Dr. Tinus Smits
has for several years now been an increasingly common diagnosis in my daily
practice. By degrees I have established an effective method for treating this
syndrome. I now consider it a duty to publicize my findings: for doctors, parents
and any other persons interested in or concerned with this matter. Conscious
of the real significance of this new diagnosis and also of the sensitive nature
of the subject, I have compiled this booklet with great care.
Before proceeding to publication
I made several sometimes substantial changes in the text to incorporate the
opinions of a number of doctors about the content and presentation of this matter,
without however detracting from the its essence. I should therefore like heartily
to thank everybody for their suggestions, naming in particular paediatrician
Yvonne Pernet, classical homoeopath Peter Guinée, health care-centre
practitioner Noor Prent-Tromp, general practitioners Adriaan van de Sande and
Martin Wyers, homoeopathic doctors José Vermeulen and Hans Reijnen, parents
Ellen and Johan Huiskens, Mart and Marjet van Poppel, Wil and Yvonne Wijers,
Wilma Bloemsma and last but not least my son Gaël, medical student.
It gives me pleasure to
dedicate this booklet to all children who, consciously or otherwise, experienced
adverse effects resulting from vaccination, and their parents, who were confronted
with so many uncertainties and unanswered questions. It is hoped that its publication
may help reduce much unnecessary suffering and in this way play a meaningful
part in the prevention and treatment of the post-vaccination syndrome.
Dr. Tinus Smits
Waalre, September 1997
Table of contents
Basic description of the 'post-vaccination syndrome'
The homoeopathic method
Injury to the general defence mechanism
Misconduct, changes in mood
Possibility of heightened risk in succeeding generations
Implied obstacles to the acceptance of the post-vaccination
Further illustrations of the post-vaccination
syndrome and supplementary case histories
recognition of a new syndrome* in medicine, the 'post-vaccination syndrome'*.
Also an account of its diagnosis, method of treatment and prevention.
findings are a consolidation of accurate observations over a number of years
based on discussion with children's parents and patients and experience acquired
from the treatment and prevention of this disorder.
techniques, including the use of carefully potentised and diluted vaccines for
the confirmation of diagnoses, therapy and prevention, were applied.
results achieved by the use of potentised vaccines in the diagnosis and at the
same time the treatment of PVS (post-vaccination syndrome) appear so consistent
and successful that the method can be used to provide a conclusive answer to
the sometimes vexed question of the presence or absence of post-vaccination
syndrome in a patient. This will become clear from the description of more than
twenty case histories. The extent to which unequivocal results for the preventive
employment of potentised vaccines to impede the occurrence of post-vaccination
syndrome can be furnished will have to be demonstrated by means of a parallel
The insights obtained from careful observation and the use of potentised vaccines
have led to a number of recommendations with respect to Dutch vaccination policy,
as formulated in the chapter Recommendations.
The 'post-vaccination syndrome' diagnosis has unquestionably earned a prominent
place in paediatrics. The condition can at the same time be treated successfully
by the use of potentised vaccines as described in this booklet.
My interest in vaccination
and its adverse effects dates from the time, some 20 years ago, that my own
children were small. Throughout the intervening period I have collated information
and, mainly during the last ten years, have recorded the testimony of my own
Homoeopathic practice has
recognized that chronic complaints can develop following vaccination ever since
the general introduction of smallpox vaccination in the 19th century.
For many years Thuja was acknowledged by homoeopaths as the proven remedy for
these complaints, whose treatment by homeopathic means however appeared to me
to be less than satisfactory. About ten years ago I acquired the book La
médecine retrouvée3 by my colleague Jean Elmiger,
which caused me to change my methods of treating post-vaccination disorders
and my feelings of helplessness began gradually to disappear. The method he
described was simple and easy to use both for treatment and prevention. I made
a habit of enquiring about each child's vaccination history and a grateful mother
would frequently exclaim: "It's just what I've always said, but nobody would
believe me; they said those complaints couldn't have anything to do with the
Vaccines appear to have
more side-effects than has hitherto been accepted. It must be recalled that
vaccines are composed of weakened, dead or divided germs or toxins* with their
additives, to which impurities (aluminium phosphate, aluminium hydroxide, neomycin,
thiomersal (a mercury compound), formaldehyde, 2-phenoxyethanol, chicken protein)
My discussion will show
that vaccinations can be responsible for both acute and chronic health problems.
I should like to bring this
booklet to the attention of all doctors, parents, patients and any others who
have in any way been involved with the consequences of vaccination.
My review covers consecutively:
the post-vaccination syndrome, the homoeopathic method, confirmation of the
diagnosis, possibilities for treating PVS, prescription, preventive measures,
weakening of the general defence mechanism, recommendations for further research,
recommendations for vaccination policy and conclusions.
For ease of readability
I have gathered the case histories as far as possible together in a separate
chapter at the end, to which the reader can refer at his convenience.
DESCRIPTION OF THE 'POST-VACCINATION SYNDROME'
The symptoms united in this
syndrome originate from two sources. On the one hand a large number of these
symptoms are frequently cited in the literature as post-vaccination symptoms;
other symptoms are my own observations. It must be stressed in this context
that any symptom that manifests itself following vaccination and only disappears
after treatment with the potentised vaccine is caused by the vaccine concerned.
The PVS can be divided into
an acute and a chronic syndrome. The following are the main symptoms of the
acute syndrome: fever, convulsions, absent-mindedness, encephalitis
and/or meningitis, limbs swollen around the point of inoculation, whooping-type
cough, bronchitis, diarrhoea, excessive somnolence, frequent and inconsolable
crying, penetrating and heart-rending shrieking (cri encéphalique),
fainting/shock, pneumonia, death, cot death (since the Japanese delayed
the whooping-cough vaccination to the age of two years, cot deaths has been
practically obliterated in Japan1).
By carefully studying and
recording the cases we arrive at the following catalogue of chronic post-vaccination
symptoms: colds, amber or green phlegm, inflamed eyes, loss of eye contact,
squinting, inflammation of the middle ear, bronchitis, expectoration, coughing,
asthma, eczema, allergies, inflamed joints, tiredness and lack of vigour, excessive
thirst, diabetes, diarrhoea, constipation, head-aches, disturbed sleep with
periods of waking and crying, epilepsy, rigidity of the back, muscle cramps,
light-headedness, lack of concentration, loss of memory, growth disturbances,
lack of coordination, disturbed development, behavioural problems such as fidgeting,
aggressiveness, irritation, moodi-ness, emotional imbalance, confusion, loss
of will-power, mental torpidity.
This list must needs be
incomplete as the symptoms of post-vaccination illness can be extremely varied.
The diagnosis is based not so much on the actual symptom as on the point
of time of its appearance.
To add to the complication
it is not possible to attribute certain individual symptoms of the PVS specifically
to the DKTP*- or DTP* vaccination, others to the MMR-vaccination and yet others
to the HIB* vaccination. In practice it must be accepted that each vaccine can
be responsible for several of the symptoms named and also for additional symptoms
that have not been mentioned.
There is also no clear demarcation
between acute and chronic complaints as the acute conditions are often the beginning
of chronic suffering.
The fact that someone has
displayed no direct or acute reaction to a vaccination does not necessarily
exclude the possibility of the vaccine being the cause of chronic complaints.
These complaints usually become clear only after one, two or even more weeks
have passed and dismissing a diagnosis of PVS in chronic cases because
of the time-lapse between the cause (vaccination) and the appearance of the
condition is fundamentally wrong. Ellen, case 12, page 29 demonstrates
this. It is often only after the second, third or fourth administration of the
vaccine that problems suddenly occur. A good example of this is Jurgen (case
1, page 14).
Diagnosis, treatment and
prevention are all carried out according to the homoeopathic method. A basic
knowledge of homoeopathy is therefore necessary. Homoeopathy was discovered
and promulgated worldwide 200 years ago by the German Samuel Hahnemann.
The principles of homoeopathy
are based on the law of similars, which is to say that patients should
be treated with medicaments that produce in healthy individuals symptoms that
are similar to those present in the patient. Such properties of medicaments
are published in materia medica. The homoeopathic remedy acts on the
deeply seated energetic disturbance that is the cause of the disorder. It will
be clear that complaints can only become chronic if the injected substance -
I am limiting my arguments here to problems associated with vaccination - has
brought about such an energetic disturbance or directly caused tissue damage.
The injected substance is quickly excreted from the body and can only be the
cause of continuing disorders when tissue has been damaged. Chronic conditions
associated with PVS are therefore mainly based on energy disorders.
Material remedies are too
coarsely structured to work directly on the energetic disturbance. Homoeopathic
curative methods therefore make use of strongly diluted and potentised remedies.
Our starting point for the treatment of PVS is a one-in-a-hundred dilution in
pure water of the vaccine, strongly shaken 100 times (potentised). This yields
the 1C potency. One part is then mixed with 99 parts of water and potentised
100 times to produce the 2C potency. If we repeatedly use the same flask,
the single-glass method, we refer to a Korsakov or K-potency. If we use a separate
flask for each dilution, the multiple-glass method, we refer to a centesimal
Hahnemann potency, or CH- or C-potency. By carrying out this procedure 30 times
we obtain the 30C or 30K. To eradicate an illness completely it is often
necessary to apply remedies of differing energy levels. The higher the potency
the finer the structure of the remedy. It has been shown experimentally that
particular potency levels lead to the best results so for years we have sequentially
used the 30C, the 200C, the 1M (1,000C) and the 10M
(10,000C). I personally always use K-potencies though it is equally possible
to achieve the same results with C-potencies. When one-in-ten rather than one-in-a-hundred
dilutions are made we refer to decimal or X-potencies. X-potencies are also
frequently used in the Netherlands.
A 30C could be defined as
a purely energetic remedy that has been serially diluted thirty times (100-30)
and potentised 30 x 100 times (10030).
