The National Autistic Society has strongly criticised CEASE therapy, which is based on the belief that vaccines contribute to autism
Homeopaths across the UK are offering a ‘bogus’ therapy that claims to heal autism.
The National Autistic Society has strongly criticised CEASE therapy, which is based on the belief that vaccines contribute to autism and prescribes massive amounts of vitamin C to ‘nourish the brain’.
The Professional Standards Authority, which oversees homeopaths, has said it is concerned that CEASE – which stands for Complete Elimination of Autistic Spectrum Expression – ‘strongly implies the ability to cure autism’.
Invented by Dutch doctor Tinus Smits, who died in 2010, the therapy is practised by dozens of homeopaths in Britain.
The CEASE website states that the therapy involves ‘erasing’ the ‘imprint’ of toxic substances which cause autism.
The disease is 70 per cent caused by vaccines, it is claimed, although similar claims by British doctor Andrew Wakefield in 1998 have been totally discredited.
Carol Povey, of the National Autistic Society, said: ‘CEASE therapy really does take advantage of families when they are at their most vulnerable, after getting a diagnosis of autism.
‘Parents can fall prey to snake oil salesmen at that time, and this kind of therapy could be harmful for children.’