Success on the Autism Spectrum with Homeopathy

 This course has been approved for 13 ACHENA hours!


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Starting your Success on the Autism Spectrum
with Ian Luepker, John Millar & Kim Elia

Join all three instructors for a peek at the approaches they’ve found that lead to success when working with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

In this 6-week course, we bring together the collective knowledge and experience of three top level instructors in homeopathy to share the information that has helped them achieve successful results with their cases of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

ASD is a complex chronic condition that impairs social communication and interaction across multiple settings. These challenges make creating and maintaining relationships difficult. Additionally, ASD is characterized by restricted patterns of behavior, interests and activities. It is sometimes described as a “neuro-behavioral-psychiatric-genetic-gastrointestinal” disorder because there are multiple organ systems and contributing factors that give rise to the “totality of symptoms”.

For this reason, homeopathy is an ideal fit because ASD requires a holistic and individualized approach. Starting with Aphorism #71, we need to first understand what “dis-ease” we are treating, and what healing looks like in these patients (vis-a-vis Aphorism #9). We will look at the core deficits of ASD through the lens of our repertory and explore commonly-used remedies helpful in treating ASD. This course will focus on how to work with the parents’ expectations, how to elicit prescribing symptoms (even with non-verbal children), and how to monitor progress in a case.

Sessions 1, 2 & 3 were taught by Ian Luepker, ND, DHANP

Session 1:

  • Strangers in a Strange Land: Diagnostic Features of ASD
  • Epidemiology of ASD: Exploring genes and vaccines
  • Naming the Problem: Challenges and benefits of diagnosis
  • Holistic Homeopathy: The perfect fit for ASD
  • Strange, Rare, Peculiar: Case-receiving tips from the field
  • Preoccupied and Persistent: Trains, planes and water (cases)
  • Remedy differential of Preoccupied and Persistent Presentations
  • Discussion of Preoccupied and Persistent Case: 7 yr-old girl with ASD and Sinusitis

Session 2:

  • ASD Gestures and Motor Movements: Case study, Rubrics and Remedies
  • Alphabet Soup: Diagnoses that accompany or disguise ASD
  • Odd, Anxious, and Obsessive: Hand washing, twirling and numerology
  • Alone, Awkward and Alienated: Human behavior doesn’t compute (case)
  • Sensitive and Selective: Picky in a prickly world, SPD and ASD

Session 3:

  • Happy, Hyper and Horrible: Overlapping AD(H)D and ASD
  • Cure is a dirty word in ASD community: Is palliation more palatable?
  • Kent’s Remedy observations: Is the 7th a reasonable goal with ASD?
  • How does ASD benefit society: Is there a place for differences?
  • Diet and Lifestyle: Establishing the causes and conditions for success
  • Family Systems: How helping one can help all!

Session 4 was taught by John Millar, BSc, ND, DHANP, CCH, HOM

During his 2-hour presentation, Dr. Millar examines the role of Thuja in the treatment of autism, and present a case.

Your child will never speak! . . . so the parents are told.
Something is wrong with my child . . . but nobody knows what.

  • Ailments from vaccination: Why is Thuja in this rubric?
  • Lying and hiding . . . No wonder Thuja is difficult to diagnose
  • Thuja - the great masquerader
  • Where is Thuja on the Autism Spectrum?
  • What else besides the remedy?
  • Related Remedies to Thuja

Sessions 5 & 6 were taught by Kim Elia

The autism epidemic requires that homeopathic practitioners prepare to meet a unique set of challenges when treating this patient population. During these two sessions Kim will offer case examples and differentiating points among the most commonly used remedies, ensuring participants an enhanced understanding of the effective use of homeopathy in working with autism spectrum disorders.

Some of the remedies which will be reviewed include:

  • Bufo rana
  • Baryta carbonica
  • Cannabis indica
  • Anhalonium lewinii
  • Agaricus muscarius
  • Stramonium
  • Veratrum album
  • Helleborus niger

And many other smaller remedies that are common in practice.

Kim will also discuss homeopathic philosophy/methodology, case taking, case analysis, repertory and posology. Cases from the literature and Kim’s clinical practice will be used to illustrate the various points.

About Ian Luepker

Ian R. Luepker, ND, DHANP is a homeopathic and naturopathic physician specialized in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He graduated with a degree in Naturopathy from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in 2002. Dr. Luepker is the former president of the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians (HANP), and served on the board of Homeopaths Without Borders (HWB). In addition to ASD, Dr. Luepker treats patients throughout the life span for a spectrum of problems, including those at the end of life requiring palliative naturopathy and homeopathy. He recently completed a certification program in palliative medicine. Dr. Luepker has extensive experience working in conventional inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings. He is co-author of the acclaimed book: A Drug-Free Approach to Asperger Syndrome and Autism: Homeopathic Care for Exceptional Kids.

Read more about Ian Luepker

About John Millar

Dr. John Millar, BSc, ND, DHANP, CCH, HOM received his Bachelors Degree in Experimental Psychology from Trent University in 1978. After a few years as a teacher and musician, he attended one year of pre-med studies at the University of Waterloo, and then on to the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, where he graduated in 1988 with a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree. From that point forward, he has studied homoeopathy throughout the world with the likes of André Saine, Jeremy Sherr, Vassilis Ghegas, Rajan Sankaran, and others, receiving his DHANP in 1999.