If a vaccine is the cause
of an ailment, the same vaccine in a homoeopathic dilution (for example DKTP
30K) is the perfectly correspondent remedy (similimum) and can therefore be
applied both as remedy and as diagnostic agent.
NB The author uses K-potencies,
so you will find 30K, 200K, MK and XMK, corresponding with 30C, 200C, 1M and
How can it be claimed that
homoeopathic dilutions of a vaccine can cure an ailment that has itself been
caused by that same vaccine? In reality the vaccine propagates the ailment and
homoeopathy has ever since its beginnings used agents which cause disease, after
dilution and potentiation, as remedies. Remedies such as tuberculinum (tuberculosis),
syphilinum (syphilis) and medorrhinum (gonorrhoea) were successfully applied
in the 19th century and today are still frequently used homoeopathic
Once a complaint has penetrated
to the energetic level - we are considering chronic ailments - it is possible
to use the potentised cause of the complaint (the homoeopathic remedy) to cure
the ailment. Such ailments are not only caused by vaccines but also by other
medicines. The course of Peter's illness, case 2, page 25 is a clear
example of this.
Naturally occurring diseases
such as chicken-pox, influenza, glandular fever and cytomegalovirus* etc. can
equally cause chronic symptoms long after the actual ailment has disappeared.
See case 3, Henri,
PVS is essentially diagnosed
on the basis of carefully chosen questions directed to the patient or his parents.
The practitioner should always consider seriously a diagnosis of post-vaccination
syndrome whenever the complaints started at the time of, or in the period
following, vaccination and a treatment according to the method in this booklet
should be implemented as a first line of approach. This is to obviate an endless
and ill-fated stream of examinations and therapies. Where positive results are
achieved the suspected diagnosis of PVS is confirmed. Only as a second resort,
if the patient does not benefit fully from the treatment implemented, should
a follow-up diagnosis be made. The following case history illustrates how wearisome
this process can be.
Luuk was born in early
November 1994 and received his first DKTP/HIB on the 15th of February
1995. A few days later he first became ill; he had shortage of breath accompanied
by noisy breathing. The GP prescribed Bricanyl* and Clamoxyl* but this appeared
unsatisfactory and Luuk was given a second course of Clamoxyl. On the 11th
of April his lungs were
finally completely clear
and he was given the second DKTP/HIB. Two days later he contracted diarrhoea
which lasted a week, for which the doctor prescribed Diarolyte*. On the 11th
of May followed the third DKTP/HIB and on the 16th of May Luuk was
again short of breath and the doctor represcribed Clamoxyl, this time together
with Deptropine*. However, Luuk's condition did not improve and halfway through
June he was given Atrovent* and Erythrocine*. On the 23rd of June
he was given Erythrocine again with Zaditen* and on July the 13th
(four months after the beginning of his complaint) he visited the paediatrician,
who did not offer a diagnosis but suggested stopping the treatment. Luuk's condition
improved gradually. On the 21st of November the fourth DKTP/HIB was
given. On the 26th of November his nose started running, he began
to cough and he had trouble breathing. Luuk was visiting his grandparents in
a different town at the time. The mother consulted the local GP on duty, who
suggested PVS and referred Luuk to me. The following Monday I saw Luuk, who
had breathing difficulties and was heavily congested. I prescribed a solution
of DKTP/HIB 30K. Within 24 hours the breathing problems were noticeably improved.
For several days he continued to cough and expectorate and in the following
week the phlegm was completely cleared. To complete elimination of the disturbance
by the vaccines he was given a further series of potentised vaccines from 30K
to XMK on four consecutive days. Since then (a period of nine months) Luuk has
no longer been ill.
Because of its high degree
of reliability and efficacy, this method offers an excellent opportunity for
establishing the cause of certain illnesses. One can trace step by step the
vaccine, medicine or illness that has caused the complaint. This scheme also
allows us to find the cause of the often- discussed 'Jungle syndrome',
a syndrome which has claimed so many young soldiers as victim and for which
traditional medicine can offer neither an effective diagnostic procedure nor
a satisfactory therapy. The case of Johan, a 19-year-old seaman, is a clear
example of such a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure. See case 5, page
Treatment is with potentised
vaccine. Usually the best method for chronic PVS is to administer this remedy
at four different potencies on four consecutive days; the first day 30C, the
second day 200C, the third day 1M and the fourth day 10M. In each case about
10 globules ( 6.72) are introduced directly into the mouth without any fluid
to be drunk. The granules dissolve completely within one minute. It is advisable
not to eat or drink or brush the teeth for half an hour before or after this
administration to allow the medicament to act without interference. If the symptoms
are aggravated after one of the four potencies it is always necessary to wait
until the reaction is over before continuing treatment. In such cases the same
potency is then repeated. This procedure is continued as long as necessary for
the patient's reaction to cease, normally after one or two repeat doses. The
series is then completed. It is also possible to treat a severe reaction with
a solution of the 30C. For this, ten globules are dissolved in half a glass
of water which is administered, a sip or teaspoonful at a time, for one or two
days. The most common reaction is fever, which does not require further treatment.
If the child is vulnerable, as for example as a result of serious vaccine-related
complications or if oversensitivity is anticipated, each potency can be administered
weekly. Severe reactions can similarly be treated by weekly repeats of the same
potency until no reaction is clearly discernible. If the disorder has not completely
cleared up after three weeks, the whole series can be repeated. One to three
series is usually sufficient.
In acute cases the treatment
is largely similar, differing only in that the preference in acute cases is
given to aqueous solutions of a 30C or 200C as described above. This solution
is administered at the rate of a sip or a teaspoonful an hour for a number of
days; three doses are usually sufficient. See case 6, Ragma, page 26.
Even where the post-vaccination
syndrome is of several years' standing it can still be treated successfully,
as is shown by case 7 (page 27), where the patient had suffered for eleven
years, and case 8 (page 28) with a prehistory of 17 years. In both cases
the complaints were effectively fully cured.
Homoeopaths used to recommend,
and sometimes still do, Thuja 30C before vaccination. Personally, I have had
unfortunate experiences with this and have never been able to confirm its efficacy.
Paediatrician Yvonne Pernet has recommended Thuja 30C to the parents of all
the children she has vaccinated for several years. When she stepped over to
the preventive use of potentised vaccines the difference in the results was
indisputable. There were patently fewer side-effects to vaccination with this
novel method. In fact, the energetic level becomes safeguarded so it
can no longer be disturbed by the vaccine. It is as if the organism is warned
of the approaching 'artificial' illnesses and can therefore better maintain
its balance. It must be remembered that chronic complaints can only occur because
the deeper levels of our energy have been disturbed.
The procedure is as follows:
two days before vaccination, give the potentised vaccine (e.g. DKTP) at 200C,
about 10 small granules (globules), and repeat after vaccination, on the same
day. The granules are of lactose and are absorbed quickly in the mouth. If there
is to be no further vaccination for the time being, it is a good idea to administer
the potentised vaccine a month later in increasing potencies of 30C, 200C, 1M
and 10M on four consecutive days in order to correct any possible disturbance
to the deeper energy levels. If, as can never be completely excluded, complications
still occur despite these preventive measures, it is recommended that a solution
in water of the 200C be given for three days at the acute stage and to repeat
the whole series several weeks later. See case 9, Lisette, page 15.
TO THE GENERAL DEFENCE MECHANISM
Whereas the body's specific
defences against certain diseases can be increased by means of vaccination,
which is obviously the effect intended, practice shows that the defences as
a whole can also be significantly broken down.
We see a group of children
previously in good health suddenly develop all manner of infections after vaccination,
or children in whom existing complaints worsen. The case of Ragma's pneumonia
already discussed (case 6, page 26) is an example of this. Weakened natural
defences often manifest themselves in chronic colds, ear infections and bronchial
infections (sore throats, bronchitis, pneumonia). Generally speaking the family
doctor and, at a later stage, the paediatrician will prescribe antibiotics.
In such cases the weakened defences are already discernible: antibiotics suddenly
appear to be less effective and several courses need to be given consecutively.
Even then infections often linger for weeks or even months. Moreover, the general
defence mechanisms can deteriorate further after this repeated treatment. This
weakening of the defences can possibly be ascribed to a shift from a defensive
system at the cellular level (aided by white blood corpuscules) to an essentially
humoral defence (brought about by antibodies). Vaccination strengthens humoral
defence and weakens cellular defence. If this happens while children are but
a few months old and their cellular defences are still being built up, a serious
loss of natural defences with consequent sensitivity to infection can be the
Johan E. Sprietsma2
is of the opinion that the body's immune system, by shifting from a cellular
to a more humoral defence mechanism, becomes a lot less effective and diseases
consequently take on a chronic character.
The WHO (Geneva, April 1977),
too, has confirmed an enormous increase in the incidence of infectious diseases.
This is explained as a result of the self-sufficiency of rich countries and
the deplorable conditions in poor countries. But are the conditions in poor
countries any more deplorable now than they always have been? Malaria and tuberculosis
are becoming increasingly difficult to combat and are returning to many parts
of the world. Also plague, yellow fever, diphtheria and cholera are on the increase.
The WHO considers this to be a consequence of mankind's penetration into previously
uninhabited areas and of urban overpopulation. The collapse of the former Soviet-bloc
countries and the enormous increase in air traffic (more than 50 million people
annually) are also given as causes. However, living conditions in many countries
have not seriously changed for several decades, and the improved conditions
in rich countries cannot be seen to have led to reduced sensitivity to infection;
on the contrary, infectious disease is on the increase in these areas. The WHO
can also explain this: ageing, migration and tourism, industrial food production.
