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Thuja Occidentalis “The Tree of Life”: 

Thuja Occidentalis “The Tree of Life” Dr. Denise Tarasuk, RN, ND Autism One Conference Chicago, Illinois May 23-27, 2007

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Thuja Occidentalis is considered the “Tree of Life, for the healing of the nations” This phrase was written by Dr. James Compton Burnett, MD when treating patients with Thuja for bad effects of vaccination. Dr. John Henry Clarke, known for his Materia Medica and important works on Homeopathy, stated “People are all vaccinated and drink tea, and Thuja is the great antidote to tea and vaccinations.” This lecture will tell the listener why Thuja or “The Tree of Life” treats many problems that begin with the bad effects of vaccination. This presentation will identify common symptoms linked with effects of vaccinations. This lecture will address the clinical application of the homeopathic form of Thuja and the child diagnosed with Autism or a child with clinical symptoms or disease process affected by vaccinations.

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What is Thuja Occidentalis ? Where does it come from? Thuja, or the Arbor Vitae Tree, is a white cedar tree, which grows on rocky, river banks and in swampy areas. The American Arbor Vitae is an evergreen commonly found in the Northeastern parts of the US and Canada. The Arbor Vitae Tree forms what is commonly known as the cedar swamps and thrives in areas that are damp and wet.

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Who discovered Thuja and its clinical application? What form is it best used in? Thuja was originally discovered by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, MD, the Father of Homeopathy. Dr. Hahnemann did the original proving on Thuja, later in his life. He found that Thuja was the antidote to the miasm of the condition in which he termed “Sycosis”. This discovery changed Homeopathy and widened the clinical application of healing. Dr. Hahnemann wrote about Thuja, “The pure effects of this uncommonly powerful medicinal substance will be regarded by the Homeopathic practitioner as a great addition to his medicinal treasury in some of the most serious diseases of mankind, for which hitherto there has been no remedy.”

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Treating the Autistic Child with Homeopathic Thuja Homeopathic Thuja has the ability to aid the body in the recovery from bad effects of vaccinations. Thuja can increase learning potential and calm mind symptoms of a child diagnosed with Autism or children on the spectrum. Thuja can reduce inflammation and help heal the intestinal tract, and reduce symptoms of diarrhea and constipation. Thuja can aid your child with the recovery of Autism especially if your child has had vaccinations or clinical symptoms that have been a result of the vaccinations.

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Treating the Autistic Child with Homeopathic Thuja This presentation will help the listener recognize if their child needs Homeopathic Thuja and how a Homeopathic Doctor may think when selecting a remedy for your child. The following presentation is based on mind and body symptoms your child may exhibit if Homeopathic Thuja will benefit in the recovery of Autism. Causation of a disease is the most important aspect for the Physician or Homeopathic Doctor to consider. Above all, causation of the disease must be taken away or worked with if there is to be progress with the child. This is a vital principle of Homeopathy. In the Clark’s Materia Medica under Causation of disease, listed for Thuja, you will find: Vaccination. Gonorrhea, badly treated or suppressed. Sunstroke. Sexual excess. Tea. Coffee. Beer. Sweets. Tobacco. Fat meat. Onions. Sulfur. Mercury. (Pg. 1427) Homeopathic Thuja has the ability to stimulate the vital force and aid the child in recovery from bad effects of vaccinations. Homeopathic Thuja may play an important role in the treatment of Autism and bad effects of vaccination which can be multifold.

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Thuja can have a clinical significance with the following symptoms or illnesses, which can be compounded with Autism: Clarke: A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica Abdominal Distension Anal fistulas Asthma Constipation Convulsions Eczema Diarrhea Epilepsy Enuresis (Bed wetting) Flatus (gas) Herpes Zoster IBS Intussusception of intestines Small Pox Vaccinations Vaccinosis Whooping Cough

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“The Tree of Life” Thuja is considered the “Tree of Life” for patients that suffered from what was called the “Vaccine Taint” through out the history of Homeopathy. Dr. Burnett is considered the most well known author on the subject of “Vaccinosis” or bad effects of vaccination. Dr. Burnett, in his book titled, “Vaccinosis and its Cure by Thuja with Remarks on Homeoprophylaxis”, discussed the term “Vaccinosis”. His theory of “Vaccinosis” explains the disease process which is the result of vaccinations, “plus that profound and often long-lasting morbid constitutional state engendered by the vaccine virus.”

