicine. Usually it is treated with nasal decongestant, Pain killers and Antibiotics.
In sever case endoscopic surgery is done. However it may not prevent reoccurrence as underlying tendency is not addressed by these methods.

Role of Homeopathy
  • Homeopathic medicines can cure it by directly acting on the lining of the affected sinus.
  • I treat abdominal functioning and improving the health of large bowel and Liver specially.
  • I treat by desensitize people for various allergens using various Homeopathic medicine.
  • Here at The Homeopath I emphasize on role of Nutrition on Health. We discuss food in detail and emphasize on appropriate supplements.
  • Role of Mental and Emotional stress. To address these issues we counsel and employ Homeopathic remedies to treat them.
  • Some people suffer from this chronic problem because of excessive consumption of stimulants like Alcohol, Tobacco, Tea etc. We help these individual by detoxifying there body using low potency Homeopathy and motivate them to reduce / completely stop such unhealthy practices.
Allergic Rhinitis
Allergic Rhinitis is a recurrent problem affecting nose. It is usually deep rooted and often hereditary in nature.

Symptoms :-
The usual symptoms are itching in nose, eyes and some time ears. Followed by Sneezing, Runny Nose, Watery Eye, Forehead heaviness etc.

Causes :-
  • The surface immunity of nose in these individuals is poor and therefore it tends to over react to otherwise harmless allergens.
  • There is no known cause for it . However common allergens are Dust, House Mite, Hay, Pollen, Smoke, Strong Odor, Perfumes etc.
  • In many people it has been found to co exists with poor abdominal health.
  • More than often it manifest as part of Chronic Sinusitis.
  • It many a times can be a early sign of Allergic Bronchitis which follows it if it is suppressed by usual Anti Allergic treatments.
  • Large percentage of people suffers from it as hereditary problem, where either there is history of Tuberculosis or any other form of Allergic respiratory tract disease.

Treatment :-
  • The usual anti allergic treatment gives temporary relief.
  • For curative treatment without any side effect, one must take Type-I Homeopathy.

Role of Homeopathy
  • I treat abdominal functioning and improving the health of large bowel specially.
  • I treat by desensitize people for various allergens using various Homeopathic medicine.
  • Here at The Homeopath I emphasize on role of Nutrition on Health. For Nutrition we discuss food in detail and emphasize on appropriate supplements.
  • Role of Mental and Emotional stress on health. To address issues arising out of Mental and emotional stress, we counsel and employ Homeopathic remedies to treat them.
  • Some people suffer from this chronic problem because of excessive consumption of stimulants like Alcohol, Tobacco, Tea etc. We help these individual by detoxifying there body using low potency Homeopathy and motivate them to reduce / completely stop such unhealthy practices.
Liver & Gall Bladder
We commonly believe that Liver and gall bladder primarily helps in digestion and absorption of food in our body. Ironically, not many know that it also is the primary organ of detoxification.

In fact Liver is far most important organ after Heart for survival. It handles all chemical activity in our body.

That makes it the most toxic organ in our body simply because it handles and helps in removing all the toxic end product from various metabolic processes in the body.

When Liver is excessively burdened it results in Fatty Liver and Cirrhosis of Liver. Fatty Liver is a reversible condition but Cirrhosis is incurable and fatal disease.

Gall bladder plays the role in digestion of Fat in our food. The bile produced in Liver gets concentrated in Gall Bladder and is released when we consume a fatty meal. Many of us consume poor quality and deoxygenated oil in our food. After having such unhealthy practice we develop gall stones.

What are factors which increase this toxic load on the liver?
  • Smoked / Burnt (Deoxygenated) oil & Fat which is present in fried food.
  • Many common allopathic medicines like fever and cholesterol reducing ones, hormonal tablets; commonly taken by women as birth control pills (OC) and for postponing menses.
  • Various coloring and flavoring agents (Aginomoto) in food.
  • Post Jaundice state and
  • Alcoholic beverages.

What can we do to maintain good liver functioning?
  • Eating fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grain bread, Atta Chapati, Rice and other simple home cooked food without much oil etc.
  • Avoiding smoked oil / fat, Fried food, Alcoholic beverages, Coloring and flavoring agents.
  • Avoid taking Allopathic medicines unless and unntil it is necessary.

Gall Stones :-
"FAIR, FAT, FERTILE, FLATULENT (gas), FEMALE OF FOURTY". This is the most susceptible group to develop Gall stones. They become even more vulnerable if they have diet which is rich in fat, especially smoked / burnt oil as it is common in Indian cooking. Ex: SAMOSA, VADA, PAKORAS, MIXTURES etc.

Even after gall stones are removed these people suffer from various degrees of digestive issues like CONSTIPATION, GAS IN ABDOMEN, ACIDITY etc.

Role of Homeopathy :-
Type-I Homeopathy can be very helpful, as apart from treating constitutionally I employ organ specific remedies like Cardus Marinus, Cheledonium etc which can greatly add in removing toxin and healing Liver cells.

Additionally, I do spend significant amount of time and effort in counseling and advices on effect of food and lifestyle modification.