This last cause must certainly not be underestimated. It has gradually been
established that we in the opulent west are becoming undernourished owing to
the structure of our whole food-production chain of cultivation, reaping, preservation,
production and preparation. The belief that a varied diet ensures adequate nutrition
has long been questioned and has now been overthrown by the results of scientific
research. But the WHO disregards the fact that the populations of rich and poor
countries alike display poor defences and have therefore become increasingly
susceptible. A person with good defences need scarcely worry about infectious
diseases. Traditional medicine attributes the incidence of infection to external
contamination, whereas in reality the individual's general defences play the
leading part. The only cause that really affects the whole world population
is the multiplicity of vaccines that are administered to the new-born, often
within a few days of birth. I have for many years been able to substantiate
that it is precisely these vaccines that cause the drop-off in resistance to
all sorts of infectious disease. I have observed this both in the Netherlands
and in Nepal, where I worked for several months as homoeopathic doctor. In the
poor countries especially, where general defences are low owing to malnutrition
and inadequate living conditions, mass vaccination programs have led to a fundamental
increase in human health hazards and it follows that all sorts of infectious
diseases, both old and new, can spread very easily. For example, newly born
Nepalese are given a BCG injection, and so infected with tuberculosis, before
they are a day old, while as long ago as 1979 the WHO itself published the results
of a very extensive parallel research project into the effectiveness of the
BCG vaccination in Southern India, in which 260,000 people were involved and
which had a seven-and-a-half-year follow-up12. Two tribes participated
and the results demonstrated that the BCG-vaccination was entirely without protective
value. 'The distribution of new cases of bacillary tuberculosis among those
not infected at intake did not show any evidence of a protective effect of the
BCG vaccines.') A year later, in an article Does BCG vaccination protect
the newborn and young infants?, H.G. ten Dam and K.L. Hitze assert that
there is little direct evidence of the efficacity of BCG vaccination against
infant tuberculosis13. It is incomprehensible that in Nepal,
and also in many other countries, children are given a BCG-vaccination at birth:
it is certainly not in the child's interest to be infected with tuberculosis
at such a tender age, which serves to injure his general defence mechanism.
If exposure to a genuine tuberculosis infection does not provide resistance
against later tuberculosis infections, how can a weakened form be expected to?
It is high time for serious
consideration to be given to the effects of vaccination on immunity by those
whose interest in, or dependence on, vaccination is not financial. Hans Rümke,
for example, paediatrician at the RIVM*, Bilthoven, the Netherlands, who is
responsible for the quality and production of vaccines in the Netherlands -
and is also a member of the side-effects committee! - speaks of the present
publication about the post-vaccination syndrome as 'dangerous rubbish' because
'he is seriously concerned about what could happen if the post-vaccination syndrome
were to receive wider recognition'7 Here, too, we see this confusion
of interests. The time is ripe for an independent side-effects committee which
is in no way involved with vaccination policy as such. At present the side-effects
of vaccination are seen as a threat to a specific vaccination policy and a critical
approach, even one based entirely on practical experience, is laughed out of
court as 'dangerous rubbish' without any attempt on the part of those responsible
at serious research.
One researcher, Viera Schneibner,
who has conducted a colossal amount of research into the consequences of vaccination
based exclusively on orthodox medical research material, makes her conclusion
immediately clear in the title of her book: Vaccination, 100 years
of orthodox research shows that vaccines represent a medical assault on the
immune system.11 I have arrived at the same conclusion in my
own practice entirely independently of her investigations.
The following example demonstrates
how a small child's resistance can be almost imperceptibly weakened as well
as the high level of competence necessary to recognize and treat this process
as post-vaccination syndrome.
1. Sabina was nearly two
when I saw her halfway through March 1997. Her disorder began in November '96
when she started attending day-nursery. She was subject to nasal catarrh, coughing
fits, vomiting and diarrhoea. She had been given three courses of antibiotics
(November, December, January). She contracted chicken-pox at the end of November.
Before this her life had been unproblematical. The pregnancy ran its course
without much trouble and she was born by Caesarean section. She was breast-fed
for seven months. She received her vaccinations at the normal time. Following
the first DKTP/HIB she had her first cold and her last vaccination (MMR), to
which she showed no noticeable reaction, was in July '96. The problems did not
start until three months later, when she was attending day-nursery three times
a week. Her mother described her as 'a real nuisance', a pusher, who quickly
got cross when things went wrong and then started throwing things. She was eager
to learn, happy, boisterous, she had trouble eating and sleeping. She was a
chatterbox, reacted violently to pain and could not leave things alone. She
loved being cuddled and liked sucking her dummy. She was pale, ate hot meals
with difficulty but would eat bread without trouble. She drank a lot, and still
more when she was not well. She needed to eat a lot between meals. There is
a history of cancer in the family (PM / MPM / MMM) and diabetes mellitus (MP).
The father's side tends to obesity. Expressed in homoeopathic terms, this child
clearly displayed a Saccharum-pattern and I therefore prescribed Saccharum officinale
200K, once every two weeks.
This child's defences had
clearly been undermined. She is an only child and had had little contact with
other children. That is why the trouble revealed itself at the day-nursery.
Ten days after the treatment had been started the mother rang because the ailments
had worsened and Sabina was running a temperature of 40C. I prescribed Saccharum
officinale 30K in water, a sip an hour, but the next day she was worse and the
mother was in a panic. We made an appointment for Sabina to see me and it appeared
that she had an infection in both ears. Her lungs were clear. I concluded that
another layer was blocking the efficacy of the constitutional remedy (Saccharum
officinale), a layer that was screening her Saccharum layer. The Saccharum was
not able to improve her defences and their weakened state must have had its
origin in something other than a constitutional cause. Experience has taught
me that vaccines are the most common source of such problems, and there had
been little else in her short life that could so clearly have weakened her defences.
I therefore started immediately to combat the MMR administered three months
before the illness started. I prescribed a sip every hour of MMR 30K and the
next day Sabina was free of fever, had had a good night's sleep and was visibly
improving. The neutralization of the MMR was continued with higher potencies
in the following weeks, after which the DKTP and HIB were counteracted. This
way Sabina was completely cured of her PVS and it was only then that her mother
realized that Sabina had actually been unsettled before attending nursery, but
that had not come out in the form of infections. Her enjoyment of life has greatly
increased; she is once again a delightful and contented child liked by everybody.
2. Sanne's case is also
interesting. She is seriously handicapped and is especially prone to epileptic
attacks and pneumonia. I have been treating her for seven years and in all that
time she has not once been hospitalized, though it was sometimes a near thing
and a large share of the credit for this must go to her parents, whose courage
and competence have greatly influenced her well-being. I have only seen her
occasionally during recent years and a number of consultations by telephone
together with a good collaboration with the GP, who has kept an eye on the medical
background, have been sufficient to control the pneumonia and prevent aggravation
of the epilepsy, using Opium or Cuprum metallicum. And so she reached her ninth
birthday and at the instigation of her parents was given a DTP and an MMR, not
on the same day, but still... At the end of February the mother rang me because
pneumonia was imminent so I prescribed for Sanne the usual Opium but this time
it did not help and even with increased potencies there was no improvement to
be seen. The new GP wanted to hospitalize her, but mother refused: she set up
a drip-feed for the child herself and at her wit's end we decided to give a
course of antibiotics even though this had never really helped her in the past.
She showed some improvement but three days after the ten-day course she was
in the same state again with obvious pneumonia. We conferred with the previous
GP. I then prescribed Cuprum metallicum and Cuprum sulphuricum, without success.
And so a further course of antibiotics followed, again without success. Nothing
seemed to help. Then I personally made a thorough examination of Sanne and discovered
that she had had an MMR in October and a DTP half a year before that. I started
immediately with a sip of MMR 30K hourly, and the next day Sanne had a splendid
Opium-pattern back. She slept all day, could not be woken and rolled her eyes
back up. Sanne was reacting and could therefore be treated. Then she recuperated
fully within one week, first thanks to Opium, followed by Cuprum metallicum.
The reactivity was restored once the DTP had been further deactivated.
This shows clearly how a
'constitutional' remedy that for seven years had given outstanding results can
fail when the patient has been inoculated, and how antibiotics then also fail
to help. It is necessary to restore the immune system by counteracting the PVS,
so that both homoeopathic remedies and possibly antibiotics can function effectively.
The following cases are also clear examples of such diminished general defences:
case 10, Patrick, page 28, case 11, Hanneke, page 29 and case
12, Ellen, page 29.
CHANGES IN MOOD
It is to be expected that
a child with a cold, some irritation or whose hearing has become impaired will
be abnormally peevish, difficult or tearful. We still see a number of children
who display behavioural disorders after vaccination, which cannot be characterized
as restlessness or 'the fidgets'. Up to the present, nobody has paid any serious
attention to disturbances of this kind and nobody, apart from a handful of 'initiates'
suspects that vaccination can completely interfere with the character of children,
let alone of adults. Parents regularly say to me after vaccines have been neutralized:
"It is unbelievable, but my son/daughter is just as he/she used to be, he/she
now enjoys life as much as before the inoculations. My child has stopped complaining
and it is now a pleasure to spend time with him/her where it had become more
like a heavy chore." It is significant that in most cases the parents had not
complained particularly about the child's behaviour; they had come because of
a physical complaint. People do not generally complain to the doctor about their
children's behaviour; in those serious cases where they do the cause of the
problem had never been associated with vaccination. I am convinced that the
two most important causes of disturbed patterns of behaviour in children are,
first, disorders in carbohydrate (sugar) metabolism and, secondly, vaccinations.
(I am currently involved in research into the first subject, results of which
will in time be published.)
