Complementary approaches to autism

This journal examines and critiques selected complementary therapies that a used in cases of autism.

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Ayurvedic & autism

Ayurvedic medicine can gently realign the body and provide greater strength and calm in those with autism. From a polyvagal perspective, the body’s vagal system is being better supported - which in turn allows the client to have a better, more stable connection between the brain and nervous system. The more the autist is able to be conscious of this process and notice and own the progress the more they can integrate the change at a higher level.

Studies are beginning to show that the nutritional and immune support of ayurvedic medicine can help with cognitive problems associated with autism like anxiety, poor memory, attention issues and hyperactivity.