Rapamycin for Autism

Autism and Tuberous Sclerosis , How is it linked to Rapamycin There is some fairly new drama surrounding a drug and its potential for causing autism. Like most things, it is all hype, and you may or may not have heard about rapamycin anyway. If your child has a dual diagnosis of autism and tuberous sclerosis, then… Continue reading Rapamycin for Autism

Probiotic for autistic children

Different Diets, Same Autism (Probiotics and Autism) There have been many rumors circulating that a change in diet can help a child with autism cope with his or her surroundings. There are some grains of truth to this, but it should be kept in mind that even regular people can have a change in behavior and mood… Continue reading Probiotic for autistic children

Scalp Acupuncture And Autism

It has been proven that scalp massage effects the dispersement of endorphins in the brain.  Women and men alike receive pleasurable stimulations when the scalp is rubbed rotationally from the temples to the base of the neck.  People who sit in a salon or barber chair for a shampoo and cut are immediately relaxed. While… Continue reading Scalp Acupuncture And Autism

Tongue Acupuncture And Autism

Parents who have children with autism will go to strange lengths sometimes to help their children out of behavioral problems.  Acupuncture is definitely one  of them, because most autistic kids aren’t just going to sit still and allow a stranger to insert needles into their body.  Given that it is illegal to hold someone down… Continue reading Tongue Acupuncture And Autism

Omega 3 Fatty Acid Supplementation And Autism

Omega 3 fatty acids are found in meats and eggs but are at their highest concentration in fish.  They are vital to healthy brain functions and activity, and when there isn’t enough of it, the brain undergoes significant cognitive delays and impairments.  Twenty years ago, doctors began prescribing fish oil capsules and diets heavy in… Continue reading Omega 3 Fatty Acid Supplementation And Autism

Oxytocin For The Treatment of Autism

Hormones And Behavior: Possible Implications of Oxytocin For The Treatment of Autism Ongoing research every day is looking for new pathways to help children and adults with autism.  Although some of the rumors regarding the research are either rumors or just junk science, others hold some potential truth.  The concept behind hormonal treatments and causes… Continue reading Oxytocin For The Treatment of Autism

Acupuncture for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Perhaps surprisingly, many studies have been done worldwide hoping to determine the efficacy of acupuncture to treat symptoms of autism.  Autism is a developmental disorder that primarily affects a child’s ability to form social bonds and communicate.  Children and adults with autism can have an inability to make friends with others or a dislike of… Continue reading Acupuncture for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Autism Treatment

There is no treatment of autism per se. There is only treatment of some of the more troubling behaviors that accompany the disorder. There is also no guarantee that these treatments will work since the autistic brain is already and altered brain, in chemistry and neurology. Still, some medications have proven effective in helping a… Continue reading Autism Treatment