Jurgen provides a good
example of this. He was exactly one year old when his mother first appeared
at my practice. When he was three weeks old he contracted a cold that had still
not disappeared. Up to six months he was lovable and quiet, but this suddenly
changed: he became restless and noisy and often had one-day fevers, ten times
in that year. It was as if he was a different child, said his mother. Nothing
pleased him any more, he refused to sit on mother's lap, even for a game or
nursery-rhyme. He had his vaccinations exactly on time 'with absolutely no problems'
according to the mother, except that after the fourth DKTP/HIB a month ago he
had a one-day fever. He has also had abnormal trouble with teething, with a
raised temperature and diarrhoea. His colds were characterized by a watery running
nose, expectoration and noisy breathing: 'you can always hear something,' his
mother said. From six months he was given vegetables and fruit juice as well
as the bottle. 'What is the matter with him? He has suffered colds since he
was three weeks old so he very probably has an innate tendency to infection
and weak defences. But the enormous change in Jurgen's character at six months
is the most noticeable part of this tale.' Theoretically this could be caused
by the change in diet, but it is most unlikely that this could cause the change
in character. These changes can however easily be explained by a post-vaccination
syndrome. His total lack of reaction to the various vaccines is more likely
to be a sign of his poor general defences than of the harmlessness of the vaccinations.
This means for Jurgen
that we will in all probability have to reverse the change in character by giving
him a series of potentised DKTP/HIB. His weak defences (which are shown by his
constant colds) will remain to be treated later, as this was present before
the vaccination period. After the DKTP/HIB 30K, which he was given in the evening
before going to bed, he cried at night incessantly for four hours, after which
he was noticeably more content. He also had diarrhoea that day. The 30K was
therefore repeated a few days later, after which the series was completed. After
three weeks I saw Jurgen again. Mother said that his behaviour had improved
beyond measure. He was now much more content and remained on her lap, and expressed
real pleasure (for example when his parents came home). He played more happily,
and no longer ran from one thing to another. He had become calmer. Since the
treatment he often had diarrhoea and he slept fitfully, waking at night and
wanting to play as if to make up for lost time. He yelled whenever his mother
went away. I prescribed a repeat series of potentised DKTP/HIB, to which he
reacted with three days of fever of up to 40C., a runny nose, coughing and inflamed
eyes. This was followed by almost constant diarrhoea, rejection of his food
and continuing colds. Then came a period with bodily disturbances from teething
difficulties, expectoration and squeaky breathing. It seemed as if he was bothered
by something other than his vaccinations so I decided on the basis of his symptoms
to treat him with Cuprum metallicum after which he finally recovered. He sleeps
peacefully, no longer has diarrhoea, the colds and inflammation of the eyes
have disappeared and Jurgen is fully recovered.
Following the DTP-jab
at four years, Lisette showed an enormous decline in her development despite
the preventive measure of DTP 200K two days before the vaccination and later
on the same day: she started eating badly again, was very tired and reverted
to baby behaviour: she talked gibberish, wanted to be fed and to revert to bottle-feeding.
She became listless, spent a lot of time lying on the ground and wanted to be
cuddled a lot as well as developing oversensitivity to pain. I gave her a complete
series of DTP 30K, 200K, MK and XMK over four days, after which the complaints
completely disappeared and her development continued normally.
case 25 (extra)
Lotte's mother rang me
on the 20th of November, 1995 because her four-year-old daughter
had started coughing on holiday. She was also weary and miserable. The symptoms
had not yet gone and her mother suggested this might have to do with the unusually
hot weather and because she had just started primary school. From answers to
my questions I learned that Lotte had had a DTP-jab on the 26th of
June, without having become unwell immediately. She started coughing about a
week later. The most likely cause for her trouble is therefore not the hot weather
or school, but the DTP-jab. I treated her for four days with a series of DTP
30K - XMK. Ten days later (November the 30th) her mother rang me to say all
the symptoms were gone. Lotte was no longer coughing and was the happy, active
child she had always been. She told me that after the third dose (DTP MK) Lotte
had had a temperature (385C). She therefore waited a day, repeated the third
dose (DTP MK) and when there was no reaction she gave her the last (DTP XMK)
dose the following day.
OF HEIGHTENED RISK IN SUCCEEDING GENERATIONS
When the parents themselves
experienced problems after vaccination, which may often have passed unnoticed,
there is an increased likelihood of their offspring suffering from PVS. The
fact that several children in the same family have suffered illness in the vaccination
period can be a pointer to this.
Ralf's case is an example
of this state of affairs. He was one-and-a-half and had had eczema from the
age of seven months. For a week following both the DKTP/HIB's and the MMR he
awoke shrieking and screaming and did not want to go to bed in the evening;
he was in a state of panic and had to be nursed to sleep. After the third DKTP/HIB
he also started to vomit and had fetid stools. His eczema seriously worsened
after the MMR and he became aggressive and tense and started throwing things.
His mother spoke of a breakdown. Whereas he had been thoroughly content for
the first half-year, he had now for six months been restless and prone to regular
colds. From his seventh month he drank a lot at night and, since the MMR, during
the day. Treatment with a series of MMR 30K, 200K, MK and XMK was started and
three weeks later he was given a series of DKTP/HIB 30K, 200K, MK and XMK. After
the MMR series he became much happier and when the DKTP/HIB series was finished
he was 'the little boy she once knew' as the mother said. He became talkative
again, happy and full of grit. However, his night-time thirst remained undiminished
and he would not calm down until allowed to drink. In addition he had a bad
cold and watery, slimy faeces. I gave him a repeat series of MMR, following
which for three days he woke up screaming and was afraid to go to bed in the
evening, just as after the MMR inoculation. Otherwise there was little to report.
Two weeks later the DKTP/HIB series was repeated and he reacted to this similarly
as to the MMR; this also lasted for a couple of days. Then his excessive thirst
at night disappeared within a few weeks, he slept increasingly peacefully and
for three months the eczema could be observed to decrease without additional
treatment. All symptoms arising following the vaccinations have completely disappeared.
Not all children are disturbed
this clearly as a result of vaccination, but here is one of the fortunate few
who was able to profit from a planned programme of recovery. Ralf is part of
a family that has a history of adverse reactions to vaccination. His mother
visited Indonesia on holiday in 1983 and was given two each of cholera, DPT
and typhoid and one -globulin* injections. Since then she has suffered from
fatigue for 11 years long (case 7, page 27). Her father had previously
also been to Indonesia, on military service, and had the necessary injections.
Ralf is thus the third generation displaying vaccination problems.
OBSTACLES TO THE ACCEPTANCEOF THE POST-VACCINATION SYNDROME
To accept that a connexion
between vaccination and its consequences can only be verified if the malady
becomes apparent within three times 24 hours is to disavow the reality of the
PVS. This period of three times 24 hours would only allow for the possibility
of an acute PVS so the most pronounced and at the same time most important manifestation
of the PVS, the chronic cases, would necessarily be excluded from consideration.
This acceptance shuts out what should in reality be the fundamental subject-matter
of the study. The available statistics about the side-effects of vaccination
then become completely meaningless, especially when (as is the case in The Netherlands)
those responsible for the implementation of the vaccination policy are included
in the side-effects committee and disorders have to be explained by word of
mouth. A large part of the damage develops almost unnoticed and can only be
established at a later date when the symptoms only appear weeks or even months
This situation is well exemplified
in the case of Sabina, case 26 in the previous chapter. The damage only became
evident when, three months later, a demand was made on her immune system when
she started at day-nursery. Only then did it emerge that her natural defences
had been weakened by the MMR vaccination, which up to then had given no discernible
problems. But it is typically instances of this sort that are seized by opponents
to the recognition of the PVS to suggest that the culprit is the contact with
other children rather than the vaccine. No consideration is given to the fact
that good defences were originally present or that a child needs to be able
to rely on these defences in order not to become ill as a matter of course at
each infectious contact once he starts attending a crèche, day-nursery,
school or some other social meeting-place where bacteria and other germs can
be passed on. Administration of potentised vaccines has shown that in the majority
of cases such weakened defences can be restored so such social contacts are
merely the provocation, not the cause, of the malady. It is now
easy to explain the world-wide incidence of all sorts of infectious diseases.
We must ask ourselves - and accurate independent research is needed to answer
the question satisfactorily - if we are not actively destroying an indispensable
mechanism that is of vital importance to our survival in a world where germs
are part and parcel of the environment. For a long time we have effectively
attempted to counteract atrophied general defences by antibiotics, but it seems
that a satisfactory natural immune system is becoming increasingly important.
However good medical remedies may seem at first, they always exhibit inadequacies.
It is therefore essential
to see what happens not in the first three days following vaccination, but what
happens after that. The use of potentised vaccines can play an essential part
here. This method provides excellent opportunities for confirming or rejecting
a diagnosis. This is invaluable and can help achieve a clear insight into the
real extent of the problem.
The following case demonstrates
how lightly and irresponsibly acute cases can at present be regarded.
Anita received her third
combined DKTP/HIB vaccination at five months. The same evening her temperature
had risen to 40C, she cried incessantly and appeared to have stomach cramps.
Her mother was concerned and consulted the doctor next day, who examined the
child and advised waiting to see what happened. He did not actually exclude
the possibility of an acute post-vaccination syndrome but was not able to treat
this. Anita did not improve and a second visit to the doctor produced neither
new opinions nor treatment. When the mother on the third day approached the
clinic where her daughter had been inoculated for advice about these post-vaccination
disorders, a nurse told her that the vaccinations could not be the cause as
any effects would be worn out within 24 hours. Then the mother rang me, whereupon
I immediately prescribed a solution of DKTP/HIB 30K, after which Anita fully
recovered within 12 hours. When I later contacted the doctor responsible at
the health-care centre to complain about the advice given, I was treated to
a meaningless albeit diplomatic answer that is nothing but a direct disavowal
of the post-vaccination syndrome: Most complications do not last longer than
24 hours. But Anita could quite easily have contracted an infection that had
nothing to do with the vaccines given and which spontaneously cleared up just
at the time I prescribed the DKTP/HIB 30K. And once again reality is denied
and attributed to coincidence...
The next step in relation
to the above should be to initiate a thorough large-scale parallel research
project in which one group of children is given a preventive 200C dose of vaccine
two days before vaccination, as described above, and another group a placebo*.
