Calls to ban CEASE therapy > The Professional Standards Authority has imposed further conditions on the Society of Homeopaths. These include forbidding registrants of the Society of Homeopaths from practising CEASE autism and from making any claims regarding vaccination. CEASE therapy is a homoeopathic detoxification protocol which claims to cure autistic children *.
The new conditions result from the unwillingness of the Society of Homeopaths to stop its registrants claiming that they can cure autism. Legal challenges against this controversial treatment are based on the view that it is potentially harmful. Cure claims also conflict with NHS advice regarding vaccinations against potentially life-threatening conditions.
CEASE false claims challenged
The battle to stop false claims is not over as opponents are not satisfied with the new restrictions. They are planning legal action, funded via CrowdJustice, to get the PSA to declare an outright ban on CEASE therapy. They say this is the only way to protect the public.
“Autism is not an illness or disease,” says a proponent. “It cannot be cured. So to see some people claiming to do just that is a serious concern. Leaving aside false hope and misleading statements cloaked in medical-sounding jargon, there is potential harm behind the claims being made. They definitely run contrary to NHS guidelines“.
Tonic is no expert in this alternative therapy and yet it seems wrong to discourage vaccinations for children on the basis of an unproven alternatives. It could potentially have life altering or life ending, consequences.
For example, CEASE therapists recommend overdosing on vitamin C. This might not sound drastic, but nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting and abdominal cramps are known side-effects. If a child was to suffer from them, the consequences could be more severe than in an adult.
Likewise, the CEASE recommendation to boost your zinc intake conflicts with NHS advice, risking anaemia and weakening of bones.
CEASE qualifications unsubstantiated
These fears are underlined by the fact anyone can become a CEASE therapist after a five day course. ‘Qualified practitioners’ will then be able to administer the treatments unchecked.
No surprise that some of these therapists have been referred to Trading Standards, while the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ordered scores of UK homeopaths to stop claiming they can cure autism.
And yet CEASE experts continue to publish success cases and promote cartoons like the one left.
Undoubtedly a therapy which is a case of buyers beware.
Footnote > * CEASE stands for Complete Elimination of Autistic Spectrum Expression. Also known as isotherapy, it involves the removal of so-called toxic imprints caused by vaccines, toxic medications and other toxic substances and some diseases. Orthomolecular support in the form of nutritional supplements – commonly high-dosages of vitamin C and or zinc – are recommended along with dietary restrictions.
In The United States this type of autism treatment is called the Sun-Rise Program.