Adam's Journey

Homeopathic Healing of Autism

Miasm Round One – Psorinum

on November 17, 2011

Woo hoo!  On to the miasms people!  ISN’T THIS EXCITING?!?!?!

*cricket*  *cricket*



That’s OK.  Just bear with my enthusiasm.  🙂

Maybe it would help if I reminded you what miasmic treatment is all about.  Basically this involves treating Adam for any chronic diseases he may inherited from Jon and I.  Samuel Hahnemann, the founding father of homeopathy believed that “the true natural chronic diseases are those that arise from a chronic miasm, when left to themselves, improper treatment, go on to increase, growing worse and torment the patient to the end of his life.”  (78 Organon).  Miasmic treatment is a long process and can take a year or more to complete but if there’s anything we have, it’s plenty of time.

As I understand it, there are only a handful of specific miasms but they can cause an assortment of diseases depending on how it manifests within the patient.  For example, if the psora miasm is present in your family genetic line you might have relatives with the following ailments:  absesses, boils, bronchitis, connective tissue diseases, depression, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, scabies, etc.  It is a homeopath’s job to dig a little in your family history and find all the skeletons in the closet (so to speak).  It’s obvious that the psora miasm is present in my genetic line.  Both my sister and I have psoriasis and my niece has scleroderma (a connective tissue disease).  Thus, it makes sense that Adam’s first miasmic treatment was for psora.  The psora remedy is called Psorinum and it comes it powdered form just like the trauma remedies.

Within the first couple of days of starting his powders, Adam’s verbal skills took another leap. He started talking ALL THE TIME. Still is his garbled sometimes-only-we can-interpret-kid-speak but nonetheless the sentences were flowing seamlessly.   Some recent ones that come to mind are: “Pink car in house,” “This piece go here,” and “Mom sit down come play.”   The real gem was returning home one day after an appointment and having Adam race up the stairs yelling “Mommy! Mommy!” He leapt right into my arms with a big smile plastered on his face.

However, as with every other phase of treatment we also saw signs of Adam’s healing reaction.  Like the others, they were both physical and emotional in nature.

Healing Reaction Observations:

  • Once again, we saw parasites in his diaper.  It always seems that we see them for a couple of days and then they disappear again.  Maybe, the parasites are only expelled during the thick of Adam’s healing reactions?
  • Irritability and increased anxiety over leaving the house.  For a couple of days, Adam didn’t want to leave the house and he was showing great anxiety over getting in the truck.  If we were going out as a family, he would worry that we were not leaving together (he would follow me and whimper “Coming mom?” over and over if I didn’t look ready to leave).  A couple of times, Adam didn’t want to go to daycare and tried to leave once we arrived.
  • Aside from the red anal ring which has seemingly been present for awhile, a rash has developed near his thigh that is circular, red and raised (about a quarter inch in diameter).  Our homeopath suspects he might be expressing ringworm (which I had also done during the course of my own treatment).
  • Tired.  Slept in one morning past 10:00 and had a couple of naps during the day.
  • Regressive behaviours.  Adam had a couple of days where he seemed a little more regressive in his behaviours.  While at speech, his therapist tried to get Adam to look at a book filled with cartoon illustrations of kids.  When she could sense his frustration she pulled out a boy and girl cutout and tried to get him to put clothing cut-outs on him.  Making eye-contact with “people drawings” continues to be difficult for Adam and I knew the therapist was unknowingly setting him up for failure.  He looked at me, on the verge of tears and said “Go home.”  He was also waving bye to the therapist and inching towards the door.  When we tried to distract him with other play suggestions, he threw himself to the floor kicking and screaming.  Luckily we were able to salvage the session by drawing some roads on the wall-size dry-erase board and letting Adam drive his matchbox cars on them.  This same day, I noticed a lot of squinting and increased rocking behaviour.  He even climbed up on the TV unit to watch his cartoons from the side of the TV with his face pressed up against it.  The next week, I brought him to speech again even though he clearly expressed some concern about going.  He was fine in the waiting room but once his therapist arrived, Adam bolted for the door and I had to carry him into the therapy room kicking and screaming.  I tried my best to console him and distract him with the fun toys the therapist had brought into the room for him (bless her heart, she brought in cars and trucks and trains to make up for upsetting him week before).  However, Adam was totally inconsolable.  His eyes were shut and his body was rigid; when he opened his eyes for a brief second I noticed they were completely bloodshot.  I don’t think I had seen Adam this upset since our trip to Sudbury and he got upset over a change in plans.  I wasn’t sure what to do so I flicked the light switch and the room went completely dark.  Almost immediately, Adam’s body relaxed and the tantrum was over.  We were able to proceed with the therapy session in the dark, though we turned on the light in the adjoining observation room to illuminate things just enough to see each other and the toys.