Immediately following vaccination the same procedure (200C or placebo) would
be repeated. A carefully tabulated record of the child's state of health before
the commencement of vaccination and its reaction to the inoculation should be
kept: fever, crying, sleeplessness, convulsions, meningitis, epilepsy, growth-pattern
disturbances, behavioural disturbances, infections such as inflamed ears, bronchitis,
bronchial asthma, eczema, along with motor development and mental development.
The project should cover the age-group from three months to 18 months. This
way the differences in reaction between children treated and those not treated
with a homoeopathic dilution of the vaccine can be charted. This work would
gain an extra dimension as a similar comparison between vaccinated and unvaccinated
children has never been made anywhere in the world despite the massive scale
on which vaccination is carried out. No other medication would be allowed on
the market under these conditions.
Besides the preventive measures
using potentised vaccine in the 200C dilution as described above, other means
of prevention can lessen the risks from vaccination. In the first place this
means being alert to signals from the child following vaccination. All too frequently
it is assumed that all will be well and a following vaccine is administered
In the Tijdschrift voor
Jeugdgezondheidszorg4 for 1994 is an interesting illustration.
"The commission considered the case of a girl who is now two years old whose
mental and physical development was very seriously retarded. She had undergone
a normal development since her full-term* birth at normal weight. She became
seriously ill following the second DKTP, with a temperature of 41C. and symptoms
that clearly suggested whooping cough: six weeks later it was obvious that her
mental development was retarded. Following the first DKTP she had also been
ill with a temperature of 40C., coughing bouts with tightness in the chest and
vomiting, but less seriously than after the second inoculation.
"The committee recognizes
that whereas a causal* connexion with both inoculations cannot be ruled out,
this must be considered unlikely owing to the particularity of the course of
the illness and against the background of the corpus of scientific literature
relating to such a connexion."
The commission's opinion
is in fact not very interesting here, although it does underline how such problems
are generally tackled. What is much more relevant is the question as to the
grounds on which it was considered that the responsible person or organization
should go ahead with the second DKTP. At the very least it should have been
decided to leave out the whooping-cough vaccination because of the coughing
and oppression and 40C. temperature following the first DKTP. For another example,
see case 11, Hanneke, page 29.
It would be unjust to conclude
from the above that the various organizations responsible do not seriously consider
reports of ailments. The problem is double-edged. First, most cases of PVS do
not reach the commission because doctors and paediatricians are not trained
to recognize a post-vaccination syndrome, so the parents are told that the vaccination
has nothing to do with the ailment. Secondly, the commission does not possess
the means of establishing a definite relationship to the vaccine when a post-vaccination
syndrome is reported, which leads to parents being fobbed off with unsatisfactory
conclusions characterized by such phrases as "It is unlikely that..." It is
after all only possible from a scientific viewpoint to confirm something on
the basis of a definitely established relationship, which up to the present
has not been possible. However, the method described in this booklet provides
an excellent possibility for doing that, which can mean the end of the annoying
uncertainty while at the same time offering some prospect of recovery for the
Dr. Jean Elminger declares
in his book La médecine retrouvée3 that:
1. vaccination is carried
out too early;
2. too many vaccines
are administered together;
3. vaccination is carried
out too frequently; and
4. vaccines cultivated
on animal proteins are used, which also contain chemical additives that can
It is clear that some sort
of preventive action can be undertaken against these situations.
Vaccination is carried
out too early in the sense that the new-born baby is building up his own
cellular (general) defence and will pay for a shift towards humoral defence
with a weakening of its immune system as a whole. It is interesting to note
in this context that cot deaths have practically been eradicated1
in Japan, where the whooping-cough vaccine is not given before two years of
A good example of too
many vaccines being administered together is provided by Marieke. Her fourth
DKTP and HIB were postponed and at 15 months she had to receive another DKTP,
HIB and MMR. She was given them at the same time, a total of eight vaccines.
Her mother's anxious question whether that was all right was answered in the
affirmative: the child was quite strong enough. Nevertheless she reacted to
the first three DKTP's and HIB's with a temperature above 39C. and by shrieking
inconsolably (especially the first time). The ninth day after this massive inoculation
she had a seizure with rattling respiration accompanied by slimy expectoration
and her right side became completely rigid. Her temperature rose to 412C. She
was admitted to hospital where she was given a lumbar puncture and further blood
tests, but no infection was diagnosed. After two days she appeared completely
recovered but at eight o'clock on the third morning she had a serious epileptic
attack which lasted until towards evening. Marieke was no longer Marieke. Her
speech was reduced to hmm, hmm... She constantly rocked backwards and forwards
and up and down. There was no longer any eye contact; it was 'as if she's looking
straight through you'. All warmth, joy and feeling of happiness and sorrow had
disappeared. She had become an invalid baby that needed help feeding, could
not crawl, walk or talk. Her growth practically ceased.
Marieke appeared to have
lost her sense of balance; she waved her arms when walking and by now had had
two months of physiotherapy and speech therapy. She only said 'mummy' and 'daddy'.
But there was no repeat of the epileptic attacks and the medication was reduced
after three months.
Now two-and-a-half, her
condition had never been diagnosed as a post-vaccination syndrome. Her paediatrician
repeatedly enquired if her mother still believed it came from the vaccinations,
and the mother replied that she was 99% certain it did. Actual proof of a causal
connexion would also in this case have to come from the potentised vaccine,
however. We started the treatment carefully with just a MMR in homoeopathic
dilution with a week between each administration. It was not certain that Marieke
would still be able to recover fully. This misery could probably have been avoided
if such vaccine-cocktails had been a thing of the past.
Treatment was started
on April 22nd and I saw her again on the 14th of August,
nearly four months later. She had been given each potency of the MMR twice because
her condition worsened each time. The last dose (XMK) was given three weeks
Marieke had changed enormously.
She immediately got a runny nose and went through a highly emotional period
during which she cried about literally everything and held on to her mother,
just like when she was in hospital. But by now she feels safe again with father
and mother and she can safely be left with people she knows. Her mother calls
her describes her as radiant; she is freer, approaches people, is decided in
what she wants. Her coordination has improved beyond measure. Her bearing is
no longer that of a baby, her muscular control and balance have improved by
leaps and bounds. She can walk normally again without waving her arms. Her pupils
are no longer dilated and function normally and her oversensitivity to light
is much reduced. Her digestion has improved; there is no undigested food in
her faeces, which smell more normal. Her speech has improved; she uses some
new words but in this is still backward for her age. Generally speaking she
is about half a year behind her actual age, which means she has caught up about
one-and-a-half years in four months. A consultation with the welfare-centre
doctor who gave her all the vaccines together has not proved very satisfactory.
She maintains that she acted correctly and says that she would do the same in
similar cases in the future.
I decide to eliminate
the disturbances from the other vaccines (DKTP and HIB) after one treatment
as Marieke is far healthier. If necessary the whole procedure can be repeated.
It looks as if Marieke, too, can recover completely from her post-vaccination
syndrome. This treatment has at the same time definitively shown the cause of
the bodily and mental retardation to be post-vaccination syndrome.
have dictated for several years now that an increasing number of vaccinations
be given at the same time, e.g. MMR-D(K)TP or DKTP-HIB. Six or seven different
vaccines at one time brings added risks; after all, one would not naturally
contract six or seven diseases at the same time.
The original notion was
to give the HIB separately from the DKTP as a combination of the two would overburden
the child. In practice this created organizational difficulties so it was decided
to give DKTP and HIB together. Three-month-old babies are therefore given 15
vaccinations in two months. The child's defence mechanism at this age is undeveloped
and vulnerable. The defences passed from mother to child are slowly breaking
down and the child has to develop its own defences. It is therefore not surprising
that the child experiences difficulty in coping with the heavy stimulation of
its specific defensive mechanism caused by the combined disease germs, foreign
proteins, chemical pollutants and additives all being pumped into its body within
a short period. Consequently all sorts of chronic complaints stemming from weakened
general defences occur at this time. This way the child is forced to concentrate
on the specific defence against the administered diseases and is not given the
chance to develop its own more general defence mechanism. The general defences
can even be seriously broken down, as is shown by the cases described.
The necessity for vaccinating
so young and so frequently in a period of vulnerability has never been demonstrated.
Generally speaking, two D(K)TP vaccinations and one booster six months later
should be sufficient for the first four years of life.
Owing to an unnecessary
repeat of the whooping-cough vaccine Saskia has adverse reactions after
each vaccination. At three months she was given her first DKTP/HIB and fourteen
days later she contracted whooping cough from an infected child. The paediatrician
diagnosed whooping cough, which lasted nearly five months. But even after that
she was constantly unwell: colds, 'flu, diarrhoea and any other illness she
came into contact with. Nevertheless, at eight months she was given a DKTP/HIB
despite the parents' direct query about the necessity of K (i.e. whooping
cough). She developed a high temperature and was very ill for two days. A month
later the third DKTP followed, after which she was ill for a week with
a high temperature. Only then was it decided to drop the superfluous whooping-cough
vaccine at the next inoculation. She hardly showed any reaction to the DTP/HIB
vaccination, but her further development had clearly been disturbed. At nearly
two, Saskia still did not talk and would only take minced food. Her back and
neck were strained and she crawled with her body to one side. She hardly walked
and constantly supported herself on whatever was to hand. Now, three months
after starting on the recovery programme with DKTP/HIB 30K, 200K, MK and XMK
and with Pertussin (whooping cough) 30K, 200K, MK (she did not have the XMK),
Saskia is a different child. The improvement started slowly, but it became increasingly
obvious that she was recovering. The results can now be called spectacular.
She has completely made up lost time. She can now walk normally and even run,
jog, climb stairs and walk backwards. She crawls symmetrically. Her speech is
satisfactory and her articulation has much improved. She is energetic, less
dependent on her mother and no longer panics if she cannot see her. She needs
less sleep and no longer takes medication. A cold with green phlegm cleared
up for the first time without going on to her lungs and without any wheezing.
