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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is growing at an alarming rate in the United States and other countries throughout the world. ASD is a developmental brain disorder that affects the communication area of the brain. It affects a person’s communication skills, ability to relate to other people, and their behavior (ie. repetitive motions, being single focused, unable to adapt to change). ASD usually first appears in young children, and can be diagnosed with a range of symptoms from mild (Asperger’s syndrome) to severe (not able to speak). Some people can co-exist in the world just fine, while others may have unique abilities, and others may have a hard time speaking at all.

Autistic people have a hard time interpreting what other people are thinking or saying. They may have a hard time recognizing facial gestures, tone of voice and other body cues, so they won’t be able to understand when the person they are talking to is angry, sad, happy, etc. They may use a tone of voice or a gesture that doesn’t match what they are saying. These issues of communication can be very frustrating. Sometimes the frustration can lead to them banging their head on the wall, spitting, hitting or even other forms of self-harm. The lack of communication skills runs over into their ability to be social. They have a hard time making friends, which can lead them to feeling isolated, depressed, and to a having a sense of loneliness.

Both children that cannot speak and those that can barely speak do eventually learn how to “communicate” sometimes using sign language, speech generating machines, pictures or even word processors. Some children with autism do develop language skills but are not able to put the words they know into complete sentences. While others may only be able to repeat verbatim what they just heard. Of course, all of the above takes a lot of time, therapy, and support.

The behavior of repetitive motions can include, jumping, arranging and rearranging the same toys, twirling, etc. Or they may just repeat a word or phrase over and over again. The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) component of the disorder can look like a child or adult that needs to have everything (like toys) in an exact place lined up in an exact way or they can become very upset and agitated. They tend to like a very consistent environment and routine, otherwise it is very disruptive to their way of being.

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) affect boys 5 times as much as girls. Researchers have a theory that while the women have the greater number of mutations of the genes, they don’t exhibit the symptoms and then they pass on these mutations to their sons. Perhaps it is due to the fact that boys have only 1 X chromosome, whereas girls have 2 X chromosomes, allowing them to have some leeway with the mutations. While boys have a one in 52 chance of developing autism spectrum disorders (ASD), the risk is only one in 252 for girls, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD),which is a 30%increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a recent report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/27/health/cdc-autism/.There are a growing number of children being diagnosed each and every day.

Doctors are not sure what causes Autism. Some people believe it is the mercury, aluminum, and other toxins in the vaccinations given to young children whose immune systems cannot handle the toxic overload. Others believe that there may be a genetic factor along with an environmental cause. Scientists continue to research as to what is causing this alarming increase of this brain disorder in our children today.

Some signs of Autism include: Lining up of toys an excessive number of times (or other OCD tendencies), not able to talk, not answering to their own name, no smiling or social responsiveness, no imaginary play, no babbling by the age of 1, preoccupation with certain things, inflexible in their routine/schedule, little or no eye contact, impaired ability to hold a conversation with others, and a hard making friends or being social.

Researchers have found that there is an increased likelihood of people who have ASD to have epilepsy and anxiety disorders. They don’t necessarily grow out of these issues when they get older. People with ASD can experience a general overall anxiety or even experience separation anxiety. An autistic person may also suffer from social phobias. All sorts of fears and frustrations come along with not being able to communicate with others. Studies find that along with ASD there may be an overlap with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) where they have an inability to focus or concentrate for very long periods of time due to hyperactivity. A majority of the children that suffer from Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) also have sleep issues, with the number one issue being insomnia. Autistic children are likely to suffer from depression as well. Unable to feel comfortable in the world, they are left feeling much sadness, fear, and frustration.

The rise of Autism (ASD) means that more families are being affected worldwide and more resources are needed to help these children to be able to function in the world. Along with the children, the families are also in need of support in how to better cope and help the autistic child. ASD costs millions of dollars in health care and to the school systems. Due to the rise of Autism we are in need of more speech therapists, more doctors, more occupational therapists, more special educational teachers, and more family therapists to support the children and the parents of these children. There is currently a shortage of support people in America’s school and health care system, leaving parents to feel helpless and unsure of what direction to turn to help their children. What will come of these young children as they mature into adults? Will they be able to hold down a full time job? Will they need to live at home with their parents or will we need to come up with group homes for the severely autistic? There is a fear of the future to the parents and the child themselves. We are heading down uncharted territory and need to find answers.

