Northeast Wisconsin
  • Northeast Wisconsin
  • July 2015
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Homeopathy to support autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASDs)

Hope and support to those with autism and ASDs lies in the field of homeopathy. Homeopathy seeks to stimulate the innate healing power of the individual so that all physiological systems function at their best. It acts on an energetic level and has a broad effect, shifting mental, emotional and physical symptoms. Since homeopathy is used to assist people rather than treat disease, anyone, whatever his or her diagnosis, can benefit from homeopathic care. Therefore, homeopathy has an absolute place in the support of autism through individualizing the experience of each client.

In the late 1990s Tinus Smits, a homeopath and physician in the Netherlands, released his research and findings on using homeopathy in autism and ASDs. His method for applying homeopathy in this manner is known as CEASE Therapy. CEASE stands for the complete elimination of autism spectrum expression. Dr. Smits had such success with his method that he began training and certifying homeopaths and medical professionals throughout the Netherlands and worldwide to carry forth his work.

CEASE begins with the application of a homeopathic remedy tailored to the specific symptom picture of the person. The homeopathic remedy is given to support the vital energetic healing system of the person to bring about improvement in energy, mood and experiences. If and when necessary, detoxification of toxins or environmental blocks is added to the process. Detoxification is done through homeopathy and isotherapy (a form of homeopathy).

Homeopathy is tailored to the specific experience of each client. Therefore, two people with autism seeking homeopathic care would not necessarily receive the same remedy. The common attributes of autism are taken into account: deficits in verbal and nonverbal communication, difficulty developing, understanding and maintaining relationships, underdeveloped emotions with difficulty expressing or exchanging emotional context, etc. Then a further exploration into the finer nuances and experience of each client is considered. Symptoms such as the anxiety and fears, rigidity or flexibility, bowel and gut discomforts, eating challenges, sleep disturbances, aggression or passivity, etc. These finer nuances guide the homeopath to the best choice for homeopathic remedies.

Autism Speaks, a world leader in autism Science and Advocacy reports that autism affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys, and figures are growing. Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism and it is estimated to cost families $60,000 per year. There is no medical detection or cure for autism so Autism Speaks urges early intervention and detection, and if your child exhibits any of the telltale symptoms of autism, please don’t delay in asking your pediatrician or family doctor for an evaluation.

Autism has become so common in the United States. While the diagnosis can carry a label of struggle, we are also beginning to understand the gifts that the autistic person has to bring forth in this world. This is why utilizing therapeutic healing modalities such as homeopathy is imperative. Homeopathy lessens the suffering so the gifts can come forth.

The CEASE method has now spread from the Netherlands to all parts of the world. And in the years since the original application of Dr. Smits work in assisting the autistic client, homeopathic professionals have realized the broader application of the principals in CEASE for many other concerns such as attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), Lyme disease, chronic fatigue, etc. CEASE can and should only be carried out by a certified CEASE therapist and professional homeopath. A listing of such professionals, as well as more information and testimonials can be found at More information can be found in Dr. Smits book, “Autism: Beyond Despair.”


Rebecca Beringer

Rebecca Beringer is a classical homeopath and a CEASE certified homeopath with over five years of experience working with men, women and children of all ages. Her practice serves clients all over northeast Wisconsin and the broader U.S. Her practice is based in Appleton, inside Lawe Street Wellness. She is a graduate of the highly respected Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She can be reached at [email protected] or 920-740-5048. For more information, visit Workshop information can be located under the Community Calendar of this magazine.

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