She is content and is a joy every day, reports the mother. Saskia is practically
cured of the detrimental effects of the DKTP/HIB and the whooping cough.
The preparation of safer
vaccines without animal proteins or chemical additives is no easy matter.
One possibility would be the fully synthetic preparation of vaccines. The first
fully synthetic vaccine (against malaria), originating in Bolivia, is already
being used on a small scale.
Summing up I should
like to make the following recommendations concerning vaccination policy.
1. To implement vaccination
later. Hold back vaccination until the child has built up its cellular defences
(general defences) sufficiently.
There are enough variations
worldwide in the age at which children receive their first vaccination for a
preliminary balance-sheet of the advantages and disadvantages to be made up.
A useful example is the whooping-cough vaccination in Japan, which is not given
before two years1. A comparative study could be made by for example
not vaccinating children from a particular region before ten months and following
their progress compared with a control group of children vaccinated from their
2. To administer vaccines
separately where possible. In the first place the HIB can be given by itself
again, as in the USA. Moreover the DKTP or DTP should never be combined with
the MMR, as now happens with nine-year-olds. Vulnerable children who displayed
strong reactions to an earlier vaccination should as a matter of course be given
a DTP instead of a DKTP. Research6 shows that DKTP gives more cause
for complaint than DTP.
3. Increase the intervals
between vaccines: two months instead of one month. This is less troublesome
to the child and is more efficacious.
4. Reducing the total
number of vaccinations to three from four for the D(K)TP and HIB, the first
two with an interval of two months and the third after six months, as is already
the case for children of foreign origin.
5. Keeping a careful
record of the child's reactions to the previous vaccine before further vaccinating
the child. A more stringent and cautious policy than the present one towards
complications needs implementing.
6. No further vaccinations
before complete recovery from post-vaccination symptoms. Children with a
suspected post-vaccination syndrome require treatment and cure with the potentised
vaccine. Following this, full or partial vaccination should be abandoned and
preventive measures with the vaccine at 200K need to be taken.
7. Systematic protection
with potentised vaccine at every vaccination if the comparative study (see
page 18) yields positive results.
8. Specific instruction
concerning PVS to doctors, nurses and parents.
Armed with potentised vaccines
we have an efficient weapon in the fight against post-vaccination syndromes.
It is a proviso that doctors recognize these conditions for what they are. This
booklet has been produced to open the way to this recognition. We are confronted
by an ailment that has almost never been diagnosed up to the present. Nevertheless,
a correct diagnosis can lead to a simple treatment. For this reason it is important
for the parents to be able to report to the doctor or at the welfare centre
on the reactions of their child. Their diligence can mean the finding of an
The treatment of PVS with
potentised vaccine confirms or disproves the diagnosis. If a doctor believes
he has a case of PVS, he can check his diagnosis with the potentised vaccine.
If his diagnosis is correct the complaint will disappear or improve with
this therapy. Where no improvement is observed it will be necessary to check
that there is no more recent cause for the complaint or its aggravation. The
most recent disturbance must always be treated first. If, for instance, the
complaint started after the fourth DKTP but the child has had MMR in the meantime,
it can be advisable, even necessary, to eliminate the MMR disturbance before
the DKTP. If this does not effect a cure, a different diagnosis must be sought.
ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE POST-VACCINATION SYNDROME AND SUPPLEMENTARY CASE HISTORIES
Peter, 10 months old,
was suffering from colic and stone-hard stools and could scream dreadfully for
hours on end following his first DKTP. Mother, who is a 'DES-daughter'*, has
Crohn's disease* and took Salazopyrine* during and after pregnancy so could
not breast-feed her child. Peter has had hard stools from his sixth week and
always needed two days to expel his faeces. He turned red, perspired over his
whole body, got cross, shrieked and kicked. After his first DKTP/HIB he had
fever for a day and his whole thigh became swollen 'like a sausage'. He screamed
incessantly for nearly five hours. After the second DKTP/HIB he again developed
a fever with a swollen, red leg. Growth disorders were also observed. The third
vaccine was injected into his arm, after which he again developed a fever, with
a swollen arm.
The following potentised
vaccines were administered: DKTP/HIB 30K, 200K, MK and XMK on four consecutive
days; after the MK Peter cried all day and then started to recover. After two
weeks he fell back into his old pattern of ailments. The DKTP/HIB 30K and 200K
were then repeated and again he recovered. Mother speaks of a miracle; Peter
is happier and no longer screams. The drop in his weight curve started to rectify
itself. He still suffered from hard stools, which was to be expected as this
was the case before vaccination.
Two possibilities can
be considered: he either has a predisposition to intestinal problems or these
manifested themselves before birth as a result of his mother's use of Salazopyrine
during pregnancy. If the latter is the case the problem could relatively easily
be solved. My initial tentative diagnosis was chronic constipation caused by
the mother's use of Salazopyrine during pregnancy. If this diagnosis is correct
the ailment should be cured and eventually entirely disappear after treatment
with potentised Salazopyrine. I prescribed Salazopyrine 30K once a week. After
two months the constipation was fully cured.
Henri is a small boy
who for six months had been peevish. At first his mother did not associate this
with the chicken-pox he had had, which passed off without further complications.
After careful questioning it appeared that everything had started at the time
of this children's complaint. I therefore gave him Varicellinum 200K (chicken-pox).
A large eruptive spot appeared on his chest, after which he was fully cured.
THE 'JUNGLE SYNDROME'
Johan reported for duty
with the marines in August 1993 and was given a Mantoux* injection on the 13th
of August, on the 20th of August a DTP- and typhoid jab and on the
16th of September a booster typhoid vaccination. He gradually deteriorated,
as he says himself. He was overtired, had serious difficulty concentrating,
became very forgetful and had a strained left knee. At night particularly he
had belly-ache, a burning feeling in his stomach and palpitations. After three
months he was discharged from service. He went back to his former employer,
but could hardly work. For a year-and-a-half he was very poorly, then he ended
up in the summer of '95 on social security. A rheumatologist declared him 'in
perfect health'. After that he sought help in the alternative medicine circuit
and ended up visiting me. He told me that he felt fluey all day, perspired heavily,
had to drink a lot and urinate very frequently. At night he was thoroughly exhausted.
He felt too weak to ride his motor-bike. He got stomach cramps and felt ill
from two glasses of beer. His problems were almost certainly due to one of the
vaccinations. Any other explanation seems simply untenable. Treatment with Typhus
30K up to XMK on four consecutive days was started without any success. Three
weeks later the DTP series 30K to XMK was given, again without any improvement
being recorded. As suspicion still fell heavily on one of the vaccinations I
repeated both series, again without result. What was left is the Mantoux. Immediately
following the potentised Mantoux series he felt better and was again able to
work whole days. Although he felt a lot better he was still a long way from
being what he was. The Mantoux series was therefore repeated several times,
each time after an interval of three weeks. He now anticipates a full recovery
And what must we think about
all the children worldwide who are given a BCG*, which is many times stronger
than Mantoux, in the first few days of their life! In the Netherlands BCG is
never given to children, however. Nevertheless, the incidence of tuberculosis
in the Netherlands is the lowest in the world.
It must be clear from this
that this method offers good prospects for recovery to all those troops who
have been felled by jungle syndrome. But it would not be realistic to conclude
from the above case that the Mantoux-jab is solely responsible for the jungle
syndrome. In every case the patient will have to be examined individually for
the vaccine or medicine responsible for the complaints (Lariam* can also possibly
cause these symptoms).
THE ACUTE POST-VACCINATION
Ragma was a one-year-old
girl. In the early morning on the 4th of May, 1992 a worried father
rang me because his daughter was quite seriously ill. Both of Ragma's parents
were homoeopathic family doctors and knew the dangers of vaccination. They had
chosen to have their daughter only partially inoculated at a later date to avoid
vaccination risks as far as possible. As they both enjoyed long-distance travel
they decided to give Ragma a DTP at 13 months. Up to then she had been a healthy
child. She had occasionally had coughing fits but these had spontaneously disappeared.
The day following the vaccination Ragma became very listless. After a week she
began coughing and vomiting with a temperature of 38-39C. She did not want any
food or drink beyond her single daily breast feed. She woke frequently and only
began to sleep properly at about 5 o'clock in the morning. She was prone to
frequent crying fits, especially at night. Her parents gave her Thuja C1000
after she had been coughing and had had a fever for four days. She did not react
to this. Her condition worsened and five days after the beginning of her illness
she clearly had an infiltration* in the lower lobe of her left lung. Her temperature
was 395C., she would neither eat nor drink and vomited as a result of her coughing
fits. Her parents were worried about dehydration and feared hospitalization.
The family doctor involved pressed for an immediate course of antibiotics. When
the father rang me on that May morning I advised him to start immediately with
the administration once an hour of a teaspoonful of a solution of DTP 200K.
I arranged to see Ragma at the end of the afternoon. Her condition was then
essentially unchanged. Crepitations* were clearly audible in the lower left
lung; there was (as yet) no sign of dehydration but we clearly had a seriously
ill child. We agreed to continue with the treatment and to postpone further
decisions until the next morning. The next morning I received an enthusiastic
telephone-call from the parents. Ragma had slept better, her temperature was
379C., she was coughing a lot less, had stopped vomiting and was more active.
The treatment (a sip of DTP 200K every hour) was continued.
The next morning Ragma
was full of beans. The fever had abated completely, her appetite was first-rate
and she was drinking normally. Her facial colour was back to normal. Medication
was stopped and the lungs healed without problems.
I dared to tackle Ragma's
case because I had had ample experience of treating PVS-complaints with potentised
vaccine and had built up my faith in the efficacy of this method. Antibiotics
would almost certainly have worked too slowly to prevent dehydration and hospitalization,
whilst the DTP 200K not only very effectively cured the post-vaccination syndrome
but also restored the general defences.
