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A Breakthrough for Autism

 

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A true story about a mother healing her child’s autism with homeopathy.

By Lamyaa Sassi, via Sukuun Holistics

When my daughter was 6 years old she was diagnosed with Aspergers. She was high functioning on the Autism spectrum with Sensory Processing Disorder. After years of struggling with what looked like bizarre symptoms; stemming, flapping, and twirling long stringy objects while making nonverbal vocalizations, it was great that there was finally a name to explain her behaviors, but what could I do? My first-born was healthy as can be. Born full term, no complications Apgar rating of 8.9. She met all her milestones with sitting up, walking, started talking full sentences at an early age of 18 months. Around two years of age, I started noticing that she would pick these long leaf plants outside our house and play with them. But play with them by swirling them and flicking them towards the ground. She seemed like she was in her own world, creating stories of planes flying, monsters fighting, I took it as she had a creative imagination and that she would grow out of it. She didn’t. Her behavior became more awkward. She would prefer to do it when there were other children around. She started finding any and all objects that she could wiggle, be it shoe laces, twigs, tissue, pencils, ribbons, anything that was wiggly she would pick up and engage in it. She had a name for it, at 2 1/2 years old she came up with a name for it so that she could communicate with me her want/need to go do it. Teachers started asking me about it. They were concerned. They said they had never seen anything like it. But I knew my child, she was smart, funny, creative, a fascinating a beautiful person. Between ages 2-5 she also began having issues with texture, sights and sounds. Clothing not the right length, or tags would bother her. She would have meltdowns because her socks were on wrong. Her hair wet would bother her. She couldn’t stand the smells of cheese and vinegar and it would make her feel faint. I would notice that often times she would cup her ears when we were at a theater, we had to once leave a Cirque show because the sensory stimulation was too overwhelming for her. After talking to her kindergarten teachers and seeing the look of great concern, I was on a mission to find a name for what she had. I took her to Kaiser where she was observed by a psychologist, neurologist, occupational therapist none seemed to have an answer.  Many meetings and evaluations later is when she finally got her diagnosis of Aspergers. Doctors at John Hopkins suggested we start behavioral therapy when she was 7. So I had to wait. She did great in school, and was anti-social but she didn’t care. She didn’t mind being alone and away from others. Around the age of 7, she began doing this finger flicking which was new. So besides the twirling of objects, spinning in place, she began flicking her fingers right in front of her eyes. She didn’t know why she did these behaviors she just had to do it. We visited my sister, Rena Sassi, in Egypt that summer and her and I were determined to take on these behaviors. I was always against medicating my daughter and luckily Rena was studying to be a Homeopath and began looking into remedies. In the course of the next 3 years she must have tried a handful of remedies, all to none avail. During this time I also tried behavior therapy, gluten and casin free diet, occupational therapy, essential oils, nothing seemed to work. By the time my daughter was 8 1/2 she started having anxiety and that anxiety began to increase everyday. So this summer of 2014 we started her on a series of potencies for one remedy beginning with Cuprum 30C. I told Jennah that it was to help her with her anxiety. She would take it every other day by simply putting pellets under her tongue (gentle and sweet), and as advised by Rena I slowly increased in potency until we completed the series with Cuprum 10M. A few weeks after her final dose and seemingly out of the blue, she had a melt down in the car. She wanted to stop! She said she wanted to stop her stimming (finger flicking and twittering of objects), but didn’t know how. She was afraid for the first time to lose friends because of it and was worried that others will think she was weird and want nothing to do with her. She wanted me to trick her into believing something to get her to stop. I told her that the power and control was all in her. That she was the only one who could stop it. The next morning she came to me and I confessed to her that the remedy she had been taking all along was to also stop her stimming. She smiled and said “Well it must be working because I already have.” And she has! She has completely stopped spinning her ribbon, flicking her fingers, and flapping her hands. Sure she still spins in place from time to time, she still has sensory issues, but the repetitive awkward behavior has gone away. The remedy has CURED her of the very symptoms that labeled her as having high functioning Autism. Its been a month and I recently asked her if someone asked you why you stopped her stimming what would you say? She said; “Because you told me I had the power and you were right.” But I’ve been telling her that for years and so now she says it was time to stop. Jennah is still smart, funny, creative, a fascinating and beautiful person inside and out. I believe with all my heart that it was the homeopathy that has put a final and profound stop to her autistic behaviors. Reading this now, brings me to tears because I feel like I’m reading a story and still can’t believe it! Homeopathy works! For a consultation with Rena Sassi, contact doulahomeopath@gmail.com.

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