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About Kim Elia

Kim was inspired to study homœopathy when he read Gandhi’s quote about homœopathy, “Homœopathy cures a greater percentage of cases than any other method of treatment. Homœopathy is the latest and most refined method of treating patients economically and non-violently.” He has been studying homœopathy since 1987 and graduated from the New England School of homœopathy. Kim was in clinical practice with Dr. Paul Herscu, author of The Homeopathic Treatment of Children, Pediatric Constitutional Types.

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Your registration includes:

  • A multimedia presentation with simultaneous computer and audio conferencing.
  • Optional online discussion forum with other course participants.
  • Online review and self-assessment quiz for the live sessions.
  • Documentation of 13 Homeopathic Education Hours.
  • Access to our WHN Course website.
  • High-quality PowerPoint presentations.
  • Case assignments and repertorizations may be posted at the discretion of the instructor.

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You do not need to participate live to receive the full benefit from these sessions. All sessions have been recorded and posted on the private course website for review at your convenience.

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Praise for Ian Luepker

I can see so clearly how passionate you are about your work. The way you present the subject is outstanding. I was very curious about the topic and you did an excellent job addressing impulsivity and how to best approach it.
I loved hearing Dr. Luepker talk about the remedies and about the roots of naturopathic medicine. Concrete cases and information on remedies - very refreshing.
I found the remedy pictures useful, as well as ways to approach hyperactivity. The seminar was packed with useful information on homeopathy with ADHD and autism.
The videos of the kids were great, and your review of compulsive and impulsive was so helpful. It has been years since I’ve been near a homeopathic presentation so it was very nice to be re-exposed.
I liked the presenter’s style and approach. I especially liked the remedy descriptions and the dosing recommendations. The information was down to earth and accessible.
I appreciate your attention to vitalism and holism in naturopathic practice. What a strong foundation in classical homeopathy.
The cases with video and the description of emotional senses of the remedies were great. Very passionate and inspiring!
That was a very enjoyable talk. I normally glaze over when folks start talking about specific remedies … but Ian’s demeanor and descriptions were engaging. I’ll definitely reference these slides for treatment of ADHD.
Great presentation! We need this voice in our profession! Thank you for putting this information out there.
I love that you speak slowly and deliberately. Never stop. You have great presence, knowledge, and empathy.
I appreciated the reminder that homeopathy is one of the four main legs of naturopathic practice and I hope we will always include it in educational offerings. You were very encouraging to not be afraid of it, but just to start trying.
Dr. Luepker is a gentle man, and he presented very insightful information. He gave an interesting perspective on the topic. Thank you! Excellent!

Praise for Dr. Millar

I just want to say that Dr. Millar is a tremendous teacher in this webinar format. He brings ready access to multiple sources and approaches to homeopathy and is relaxed and helpful about people’s questions. And pleasant and lots of fun to listen to/watch. It feels immediate even though I am doing it by video from thousands of miles away.
I’m not writing this as something to go into a blurb for his courses, but to say that if he tolerates this format well enough to keep doing it, course after course, that would be tremendous news.
— Sarah D.
Dr. Millar was a superb teacher and had good organization and content . . . His experience and breadth of knowledge kept me engaged the entire time.
— Gloria St John
Learning is a lifelong journey. I have been blessed with wonderful teachers in my life.....but every now and then you encounter one who does more than who inspires you to think beyond the curriculum and draw from perhaps dusty corners of your mind. John Millar is such a teacher. In his classroom, the subject matter becomes alive, meaningful and relevant.... and fascinating! The power of Classical Homeopathy is revealed in all its healing beauty and the student is changed forever - no longer able to think in limited ways - but instead enriched with sound knowledge, wisdom, creativity and compassion.
— Catherine Elliott
John’s teaching has always made Homeopathy tangible and exciting. John has so much incredible information to share and is always encouraging his students to continue learning. I frequently look back on my notes from John’s classes and am always thankful to have had him as a teacher.
— Vanessa Pizzicarola
John Millar is indeed a clinical pearl and gold mine and treasure. Thanks for exposing his knowledge and talents to us. Please could we have more of him?
— Cynthia
Thank you for another wonderful course. Dr. Millar is certainly now one of your treasures. He has instantly become one of my favorite teachers. I certainly hope you can entice him back to teach another course for you. I really enjoyed how free he was with his vast knowledge, not to mention how friendly and relaxed his demeanor was. I would certainly sign up for another course taught by Dr. Millar!
— Piers R. Wander
John has been an outstanding faculty member and well-loved by his students. He brings a high level of professionalism and excellence to his teaching. His clinical experience provides a richness and quality that his students highly value. He has a wonderful sense of humor that he brings to his work.
— Todd Rowe, MD, MD(H), CCH, DHt American Medical College of Homeopathy

Praise for Kim Elia

I have learned many things from Kim. Anybody who has heard him once would certainly want to hear him again and again.
— Dr. Farokh Master
Kim Elia is one of our most exciting and dynamic homoeopathy teachers. He is a literal wealth of information, not only homoeopathic philosophy and practice but in the historical sequences that created homoeopathy. Highly recommended.
— Jeremy Sherr International Author, Director, Dynamis School
You haven't lived until you have had the enormous pleasure of experiencing Kim Elia's teaching. With his dynamic, entertaining, engaging and up-beat style, Kim taps into his vast knowledge to bring remedies to life, forging an indelible impression. Kim is the perfect storm of whirlwind energy, masterful understanding and lightning perception - all to regale you with the kind of learning experience that lasts forever.
— Frans Vermeulen and Linda Johnston, MD Author, Concordant Reference, Synoptic Reference, Prisma, Monera, Fungi and Plant Remedies

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