Global Developmental Delay – A Case Study

GDD Nat Mur


Global Developmental Delay – A Case Study. I have become known, perhaps, as ‘the guy that detoxes vaccines’. So I thought I’d share a case-study that isn’t about detoxing anything!


A lady brought her child to me with a diagnosis of ‘Global Developmental Delay’. The little girl was 4 years old. Her main symptoms were:


  • ‘Non-verbal’ – Has a 20 word vocabulary, but can only say single words.
  • Delayed Comprehension.
  • Very easily distracted, can’t sit through a cartoon.
  • Profuse drooling & dribbling.   
  • Physical delays, runs with her arms in the air. Hyper-mobile joints.
  • Poor muscle tone, so still in nappies/diapers.
  • General emotional & social delay. She’s estimated to be 18-months behind her peers.


Mum felt that she was delayed from birth. There were no signs of regression, and she met her developmental milestones late – sitting, standing, walking, talking, teething.


So, the first thing I did (as always) was construct a timeline of the child’s life. What things stood out? Well for a start, the child has never received any vaccinations. The birth was quick with few interventions (prostaglandins to start things going, and then just gas & air). She was breast fed for the first year of her life. Few illnesses, a couple of courses of antibiotics in her 4 years. So-far-so-good, but she showed delays right from the beginning – poor muscle tone, floppy, couldn’t hold her head up, crawled late.


Anyone familiar with my webinars will know that I am looking for a cause (or causes). So if these delays were right from birth, logic suggests the causes must be before or during the birth. What was there?  We had a grief in the 5th month of pregnancy, the baby’s grandmother unexpectedly died. The mother remembered at the time that she ‘didn’t want to damage the baby’, so she choose not to feel pain. In other words, she suppressed her grief. The other notable thing was that the placenta & umbilical cord were both an unhealthy looking blue/grey colour at the birth. There were also other possibilities further back in time – tropical travel vaccines a year before conception, and 14 years of contraceptive hormone use.


Any homeopath reading this will already be predicting my first prescription:


Natrum Muriaticum 1m, 2 pills a week for 4 weeks.


Why? Because Nat Mur is a fantastic remedy for suppressed grief. It also matched several of her other symptoms. As I tell my patients, sometimes I use remedies as ‘diagnostic probes’. In other words, I can give a remedy for grief & observe what happens. If grief is a factor in this case, then the person will respond to the remedy. If not, then they will probably show no change.    


Results from a follow-up appointment 4-weeks later:

  • “She was very clingy the first week, she had to sit on me all the time.”
  • Appetite increased.
  • Growth spurt noticed by week 3.
  • Standing more upright.
  • Trying to run a lot more & the arms are now not so raised.
  • ‘She’s a lot quicker when she runs’.
  • ‘She’s stopped dribbling!’
  • Seems to be much more aware.
  • Now saying, “Hello dadda”.
  • Can now watch TV, her attention span has significantly increased.
  • Improvements in feeding – she’s biting & chewing food much more.
  • ‘Becoming willful and independent’.
  • Can now hold herself on the monkey-bars.


What a great change in only 4 weeks! The Nat Mur is clearly working so…


Second Prescription:


Natrum Muriaticum 10m, 1 pill twice a week for 4 weeks +

Tuberculinum-Koch 200c, 1 pill every Saturday for 4 weeks.


Results 4 weeks later:

  • She’s ‘very good’.
  • Runny faster.
  • Less clumsy.
  • Comprehension has increased a lot. She has begun interacting on Skype with family members.
  • She’s now repeating and attempting to say new words.


Mum felt the Nat Mur didn’t do much this time, but that the Tuberculinum ‘was like an energy drink’. She noticed improvements in attention each time she gave this pill.


The Nat Mur seems to have done it’s job, it’s no longer the indicated remedy. I have now decided to move on to addressing the possible issues with the placenta.


Third Prescription:


Continue the Tuberculinum 200c each Saturday + Placenta 30c: 3 times a week for 4 weeks.


The journey continues! In the future we may need to address the tropical vaccines that mum took before conception, and also the artificial hormones from the contraceptives. This case is very much a ‘work in progress’, but I hope it shows what can be achieved by a simple remedy made from sea salt (Nat Mur) when it is well indicated. I’d also like to contrast the progress we’ve made over such a short period of time with what mainstream medicine can offer – nothing, except perhaps access to speech therapy. A diagnosis of ‘Global Developmental Delay’ is often seen as a ‘prison sentence’ – ” Oh there’s nothing to be done Mrs Smith, perhaps your child will benefit from therapy, but you have to accept that they will always have a low I.Q”

No! I believe the GDD diagnosis is a nonsense catch-all term. In many cases these children can be helped tremendously with homeopathy.  


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4 Responses to Global Developmental Delay – A Case Study

  1. karen berchem July 26, 2016 at 12:53 pm #

    Interesting, would this be considered CEASE or sequential homeopathy, how does this compare to Classical Homeopathy. When does one chose to use one version or the other.

    • Alan Freestone July 31, 2016 at 5:06 pm #

      Hello Karen

      Yes, CEASE/sequential/tautopathy. It’s a useful tool in the toolbox. ‘Classical’ homeopathy means different things to different people. If you mean ‘classical’ in the sense of trying to find a remedy that matches a patient’s symptoms, then I’ll often give this alongside a detox.


  2. Div February 7, 2018 at 8:16 pm #

    Hi. Wat is dis abt. My son is going to b 5yrs in July. He is having global development delay. We did all therapy. Training. Nothing works. Whether this treatment ll help him.

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