Like so many of my blog articles this one comes on the heels of recent current events. Specifically, the measles outbreak in a neighboring town and the outbreak in California. Everywhere I turn I hear outraged parents and teachers, and every possible argument.
There is a reason why diseases like polio and smallpox are not running rampant in the United States. It’s because we vaccinate. Vaccination is not about just protecting yourself. It is about protecting the community at large. If you are concerned about how your child will respond to vaccines then it is your right to request that they be spaced out.
The CDC claims that there is no correlation between autism and vaccines. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/autism/
However, for many these findings just don’t feel truthful. Everyone knows someone or has heard of someone vaccinating their child only to turn around and find the child now has autism.
There has always been a lot of controversy around autism and vaccination. If you search Dr. William Thompson and CDC and Autism you will find many articles and evidence, including a verified statement from Dr. Thompson’s lawyer. I encourage you to read them for yourself. However, my goal with this article is to stay out of the controversy and look at the alternative options.
In an article from Dr. Thompson, it was showed that Autism incidence goes down significantly in children when vaccinated at 36 months of age or later as opposed to 1 or 2 years of age.
Dr. Sears offers other supporting evidence to an alternative vaccine schedule. I recommend reading “The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child”, by Dr. Sears. This book may help navigate the concerns of vaccines by giving you details about: the vaccine and disease, side effects, and an alternate vaccine schedule. Being properly informed will help for you to make your own decision on whether your child needs to be vaccinated for something like Hep B at an early age, or if it can wait.
As a NAET practitioner and acupuncturist I have come to see the body as a suit of chainmail armor. All it takes is one chink to be out of place to cause everything around it to go awry. Why do things like vaccines cause so many issues in some and not in others? How long do these effects last? I believe that the reason why some things only affect some people is because there was already some kind of dysfunction or weakness already present (possibly not presenting physically yet). Clinically, working with autoimmune patients there are a number of “sensitivities”. However, in every single one of them I have had to address vaccine ingredients, and individual vaccines. Did the vaccines cause the autoimmune disease? No, but it was one of the many “chinks” that were out of place. When you add all of those “chinks” up the big picture equals autoimmune.
NAET is currently in the process of performing a nationwide study on NAET and Autism. Some of the “sensitivities” that are addressed with the protocol are vaccines and vaccine ingredients. For more information on this please visit www.NAET.com.
Clinically, I test and treat a child for vaccine ingredients and specific vaccines PRIOR to them having the injection, and then test and retreat AFTER they receive it. Always taking into account that more times than not they are receiving more than one injection at a time. I have found that this helps prevent possible side effects.
Unfortunately, vaccines are necessary in order to maintain a healthy society. Your choice does not just affect your child. It is difficult for any parent to see their child react to a vaccine. Yes, there are known toxins in vaccines. Yes, there are risks. However, the benefits of vaccination still outway the risks. What would happen if society deems vaccination as unnecessary? We risk going back to an era where communicable diseases run rampant. Where the elderly, sick, and children die from something that was completely preventable. By using an alternative vaccine schedule, and using modalities like NAET you may be able to decrease the risks associated with vaccines.
~~ Special thanks to Dr. Roy Nambudripad for his insightfulness, suggestions, and constant guidance. ~~