Complementary approaches to autism

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

You should consult a medical practitioner before embarking on any program that is potentially harmful.

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Biomedical & autism

The biomedical model aims to address nutritional deficiencies with vitamins and micronutrients.

This is thought to reduce inflammation of the nervous system - which can have deleterious effect on the vagal system of those with autism.

There is much anecdotal evidence to support this approach and more research needs to be done. Until now there has not been a clear understanding of why this kind of approach works so well in those with autism. The polyvagal theory now offers a sound and succinct explanation.