Supporting development and cognitive gains with Homeopathy & Bio-Resonance Screening
This is a blog post shared from the site of my colleague Eileen Conneely from www.myradicalremedy.com
We work together very closely on a large number of cases and this is a recent piece of writing sharing feedback from a case and going into the process of how we have developed a methodology using both of our professional modalities to get gains in complex neurological cases. 'I am excited to share more about my work with Lois Duquesnoy from 'Understanding Autism'. Lois and I have been collaborating on many complex children's cases (ASD, ADHD, PANDAS/ PANS) over the last year by bringing Homeopathy and Bioresonance screening together. We are very impressed with the results and look forward to sharing more case studies to demonstrate how we work together, and the huge healing potential once we get a comprehensive view of individual root causes using Bioresonance screening. Once we have this map of root causes we can target our homeopathic remedies and human chemistry prescribing more accurately for quicker, and more long standing clinical results. Lois and I started working with a 6 year old boy with developmental delay and hyperkinetic disorder six months ago. John’s (not his real name) mom wanted help to improve his communication, speech & language, attention, hyperactivity and sensory processing. John’s mother had already done a lot of work to help him. She had tried a biomed approach, and CEASE homeopathy to address ill effects from an early childhood intervention. With the latter approach she witnessed some minor improvements but very little significant, longstanding gains. John showed signs of regression in his development around 2 years old. By 2.5 years old he stopped asking questions, and saying words that he knew before. He didn't care or notice if his mother left or came into a room. He withdrew into himself, didn't like to play with toys, and didn't want to socialize with other children. She didn't consider it a big issue until he was 3 years old, and he still wasn’t speaking. Even though the doctors tried to reassure her that he was just a quiet boy. He was also stimming which concerned her. When he started homeopathic treatment he was able to say a few words. He mostly repeated words after his mother, sometimes two word sentences but he wasn’t asking any questions. He would point or scream to ask for what he wanted. He spent most of his time stimming, swinging and jumping on the trampoline. He also liked going on the balcony to look at the trees. If mom asked if he would like to play he would say no. He wasn’t excited by play, and would never initiate play. He only showed interest in sensory activities to self-soothe. He started kindergarten late due to anxiety. He couldn't engage with other kids, and was sensitive to loud sounds, which caused him to be frustrated. He would stand in the corner of the classroom stimming.
In pregnancy mom had eczema on her belly. She applied cortisone cream to help the itch. As a newborn he got a serious staph aureus infection in eyes and ears, which required a 7 day stay in hospital and course of antibiotics. John had a total of three antibiotic courses in his life, all before 1.5 year old. He suffered with digestive complaints in the first few months of his life. Hydrocortisone was applied externally for eczema around his mouth at a later stage. John had a skin condition from the moment of birth. He didn't like the bath at all. When we first met his skin condition was very dry, itchy, cracks on elbows, and behind knees was red. He was very resistant to new foods. I decided to refer John to Lois for Bioresonance screening because his mom had already tried several modalities. I wanted to get a better insight into the root causes for quicker clinical results. The screening process covers an extensive assessment of health factors relating to all body systems. John’s screening provided clear insight into several areas of dysfunction that clarified some of his key symptoms and started to outline priority areas of imbalance and stress that need to be addressed to bring him back to good health.
Gut dysfunction was a major focus with clear immune and metabolic impacts of poor gut health.
Neurological profile with imbalance patterns also linked to dysbiosis and inflammatory metabolic patterns that likely impact neurotransmitter metabolism.
Nutrient levels and metabolism including choline and inositol imbalance that will impact fat metabolism, and may be impacted by oxytocin imbalance and liver dysfunction, and catastrophic imbalance in B vitamin metabolism.
Several organic acid markers indicating yeast and fungal overgrowth and results for pancreas which show very inhibited pancreas function may be linked in part to this.
Indications for oxalate toxicity and urinary tract support which provided clear explanation for some of his more distressing symptoms.
Food, Phenol and environmental sensitivity, including salicylate reaction which is linked to skin symptoms and eczema and may contribute to ongoing intestinal inflammation and immune disturbance.
Dysbiosis and low Butyrate levels from poor levels of good bacteria in the gut have a direct impact on the ability of the gut to heal itself (as it is unable to produce the short chain fatty acids that it relies upon for nourishment) but also impact oxytocin production which is a major player in social engagement, bonding, fat metabolism and social anxiety management.
Pathogen assessment revealed that influenza viral strains are significant (as well as Epstein Barr, Herpes strains and Varicella (Chicken pox) to some degree of health stress, also parasite readings were fairly high but this is not surprising in the context of digestive results, Bacterial stress was very high, probably reflecting digestive pathogens and dysbiosis picture, although Staphylococcus epidermis was also a significant stressor - this may be involved in some of his skin symptoms. Based on John’s results, priority was clearly indicated for digestive dysfunction as a first line of therapeutic focus. Work here would include:
Addressing highly significant inflammation of the digestive mucosal lining and small intestinal inflammation, including imbalance of Butyric acid.