TREATMENT OF THE LONG-TERM
This 38-year-old woman
is the mother of Ralf (case 13). In 1983 (at 28 years of age) she went to Indonesia
and was given two each of cholera, DTP and typhoid vaccinations and one -globulin.
Since then she had been tired, had listless hair, her memory had become much
less reliable and she was moody. She showed a serious lack of concentration
and felt uneasy, afraid that she would not get things done in time. Her sexual
energy had completely disappeared. She had been increasingly run-down. Also
she had constant muscular pain. She started overeating and gained more than
1½ stone. All this time her faeces had been runny. She could not shake off a
cold; when her children got colds she always caught them. She said to me: 'You
know your disposition and energy have changed, but you just can't be bothered
to do anything about it. You feel indecisive. I've come to you with the children
but would never have come by myself.' In 1993, ten years after her holiday in
Indonesia, her son Ralf was born by Caesarian section, for which she had anaesthetic.
After that she had two miscarriages and was once anaesthetized for D & C,
after which both memory and concentration declined still further. I therefore
gave her a series of Nux Vomica 30K up to XMK to clear the unwanted effects
of the anaesthetic. She clearly improved, her energy increased and her headaches
disappeared. She even sat in the sun without her veins swelling and turning
scarlet and without a headache. She was noticeably less moody, but her memory
and concentration were still poor. A repeat of Nux Vomica did not induce further
improvement. My following step, starting in June 1995 and still unfinished in
September 1996, was to reduce the noxious effects of the vaccines. Healing is
in this case a gradual process with sometimes serious recurrences. The typhoid
vaccination proved to be responsible for her complaints. She still reacts strongly
to the potentised typhoid vaccine, but shows further improvements after each
treatment. Her memory has already shown a marked improvement and she is clearly
more energetic. In her own words: 'My will-power is back and I am a different
person. If I look back to the period before treatment it is as if a blanket
had been thrown over everything; everything I did was routine. The fog has now
lifted. My concentration has returned; I can read books again and feel like
studying again - I remember things better. I feel as if I'm making up for ten
lost years. I'm fit now when I get up in the morning and no longer tired as
I was for all those years.'
Another instance is reported
by my colleague, who treated a 17-year-old girl for urticaria* on the face.
She had tried unsuccessfully throughout the whole country to find relief. When
my colleague asked how long she had been troubled by this eczema her mother
said that it started three months after the first DKTP-injection, i.e. 17 years
before. She was given a series of DKTP 30K, 200K, MK and XMK over four days
and the rash disappeared like snow before the sun within 14 days and at the
time of writing (nine months later) had never returned.
WEAKENED GENERAL DEFENCE
Patrick was nine months
old when I first saw him. He constantly had a cold with green mucus. His breathing
had been erratic since birth, but was now heavy and accompanied by phlegm. Mother
stopped breast-feeding him after four and a half months. At this time he also
developed eczema in the elbows and behind the knees, which was treated with
cortisone* ointment. He had been inoculated according to the normal scheme (i.e.
at 3, 4 and 5 months). Eight to ten days after the first DKTP/HIB he contracted
bronchitis with coughing fits, for which he was given antibiotics by the family
doctor. Since then his breathing had been attended by expectoration. He caught
a heavy cold following the second DKTP/HIB. Only the third vaccination was given
in stages, first the DKTP and fourteen days later the HIB, which resulted in
fewer reactions. In the spring his right eye became inflamed and produced green
pus and at the time I saw him he had an infection of the left inner ear. He
had had in total three courses of penicillin and reacted each time with a rash.
At the time he was taking two puffs of Becotide* three times a day. He was perspiring
heavily. I start treatment with a series of HIB, followed a week later by a
series of DKTP and again two weeks later by a series of DKTP/HIB. When I next
saw him five weeks later there had been no clear improvement; of the last series
he had only taken the 30K and had just had an ear infection with a fever of
406C, which the family doctor treated with penicillin. It still seemed that
the injections were the only explanation for his complaints. Apparently one
disorder was masking another. Homoeopathy recognizes that multiple disorders
must always be treated in the correct sequence, that is to say in the reverse
order to that in which they appeared. It appeared that the antibiotics had caused
their own problems, which prevented him from benefiting from the given therapy.
I therefore started treatment with a series of Penicillinum 30K, 200K, MK and
XMK; after the MK he reacted with amber phlegm and a dry cough. Then the XMK
was administered and the amber phlegm disappeared entirely. Two weeks later
he had the series DKTP/HIB, after which his improvement continued. One month
later he was fully recovered: his colds have disappeared and he no longer expectorates.
Another instance of reduced
natural defences is Hanneke. She was seven months old when she was first brought
to my practice. Two months previously she had caught her first cold, which was
followed by an infection inside her right ear and bronchitis for which she was
given a course of antibiotics. A week later the ear infection was on both sides
and her bronchitis had not cleared up, so she had been given a second course
of antibiotics. Since then her breathing had been noisy owing to mucus in her
lungs. I was told it all seemed to begin after the third DKTP. I prescribed
a series of DKTP/HIB 30K, 200K, MK and XMK on four consecutive days. Since then
the ear infections and bronchitis have gone but the cold remained. She also
started to sit, crawl and stand in a short time. It was then that it became
clear that her development had almost imperceptibly been retarded. There was
still fluid in her right ear-drum and, when tested, she appeared to hear practically
nothing on the left and little on the right. Teething pains frequently made
her cry at night. She still appeared distraught. At the end of February I gave
her a series of DKTP/HIB 30K, 200K, MK and XMK because the symptoms of post-vaccination
disorders were still present. Following this her cold disappeared. Her hearing
is now once again perfect and she is thoroughly content. Hanneke is again as
healthy as previously and her natural defences are fully restored.
Finally the case of Ellen.
She was eleven months old when I first saw her in the middle of February and
had constantly had colds 'since birth'. She cried continually at night for the
first few weeks, probably as a result of stomach cramps. At five months she
suffered terribly for two weeks from fluid, squirting diarrhoea. At eight months
she was first bothered by a suppurating inflammation of the middle ear and a
temperature of above 40C. She was then given her first antibiotic treatment.
After this she had four further attacks of middle ear inflammation, the last
accompanied by vomiting, watery diarrhoea and a temperature between 375 and
386C. She was otherwise a bright child, quite well-developed and she ate and
slept without difficulty. She smells sour when she is unwell. She has had three
DKTP's, to which she showed no direct reaction. Middle-ear inflammation and
digestive disturbances are prevalent on the mother's side of the family. I began
applying a common homoeopathic treatment, without success. On April the 15th
she was given the fourth DKTP and 14 days later she again had a cold, brought
up mucus, developed purulent eyes, ate less, cried at night and got another
inflammation of the middle ear. When I saw her at the beginning of June with
both ears discharging, a dirty nose and purulent eyes, it was clear to me that
she had PVS. I prescribed a DKTP 30K, 200K, MK and XMK on four consecutive days.
On July the 20th the mother rang me to tell me that the child 'had
never been so well'. Everything has finished and it surprised everyone that
the child looks so healthy. There was no relapse.
ASTHMA, BRONCHIAL ASTHMA,
CHRONIC BRONCHITIS, PNEUMONIA
These are commonly occurring
The marked increase in young
children suffering from these conditions could well be related to the many vaccines
administered to the very young9. The number of children with unrelenting
colds and ear, nose and throat or respiratory infections is constantly increasing.
It is my belief that polluted air or infection passed on in nurseries and schools
is less responsible for these instances than is generally accepted. A child
should be able to rely on his natural defences. The occasional cold - without
complications! - is perfectly natural. An increasing number of children has
to contend with chronic or frequently recurring infections which are treated
time and again with antibiotics.
case 17 (extra)
Frances is a case in
point. At nearly two years she had respiratory problems. From the week after
her second DKTP she was seriously short of breath every time she caught a cold.
I therefore gave her DKTP 30K, 200K, MK and XMK on four consecutive days. Following
the XMK she started crying at night when going to sleep, something she had never
previously done. She displayed symptoms of severe panic. Four days after the
XMK she developed a cold, was weak in the legs and took to whining. I therefore
gave her a DKTP 200K in solution. She was still wheezy, but noticeably less
than usual. She started to improve slowly. At her next chill she still coughed
but was no longer stuffed up. Her last chill was free of all complications.
Frances is now perfectly content and her stuffiness has not returned.
case 18 (extra)
Another example is the
case of Walter. I first saw him in my surgery when he was 14 months old. At
three months he contracted pneumonia, which was treated with penicillin, but
he continued to cough. For a year he had been taking 25 ml. of Deptropine* three
times a day but the coughing fits continued day and night. A PVS suggested itself,
but the mother assured me that the pneumonia appeared before the first DKTP
vaccination. He showed practically no reaction to the DKTP's and HIB's. I then
prescribed a homoeopathic preparation based on his symptoms, to which he hardly
reacted. A fortnight later the mother informed me by telephone that on checking
the baby's records she had discovered that the pneumonia appeared four days
after the first DKTP. I immediately prescribed DKTP 30K, 200K, MK and XMK on
four consecutive days and a week later the coughing had completely ceased and
the Deptropine was quickly decreased. A year's coughing and Deptropine was thus
brought to an end.
case 19 (extra)
Joop was one-and-a-half,
having been given the combined mumps, measles and German measles jab at 14 months.
