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Role of Homeopathy in Autism

sunnyag16
sunnyag16 Member Posts: 4 Listener
I would like to know what is the role of homeopathy in Autism. is it really effective because most of the people say that homeopathy is just a placebo?

After reading this blog I am in two mindset

https://homeopathicservices.com/autism-treatment-checklist/

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  • sunnyag16
    sunnyag16 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    edited December 2018
    I would like to know how homeopathy helps in autism. 
  • timoglock
    timoglock Member Posts: 23 Courageous
    Not effective , homeopathy has no evidence base anyway. Secondly autism is neurodevelopmental .  Why do you want to change your autism !  Or are you just trying understand more? The item you’ve copied is out of date. Have a look at the social model or join a neurodiversity group autistic led to gain current understanding is my advice. 
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 118 Listener
    @sunnyag16
    Hi there...I would encourage you to find out more about complementary therapies and would not discount homeopathy if this is something your open to. Differentthings work for different people and nobody can say this or that is right or wrong ...its what suits the individual. We are treated by a health system that has many treatments that are not evidence based if truth is said. We all have to be more proactive i feel to educate ourselves and find the best ways of managing our conditions and just because something is not evidence based does not mean it is useless..I would look for the governing body for homeopathy and research a bit more if i was you . Good luck finding your way and i agree joing a neurodiversity group will be a good move .
  • timoglock
    timoglock Member Posts: 23 Courageous
    I would never advise ‘treating’ autism with something like homeopathy.  Alternative medicine such as good acupuncture can help with anxiety. Autism doesn’t need treating.
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @sunnyag16   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for your question. I am afraid we can not answer your question. As it is medical advice you are seeking.  Also against the rules of the forum.

    What I would suggest is to contact the following association.

    The National Autistic Society 

    helpline 020 7833 2299 Mon Thurs 10am 4pm. Fri 9am 3pm.

    Email [email protected].

    Hope that helps.

    Please take care.

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  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,793 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @sunnyag16, and a warm welcome to the community. Great to have you here!

    As @thespiceman says, this query isn't something we could address here on the community, and you should always seek the advice of your GP or another medical professional involved in your care before making any changes to your treatment or condition management. However, you may be interested in our other Autism/Asperger's discussions here!
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 118 Listener
    I never said "treated" please dont mis quote me. I never advocated homeopathy as a "alternative " to any medicines either..I believe in a intergrated medical model where patients are able to find what suits them as individuals. Sometimes for whatever reason a patient needs to find complementary ways to manage their health issues as a " treatment" as in recovery is not the issue. By the way Acupuncture is not a alternative medicine it is also a complementary medicine that is not "proven " to work as all research states more trials required as there is a difficulty fitting the mechanism of health benefits into a scientific model .Also I would also recommend that good acupuncture be defined as someone who has trained in Traditional Chinese medicine and is part of the British Acupuncture Council as there are  western medical practitioners such as physiotherapist and doctors who attend training in dry needling who dont ( and are not members of the Acupuncture Council) understand the holistic model which as a Bsc Hons Acupuncturist myself I do and also have the knowledge to understand complimentary therapies in a wider context. By the way Acupuncture does not help everybody but like you said treatment is not the  need here.....maybe Homeopaathy could help in this case. My daughter used it for Childbirth and she swears by it ...she had her baby at.home with the help of independent midwives homeopathy and gas and air ! She also used moxibustion (used by acupuncturist) to turn her breech baby to enable the home birth. I believe in try it and see if its useful for the individual it is not that i advocate not using our healthcare system as in alternative methods. I think it is wrong to take away a option that may help the person involved.
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  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 118 Listener
    I respect your opinion but I dont agree with you so I guess we have to agree to disagree on differing views. There are some things that dont fit into a scientific experiment but are still as valid IMHO. As you prefer science maybe i can change your mind on Acupuncture as it has been proved scientifically to have been around since prehistoric times? Our western medicine is very very recent and we have treatments available today that have not even had scientific trials. Our medical system was founded on anatomy studies and since body snatching was rife 200 years ago in the infancy of these studies i think that shows how recent our medical system evolved! unlike Acupuncture that is over 5000 years old. Also considered as pseudo-science . 

    http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2015/01/30/scientists-mapped-otzi-icemans-61-tattoos/#.XBe-oPenzqC

    have read widely on the opposing views of complementary therapies and still hold firm that not everything can be assessed using the scientific model and believe this is what stops scientist working out what is occuring when the placebo effect is triggered. The placebo effect is very interesting again IMHO and could lead to greater knowledge in medicine in  itself. I have a BSc Hons aka Science degree. 
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 118 Listener
    Like i said I dont agree but respect you having your own opinion .

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