Homeopathy for Autism – Alex was contributed by a family member

Alex was born an average baby. She was average length, average weight, and arrived with some fanfare after an emergency Cesarean Section. She nursed well, slept well, hit her growth milestones and walked early. Her speech was slightly slow, but she was the third child, after all.

We followed all the exhortations of the medical community. We immunized on schedule, we kept careful records. She was nearly continuously on antibiotics for otitis media. She had her first set of ear tubes implanted at 13 months. She didn’t watch television, she went to pre-school, we read to her daily.

Her growth pattern began to slow, she didn’t progress as quickly as we expected. She remained essentially cheerful and cooperative. She entered kindergarten, as an August birthday one of the youngest students. She did okay, no complaints from the teacher. She didn’t learn to read.

In first grade she had another set of tubes, and had her adenoids removed. The anesthesia from the surgery was a problem, and recovery was slow. She was an average student, no behavior problems. We wondered why she had to work so hard to master her schoolwork. Her teacher said she was doing well.

She spent the first several weeks of second grade under her desk at school. The noise of the other students was overwhelming for her. She cooperated with teachers. She did okay, they said. We shouldn’t worry. Perhaps she needed a private school where teachers could draw her out, where her quiet personality would not be lost in the large group of students. She couldn’t read at grade level.

We had her tested privately. She showed that she had a low-average IQ, and could do some things well, and struggled with others. There were some testing anomalies, but they could be explained by the testing procedure. We needed to adjust our expectations of her and understand that she was a quiet, low-average child. We should feel good about her and her abilities. We were certain she was a much different person, intellectually, than the tests reflected.

We went from one learning specialist to another, testing and evaluating. We narrowed the possibilities of the source for the disconnection in her learning process. We tested for food allergies. We spent many hours helping her with her schoolwork. She worked hard, and didn’t complain.

Grandma died, and the family grieved. A cousin called us because she had heard of Grandma’s passing. The conversation lasted two hours. Genetics and genealogy converged into a realization that Alex was probably suffering from an inherited abnormality that prevented proper digestion and therefore intellectual development.

We ran more tests, the diagnosis was found. The cousin knew much, she shared much, we learned quickly. The cousin vetted Homeopathy Center of Houston (HCH), and recommended we seek treatment from them. We began treatment with one of their practitioners. We determined that Alex had high levels of several harmful metals, including mercury and uranium. We began a GFCF diet, and began following the sequential homeopathic treatments recommended by HCH.

Alex began seeing a speech pathologist. She quickly recognized that Alex’s reading difficulties could be helped by a program called Visualizing-Verbalizing.

Alex began detoxing heavy metals under HCH’s guidance. Month by month we saw cognitive improvement. She worked hard at school, needing at least four repetitions of material, in addition to what she received in class, in order to master new information.

We made the decision to remove her from ice skating, a sport she loved, as her energy level was too low to allow her to practice the amount of time needed to maintain her skills. She tolerated detoxification well, and had no serious side effects.

We began sixth grade. She needed two to three repetitions of material at home. She worked hard and cooperated completely. She learned to monitor her food, read labels, and recognize her own symptoms. She made very good grades at school, her circle of friends began to widen. She finished her school year with recognition in several subjects. She was discharged from her speech program with tears of joy from her pathologist.

We have completed seventh grade. Alex reads more slowly than her peers, but her vocabulary is expanding quickly, and her ability to read for longer periods of time continues to improve. She shows very high ability in math and engineering concepts. She was selected to participate in an Honors Program in Civil Engineering. She plays the flute, takes ballet, jazz and lyrical dancing. Her verbal fluency is normal, and her use of figurative language is good. Her malapropisms are infrequent, but she chortles with us as she corrects herself.

There are many “what ifs” evident in Alex’s story. We don’t spend time dwelling on them. We are grateful every day for the bright, cheerful and responsible adolescent she has become. We know that the Houston Homeopathy Method she has received at HCH has made her recovery a reality. Alex’s determination to succeed has carried her through when many would have faltered. The combination of HCH and Alex herself allows nothing less.

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