After a week he caught a cold with noisy breathing. The DKTP's had hardly bothered
him. A course of penicillin seemed to solve everything, but a month later he
again had a cold with noisy breathing. I then gave him MMR 200K, three days
running. His condition improved, but he did not completely recover. A series
of MMR 30K, 200K, MK and XMK cured him completely and his complaints did not
SKIN CONDITIONS (ECZEMA)
Skin complaints as a sign
of an internal disturbance caused by vaccination are frequently observed. When
the vaccinations are treated with potentised vaccine, even after a period of
years, the complaint disappears entirely, as for example the case of a 17-year-old
girl who was cured of her facial urticaria* by a series of DKTP in homoeopathic
dilutions. (see case 8, page 28).
case 20 (extra)
Frits was five months
old when he was first brought to my practice. For six weeks he had displayed
'constitutional eczema' which started on his right cheek and spread over his
whole body. He was over-sensitive to indigenous fruit and allergic to cow-milk
protein. Exactly one month before the eczema started he had had his first DKTP
and just two days before his visit the second. I prescribed DKTP 30K, 200K,
MK and XMK and following the MK he developed a fever, so the XMK was postponed.
The eczema abated quickly. After 14 days he received the XMK and the eczema
disappeared completely. One month later the whole series was repeated owing
to a slight recurrence, after which the eczema was completely cured.
case 21 (extra)
Bert was eight months
old. Since his first DKTP/HIB he had eczema in his elbows, on his back, on his
legs and on his shoulders. He contracted chicken-pox between the second and
the third vaccination. After the third DKTP/HIB the eczema grew much worse,
becoming very itchy and moist. Following the first inoculation he suffered from
chronic colds and his breathing became 'husky' (as his mother described it).
He had twice been bothered by pus in his eyes. The paediatrician's diagnosis
was constitutional eczema. His advice was to use a hormone ointment. Up to three
months Bert had been a healthy child. Treatment was started with DKTP/HIB 30K,
200K, MK and XMK on four consecutive days. Bert's eczema (especially on the
back) worsened, accompanied by a high fever immediately after the first (30K)
dose. His temperature dropped spontaneously to normal after a day; the higher
potencies were postponed and the DKTP/HIB 30K was repeated a day later. As the
eczema did not increase the higher potencies were then administered following
the normal schedule. Two weeks later Bert was given a series of Varicellinum
(chicken-pox) to correct a possible energetic imbalance resulting from the chicken-pox.
This series was not accompanied by any noticeable worsening. Approximately five
weeks after the treatment was started the eczema started to clear up quickly
and two weeks later he was completely free of the condition. His bronchia were
again fully open and he no longer suffered colds. Also he was no longer hyperactive
and his moodiness and temper had disappeared and his hair and nails were growing
normally again (noticeably more quickly than before). He still had pus in his
eyes every morning. The DKTP/HIB series was therefore repeated two months after
the start of treatment. If this complaint is related to the inoculations it
should disappear following this course of treatment. This appeared to be the
case six weeks later and Bert is again a healthy child.
case 22 (extra)
Joep provides another
illustration. He was two-and-a-half when he was first brought to my practice.
A highly itchy rash caused him great distress, especially at night. He awoke
between ten thirty and eleven o'clock every night having scratched himself in
his sleep and the eczema was then red and weeping. He then reawoke once or twice
and could only be comforted by a drink. The condition started with red swellings
over his whole body when he was one month old. The GP prescribed a cortisone
ointment, with little success. From three months onward (after his first DKTP)
the rash spread and he came out in red blotches, the irritation worsened and
he scratched until he bled. When he was one year old his parents first went
to a homoeopathic doctor but every remedy merely aggravated his condition without
curing it. His parents then consulted a dietician, again without success.
Joep was vaccinated at
the usual age but showed hardly any reaction to the vaccination apart from a
worsening of his dermatological problems. It seemed advisable in this case also
to approach a solution in stages, starting by eliminating the disorders caused
by vaccination; if the vaccines continue to interfere, any sort of dedicated
approach to the disturbance would merely aggravate the condition and they will
prevent successful treatment of the child. That is probably what happened during
treatment by the homoeopathic doctor when Joep was one year old. Treatment with
MMR 30K, 200K, MK and XMK on four consecutive days was started; from the first
day he became calmer and slept more peacefully, the itchiness and rash having
lessened. He also ceased crying when he awoke at night and no longer wanted
to drink. His night-time thirst started after the MMR. Two weeks later he was
given the DPT + polio series following which he became calmer still and the
eczema continued to improve. I saw Joep four weeks after the first consultation
and am continuing treatment with a basic remedy that should further alleviate
his disposition to eczema.
IRREGULARITIES IN CHILDREN'S
We are frequently confronted
by children in whom a satisfactory bodily, emotional and mental development
suddenly becomes retarded. The weight-curve is seen to flatten out and the child's
development then becomes unsettled. Neither the parents nor the doctor can understand
what is wrong. Stimulating therapies are prescribed, to which the child reacts
only with difficulty. There is something wrong with the child: its development
case 23 (extra)
Lieke is one such child.
She is nearly two. When she was approximately three months old the first signs
of her eczema manifested themselves on her chest and it has now spread to the
elbows, the legs and the cheeks. She dribbles regularly and her eyes are inflamed,
oozing green pus. She also constantly produces green mucus. In other words,
a clear lack of general defences. Her body is very tense and she has not started
to walk. She started to crawl several months ago. She has been attending weekly
physiotherapy sessions for nearly a year but she cries incessantly and the physiotherapist
is at a complete loss with her. In addition she has problems with her bowel
movements, having to strain although the faeces are quite soft. She is still
on semi-solid feeding and retches whenever there are lumps in her food. Her
speech development is very retarded. She was vaccinated at the usual age and
had a day's fever after each DKTP/HIB and the MMR. Everything points to a 'post-vaccination
syndrome': the initial eczema at three months, the inflamed, running eyes and
the green mucus from three to five months, weak bodily defences and an atrophied
development, both motor and mental. Although the condition clearly seems to
revolve around the DKTP/HIB it is advisable to start by eliminating the disturbing
influence of the MMR. Because a sort of accumulation effect can be present this
layer must be treated first; otherwise the MMR could act as an obstruction.
So Lieke was given a MMR 30K, 200K, MK and XMK on four consecutive days, after
which she was clearly happier and a heavy cold with watery secretions set in
(the clean-up has started!). A fortnight later the DKTP/HIB series of 30K, 200K,
MK and XMK followed, again over four days. She started to drink more and an
improvement in her health became slowly noticeable. When I saw her after another
six weeks she was completely changed. She has become more content, no longer
cries at night, is more active and genuinely plays. She can now occupy herself
fully with something for half-an-hour at a time where she previously continually
went from one thing to another and always tried to involve her mother. She is
also far less tense and her physiotherapist was dumbfounded at her last visit,
saying 'You should have done this a year ago!' Her muscular activity has progressed
considerably: she stands for long periods, pushes a trolley or walks hand-in-hand
with an adult, crawls much more and has started to climb. Her mother says that
she now does what she should have been doing a year before. She is inquisitive,
active and enterprising. She complains a lot less about not being able to do
what she wants. She enjoys her play and no longer lets her older brother take
things away from her. Her bodily complaints have largely disappeared and after
a repeat series of DKTP/HIB in potency the treatment can successfully be terminated.
case 24 (extra)
Tim is another case in point.
One April morning Tim's mother rang
me because her son of nearly 10 months was running a temperature of nearly 40C.
It would appear that he had constantly had a chill since his third DKTP in January.
The first two DKTP's had not caused any problems. But after the third vaccination
there was a clear drop-off in his development. He was mopish and inactive and
has hardly grown in three months. His hair and nails were not growing either.
He had taken to sleeping more frequently and did not want to do anything. Once
a happy child he was now miserable. In January he could already sit, but now
he kept falling down. I advised the mother to give him a DKTP 200K in solution.
The following day the fever was lower and the medication was continued for another
day. When I saw Tim one week later he was quite back to normal. He is now happy
again, has started crawling and can sit again (the mother took him to my surgery
on a baby-seat on her bicycle). He is active again and mother has noted that
in a week his hair and nails have started growing again. The chill has disappeared.
He has completely recovered from his stunted growth-pattern.
syndrome: the collective symptoms of a particular ailment
post-vaccination: after vaccination
potentised: see chapter 'The Homoeopathic Method'
research project in which one group (the experimental group) is given the medicine
to be tested while the other group (the control group) is merely given a placebo
(dummy medicine), and during which neither the experimental subject nor the
researcher knows who is given what. Only after the results have been recorded
is it revealed who was given the real medicine and who the placebo.
poisonous substances produced by bacteria or viruses during an illness
DKTP: combined vaccine against diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus
DTP: combined vaccine similar to DKTP but without whooping cough
MMR: combined vaccine against mumps, measles and German measles
HIB: vaccine against haemophilus influenzal B virus that can cause
cytomegalovirus: virus that frequently causes chronic ailments
Bricanyl: bronchial dilator
Diarolyte: remedy for the prevention of dehydration as a result
of diarrhoea and vomiting
Deptropine: bronchial dilator and remedy against allergy
Atrovent: bronchial dilator
Zaditen: remedy against allergy
RIVM: Rijks Instituut Volksgezondheid & Milieuhygiëne;
Governmental Institute for Public Health & Environmental Protection, responsible
for the development of new vaccinations and for the introduction and execution
of the vaccination program
gamma-globulin: preventive injection against hepatitis A
placebo: dummy medicine
full-term: at the normal time (40 weeks)
causal: expressing a cause
DES-daughter: child of a mother who used the drug di-ethylstilbestrol
during pregnancy, which proved injurious to the child
Crohn's disease: chronic enteritis
Salazopyrine: infection-inhibiting remedy for enteritis
Mantoux: product injected subcutaneously in the arm to confirm
the presence or absence of tuberculosis in a person
BCG: vaccine against tuberculosis
Lariam: preventive remedy against malaria
infiltration: sign of pneumonia
crepitations: sounds audible with a stethoscope that point to
urticaria: St. Anthony's fire
cortisone ointment: a steroid (hormonal) ointment
Becotide: powder to be inhaled based on the hormone beclometason,
which inhibits infection in cases of asthma
Deptropine: bronchial dilator and remedy against allergy
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