Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Alternative Treatments For Autism, Asperger Syndrome and Autism Herbs

Asperger's Disorder (commonly misspelled as asberger's) is a milder variant of Autistic Disorder. Both Asperger's Disorder and Autistic Disorder are in fact subgroups of a larger diagnostic category. This larger category is called either Autistic Spectrum Disorders or Pervasive Developmental Disorders ("PDD").

Prognosis of an autistic child is rather poor: typically only one in twenty will display any improvement by adulthood. There is not a specific medical treatment for autism, however, there are quite a few alternative treatments for autism that have shown promise in behavior outcomes.

Vitamin B6 has shown promise in correcting abnormal metabolite excretion from a tryptophan load test. Autism Asperger syndrome given B6 have shown significant improvement overall, with true B6 deficiency present. This alternative treatment for autism may have some minor side effects of irritability, sound sensitivity and bed wetting, however, these can be resolved by giving magnesium in conjunction with B6. If B complex in addition to magnesium is given, better eye contact, less self-stimulating behavior, increased interest in surrounding environment, fewer tantrums and increased speech has been displayed.

As far as autism herbs, the best response I have ever seen is with a flower remedy tincture called Rescue Remedy. During those scary moments of an autism Asperger syndrome tantrum or outburst, applying a few drops of Rescue Remedy under the tongue (if not possible due to combative behavior, applying a few drops of the tincture directly to the center of their forehead) has shown great results in immediate calming behavior. Ginkgo biloba is a powerful free radical destroyer that protects the brain. It also improves function by increasing circulation to the brain and has shown great success as an alternative treatment for autism Asperger syndrome.

DMG (dimethylglycine) has shown great results in enriched vocabulary, construction of simple sentences, overall improved mental state, and improved concentration. The effect is usually seen within the first two weeks of administration, but you are encouraged to wait one month before discontinuing.

The other key factors that need to be addressed as alternative treatments for autism are general bowel detoxification, candida, food allergies and intestinal permeability. Sensitivity to gluten and milk are thought to be the major food allergens in autism Asperger syndrome. Eliminating aspartame and food dyes from the diet has shown great promise in correcting sound hypersensitivity and lessening tantrums. An impaired immune system in autism increases susceptibility to food allergies and sensitivities. Candida overgrowth contributes as well. The autistic individual may show signs of headache, stomachache, nausea, bed-wetting, stuttering, whining, crying, insomnia, hyperactivity, aggression, temper tantrums, gas, diarrhea or constipation, leg aches, ear infections, pink or black circles around the eyes and excessive perspiration. These can all be eliminated by following an antifungal treatment as well as following a food allergy elimination diet. If behavior problems occur prior to meals you may need to address possible hypoglycemia.

Autistic individuals are very special people and offer society great rewards, however, this condition requires specialized behavioral and psychological attention. Often times that autistic individual in your life can be your greatest disappointment but quite often your greatest joy.

Dr. Foster is a naturopathic medical doctor who graduated from an accredited medical university. Dr. Foster has been in private practice for over ten years addressing all forms of disease and ailments as well as addressing preventative medicine and lifestyle changes.

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