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Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Treatment of Autism/Aspergers

Traditional Chinese Medicine is very effective healing disorders like Autism/Aspergers. We have outlined some best Traditional Chinese Medical practices for the Treatment of Autism/Aspergers.

You can start using this as complements along with your current treatments initially, and depending on the results you can switch to the best option.

Acupuncture in the treatment of Autism/Aspergers

Acupuncture is as an alternative method of treatment for Autism. Acupuncture is aimed at improving Autism symptoms and outcomes. It may also provide some relief from the negative side effects of the medications already used by the patient.

Some Acupuncturist use neuroacupuncture, tongue acupuncture(tongue is linked by meridians to all the organs of the body) and electro accupuncture for the treatment of autism.

The below video gives a feel of a tongue acupuncture session.

Acupressure in the treatment of Autism/Aspergers

Acupressure is as an alternative method of treatment for Autism. Acupressure can provide relief from autistic symptoms by applying physical pressure by hand, elbow, or with the aid of various devices on the specific acupressure points on the head.

By the application of pressure on these key points along the body brings relief because it rebalances the yin and yang.

The below video shows the acupressure points for treating autism.

Qigong Massage in the treatment of Autism/Aspergers

Qigong Massage has proven to be effective for autistic children as it brings the sensory reactivity of autistic kids back to normal, so that a child receives reliable information about the outside world. And the brain can make sense of the incoming sensory information, and coordinate looking, listening, and paying attention.

Within a short period of time of getting Qigong massage, children begin to make more eye contact. Once the sensory nervous system comes back to normal, a child stops the self-injurious and repetitive behaviors.

The Qigong massage is generally given to the child by the parent at bedtime, and so that it becomes a relaxing part of the bedtime routine, often ending with the child asleep within minutes. With this massage autistic children’s sleep improves within the first few months of the intervention.

Research on Qigong massage shows that it balances the childs autonomic nervous system and back and strengthens the digestive system.

Qigong Massage for Your Child With Autism: A Home Program from Chinese Medicine teaches parents a simple qigong massage program that has been developed specifically for the needs of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). With step-by-step instructions and an accompanying DVD demonstrating the technique in action, this book offers parents clear guidance on how to adopt qigong massage into their child's daily routine successfully. The program is based around a core 15 minute massage that, when performed regularly, has been shown to greatly improve mood and behavior, sleeping patterns, and language and social skills.

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