Archive for April 2010

Autism Cause Answered

April 26, 2010

It is official world!  I am absolutely 100% certain that I have it right (and everyone else is wrong) about autism.  Read my Big Bang Theory of Autism on my website How do I know?  I have proved it empirically.  This will be the third week I treat two newly diagnosed “autistic” boys. 

I should have videotaped this one!!!  GD is 2.5 years old.  He does not make eye contact.  He sometimes flaps his arms. Regional Center gave the parents the news that, although he is young, his symptoms are very likely those of an autistic child.  His mom states that he never naps during the day and every night since he was born he wakes up at 2, 3, or 4 am.  On the first visit, he runs around the exam room and never once looked at me.  We laid him down and I proceed to do some cranial work on him.  His head is externally beautiful – round, symmetrical, full of hair.  Its function however is ugly.  His head is heavy and dense from compression.  I spend 20 minutes up there and then another 10- 15 on his neck, back and sacrum.  Towards the middle of the session, he started to yawn and we (mom, dad, and I) were convinced that he was going to crash into an afternoon nap.  When I was done he looked at me and hugged me.  He even stayed/sat in my lap,  in my arms and allowed me to do a little more cranial work.  That night he slept soundly.  Unfortunately, he slept solid for only two nights, then reverted to his usual behavior.  On his second visit, his head was more “opened” and there was chaos.  I calmed it down and am confident that I will find/feel such  beauty and harmony of function on his third visit this week.

I should have taken pictures!!! BH is also 2.5 years old.  His mom is a friend of GD’s mom.  GD’s mom told her about him sleeping well after our first treatment and she decided to bring him in the same week.  BH’s head is flat on the top.  He has a bulge on the left forehead.  He has a canyon/pie wedge shaped soft spot.  His labor was 3 days.  They then tried to suction him out and guess where they placed it?  Yup, on his left forehead.  Then they yanked for an hour.  then finally they took him out by C-section.  He too does not sleep well at night.  He does not nap during the day.  After this first treatment, he had the opposite effect.  He went home and had a lot of energy and that night he crashed.  He slept well for 4 nights straight.  By the end of the second visit, his head is starting to look and feel structurally normal.  His mom can tell the difference.  It is just not me of course, because I am biased – it is my work, and I did a pretty good job of it too.

In conclusion, if your child has a misshapen head and is autistic, he, even she,  has a better chance at a cure.  So start early and get your child to a cranial osteopath.  In effect, autism is traumatic brain injury.  The only chance for a near cure is slow, gradual, decompression.  Over time, the neurons have a chance to breathe, regain their function and the child is unlocked and released from chronic daily headaches.

Pushing is Necessary, But Not Even Ideal

April 5, 2010

I just delivered my second child six weeks ago and I am pleased as punch to have experienced it naturally, differently and ideally.  With my first baby, the water (the amniotic sac) ruptured at home when I was 3cm.  Without the sac, contractions were very painful and uneven and eventually I needed pitocin.  At the end I was told to push – it took 3 good ones and my first came out and tore me good.  I tell people that I am grateful for the experience and pain of the second.  I felt a gush.  They looked and yelled that my sac was ‘bulging.’  Then the head came.  Two screams and she came out.  I still had to be sewn up.  The big deal is that at 8cm, only 90% effaced, I felt like pushing, like things were going to be coming out soon.  Everyone told me don’t push, don’t push, you’re not ready.  The great thing was that I wasn’t pushing.  It was just happening.  The next day as I was recovering, my nurse commented that it was ‘amazing’ that I was able to walk so well.  This suprised me for a couple of reasons: 1) this is the natural state.  delivering the baby with the water allows less friction on the baby and allows for faster delivery; the sudden expansion also allows for an instantaneous, elastic bounce back of the maternal pelvis.  the wildebeest on the Serengeti plain plops out the baby in one instantaneous gush and in  2 minutes both mother and baby are able to pick up and run away from predators; 2) I suspect that nurses are so used to seeing unnatural that they do not recognize the ideal, normal, natural state.  With the first baby, the pitocin mechanically used my baby’s head to open up the pelvic passageway – bad for  the baby and bad for me.  She ended up very colicky, which I think is headache.  It took a week for me to walk normally.

So now I am able to rethink: even without meds, the most natural ideal delivery has to occur with the sac intact.  Without the fluid frictionless buffer, intervention and longer recovery are more likely.