The SCIO and Regressive Autism
By Caroline S. Walrad, Ph.D.
Review of clinical observations and results of the use of the SCIO Quantum Biofeedback System and Regressive Autistic Children (ASD).
The SCIO is instrumental in exploring the relationships of regressive autism. I see many Regressive Autistic Children in my practice and have observed progressive healing using the SCIO and homeopathic remedies. There is a distinct improvement in social contact, verbalization and reduction of stimming after each session on the SCIO. It also has exceptional results for balancing the brain waves and reducing stress from injury to the occipital lobe, corpus callosum, cerebellum and other areas of the brain. The brain wave program reduces stress on various parts of the brain. Much like a mobile, the energy seems to be distributed and redistributed until a balance of health is achieved.
An effective menu in conjunction with the brainwave program is Harmonic Therapy. Harmonic Therapy balances both the right and left brain through stress reduction. The results of this particular program balance the ASD children’s occipital lobe an average of 80%. This observation has held true in each of the cases. The occipital lobe is important for the hypothalamus development of object recognition. During a session, the SCIO reduces the stress of imbalance and allows the brain to rectify. Most often it rectifies more than 90% on the screen. Other therapies include stress reduction for the vagus nerve, the parasympathetic/sympathetic nervous system, dyslexia, dysphonia and hyperactivity.
The SCIO is a closed-loop system that does not allow therapist intervention in the results. The SCIO recognizes the stress of the child through unconscious interaction with him through the wearing of straps and a harness. These are connected through the SCIO computer box and onto the regular computer software. I have observed the power of the SCIO to reduce stress by creating balance through subtle energy analysis and return of these energy frequencies
Common stress factors are recognized in initial sessions with ASD children. The reaction to oxytocin is almost always present as stress. According to Dr. Eric Hollander of Mt. Siani Medical Center in New York, there is a link between autism and Pitocin-induced labors. He suggests that Pitocin interferes with the newborn’s oxytocin system. The patient brings up this stress through the unconscious interaction with the SCIO. Another stress item in the allergy panel is gluten. Gluten has been long recognized as a stressor for ASD children and always is indicated on the screen as one of the highest allergens until the child stops eating it. Dairy has not been consistent for the ASD as an allergen stress on the SCIO.
The limbic system is always out of balance with each ASD child. It does balance in the stress reduction process of the SCIO and may account for the change in relationship with me at the close of a session. Children will generally give me a hug or acknowledgement, when there was no eye contact at the start of the session. According to Drs. Bauman of Harvard Medical School and Kempee of Boston University School of Medicine, the limbic system has a relationship to autism. In postmortem results of autistic children, they found the limbic system to be undeveloped. The amygdale and hippocampus are important in emotionally perceiving the environment, relating to it and storing the information away in memory. Perhaps the stressed limbic system could be due to the shock of being born abruptly and not going through the birth canal and being taken before the labor naturally begins. The child may not have been ready. Aconite is always in the chart of the children. Aconite is a homeopathic remedy used when a fear of death occurs out of the blue. Aconitum Napellis, the formal word for ‘aconite’, is indicated for shock and fear. Perhaps shock is long-lasting within the body in ways not understood. As a homeopath, I see aconite states last for years after the trauma and this trauma will restrict development on the emotional level. When there is shock or fear, the amygdala stops growing. The hippocampus when removed from test animals, had an inability to store new ideas and the animals display autistic behavior. Wendy Kates of John Hopkins produced a study with twins and found that when one of a twin had autism and the other did not, the autistic twin had a smaller hippocampus. The frequency for the homeopathic remedy, aconite, can be created on the SCIO. With the homeopathic theory of ‘like cures like’, aconite will start the process of the body unraveling the symptoms from shock. When the child is removed ahead of its readiness for the birth canal, might this be a ‘fear of death’? With the use of aconite, the child begins to balance very quickly on the SCIO.
My theory is that there is a hereditary connection in the regressive autism child with at least one external stimulus that alters the child’s stress level and failure to balance. My theory is persistently reaffirmed by the use of the SCIO for ASD. Relationships we may need to consider with autism and calcium dysfunction are with vaccinations, Pitocin, mercury in the form of Thimerosal, opiate consumption of the mother during pregnancy and/or early removal of the child before its time to birth and more. I believe that the classical constitutional type of most regressive autistic children is homeopathic Calcarea Carbonica. At birth these above stressors may create stress in the calc carb genetic formula which results in the Belladonna state after vaccination. I believe vaccinations are not solely responsible for regressive autism.