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Dr. Burnett considered Thuja to be “The Tree of Life,” curing symptoms and disease process caused by the result of vaccinations. “To this state Thuja is Homeopathic, and therefore curative and preventive of it.” “Vaccinosis” is a term derived from German Homeopathic literature, translated as “Ill effects of vaccinations” or “Consequences of vaccinations”. Thuja is referred to in Homeopathic texts as having an “Anti-vaccinal action”. (Kunkel, Goullon, Boenninghausen) According to Dr. James Tyler Kent, “Thuja is a strong medicine when you have a trace of animal poisoning in history, as a snakebite, small pox, and vaccination.”

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“Burnett’s vaccinosis – A state of indefinite, chronic ill-health, takes different forms in different individuals according to their personal make-up: one becoming asthmatic – another epileptic – while others develop stomach or joint conditions – and others, again, neuralgias, or life-long headaches. Such cases are puzzling and baffling – terribly resistant to treatment – and never to be unlocked without the key that fits – Thuja…Thuja, that wonderful antidote to vaccination, alike in its acute and chronic forms; in those much vaccinated, or who have been exclusively affected by vaccination, or again, those who have failed to “take”, i.e. to react acutely to the implanted virus.” M.L. Tyler, Homoeopathic Drug Pictures

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Mind Symptoms of a Child who needs Homeopathic Thuja Absent- minded, unobserving Absorbed, buried in thought Abstraction of the mind Ailments from anticipation Angry Irritable Quarrelsome Down right Ugly in behavior (H.L. Chitkara) Walks in Circles Children that are compelled to touch everything (Yes, Yes, Yes! says the child…why, why, why? Says the mother) Thoughtlessness (self absorbed)

Mind Symptoms of a Child who needs Homeopathic Thuja: 

Mind Symptoms of a Child who needs Homeopathic Thuja Forget-fullness Shrieking, screaming and shouting during sleep (night terrors) Vaccine related Angry at trifles and the least little contradictions Mind, angry about trifles Mind, beside oneself, being trifles, from Mind, conscientious about trifles Angry, violent, when things don’t go his way “The child can become very angry and violent when the least little thing aggravates him, a mere or little trifle can totally upset him. The parents and the therapist walk on egg shells because they don’t know what little thing may set him off.” Dr. Surnimal Sarkar, MD Professor of Homoeopathy National Institute of Homoeopathy Kolkata, India

Mind Symptoms when Answering Questions: 

Mind Symptoms when Answering Questions Answers questions irrelevantly Answers questions slowly Mind, talk, indisposed to talk The child desires to be silent The child may be indisposed to anything intellectual. He simple may not want to participate in learning. The child can be excessively obstinate. (Dr. Clarke)

Mind Symptoms with Anxiety: 

Mind Symptoms with Anxiety The child requiring Homeopathic Thuja may be filled with anxiety. The child may have anticipation with engagements such as speech therapy, Occupational Therapy or going to school. These children can exhibit anxiety after eating. Anxiety can be seen with fear in the child that requires Thuja. The child can develop anxiety after vaccinations. Imbecility after vaccinations, restless, driveling. (Dr. Clarke, Materia Medica) Hurried, with ill-humor, talks hastily. (Dr. Clarke) Thuja has a particular time for anxiety which is 4 to 5pm or upon waking Mind, restlessness, nervousness

Mind Symptoms and Company: 

Mind Symptoms and Company The child may have aversion to company. Mind, company, aversion to, presence of strangers Mind, company aversion to, avoids the sight of people The child can even have an aversion to his own mother. After giving Thuja he will become more interested in his siblings and perhaps be willing to be embraced by his parents. (Dr. Sarkar) The child is intolerant of jokes and jesting. They have an aversion to jokes and cannot tolerate when someone makes a joke with them. (Dr. Sarkar) The child may be very suspicious always inquiring the name of the doctor, where am I going? Why is he treating me? The child even smells his food before eating and rejects his food if there is a smell present or supplements are in the food. The child is very suspicious. (Dr. Sarkar)

Mind Intellectual Symptoms: 

Mind Intellectual Symptoms The child requiring homeopathic Thuja may have difficulty with concentration. They have an aversion to work and find school work mentally impossible. Here are some Rubrics: Mind, concentration difficult Mind, confusion of mind Mind confusion, morning Think of the child with ADD in the morning trying to get ready for school. He is completely confused and cannot remember what he should be doing and his mother is ready to rip her hair out! Mind, confusion, talking while “Now what was I talking about?” Mind, discouraged The child has difficulty focusing and is discouraged. He is discussed with everything and doesn’t have tolerance for learning, or participation in every day activities. This may include going to the store, shopping for food or playing with friends. This child is simply intolerant of everything. (Dr. Sarkar)

