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This book review is reprinted from Volume 103, Number 4 Autumn 2010 Edition, with permission from American Journal of Homeopathic Medicine.
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Autism: Beyond Despair - CEASE Therapy, Homeopathy Has the Answers
by Tinus Smits, MD
Emyrss Publishers 2010.
Hardcover, 204 pgs.
Reviewed by Jay Yasgur, RPh, MSc
This is the latest offering from noted Dutch homeopath, Tinus Smits, who recently passed away. Smits (1946 - 2010) was quite an innovator. His body of thought, sometimes referred to as 'Smitsian medicine,' though largely rooted in homeopathy (in all its variations), blended other forms of alternative medicine with homeopathy. Smits used the orthomolecular approach; e.g., mega doses of vitamin C, B-12 injections, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, antiviral therapy, and a wide variety of supplements, including medical mushrooms, probiotics, omega-3 fatty acids, etc.
One contribution of Smits was his 'Inspiring Homeopathy' methodology, which he referred to as a 'modem form of classical homeopathy.' He developed themes with core remedies to address various issues; i.e., Saccharum lactis (lack of self-love), Carcinosin (lack of self-confidence), Lac maternum (lack of incarnation), Vernix caseosa (lack of protection), Rhus toxicodendron (old wounds and victimization), Anacardium (guilt - both good and bad, and contradictory energies - joy and sadness), and Hydrogen (soul disconnection).
"The most frequently prescribed remedies for these layers in autism are Cuprum metallicum, which can very nicely heal the obsessiven_ss, inflexibility and tension, including tics and head banging, and Saccharum officinale, which has a wonderful action on the affective part of the problem, restoring emotional contact with parents, siblings and classmates. Saccharum can help these kids to understand what others feel and help them to express once again their own feelings. Sometimes other remedies used in Inspiring Homeopathy can help as well, for example to create better boundaries against external stimuli (vernix caseosa), to be more present and grounded in their body (Lac maternum) or to heal their aggressiveness (Anacardium orientale)." - Tinus Smits, Autism: Beyond Despair, CEASE Therapy (p.13)13).
"[Cease Therapy]"...can help the patient to become aware that he is spiraling around the same problem or issue, continuously repeating the same experiences. It catalyzes the resolution of deeper problems and helps the person to become more himself. Not only can it help the patient with life issues and self-awareness, Inspiring Homeopathy has proved to play an important role in modem diseases such as cancer, ADHD, aggressive behavior and autism." - Tinus Smits, Autism: Beyond Despair, CEASE Therapy (p. 13).
These theories are presented in his book, Inspiring Homeopathy: Treatment of Universal Layers (2008, 2nd rev. 2010).
This volume, his last, deals at great length with CEASE (Complete Elimination of Autistic Spectrum Expression) Therapy as well as all his previous thought, to varying degrees, and consists of fifteen chapters: The First Discoveries, Homeopathy Has the Answers, The Multifactorial Treatment, The Genesis of Autism, Detoxification of Vaccines Using Potentized Vaccines, Vitamin C, Fatty Acids and Glutamates, Intestinal Disorders and Diet, Aggressiveness, Complete and Almost Complete Cures, A Response to Dr. Paul Offit's book: "Autism's False Prophets, What Can Parents Themselves Do to Help Their Child?," Parents' Testimonials, Successful Case Reports of CEASE Therapists, and Conclusions.
Basically CEASE Therapy is a step-by-step detoxification of all causative factors (vaccines, regular medication, intoxications, etc.) with homeopathic remedies. Smits developed a protocol using the 30C, 200C, 1M and 10M potencies to clear the patient's energetic field of the imprint of toxic substances.
The next to last chapter chronicles reports by therapists at a five-day CEASE training course which was held in Holland. Here, in digested form, are accounts of successful detoxification of vaccines, a case of shaken baby syndrome, a case oflocal anesthesia (atecain) during pregnancy, a case of successful detoxification of different substances, and a case of treatment during pregnancy with anti-RhD globulin, some of the details of which follow:
"Karina is a girl 6 months old and a very easy going child. She rarely cries, moves very little and does not turn around yet. She has a remarkable stiffness and seems to lack any desire to move. Her mother had an uncomplicated pregnancy and her delivery was easy, lasting only two-and- a-half hours. Her daughter weighed 3.7 kilograms (8 pounds).
"However her mother is Rh negative and got an anti-RhD-globulin injection eight weeks before her delivery. That is why I chose to detoxify the anti-RhD globulin, each potency four times during a period of eight weeks. After this course her capacity of moving increased dramatically and her stiffness has gone completely."- p. 173 (Autism, Beyond Despair).
To whet your appetite a bit, I'll leave you with the following quote from this quality produced, sewn and wrapped hardback:
"Tinus has [written before his untimely death] high expectations of himself, but also of his colleagues. He has a strong Hahnemannian attitude, saying: 'make it like I do, but do it exactly like me, otherwise you will not get the same results.' Perhaps this is exactly the quality you need to achieve what he has done, the ability to open up new horizons. He first did that for already existing homeopathic remedies like Carcinosinum, Cuprm metallicum, Saccharum officinalis and others. Later he developed a number of new homeopathic remedies like Carcinosinum cum Cuprum, Lac maternum and vernix caseosa. And likewise he used this same tenacity with his systematic isopathic approach of the Post-Vaccination Syndrome, with the development of his Inspiring Homeopathy, with the integral and homeopathic treatment of cancer patients with Non-Toxic Tumor Therapy and, last but not least, by his successful engagement in the fast growing problem of autism." - ibid, p. xv (from the Foreword to Autism by Hans Reijnen).