New England School of Homeopathy

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Drs. Amy Rothenberg & Paul Herscu have worked with many autistic patients, from those with Asperger’s Syndrome to those who are profoundly autistic.

Most every child has made some improvement, some subtle, others dramatic. A handful have had their diagnoses then questioned. They have had previously mute children begin to speak and those who cannot make eye contact begin to. They have seen many children be better able to learn and interact in social settings, they have watch families begin to enjoy some peaceful times with their children. They have had some resounding failures, like everyone who works with autistic patients, yet they do seem to help most of these patients & their families who they have had the privilege to work with.

Some of these children have been vaccine injured. Others were never vaccinated. They have worked with numerous families where more than one person was diagnosed on the autistic spectrum. There are many routes to autism, many we do not yet know.

When taking the case of children with autism, it is important to focus on what is most limiting to the child at that time. For some, it will be inability to connect with other people, for others, it will be violent outbursts or difficulty in learning self-help skills. It is essential (as it is with any patient) to try to figure out what drives the child’s behaviors and what makes symptoms better or worse. We cannot find the appropriate remedy based on the common, everyday symptoms of the diagnosis, but rather on how this child uniquely manifests this pathology.

Most all of their autistic patients are undergoing other treatments at the same time, from behavioral to nutritional to secretin to chelation and everything in between-and homeopathy does not appear to interfere. It an be difficult to know what is working so we discourage parents from trying something else new when a homeopathic remedy is given.

Please see links below for additional information:

Homeopathy and the Challenged Child

The Homeopathic Treatment of Autism:
article by Dr. Rothenberg from the March-April 2004 issue of the Autism Asperger’s Digest

The Map Of Hierarchy And A Case Of Autism
by Dr. Amy Rothenberg

Homeopathy And Autism
Report on a presentation by Paul Herscu, ND, DHANP, MPH
NCH Annual Conference, April 2001 – Boston, MA

Available to Purchase from NESH: The Homeopathic Treatment of Autism: Putting the Pieces Together 80 Minute DVD, by Paul Herscu, ND MPH

Our apologies, this link is no longer available on World Talk Radio: Homeopathy’s Hope for Autism: A Conversation with Dr. Amy Rothenberg – April 2011
Interview on World Talk Radio: Natural Solutions w/ host(s) Shawn Palmer, N.D.
Autism Spectrum Disorders affect 1 in 110 children in the U.S. This is a condition that can leave parents feeling hopeless and frustrated with few treatment options. Homeopathy is a unique form of medicine that can offer hope for treating autism. Listen in to hear her discuss what homeopathy offers patients with autism.