Mind Mental Symptoms of Dullness and Confusion: 

Mind Mental Symptoms of Dullness and Confusion Mind, dullness, sluggishness, difficultly thinking and comprehending Mind, dullness in the morning Mind, chaotic, confused behavior Mind concentration difficult Confusion of the mind: morning on waking in the evening at dinner while eating when getting hot

Mind Mental Symptoms of Dullness and Confusion: 

Mind Mental Symptoms of Dullness and Confusion The child requiring Thuja has difficulty with any change or transition. No matter how small the transition is, it can confuse him. No wonder they don’t remember what they are doing. Confusion, about his own identity Confusion, looses his way in well know places Confusion of mind with mental exertion Confusion of mind while talking Confusion while sitting, standing and while walking Mind, stupefaction (another way of looking at confusion)

Mind Symptoms of Excitement and Fear: 

Mind Symptoms of Excitement and Fear The child requiring Thuja is over-excited and can be quite quarrelsome Mind, excitement, excitable The child requiring Thuja may have fear of people approaching him The child can have fear of strangers Mind, touch, aversion to being The child may have an aversion to being touched. They will ask you not to touch them, or shy away. This may be caused by a sensory issue, even so, Thuja can help. (Dr Sarkar)

Mind Symptoms and Forgetfulness: 

Mind Symptoms and Forgetfulness The child requiring homeopathic Thuja can be very forgetful Mind, forgetful in the morning Mind, forgetful on waking They may be oversensitive in the am and make early morning appointments almost impossible.

Speech Patterns and Symptoms : 

Speech Patterns and Symptoms The child requiring homeopathic Thuja may have difficulty with speech and require speech therapy. The child may present with hasty speech. Child requiring Thuja may speak in monosyllables. Their speech may be slow and they may a long pause before answering. You may want to drag the answer out of them, as they hesitate before starting a sentence. As they speak their thoughts can flee or vanish. Mind, thoughts, vanishing, of, speaking while Mind, thoughts, persistent The child may repeat the same sentence over and over. The child can may have confused speech may be unable to finish a sentence.

Mind Mistakes in Reading and Writing : 

Mind Mistakes in Reading and Writing The child requiring Thuja has difficulty with reading and writing, he uses the wrong expressions. Typical patterns seen under the rubrics for Thuja are in omitting letters, words or even syllables. Here are some rubrics: Mind, mistakes, writing in, omitting letters Mind, mistakes, writing in, omitting syllables Mind, mistakes, writing in, omitting words The child needing Thuja can even use the wrong words. When writing the child is also his own toughest critic.

Mind Symptoms of Depression: 

Mind Symptoms of Depression We rarely think of a child having depression, but the child requiring Thuja can feel sad and depressed. The child may be very weepy and cry constantly. When older, this children or teenager can become very depressed and suicidal. It is a difficult concept and more difficult to comprehend, that a teenager can become suicidal. If the teenager requires Thuja they may have an impulse to commit suicide. (Dr. Sarkar) Mind, sudden impulse to kill himself Mind suicidal, throwing window from

Vestibular Symptoms and Homeopathic Thuja: 

Vestibular Symptoms and Homeopathic Thuja The child requiring Thuja can have an aversion to motion. Vertigo symptoms may be reduced with Thuja. The child may have vertigo while closing his eyes or looking upwards. Even a lack of movement can cause vertigo in the child that needs Thuja. Vertigo, closing the eyes, on Vertigo, looking upward Vertigo, lying while Vertigo, sitting while

Vestibular Symptoms and Homeopathic Thuja: 

Vestibular Symptoms and Homeopathic Thuja Vertigo, walking, sensation of gliding in the air, as if feet did not touch the ground This rubric is present for parents and therapist to begin to understand what the issue may be, or how difficult it may be for the child to participate in every day activities. The child may be in his own world and walk in circles which makes him feel better. This is an obsessive compulsive trait. Handle Therapy is a great therapy for children with vestibular issues and other sensory issues. www.handle.org

Eyes and Visual Problems : 

Eyes and Visual Problems The child requiring Thuja may need glasses or have vision problems requiring vision therapy. The child tends to have weak vision that requires Thuja. Thuja can aid the child with visual challenges and speed up vision therapy. Sometimes the child that is not reading sees letters dancing on the page and has trouble deciding which way the book is easier to look at, right side up or upside down. The child may have clouded sight when reading. It may seem as if the child were looking through a veil while he is reading. The child may feel drowsy while he is reading.