Poor Commensal Bacterial balance and probiotic imbalance.
Threonine levels imbalance which is strongly linked to Oxalate toxicity, which is in turn linked to dysbiosis.
Heightened food, phenol and environmental sensitivities via desensitisation protocol.
Salicylate intolerance via avoidance of salicylate rich foods.
Possible toxicity from ammonia - this has a strong link to imbalanced gut bacteria
Changes in the gut microbiome and permeability are linked to heightened immune inflammatory activity and pro-inflammatory cytokines. An increase in system inflammation could be seen in the screening results and as the knock on neurological effects of a heightened inflammatory state have such a clear impact on neurotransmitter levels like Oxytocin (which is such a player in social interaction, eye contact, anxiety etc) and other key neurotransmitters and brain health, improving digestive health was a clear therapeutic priority. Specific treatment targets 1) Address microbiome, improve healthy bacteria, improve intestinal lining health, Butyrate levels, address pathogenic bacteria and fungi, including yeasts affecting the pancreas to improve general digestive strength. 2) B vitamins - improving levels via targeted probiotics was suggested, but homeopathic intervention is also being carried out. 3) Neurotransmitter support. 4) A desensitisation course. 5) Reduce Salicylates. 6) Urinary tract support. Therapeutic Options indicated in screening alongside homeopathic treatment: 1) Lithium Orotate - shuttles B vits into brain cells. 2) Phenylethamine - adhd, neurological picture. 3) BH4 4) Butyrate 5) Licorice for urinary tract discomfort? 6)Targeted probiotic strains to improve B vitamin metabolism 7) Glutamine? 8) High dose Melatonin 9) Choline and Inositol His first prescription was a steroid and antibiotic rebalancing course along with pancreatic fungi course which was indicated in the Bioresonance scan. The overall remedy prescribed was Sulphur LM. John's mom also added in BH4 on Lois's recommendation. 8 weeks later
John started to say more words
Singing a few words from a song which he never did even when small.
Said ‘I did a poo’ for the first time.
Finding new ways to communicate, usually would scream to request mom's help. Now his pointing has increased. Takes mom to show her what he wants. Really good progress expressing requests.
Looking at me with more eye contact.
Better use of language.
Mom is more confident he understands her.
Skin clear on his elbow and knees. Now bubbles on his fingers and his toes. Then it goes red and raw. Hasn't scratched since the first week.
He wants to play but doesn't know how to do it. When asked if he wants to play he says yes, which is new. Asked to play on the balcony with balloons. Before he wouldn’t ask or initiate. He said no to story, but yes to tracing. He seems to be enjoying it.
Went to the barber for the first time in his life! He was anxious, he cried a bit in the beginning, he didn't have a tantrum.
Anxiety in new places has reduced. New apartment on holiday was fine. Doesn't usually like using the restroom in another house, used the restroom at his uncles and grandparents.
More open to try new foods. He's eating plums, peaches and apricots which he wouldn't eat before.
Much difficulty sitting still.
12 weeks later
Skin rash (vessicles) on leg has cleared up.
Seems more friendly, wants to engage with other children. He doesn't have the language but willingness is there to engage and interact.
If he wants something e.g. watermelon, he will bring watermelon and say 'cut the watermelon'.
Anxiety improved. Stay at a new hotel went better than expected, usually he would ask to go home.
Itch has gone completely.
He's eating new things - grapes and yoghurt.
Increase in the amount of time he can stay still. He can write 1 or 2 pages. Before he could do only one line, and then need to run around the room. 16 weeks later
Social interaction has improved
Positive feedback from kindergarten that he is proactively seeking other kids company. Went to a bigger boy and said hello. Mom is amazed, he never did that before!
He has a new friend, playing together holding hands and jumping on the bed. He really pays attention to this boy.
Trying to socialize as much a he can in a non-verbal way.
He's getting the concept of play.
Also trying to interact with kids in the park.
More present with what's happening around him.
Repeating and imitating better than he used to.
He asked me to read a book and to play more cards, 2 months ago he didn't enjoy cards at all.
Attention span has increased, he can do a few pages of drawing/ tracing, initially he could only do one.
Able to sit for longer periods.
Anxiety level is better in new places, and even the dentist.
Less averse to having people in his space.
Eating much better - he's willing to try new things.
Skin all healed. As you can see John has responded very positively to the first stage of his treatment. The next stage of his treatment is addressing parasites, clostridia diff and vitamin B metabolism with homeopathic remedies. We will update this post with further developments. For more information on Bioresonance screening you can book a free 20 minute discovery call with Lois Duquesnoy - www.loisduquesnoy.com '