A HOLISTIC APPROACH
Mary Coyle. DIHom consults with families of children with ASD, ADD and SPD. Collaborating as a team with the family, we devise holistic strategies geared towards gently returning the child to a balanced state. Autism is a complex disorder which affects a child physically, cognitively and emotionally. Finding natural solutions to remove stressors that create blockages, and trigger disordered sleeping patterns, self-stimulatory and/or aggressive behaviors, and attentional deficits, are keys to a child’s future success.
The primary goal is to re-ignite the healing response buried within the ASD child, and bring them back on the path of wellness as quickly, and as safely, as possible.
Dr. Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg developed Homotoxicology in the 1940s. As a physician in Germany, he also included classical homeopathy into his medical practice. But Dr. Reckeweg found a need for a more modern approach to the theory of “like cures like,” which is one of the major tenets of homeopathy, to account for the many new stresses of our increasingly complex and modern life. He therefore developed the “Great Defense System of Five Parts.” This theory states that the body goes through five phases when fighting a disease: excretion phase, reaction phase, deposition phase, impregnation phase and degeneration phase.
Homotoxicology is therefore considered a “bridge” between allopathic and homeopathic therapeutics.
Homotoxicology studies the influences of toxic substances as it relates to our body. Symptoms of a disease, such as runny nose or fever, are seen as a result of an appropriate and meaningful biological resistance to toxic substances.
Homotoxicology views disease as a process, and utilizes complex homeopathic preparations designed to address the distinct stages of an illness.
Homotoxicology is essentially designed to remove those toxic blockages that are hindering a person’s optimal physical, cognitive and emotional health.
The homeopathic combination formulas utilized, based on Dr. Reckeweg’s theory of disease, are all FDA registered, and have an excellent safety record.
It’s no secret that our environment is a toxic mine-field. From the foods we eat, the water we drink. and the air we breathe, our environment is laden with chemicals foreign to our system. Therefore, to maintain health, “detoxification” has become somewhat of a buzz word around the world. Although basic detoxification begins with a clean diet and environment, detoxification programs may include nutritional fortification for the liver, lungs, kidneys, bowels and blood.
We will soon see why these organs are so important in detoxification. Detoxification for the body may refer to the cleansing of the bowels, kidneys, lungs, the liver or the blood, since these are the organs involved in detoxification of chemicals and toxins from the body. The liver acts as an “in-line” filter for the removal of foreign substances and wastes from the blood. The kidneys filter wastes from the blood into the urine, while the lungs remove volatile gases as we breathe.
Our body is designed to utilize natural substances, which includes foods, herbs and phytochemicals. Any foreign substance will serve as a stimulus to our immune system, which has the function of removing these substances. Although the toxicity of a chemical may vary, it is the job of the liver to reduce toxins into compounds that the body can safely handle and eliminate through the kidneys (as urine), skin (as sweat), lungs (as expelled air) and bowels (as feces). Maintaining these eliminative organs in good working order is essential for one’s good health to continue.
While there are many detoxification programs available, they differ in their actions and their intent. Some detoxification programs work only with the bowels, others may cleanse the liver or the blood, and others may aid the kidneys or the skin in their functions. By combining these detox programs into a total health program, one can effectively restore their health to an optimal level and look younger in the process. When the body can eliminate toxins, then health is restored and energy and vigor are revitalized. Many different approaches to detoxification and wellness will work, even though they attack the problem at different levels. Any program that augments detoxification will improve health. Other factors must be considered in detoxification, like nutrition, water, and exercise, rest, sunshine, and fresh air. We have a variety of proven methods we use to detoxify the body safely and gently.