Our older son also reacted to the DPT. He began having night terrors and visual auras. The night terrors continue to this day whenever he has a fever. He is in college now. -excerpted from here.
Several times a week, people come across my blog searching for whether there is a connection between night terrors and vaccinations. Why, yes there can be. And I’ll explain why below. (Note, however, that vaccinations don’t always lead to night terrors and night terrors are not always the result of vaccinations. I’m simply saying that vaccinations can sometimes result in night terrors).
We certainly found that my son stopped sleeping through the night after his delayed MMR vaccination (we delayed until he was 3.5 years old), and after that time, he started having regular night terrors, something that he didn’t experience prior to this time. More information about his reaction to the MMR vaccination here. (Of course, night terrors are a relatively mild reaction compared to other vaccine reactions, such as death, brain injury, autism — more stories of vaccine-related injuries are here).
After the MMR vaccination, Moses continued to sleep poorly and have regular night terrors, until we started the Heilkunst homeopathy. By the second round of treatment, the frequency of night terrors decreased dramatically. A year into healing with Heilkunst, he now generally only has night terrors when he is undergoing a healing reaction. (It’s fascinating: if you search for “night terror” on my blog, the first mention of it is with respect to the MMR vaccination, and then it appears in just about every healing reaction since that time).
In case you’re not familiar with night terrors, this is what Wikipedia has to say about them:
Children who have night terrors are usually described as ‘bolting upright’ with their eyes wide open, with a look of fear and panic, and will often scream. They will usually sweat, breathe fast and have a rapid heart rate (autonomic signs). Although it seems like children are awake during a night terror, they will appear confused, will not be consolable and will not recognize others. Strong evidence has shown that a predisposition to night terrors and other parasomniac disorders can be passed genetically. Though there are a multitude of triggers, emotional stress during the previous day and a high fever are thought to precipitate most episodes. Ensuring the right amount of sleep is an important factor.
I wanted to share my thoughts about night terrors with respect to what I’ve learned from my Heilkunstler and reading Verspoor and Smith’s “Autism: The Journey Back”. In children who are genetically predisposed to vaccine injury, vaccines can cause a destabilization of a child’s system and can activate certain chronic miasms (archetypal diseases), as well as push a child into the chthonic realm. The more sensitive a child is and the deeper the chronic miasms, the more destabilizing vaccinations can be.
We have also found a link between anaesthesia and night terrors. My son had terrible and deep night terrors directly following dental work that required laughing gas.
The Chthonic Realm
The chthonic realm is described by Verspoor and Smith as the realm of fear and anxiety.
In the case of children, we see a range of behavior that is wild, defiant, scatological, self-destructive, violent, threatening and delusional. It can also involve somewhat the opposite: pathological shyness, need to control, obsessive-compulsive behavior, and a complete lack of awareness of self and one’s surroundings. In this range of behaviors, we can see the roots of many of the behavioral conditions of children these days, which are given arbitrary labels such as ADD, ADHD, ODD, PDD, autism, etc. (p. 92)
In my son’s case, he developed night terrors, wild tantrums, defiance and general contrariness (these are considered understatements because my son’s entire demeanor changed during the months following the MMR vaccination to the extent that a few weeks after the MMR vaccination, we thought that he might have been on the autism spectrum). These behaviours are all considered to be part of the chthonic realm. (In addition, my son became sick and developed a number of infections after the MMR, so the vaccination affected not only his emotional state, but his general health as well).
My Heilkunstler explained night terrors in this way. “Do you remember the boy in the Sixth Sense, who could see ghosts that no one else could? When a child is in a night terror, he really feels as though the ghosts and monsters are real, even if they are not apparent to us”. My Heilkunstler’s words helped me know know that not only did it sound like my son was terrified, but in actuality, he really was terrified. Her words had further significance to me because I believe that these other worldly realms actually do exist and I also believe that sensitive children can more readily sense them. It is heartbreaking to witness a child who is having a night terror. He often would cry and scream at the top of his lungs for help, “Mommy, Mommy, Mommy!!! Daddy!! Daddy!! Daddy!! Help! Help! Help! No! No! No!” again and again and again, not aware that we were with him as he was experiencing the chthonic realm. After a night terror, he would often tell us that terrible monsters had been chasing him and he couldn’t get away.
You can read more about the chthonic realm here.
What do we do when our son has a night terror?
When our son is having a night terror, we prevent him from hurting himself, try to hold him and console him, talk to him reassuringly, and let him know that we are there for him. We also administer homeopathic drops for night terrors. Over the course of the year, my Heilkunstler has prescribed different homeopathic remedies for my son’s night terrors, most of which contained Stramonium, which is one of the eight homeopathic remedies for the chthonic realm. My Heilkunstler advised that we could continue to give him night terror drops until the night terror goes away. In some instances, the drops have been miraculous — stopping a night terror almost immediately. Other times, it still takes him a while to come out of it. Once he is out of the night terror, we continue to hold him, snuggle him, rock him, sing to him and comfort him until he is calm and ready for sleep.
Heilkunst homeopathy helped
I feel that without a doubt, Heilkunst homeopathy has helped to decrease the frequency of night terrors (they were a regular occurrence after the MMR vaccine for several months from Sept 2009 to July 2010 until the second round of Heilkunst homeopathy, when they started to subside). As mentioned above, he now only has them when he is having a healing reaction. Otherwise, he sleeps soundly through the night.
Without the Heilkunst treatment (not just the night terror droppers, but the sequential treatment of his timeline), I feel that our son would have continued to have night terrors and likely other health issues would have worsened.