Healing Options for Autism

“Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. With the May 2013 publication of the DSM-5 diagnostic manual, all autism disorders were merged into one umbrella diagnosis of ASD. Previously, they were recognized as distinct subtypes, including autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome.” [1]

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Recent Research (9.4/10)

“Brain disorder that begins in early childhood and persists throughout adulthood; affects three crucial areas of development: communication, social interaction, and creative or imaginative play.” [ncbi]

“Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) manifests in early childhood and is characterized by qualitative abnormalities in social interactions, markedly aberrant communication skills, and restricted repetitive behaviors, interests, and activities (RRBs).” [2]

Ayurveda (8.9/10)

“We suggest combining natural remedies with behavioral treatments for the best results. Nevertheless, anecdotal evidence points to fish oil, magnesium, and melatonin as three of the most effective natural treatment options.”

Fish Oil

“Fatty acids, in general, are essential for the effective development and function of the brain. Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids and is a balanced nutritional supplement. Studies suggest that this oil helps reduce repetitive behavior and hyperactivity and improves socialization.”

Magnesium

“Autism is a condition that is highly influenced by nutritional deficiency. Magnesium deficiency can lead to a number of disruptive behaviors including restlessness, body rocking, teeth grinding, hiccups, noise sensitivity, poor attention span, and poor concentration. Taking a magnesium supplement will help reduce these behaviors and support overall function.” [3]

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Homeopathy (7.8/10)

Agaricus – “Sings, talks, but does not answer. Indifference, fearlessness, singing, shouting, and muttering; rhymes and prophesies. Jerking that ceases once asleep. Head is in constant motion. Reading is difficult and experiences double vision. Mentally and physically awkward.”

Androctonus – “Destructiveness, mischievousness, suspiciousness and quickness to act. The patient’s nature oscillates between feeling like an angel and a devil alternately.”

Carcinosin – “Obstinate, obsessive and compulsive tendencies, but very talented. Insomnia and sleep issues; hyperactivity; desires milk which aggravates symptoms; addictive tendencies.” [4]

Therapy (7.7/10)

Occupational Therapy
“Occupational therapy teaches skills that help the person live as independently as possible. Skills might include dressing, eating, bathing, and relating to people.”

Sensory Integration Therapy
“Sensory integration therapy helps the person deal with sensory information, like sights, sounds, and smells. Sensory integration therapy could help a child who is bothered by certain sounds or does not like to be touched.”

Speech Therapy
“Speech therapy helps to improve the person’s communication skills. Some people are able to learn verbal communication skills. For others, using gestures or picture boards is more realistic.”

The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
“PECS uses picture symbols to teach communication skills. The person is taught to use picture symbols to ask and answer questions and have a conversation.” [5]

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Natural Remedy (6.9/10)

MUSIC THERAPY:

“The main objective of the music therapy is to improve the autistic patient’s communication, cognitive and sensory functions. Music therapy has been used to support emotional, social and psychological developments in autistic child. Music therapy help autism very well by managing stress, enhancing memory and improving communication. According to different studies, children with autism showed more emotional expression and social involvement during music therapy session than in play session without music. Autistic child react more positively in music therapy and improved their overall behavior. It also increases their communication skills and decrease anxiety in autistic patients.”

MAGNESIUM:

“Balanced diet is essential for the normal growth of children. Magnesium is most important for those who are suffering from Autism. Autism is caused because of the deficiency of magnesium. A lot of symptoms seen in autistic patients because of the lack of magnesium which include communication problems. To reduce the symptoms it is important to give magnesium rich foods or magnesium supplements which are easily available in market.” [6]

Herbal(5/10)

Additive-free, unprocessed foods – “Food additives may be problematic for ADHD, it is best to eat unprocessed whole foods prepared at home.”
Bone broth – “Bone broth (made from scratch) provides important amino acids and minerals that can help heal leaky gut and improve mineral deficiencies.”
Poultry – “Tryptophan, an amino acid, helps produce serotonin a calming neurotransmitter.”
Foods high in probiotics – “Try to add fermented foods such as kefir, amasai, sauerkraut or kimchi.  These fermented foods contain probiotics essential in helping repair a leaky gut.”
Fish – “A diet high in omega-3s is critical for brain health, try to eat wild-caught fish at least 2x per week.”

Autism Foods to Avoid::

Gluten – “Some report worsening symptoms after eating gluten which may indicate sensitivity. Avoid all foods made with wheat such as bread, pasta, and wheat cereal.”
Cows Dairy – “The protein in cows dairy, called A1 casein, can trigger a similar reaction as gluten and therefore should be avoided. For calcium, increase green leafy vegetables or try goat’s milk kefir.”
Sugar – “Sugar can cause fluctuation in blood sugar leading to behavioral problems. Avoid any forms of concentrated sugar including candy, desserts, soda, or fruit juices.”
Food coloring and dyes – “Children with autism can be sensitive to a variety of food dyes and colorings, therefore all processed foods should be avoided.”
Soy – “Soy is a common food allergy and contains phytic acid which can irritate the intestines causing leaky gut.” [7]

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Traditional(5/10)

“Epsom salt baths: If your child can tolerate baths, add a cup of epsom salts (magnesium sulfate). The body absorbs magnesium which has a calming effect and helps your child sleep, while sulphur supports detoxification (a major theme in helping these kids). Try this nightly.”

“Essential fatty acids: These nutrients are hard to get from the typical American diet and essential for many aspects of our health; they can even reduce aggression and support a healthy immune system. DHA, one of the essential fatty acids, is a major component of brain cells. Look for fish oil capsules high in DHA (they must say “molecularly distilled” which means they do not contain mercury).” [8]

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