Nov 08, 2016
TCM removed toxins in brain, 5-year-old autistic child recovered
The patient of this case was a 5-year-old autistic child. He was a lively, cute, normal-looking, healthy child. His mother said that she gave birth to the child at the age of thirty-three. Although the delivery was not smooth, the child was smart and learned quickly when he was little, like a gifted child. Ever since the injection of measles vaccine, all seemed to pause and slow down. At school, he had problems communicating with other children and he was often alone. He did not participate in any activities and had difficulties learning. Seeing their son’s condition, the parents were very hurt. They went to a lot of specialists. Some recommended a diet control treatment. They saw a little bit of improvement. Some recommended B12 injection. There was also a little progress. At the end, due to his frequent abdominal cramps, the child even went through colon hydrotherapy. In September 2009, he had an esophagus and intestinal examination, which confirmed that he was suffering from gastritis and esophagitis.
Among all my cases of autistic children, it was found that in most cases, the mothers’ age when giving birth to the child was more than 30 years old. Dystocia could also have an impact on newborn babies. In addition, I think that another culprit of a child’s autism is the three-in-one measles vaccination. My observation when patient first visited was that he was restless. Although he did not say much, his pronunciation was clear, indicating normal tongue activity. He had a little eczema, his sleep pattern and bowel movements were normal. His sexual organ was small and scrotum was not stout enough. He had minor facial and lips twitching problem. He was also suffering from nasal allergies and had phlegm build-up in the throat. When there were many people talking, he felt it was very noisy and could not register any of the contents, as a result, he did not like having people around him.
Difficulty in identifying colors
It took a long time for the patients to take his first and second medication and he even vomited. I expressed that he needed to finish each medication timely even if it meant using force. In the follow-up visit, the mother pointed out that her son was very attentive during the piano lessons. This was unprecedented. His complexion and nasal allergies have improved and was more focused. When I heard him pronouncing the Chinese character “three” wrongly and corrected him, he was able to pronounce it correctly. So I suspected that before the treatment he could not hear the “S” sound but was able to now. And since he could hear more clearly, he engaged in more communication with other students. After he has stopped the injection of B12, he became less restless than before and was steadier. He also had more stool and often had diarrhea, a reaction of the detoxification and clean-up of the intestine. This time I tested his visual ability to distinguish colors. He had difficulty distinguishing similar colors and was sometimes wrong.
From the observation of patient’s urine color, which was initially brownish-orange or light orange, it indicated that heart and brain blood stasis was being discharged, and later on becoming purple red in color, indicated that blood stasis and toxins was being discharged from the liver. At the same time, there was white cholesterol precipitate and transparent tartaric acid crystals at the bottom, in addition to fat blocks floating in the urine. This was a good phenomenon, the more toxins was discharged, the faster the progress. His mother said that he liked to ask questions recently. I explained to her that autistic children generally do not understand a lot of things, but since her son started taking my medicine, his condition has improved, as if he was awakened and began to explore the world. As such, he would have a lot of questions and would start asking. Another interesting phenomenon with autistic kids is that some do not understand the use of the pronouns me, you and him/her. So when the patient talked to me, he would refer to himself by his full name.
Other progress with the patient was his ability to understand and his memory. In class, he would pay attention to the teacher and when the teacher asked each student to do something or an action, he would understand and could keep up. Although he still had some difficulties communicating with other children, he would play with them more than before. He began to have normal morning erection and his scrotum was fuller. His hands were also warm. His ability to comprehend when taught new things has obviously improved. He sweated less and no longer had the kind of iron-like odor. However, he still had bad breath. In his eighth follow-up visit, his mother had come back from a business trip and told me that after not seeing her son for two weeks, she could see obvious progress. She felt that he was a lot smarter than before and his thinking was more active. She also had been to school to observe her son’s situation and found that he was more focus. Although he still had difficulty interacting with other children, his degree of participation began to increase.
Autistic children, grind teeth in sleep
In some autistic children, there is a phenomenon of grinding teeth in their sleep. This patient had this symptom of grinding teeth in his sleep also. However, his symptom has greatly reduced after the treatment. I have said before that for detoxification, besides through urination, it can be through perspiration. With this patient, he sweated a lot especially at night time. His sweat also had bad odor. In his twelfth follow-up visit, his urine sample was different. The amount of transparent tartaric acid crystals has reduced, which is a good phenomenon. These crystals destroy the myelin sheaths in the brain cells, which is a main cause of autism.
Patient’s mother’s love for him was immeasurable. She had been to his school and taken videos of his situation at school for me to study. It was found that he had, quite frequently, attacked his classmates and interfered with other children while playing. His mother returned home, replayed the tape and asked him to explain his action. He replied in detail why he did so. If we put aside his motive and the fact that what he did was not right, for him to be able to recall the incident so clearly and repeat it in fluency, it was something he was not able to do before the treatment.