In the Allopathic world, Autism (ASD) is best treated the earlier in life that it is diagnosed. A thorough evaluation requires a team of experts such as: a doctor, a psychologist, speech therapist, psychiatrist, an occupational therapist and other such professionals. The team typically performs a series of neurological tests and a thorough cognitive and speech test. They will also do a hearing test because some of the same symptoms are seen in children who have a hard time hearing.

Once diagnosed, the approach to help each child is unique depending on their symptoms. However, it usually includes Educational and Behavioral specialists needed to teach the children communication and social skills. There is usually family counseling involved to help support the parents and siblings of the child. The counseling helps them to realize how they can help the child affected by ASD and other emotional factors that come into play when you realize your child is “special needs”. Doctors then prescribe medications to help the child deal with the anxiety, stress, depression, insomnia, and any obsession-compulsive (OCD) tendencies. Antipsychotic medications may also be given to help with any severe behavioral problems. If the child has seizures, they are given anticonvulsant medications. Medications used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) may also be given to help with any of the impulsivity and hyperactivity experienced by some.

Depending on the insurance coverage, these medications and therapies can be costly, costing thousands of dollars to a family. Not to mention the time it takes to go to all of the appointments. Along with the medications come the side effects such as nausea, tiredness, sleeplessness, loss of appetite, tingling sessions, to name just a few. It can be hard to manage the symptoms of the disease and the symptoms of the medications. All drugs are toxic and are adding to the toxic overload already present in these children. Pharmaceuticals may relieve symptoms temporarily, but they do not change the underlying brain disorder and bring with them many new symptoms…

Alternative and Complementary Healthcare Models include:

Nutrition: Children who are autistic have a disruptive digestive system, so it’s important to restore the good bacteria in the gut. It is recommended that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder should avoid eating dairy and gluten, which are hard for the body to digest and can cause inflammation (and sometimes allergies) in their bodies. Sugars, additives, and preservatives should also be avoided to reduce the hyperactivity some autistic children can have. Parents have found an improvement in the behavior of their autistic child when these changes have been met.Keep in mind that it will be a challenge for your child to always eat healthy, like when they go to birthday parties. It is also important that their protein intake is monitored and that they continue to receive the vitamins and minerals that their growing bodies require.

Acupressure: There are acupressure points that are useful for attaining greater focus, relieving some minor stress, and improving sleep. They can be taught to the person so they can perform the pressure points any time and any place to themselves. Acupressure will not help a person learn to communicate, but it will help with some of the other related issues.

Homeopathy: Homeopathy is an energetic medicine that has been around for over 200 years based upon the law of similars “like cures like”. There are numerous homeopathic remedies that are useful in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder. In homeopathy each patient is seen as a unique case and the homeopath must have a good understanding of the patient’s symptoms to come up with the best fitting remedy/ remedies. It is a process that takes time and dedication to following the prescription and being self-aware of the changes happening within. An initial visit to a homeopath can cost anywhere from $150 to $1500 and there are multiple follow up visits necessary.

Nutraceuticals: Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone that helps to regulate the sleep to wake cycle. Supplements such as Melatonin have been found to help the children with ASD to have better sleep cycles. Fatty acids such as Omega 3’s have been found to be helpful in reducing such autistic behaviors as hyperactivity and improved socialization. Probiotics are also a good idea to help restore the balance in the digestive tract.

Reiki: A Japanese technique used for stress reduction and relaxation.

Cranial Sacral Therapy: Pressure is applied to certain areas of the cranium to reduce stress and promote greater ease in life by decreasing the strain on the central nervous system. It improves the functioning of the central nervous system and can boost the immune system. Again, multiple visits are required to achieve relief of some symptoms.

Chelation Therapy: Is the removal of heavy metals from the body, especially Mercury, which is hypothesized by some to be one of the causes of ASD. They use a molecule which binds to the mercury, like DMSA, so that the body can rid itself of the heavy metals. When doing chelation therapy it is recommended that you avoid adding mercury to the body, so do not eat fish, drink filtered water, and avoid vaccines that have thimerosal (mercury) in them. Detoxification is a long process and can take months.

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• Improved immune system
• Increased ability to focus
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• Increased communication/language skills
• Increased ability to be social and make friends
• Greater connection to everyone and everything
• Increased self esteem
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• More mature than other children their age

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