Article for The Autism File – an extract

Practical Homeopathic Prescribing for Parents with Children on the Autism Spectrum – Remedies for Constipation

For those of you reading The Autism File who have not yet considered homeopathy for your child’s health needs, this article is intended to introduce you to some useful remedies that you can confidently prescribe at home. Although seeking the help of a professional Homeopath will provide longer term support for your child’s needs, Homeopathic remedies can be safely given in the home, and kits are available to make this economical and practical for all.

Homeopathy is a system of medicine that uses minute doses of highly diluted natural substances to stimulate the body to heal itself. A well indicated homeopathic remedy brings the patient into balance, reducing the pain and discomfort of symptoms and restoring health.

In acute situations, homeopathic remedies can be a fast and effective approach to restoring the equilibrium of the sufferer, offering physical as well as emotional relief. Homeopathy can be a very useful first response for a parent and is a safe and gentle alternative to medication.

For a list of suggested remedies that have been homeopathically indicated for the relief of constipation please email Candice at where a list of suggested remedies for parent’s to give safely and confidently to support loved ones through a distressing episode, will be sent:

Remedies come in various potencies. The potency which is found in many homeopathic first aid kits is 30c and is recommended for treating acute complaints. Give one pill as a dose every 15 minutes for 3 doses, and stop with improvement. Repeat as needed between three and five times daily. If there is no change or improvement, do not repeat remedy as a different one may be more suitable.

Homeopathic remedies can be given by parents the confidence. For those of you who are interested in finding out more there are many publications and guides to home prescribing available in bookshops, homeopathic pharmacies and health food outlets.

Homeopathic kits for the home prescriber are also available to buy and come with an instruction booklet. This is an economic way to acquire a good range of remedies. Kits can be obtained via the Green Daisies Shop.

I do hope the guide inspires you to try Homeopathy at home and provides support for your child’s first aid needs. For more in depth prescribing seek professional help by contacting a homeopath in your area.