Before, every time I asked patient whether thinks around him seemed brighter or sound around seemed louder, he would care less and not answer. However, now he began to respond. His mother said he often seemed to not hear people talking. From my many years of experience treating autistic children, I find a lot of them not being able to tell the direction of the sound. His mother said that the older brother had the same situation. She also said that there was new situation with her son recently. He had his own ideas and opinions, and if he was not happy with something, he would lose his temper, unlike before when he would not express his emotions.
For after school activities, he had participated in a singing performance. In the last part of the performance, all the students had to step on the ground and make different voices. He immediately covered his ears and did not want to hear. My explanation to that was that before the treatment, what he could hear was not as loud. With improved hearing after the treatment, the sound became much louder and he was not used to. Another possibility was that the inherent signal was interrupted, and he was not able to systematically separate sound of words and noise. So he tried to cover his ears to not let the noise interfere with him. In group activities, he showed significant improvement. When he talked with people, he could express his views clearly. He could also coordinate his facial expressions and hand movements properly.
Visited the United States, consulted experts
In the eighteenth follow-up visit, in patient’s urine samples, there was still tartaric acid crystals, mixed with cholesterol precipitate and some liver toxins. Some time ago, the amount of these crystals had reduced. Why did it increase later on? This is because of the normal phenomenon that symptoms fluctuates. Over the time, these crystals would reduce or disappear and the urine color would become light yellow. To further understand the situation, his parents wanted to take him to the United States to consult autism experts, to seek a second opinion. Before leaving Hong Kong, the mother told me that her son had a lot of improvement, such as verbal communication, behavior, drawing cognition and graphic linkages. He was more cheerful, smiled a lot and often took part in kids’ activities. He could also see things with more brightness and hear sounds much louder.
In the United States, they went to two experts for an examination and detailed analysis. The patient was diagnosed with Pervasive Development Disorder (PDD). He was also slow in behavior and had problems collecting signals. I told the parents that PDD is within the spectrum of autism. Even though he did not have a problem with speech, his brain could not express what he wanted to say. That is a symptom of autism. Autistic kids have problems communicating with people and expressing themselves because they receive signals slower, lag behind ordinary people, so they are not able to respond accordingly. However, since the patient has made great progress in all aspects, the experts in the US were not able to diagnose him as autistic.
Took advice, continued with Chinese medicine treatment
After undergoing my treatment for more than three months, patient has progressed significantly in language expression. For example, when I asked him to lower his head and then look up to see if things around seemed brighter, before, he would just stare at me and not say anything. Now, when I asked him to do the same, he would respond immediately. That was a big step forward. The US experts did not see his condition before the treatment. His brain was damaged, causing a delay in development and in terms of behavior, he was not quite at a degree that is expected of other normal children of the same year, this indicated autism. After my detailed analysis, there should be further subsets of classification and different medical terms for his condition. The two experts had recommended him to participate in an applied behavioral analysis. At the end, his parents took my advice, and continued treatment with me for his son.
The patient continued to take the medicine and his condition improved steadily. Before his twenty-sixth follow-up visit, he had a pseudo-fever syndrome, but did not vomit. I told his mother to just let him go to bed early and rest. The next day, he recovered and was able to return to school. One time when he was doing a performance on the stage, he was just like other normal kids. He had strong imitation skills, spoke more and was more expressive. When he returned home, he was able to describe in detail to his mother what had happened that day. Later on, the parents went to Florida for two weeks to attend a course to learn about how to teach their son to communicate with people.
In the later stages of treatment, the parents took patient to the United States again to see some experts in the treatment of autism. In the experts’ opinion, their son did not fall in the category of autistic children, which proved that patient has advanced to near recovery stage. That was certainly an exciting results. The parents were very excited with their son’s improvement and thanked me from time to time. One time when his son came for a follow-up visit, he asked me why the urine sample bottles were placed on a piece of white paper and other questions. This showed that his quest for knowledge was strong. In later follow-up visits, the mother said that her son learned things faster than before, although still slower than other students. His thinking was more and more active, although he also had a number of weird behavior, such as sudden scream occasionally. Many of his teachers commented that he made great progress and that he was more focus. One time he participated in a piano performance and was well received and got a big applause. His mother also said that he was less restless than before, another significant improvement.
From the observation of patient’s urine sample, it indicated that his blood stasis and toxins have been greatly reduced, the treatment was near completion. I told his parents the situation and that they could stop treatment at any time. They agreed with my proposal, came in for two more visits then stopped the treatment. The patient was treated from 19 November 2009 to 19 March 2011, a duration of 16 months and a total of 64 consultations.
By Dr. Au Sik Kee
Nov 08, 2016
Medical record number: 091119
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