Developmental Gains:

  • Adam underwent another speech assessment and the speech pathologist determined that his vocalizations have progressed well enough that we no longer need to use PECS (picture exchange communication system).  Yay!!!
  • Sentences are growing longer and being used more frequently.  In the last few weeks, his language seems to have gotten more fluid.  For example, we don’t have to say “Bye Adam” three times before he responds with his own “Bye.”  We can actually have small conversations with Adam with relative ease.  For example, here’s an actual conversation that took place a few days ago:  Adam: “Mcqueen and Chick Hicks?”  Me:  “Are you looking for Mcqueen and Chick Hicks?”  Adam: “Yes.”  Me: “Where are they?” Adam: “In bed.”  Me:  “Well here’s Chick Hicks but I can’t find McQueen.  Where is he?”  Adam:  “Check under pillow.”
  • More frequent use of “I,” “my,” “mine.”
  • Singing songs ALL THE TIME.
  • Going to bed early.  Adam’s nighttime hyperactivity seems to have gone away (at least temporarily).  By 7:30 or 8:00 he usually announces that it’s “time for bed” and once he’s tucked in, he’s stays there all night long.  No more getting out of bed ten times before falling asleep!
  • Play is becoming more elaborate.  One afternoon, I lay down for a rest and Adam was content to play for an hour all by himself.  I could hear him making sounds while he was playing (maybe words too but I couldn’t hear that well).  When I got up I found him playing with his Disney matchbox cars and there were toys set up all over the place (including a leggo tunnel).  It was as though he was acting out some type of imaginary scenario with his cars.  Since that moment I’ve heard him playing again and he is DEFINITELY talking to his toys while playing.
  • Growing independence.  Adam has developed a “do it myself” mentality.  He wants to undress himself before bath, take off/put on his own shoes, button his own buttons, etc.  Once again, I think this is a developmental milestone so it’s thrilling that we’ve notched another one off the list.  🙂
  • Adam has become quite fond the computer and will sit there typing out the alphabet or numbers from 1 – 20.  He’s even started transcribing words from his DVD cases onto the computer proclaiming “I do it myself!” when he’s done.
  • Adam’s learned his days of the week.  God bless that daycare.  🙂

Perhaps the greatest gain is that people outside of the family are starting to notice the changes in Adam and we are frequently hearing “He’s doing sooooo well!”  It’s like music to my ears.  Happy, bust a move type music.  Wearing sweat pants and cleaning the house type music.  You know what I’m talking about.

And so my friends, one round ends and another begins.

Looking forward to the music to come.  😉


4 responses to “Miasm Round One – Psorinum

  1. Janice says:

    Such wonderful news. Yay, yay, yay!!!!

  2. Taina Walsh says:

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I haven’t read the update in a while now. You are enduring so well Hanna!! All of you and the results are sooo wonderful and sooo worth it! It will only get better and better for Adam. Struggles will surely come but the light shines brightly ahead for healing. Your understanding of heilkunst is also incredible. It is a most awesome form of healing. Big hug to you. I hope one day we can get together. I know you are so busy when you come to Sudbury. If you ever have any extra time, please call me (585-4210) to come for a visit.

    P.S. I am recording some DVD’s of a video that Liz has of Karina and all of you cousins. I’m watching you right now as a very little Hanna:). I so remember you like that 🙂

    • livelymom says:

      Thanks again Taina for all your encouragement and support. I agree, it would be great to get together someday! Maybe in the new year? Jon and I don’t really like to travel during the winter.

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