Doctors Take on AIT PLUS

Doctors Take on AIT PLUS

Of the over 2000 children who have come for treatment to the National Light & Sound Therapy Centre, there have been several dozen medical doctors, who have brought their own children for treatment.

This has been very useful as it gives the Centre staff and parents the opportunity to hear their opinions about a range of queries that parents often worry about.  The frequent question that comes up is whether the MMR vaccination could have caused autism like symptoms in their children.  Although the research of Dr. Wakefield [1]  was discredited several years ago, many parents still believe that their child’s problems arose only after receiving the MMR vaccination.

Even though banned in the UK, it seems that Mr Wakefield has become a prominent voice in the US ‘anti-vax’ movement, whose ideas appear to be shared by President Donald Trump.

Just reviewing the information on the data held at the National Light & Sound Therapy Centre, whether it is correct or false, many parents do believe there was a connection between their child receiving the MMR and their subsequent diagnosis of autism in UK.   One GP, who brought his own child to the Centre said, that he can’t be sure of the connection but anecdotal evidence can also be relied upon and he personally would only allow his child to have the MMR vaccination in three separate shots as he said that all three together is too much of an overload on a child’s system and he would rather be over cautious than take the risk.

This is of course just one Doctor’s opinion and each parent must make his own decision.  The National Light & Sound Therapy Centre takes no sides in the debate and remains neutral.



[1] Andrew Jeremy Wakefield (born 1957) is a British former gastroenterologist and medical researcher who was struck off the UK medical register for his fraudulent 1998 research paper, and other proven charges of misconduct, in support of the now-discredited claim that there was a link between the administration of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, and the appearance of autism.