Eyes and Visual Problems: 

Eyes and Visual Problems Here are a few Rubrics for vision: Vision, dim Vision, diplopia Vision, flames Vision, flickering, dinner, during Vision, foggy Vision, myopia “How the child views the world may open up his eyes or close down his learning capacity.” Dr. Denise Tarasuk

Gastro-Intestinal Symptoms And the Homeopathic Thuja child: 

Gastro-Intestinal Symptoms And the Homeopathic Thuja child The child that requires Thuja may present with many stomach and gastro-intestinal ailments. They may have irritable bowels and your life may revolve around their poop. They have poor digestion and gassy gurgling poops. These children may appear full easily or strangely enough they may have ravenous appetites. They tend to like cold foods and cold drinks. The child requiring Thuja is filled with stomach symptoms. Here are some rubrics: Stomach, nausea Stomach nausea with the smell of food Stomach, pain, vaccination, after Stomach, thirst These children are full of abdominal pain, distension and flatus Abdominal pain after eating Abdominal pain, cramping, griping, and cutting pain before stool

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“As soon as the child has eaten or has had something to drink the child has diarrhea or has a bowel movement, this is a sign that the child requires Thuja. The three main pillars for treating diarrhea are Thuja, Natrum Sulfur and Sulfur. Thuja is especially indicated if the child has received vaccinations. Thuja is especially applicable if the diarrhea or the stomach symptoms developed after the vaccine.” Dr. Sunirmal Sarkar Professor of Homoeopathy National Institute of Homoeopathy Kolkota, India

Diarrhea and Thuja: 

Diarrhea and Thuja When treating a child diagnosed with diarrhea one of the first remedies that should come to mind in homeopathy is Thuja. This is such an important medicine for a child on the spectrum. In Kent’s Repertory we see this particular symptom listed as: Rectum, diarrhea Diarrhea, breakfast after Diarrhea, eating after Diarrhea, onions after, Diarrhea, vaccinations, after Diarrhea, excitement after Thuja has diarrhea after any meal! Just ask their siblings, they will be glad to add to the story. “The main remedies for diarrhea in Autism are Thuja, Sulfur and Zinc Metallicum. Theses are three very interesting remedies based on the pathology and causation of the disease.” Dr. Denise Tarasuk

Respiration and Thuja: 

Respiration and Thuja Thuja is a great remedy for asthma. One must also think about Thuja if the respiratory problem, asthma or cough developed after vaccinations. Cough, vaccination, after

Vaccinosis Bad Effects from Vaccinations : 

Vaccinosis Bad Effects from Vaccinations On Vaccinosis, Dr. Sarkar further lectures, “We commonly see neuropathy from vaccines. Neurological disorders can develop after vaccinations. An example would be developing MS after the Hepatitis B vaccinations. Vaccinations create a Miasm. Multiple vaccinations equals multiple disorders in the body. “Always keep in mind Thuja with adverse effects of vaccinations. Antimonium Tartaricum can be considered when Thuja is not doing its job and Silicea is not indicated. If the child has developed epilepsy after a vaccination, Silicea is indicated.”

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“Our great antidote to vaccination is Thuja Occidentalis, which will abort vaccination, as we have seen, and which proves powerfully curative in chronic conditions of persons who have been repeatedly vaccinated, often without result, or have been made very ill by vaccinations and “Never been well since”. Professor Maitland’s Presidential address to the Pathological Society of Manchester, 1932 Homeopathic Drug Picture by M.L. Tyler, Pg 27

Kent’s Repertory Materia Medica: 

Kent’s Repertory Materia Medica Stomach, pain, vaccination, after (515) Rectum, diarrhea, vaccination after (610) Cough, vaccination after (810) Extremities, felon, run around, vaccination, after (1005) Extremities, suppuration, fingers, nail, after, vaccination (1196) Generalities, vaccinations, after (1410)

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“The patient requiring Thuja can have persistent sleeplessness. The sleeplessness begins after vaccinations or re-vaccinations. Their dreams can be horrible. They dream of falling from heights, and they can dream of dead people. The bad dreams start after vaccinations. They are restless both day and night. They are restless at bedtime and constantly get out of bed. They either refuse to talk or talk incessantly. They are in a hurry.” Dr. Margery Blackie, MD Appointed Physician to the Queen, 1969

Tarasuk “GO SLOW” Program for Vaccinations Goal for vaccinations is to GO SLOW: 

Tarasuk “GO SLOW” Program for Vaccinations Goal for vaccinations is to GO SLOW GO SLOW G = Go and gather Information before making a decision • What vaccination is my child going to be given? • Is it a combination vaccination or a single vaccination? • Can the vaccination be spilt up? • Does the single vaccine contain thimersol? • Can the Physician order the vaccine single for my child? Is it available in the USA? • What is the most important vaccination in the combo? • What is written in the literature about the vaccination? www.909shot.com What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children’s Vaccinations Dr. Stephanie Cave M.D and Deborah Mitchell • What are the risks of the vaccination? Are they greater than the disease? • How prevalent is the disease at this time? Where are the out breaks of the disease?

