CEASE Video is on Rumble
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What is CEASE Therapy?
CEASE Therapy is the (relatively) new kid on the block in the “fight against Autism”. BUT…it is being used for other such complex conditions such as PANDAS/PANS, Lyme Disease, and much more. This is a type of homeopathic approach that goes beyond classical homeopathy and includes isopathy. But isopathy is not new. It is about as old as homeopathy itself. So how is CEASE different from isopathy? And what are all these “-pathy’s”? (if you do not know what homeopathy is at all, please click here).
CEASE (which stands for Complete Elimination of Autism Spectrum Expression) Therapy is a specific protocol developed by Tinus Smits, M.D. He describes the therapy in full in his book, Autism Beyond Despair. In his book he describes how he combines classical homeopathy, inspiring homeopathy, and isopathy.
Classical Homeopathy, Inspiring Homeopathy, and Isopathy
Classical homeopathy is a unique system of natural medicine which was developed by Samual Hahnemann a couple of centuries ago. This is the practice of choosing one “constitutional remedy” based on the totality of the person’s case (all of his/her unique mental, emotional, and physical symptoms). This one remedy has the power to stimulate the “vital force” in order to help the body create homeostasis and healing. But in some complex cases, this may not be enough. The majority of my practice is made up of clients who have complex cases. So while I do practice classical homeopathy, I also go beyond classical to isopathy.
Isopathy is the practice of prescribing a remedy which is made to target specific events or damage which occured in a person’s life. For example, if a person was never well since the flu several years ago, the isopathic approach would be to give this person a “flu nosode”, or “influenzinum”, to “unblock” the case. Or if a person experienced a severe, permanent side effect from a medication, the isopathic approach would be to give a specific remedy to target the damage that was done by that medication. Miasms can also be cleared with specific remedies to unblock a case (if you don’t know what a miasm is, no worries for the purpose of this topic).
Inspiring homeopathy is the practice of prescribing a remedy (selected from a smaller list of remedies than the constitutional remedy is selected from) based on what is perceived to be the underlying feeling, such as feeling unloved. Tinus Smits found that many children with autism responded well to two remedies: saccharum officinalis and cuprum metallicum. He found that saccharum brought out social skills, and cuprum reduced obsessions and rigidity. But inspiring homeopathy overlaps with classical, in that you are choosing a remedy to specifically target the underlying cause: a constitutional remedy. So Tinus Smits would choose an “inspiring homeopathy” remedy or a classical remedy and combine it with isopathy. These are the remedies which are used in Inspiring Homeopathy:
Carcinosin, Carcinosin cum cuprum, Cuprum metallicum, Saccharum officinalis, Lac maternum, Vernix caseosa, Rhus tox, Anacardium, and Hydrogenium.
So how does CEASE come into all of this? CEASE therapy is really isopathy “packaged” into a specific timeline. So any homeopath may use, let’s say, a pathogen nosode to unblock a case (Staph aureus nosode, for example). However, with CEASE therapy a specific timeline is used in terms of potency. This is where CEASE and I part ways.
CEASE Potency Timeline
In CEASE Therapy, 4 potencies (strengths) are typically used, and in order: 30c, 200c, 1M, 10M (with 10M being the highest). These potencies are used on a timeline: 30c is used for 1 week (twice per week), 200c is used for one week (twice per week), 1M for one week (twice per week), and 10M for the last week (twice per week). In some severe cases each potency will be used for 2 weeks, instead. The caveat to this dosing timeline, is the you should not go onto the next potency until the person has stopped reacting to the remedy (in other words, the current potency has done it’s job and is complete).
How does my practice compare to that of a CEASE therapist’s?
There are several ways in which I do a form of CEASE therapy, but tailor it to the client.
- I will use multiple potencies, however I will not follow a timeline. I don’t always start at 30c, I sometimes use LM potencies (and in a couple cases even “X” potencies), and I don’t always use 4 potencies. In an extreme variation, I had a person taking the same nosode in a c potency for about 4 months and he continued to get slow and steady gains from it.
- I am more likely to use intuition/case experience, rather than strictly going by health history. I find that not all health histories have captured the full story. An example of this is a case that screams LYME to me. I may use a Lyme protocol of some sort.
- I use isopathy for not only cases of autism, but also pandas/pans, lyme, or any complex condition. Especially in the case of pandas, I don’t know that I have ever seen a case resolve without multiple isopathic remedies over a period of time (directly targeting damage done by strep and/or other pathogens).