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Title:
Homeopathy and autism spectrum disorder : a guide for practitioners and families
Author:
Andrews, Mike, 1959- , author.
Publication Information:
London ; Philadelphia : Singing Dragon, 2014.
Physical Description:
208 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781848191686
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Book

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Summary

This book presents the clinical experiences of homeopaths working with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) around the world, exploring the outcomes that are being achieved in practice. Anecdotally, homeopathy has been found to be helpful for managing aggression, improving physical health problems and enhancing overall wellbeing in some children and adults with autism. This will be compelling reading for homeopaths, other healthcare professionals, teachers, parents and all those who come in to contact with children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.


Author Notes

Mike Andrews, DSH RSHom graduated from Misha Norland's School of Homeopathy (UK) in 1990. He has taught at many UK homeopathic colleges: London College of Classical Homeopathy, Purton House School of Homeopathy and on the BSc (Hons) Health Sciences Homeopathy module at the University of Westminster. He has been in full-time homeopathic practice since 1990 and has been a Registered Member of the Society of Homeopaths since 1994. He practiced in West Sussex for many years, but now works in London and Ludlow, Shropshire. Over more than 24 years in practice, he has worked with many children and their parents, giving him a good practical understanding of child development. He has worked with children with diagnoses of dyspraxia, dyslexia, ADHD, ADD, Asperger's and Autism.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. 11
Chapter 1 Can more be done to treat autism spectrum disorder?p. 15
Limitations of behaviour modification, nutritional therapy and biomedicine and other approaches which do not utilise the integrated approach of homeopathy. The potential of homeopathic treatment.
Chapter 2 What is ASD?p. 29
Overview of diagnosis. Causative factors - genetics, exposure to toxins both environmental and medical What is happening from a homeopathic perspective?
Chapter 3 Homeopathy and ASD around the worldp. 49
Overview of clinical results worldwide in the literature with reference to Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Japan, Switzerland, the UK and the US.p. 49
Chapter 4 Conversations with Homeopathsp. 59
Interviews with homeopaths about their experience in the field.
Chapter 5 The holistic approachp. 99
Staying the long haul
Chapter 6 Autism or Autisming?p. 121
A label or a process?
Chapter 7 Asking questions and managing expectationsp. 134
Questions to ask the homeopath. Expectations of treatment. The homeopaths expectation of the parents/carers. Working with non-verbal patients. Frequently Asked Questions.
Chapter 8 Working with othersp. 149
How homeopaths work with parents, teachers and other healthcare professionals. Working with autism charities.
Chapter 9 The most commonly indicated homeopathic treatment strategiesp. 155
Homeopathic materia medica - what this is and how it is applied. Homeopathic remedies. Discovering a few homeopathic remedies. Critique of different methodologies.
Chapter 10 Research and Professional Recognitionp. 175
Complementary and alternative medicine research and integration into healthcare. Professional recognition. Funding treatment. Funding research. The future.
Chapter 11 How homeopathy enhances the gift of ASDp. 183
The gift of ASD. Homeopathy's role in managing aggression, enhancing wellbeing and improving physical health. Finding a role in society.
Glossary of Homeopathic Termsp. 187
Homeopathic Organisationsp. 193
Contributorsp. 195
Referencesp. 197
Indexp. 203