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GO SLOW O = OH, I didn’t know and Other Information • Find an open and friendly pediatrician. Pediatricians have different view points. Some are very open and easy to talk to. • Not all vaccinations must be given in such a strict schedule. • Children can be protected in what is called “Vaccination in proximity”. • Know the legal requirements of the vaccination laws in your state. • Understand the difference between a legal requirement and a recommendation. • National Vaccine Information Center www.909shots.com

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GO SLOW S = Subject: Know your child: • Establish the health of the child before giving vaccinations. Your child is not the same as another child and each child should be considered as an individual. • Give the vaccination when your child is in optimal health. “Good health is in the eyes of the beholder.” What your Pediatrician may think and you the parent may think may be two different views of health. • Support the child’s immune system during the vaccination period. • Give vaccinations only when your child is in good health • The child should be free from fever, coughs and colds. • If your child is coming down with an illness but you are not sure, wait until your child is well.

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GO SLOW S = Subject: Know your child: • Take your child’s temperature before giving a vaccination, if your child has a fever, wait until he is well. • If your child is immuno-compromised go slow and seek more than one opinion, before giving a vaccination. • Dr Sarkar states, “If your child has a central nervous system disorder or seizures you should think about the benefits versus the problems the vaccination will produce. It may complicate the problems your child already has.”

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• “Families with a history of allergies or allergic reaction to vaccines have different question to ask themselves than families whose ancestors have been crippled by polio. We all bring our histories and our fear to the decision-making table and we do our best when we respect the whole plate rather than blind ourselves to part of it.” Peggy O’Mara Editor / Publisher: Mothering

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GO SLOW L = Lab Tests that Can Make the Difference • Lab tests along with the child’s health history can give a better indication of your child’s health. • The results of the tests can show where the child needs to have treatment to improve their health. Here are some tests that can help evaluate your child’s health: • OAT Test Yeast and bacterial markers are important. This is an important test especially if your child has had antibiotics. The Oat Test evaluates the need for vitamins, antioxidants and treatment in the gastro intestinal tract.

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• Comprehensive Digestive Stool analysis The Bacteriology Culture indicates: Beneficial Flora: Bifidobacter and Lactobacillus. These are the important good guys Imbalances: These bacteria are not considered pathogenic but can be altered by probiotics. Dysbiotic flora: This is considered an imbalance of bacteria or an over growth of bacteria. The probiotics or the good guys work on these bacteria and crowd them out. • Hair Analysis Heavy Metal indicator (Doctor’s Data) Mineral Assessment (Anamol) The hair analysis can show an imbalanced ratio between Zinc and Copper • Serum Zinc: Plasma Copper

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GO SLOW O = Other Information about the child and the family history • If the child has a history of illnesses treated with steroids, inhalers or antibiotics, the child may need a get well program. Children with a history of antibiotic require treatment with probiotics to establish normal levels of bowel flora. Antibiotics disrupt the normal flora of the GI. According to Dr. Nigel Plummer: • Probiotics positively manipulate the re-growth flora following antibiotics • Help prevent secondary re-growth of Clostridium difficile, Candida albicans and others • Reduce the build-up of antibiotic resistance in re-growth flora • Does your child have Sensory Issues? Children with sensory issues may have high copper levels and low zinc levels. Family history is important with decisions about vaccinations. If one child has had a history of vaccine injury, proceed slowly and get a second opinion.

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GO SLOW W = WOW or WHO • What did I learn about my child and vaccines? • Keep a summary or a binder with information you have researched and goals you wish to obtain with your child’s health. • Write out your thoughts and review them periodically. • Make the list with pros and cons if you cannot decide what to do. • Whether you decide to vaccinate or not or how fast is a family decision.

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Definition of Health according to the World Health Organization: “Health is defined in WHO’s constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

Thuja Occidentalis “The Tree of Life”: 

Thuja Occidentalis “The Tree of Life” Thank you, Dr. Sarkar Professor, National Institute of Homoeopathy Kolkata, India Thank You Edmund Arranga Thank you Autism One

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