Classical approach in Autism- a case study

Dr. Kavita Chandak

A 4 years child with his parents came to my practice in November 2022. He was a diagnosed case of Autism and ADHD by a paediatric psychiatrist when he was 2.5 years old. Ayurvedic treatment has taken.

Chief complaint was about speech. He started uttering few words at the age of three months. Now he could utter bla bla bla but no meaningful words at all. He says pa pa pa but cannot say papa. He points out towards his mom when call pa pa pa. He does not understand relations. Mother said he cries all the time, irritable, craving sugar, frequent worm infestation, passing green and white worms in stool, appetite is good but still a thin look, doesn’t follow commands, no understanding for language and our emotions, even if I cry, he can never sympathise me. He is not playing with us, in fact loves to play in soil. He suffered constipation in early childhood now it is occasional.

He used to cry a lot at age of 1.5 years and wanted to be carried.  There was a strong desire for jaggary at around age of 1.5 to 2 years.

He born with LSCS as the umbilical cord has circled the neck and the child passed stool during birth( vide -mother).

Antibiotics were given for frequent bronchitis.

H/O Mother during pregnancy-

Primary infertility due to PCOD for one year. When conceived for the first time with the help of hormonal medication done by gynaecologist, had to induce abortion during third month due to intra uterine growth retardation.

After that in 2018,she conceived this child. Throughout pregnancy she had the fear of losing child in uterus as per the past experience. She was underweight during pregnancy (even now).Her father died when she was pregnant with this child.

On observation- I found father a little dominating, aggressive, haughty and oversensitive. Mother is quite timid, smiling but a reserved personality.

Analysis and evaluation- It was a case of an autistic child who born with cord around neck, having wormy diathesis, less perception, no understanding for emotions and relations, crancky with delicate stomach and respiratory system who developed in an unhealthy uterus( As the previous pregnancy got removed due to IUGR.No curettage was done later on and this child survived in the same place must have some toxic imprints in his immunity.) Mother was fearful throughout pregnancy.

Prescription- Opium 1M one aqua dose given.

This case has syphilitic miasm. IUGR in first pregnancy and unsympathetic behaviour falls under syphilis. Irritability, weeping tendency and craving for sweet fall under psora. Wormy diathesis falls under tubercular miasm. Basically it was a multimiasmatic case with domination of syphilis.

Although Opium covers all miasms,it is a syphilitic remedy.

Conclusion- Recovery in epigenetic disorder is not impossible although it is difficult. Selection of potency matters a lot. Bombarding of a lot of medicines and therapies is not the solution. Classical medication in clinical practice provides handsome transformation.

In every autistic case, we do not need nosodes or anti miasmatic intercurrent remedies. Sometimes constitutional remedy addresses all aspects.

Hahnemann mentioned in Organon -every case is a new case! Apply an unbiased approach to every patient and feel his soul!

One’s first impression of a China individual is often one of sensitivity. She will approach you rather warily, and may remain wary until she knows you well, and even then, she will only reveal her true sensitivity if she is convinced that you are both understanding and sensitive (Kent: ‘Timidity’).

They are generally fascinating people who are principally interested in spiritual matters, and they are all the more interesting because their spiritual interests are based on direct experience, rather than intellectual attraction. They are generally quiet, modest people who possess a great deal of wisdom, which they will not ‘cast before swine’.

She found it hard to come to terms with the ignorance and brutality of this world, and she lived a protected life in a spiritual household.

The psychic China individual is a quiet, subtle person, rather than a hystrionic who is looking for attention. Those people who like to dramatise their psychic experiences are unlikely to be China constitutionally. They are more likely to be Natrum Muriaticum, Ignatia, or if they appear really ‘over the top’ Hyoscyamus.

The China woman (the majority are female) is most easily confused with either Ignatia or Thuja. The differences appear quite subtle. Ignatia generally has a stronger ego than China, and is rather more ‘robust’, in the sense that she is better adapted to coping with society’s demands. Thuja is just as sensitive as China, and just as introverted, but tends to be more earthy, more in her body and more attracted to practical crafts. China is more liable to be philosophical than Thuja, and less practical (Kent:’ theorizing, building air castles’).

Here we have a contradiction similar to that seen in Silica, a timid person who is willful. The worldly China woman tends to be more irritable and intolerant than Silica. Although she may lack confidence with strangers, and is generally on her guard in company, she can make her family’s life hell with her moodinessThis critical aspect of China is associated with a selfish, self-obsessed streak. She will fly into a rage and persecute a member of her family, quite unable to see what she is doing.

and her tendency to criticise and blame.

Thus some are quite intuitive, or even psychic, but also relatively skillful at dealing with the material world. dramatic persona, being prone to sweeping statements, especially of a critical nature. She reserved these criticisms for anyone and anything that displeased her, including the medical establishment, politicians, men, and her boyfriend (Kent: ‘Contemptuous’).

bold and rather aggressive exterior was a defense for a very vulnerable interior.

She is an example of a China individual who exibits traits from both ends of the China spectrum, being highly psychic and spiritually orientated, and also critical and socially skillful.

Dr. Kavita Chandak
International Trainer
MD(Hom), PG(Hom) London,PHD,France
Reeshabh Homeo Clinic| Nagpur

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