Why Pediatricians Miss Vaccine Injuries, Including Autism

It is a shame that most physicians do not take the time to perform a detailed pre-vaccination neurological examination and a post-vaccination neurological examination and simply assume that the benefits of vaccinations outweigh their risks. Countless children’s lives are being jeopardized if physicians don’t simply do what they are trained to do.

In many offices physicians see at least 4 to 6 patients per hour and they don’t take the time to do a thorough review of the patient’s medical, neurological, developmental, and behavioral history, and they don’t perform and document a detailed physical examination. It is assumed that vaccinations are safe and therefore no follow up evaluations are performed at weekly or monthly intervals, as appropriate, depending on the patient’s response.

Another contributing factor is the lack of continuity of care because patients are often seen by different physicians when they come to the office.

Many of the signs and symptoms that patients may develop after vaccinations are often nonspecific and it is difficult to pinpoint a cause unless detailed medical records are available. Because of that the exact causes of health concerns such as asthma, eczema, behavioral abnormalities, speech delays, and learning difficulties often remain unknown.

Doctors often spend little time with their patients when they come in for a consultation. Generally, vaccinations are given by nurses who are not trained to recognize those health conditions that may put patients at risk for adverse vaccine reactions. Any adverse reactions that patients do develop such as severe pain at the injection site and systemic symptoms such as fever are often considered normal. Doctors don’t generally recognize that these are indications that the body is being injured by the vaccines.

Finally, a disincentive is that doctors may not get reimbursed by insurance companies for taking the time to do really good assessments of their patients before and after vaccinations.

NMT Autism Study – Significant Improvement After 6 weeks of NMT

December 2008

This is the history of a 10 year old boy with a diagnosis of autism who showed remarkable improvement over the course of six weeks of treatment with NeuroModulation Technique.

The boy was the second oldest of three children who lived with his mother and two other siblings.

He was healthy at birth and developed normally. He received all childhood immunizations and at age four the following changes manifested: drooling, tantrums, loss of the ability to repeat words, compromise of expressive and receptive communication abilities, and clumsiness and reduced coordination. There were problems with motor skills that especially affected his hands and he exhibited clumsiness when walking.

By age seven he developed obesity because of various psychotropic medications that physicians had prescribed. By the time the patient presented for NMT treatment all medications had been discontinued.

The patient’s mother reported the following improvements since the start of NMT treatment.

About three to four weeks after the start of NMT treatment the mother had a meeting with one of her son’s teachers. The teacher reported that about three weeks prior to the meeting she noticed that the boy had become more mature and that he answered questions in class properly. At that time the mother did not think that it was because of the NMT treatment, but later on she made the connection when she realized that the NMT treatment had started three to four weeks previously. The mother also stated that she had not told the teacher that her son was receiving NMT treatment. So the teacher shared her observations spontaneously.

The boy has continued to improve and to do very well in school. In the past couple of months all his spelling tests have been 100% even though they are more advanced and challenging now. He is also doing better in mathematics. He is still below grade level for his age but improving.

Overall, he makes more sense when he talks. Now he can watch a movie or read a book and talk about it clearly. Before the NMT treatment he did not make much sense when he tried to talk about a book or movie.

Before NMT treatment he was very scared of the dark but that is much better now.

Also, it used to be impossible for him to be at home without his mother because he would cry and yell, but now he is fine when his mother is not there.

When his father came to pick him up once a week for visits he used to refuse to go with him. However, since the NMT treatment he has been willing to go with his father.

His relationship with his younger sister has changed also. He used to prefer to be by himself and to not be bothered. Now he and his sister are spending more time together. They do fight from time to time, but now it is not because he wants to be left alone but instead it is because they are competing with each other.

When he first came to my office he played a lot with strips of plastic from plastic bags. He used to tie the strips together into a ball and play with it constantly. He exhibits this behavior much less now.

He used to laugh at inappropriate times and this has improved since NMT treatment.

His eating is more varied now. He is willing to try all kinds of food now.

Finally, the boy’s psychologist recently discharged him from treatment because she felt that he had met all treatment goals.

Needless to say, the boy’s mother was very pleased that the NMT treatment resulted in such an improvement in her son’s autism.

NMT Treatment for Adults with Autism Diagnosis

From the NMT Communication Forum:

I think potentially adults with autism could transform as rapidly as children with autism, but you would likely have a similar spectrum of slow responders to faster responders to NMT due to the factors that let to the autism symptoms.

I have used NMT with a 37 year-old high functioning Asperger’s patient with good results.  One issue that can arise in working with children and adults with autism is the extent that they may need skills training (whether motor, sensory integration, social, etc.) after the conditions which have led to the autism symptoms have been cleared or resolved.

For example, let’s say an adult who was able to come off the autism spectrum as a result of NMT treatments and had never driven a car, suddenly “got it” about how to operate a car.  He would still need much practice behind the wheel before he could coordinate all the skills and actions required to actually drive one, and his body would need to learn the motor memory and sequential and concurrent awareness demands of driving.

Remember that there is no such thing as autism, it’s just a label for a group of symptoms.

Bob Weiner, Ph.D.
www.living-solutions.com

Dr. Bob Weiner is the Study Chair for the NeuroModulation Technique Autism Study which is being prepared for publication at the time of this writing. Children (ages 5-10) who participated in the NMT autism study in which Dr. Bloem participated demonstrated statistically significant improvement in all areas of functioning as measured by the Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC), the Aberrant Behavior Checklist (ABC) and the Pervasive Developmental Disorder Behavior Inventory (PDDBI). Global function improved – maladaptive behaviors decreased and adaptive behaviors increased. These results occurred in just 12 sessions of NMT, twice a week for 6 weeks.