Most autistic children were born with large heads, they produce hot perspiration on the heads, eat indigestible items such as dirt, have sour body smells, dislike being interrupted, are inquisitive, stubborn, and have clammy sweaty hands and feet plus other symptoms that are associated with anyone needing Calcarea Carbonica. All regressive ASD children whom I have seen in my practice had these symptoms before their regressions. These pre-regressive symptoms are a sign of ineffectual regulation of calcium in homeopathic theory. The Calcarea Carbonica child does not utilize calcium effectively.
All of these characteristics were evident before the child was 17-20 months. At this time the child regresses by becoming nonresponsive to human relationship. They stop talking and begin stimming behavior (repetitive behavior). The stimming most often takes the form of children hitting their heads on the wall or floor. They may wake with uncontrollable reactions.
When a person raises a fever, it is due to a lack of available calcium in the body. When a Calc Carb child has a characteristic fever, it is of quick onset and a high temperature. The child then can go into a ‘Belladonna’ state. It is my clinically observations that this state of belladonna is in a permanent state for the regressive autistic child. Before the regressive state, the child talked and communicated with the parents. It was the 18 month MMR and Polio vaccines that shifted each one of these children. Why not all children? Because, only approximately 40% of children are Calc Carb and not all of these children were c-section newborns. Most of the children I see have come from a c-section birth. Pitocin was used in each case. Each child had Calc Carb symptoms before the regression began.
Belladonna is a remedy that helps balance the following symptoms: quick onset high fever, congestion, pounding headaches, and changes in sight. The peripheral sight becomes prominent. When I ask an ASD parent if the child follows objects with their eyes that a parent cannot see, the parent says, ‘yes’. The parent is informed that one of the belladonna symptoms is to see items in the air that others cannot. Belladonna and most of its symptoms match the state of the child in the immediate autistic state and I believe these children are in great pain. The headache is relieved by hitting the head. Pain is always prominent on the SCIO for these children and they calm in the chair during this pain stress reduction menu. They have red cheeks, one more red than the other with a pale face. The redness subsides during session as well. With the belladonna remedy frequency, more progressive changes occur at home.
Homeopathy is based on the law of similars: ‘like cures like’. It is also based on the theory of minimum dose. The Calcarea Carbonica remedy mentioned is made from the inside lining of an oyster shell and belladonna is made from the belladonna plant. Both were ‘potentized’ to a minimum amount of substance so that there was theoretically no calcium or belladonna left in the substrate. In homeopathy, the more a remedy is diluted and energized (potentized), the stronger it becomes.
“Central Role Of Voltage Gated Calcium Channels and Intracellular Calcium Homeostasis in ASD”, by N.B.S. Lozac reports research in many areas of calcium dysfunction in autism. There is correlation between ASD and neurotransmitters. There is a decrease in nicotinic actylcholine, increased glutamate, and decrease in dopamine. With impaired calcium regulation there is also impaired production and utilization of insulin, oxytocin, vasopressin, melatonin and cortisol . The immune system and inflammatory processes include calcium metabolism parallels to microglial activation, pro-inflammatory cytokines, and viral induced immune suppression. Dr. Lozac compiles information on the vascular and smooth muscle relationships along with gastrointestinal problems of increased gastric acid, abnormal motility and increased insulin release. Calcium regulation is an important part of being ‘normal’. Taking more calcium supplements is not the answer, as genetically, certain people are unable to utilize it. These in homeopathic terms are, ‘Calcarea Carbonica’ people. They need homeopathic calc carb in order to properly assimilate this important mineral. In the belladonna state, the child needs homeopathic belladonna.
Mercury toxicity has always been debatably associated with autism. Because the SCIO works on the ‘onion theory’ of healing, with the most stressed areas of the body indicating a need for balance, sometimes the deepest rooted or most tenacious of the body to let go arrives on the SCIO after a number of sessions. This is true, I have found, of mercury. When heavy metals, especially mercury or lead appear on the toxicity panel, I believe that is the time the body is ready to release them. Without the assistance of the SCIO in my work with autism, I could not be as efficient in the autism healing shifts currently seen. The SCIO shows me the reality of the constitutional, Calcarea carbonica and its family of remedies: calc carb, belladonna, hyoscyamus, medorrhinum and the time and place for using each remedies along with observing signs and symptoms of these remedies. The SCIO provides me with the knowledge of what is more deeply rooted within the regressive ASD and gives stress reduction at the right time for the individual without aggravation or interference in the body’s true healing path. Change towards a revived healthy childhood state is very natural, steady, and surprisingly successful with the SCIO. This machine validates most of the research by Lozac and others mentioned.
Caroline S. Walrad, PhD, CN has a practice in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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