Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Biomedical Autism Intervention - Methyl B-12, Eye Contact and Headache

Methyl B-12 injection therapy is a very helpful biomedical treatment for children with Autism. It is something I prescribe frequently so when a mother came in with her young son with Autism it was not a surprise that she wanted to try it with him. He was facing attention issues, very typical in Autism, as well as a language delay. But what did surprise me was her desire to try methyl B-12 injections herself. She explained that she had faced attention issues for most of her life.

I prescribed methyl B-12 injections for both of them and had a follow up with them six weeks later. Her son's progress was going well. She wasn't seeing much in the way of increased attention by six weeks but she did report a reduction in head pain with eye contact. It turns out that she had head pain, in the back of her head, when she made eye contact for prolonged periods of time so she also had fleeting eye contact.

When you understand how visual stimuli is processed you know that it comes in through the eye and is transferred to the back of the head. Many adults and verbal children report a reduction in head pain once starting methyl B-12 injection therapy.

I even had one patient gesture when he needed more methyl B-12. He would pat his head as a signal that he needed his next dose. This type of information in very valuable in treating others, many non-verbal, who cannot express the relief that many of these biomedical treatments like methyl B-12 injections can provide to children with Autism.

When we start to understand the physical issues contributing to behaviors in Autism we can see how they make sense. If a child is suffering from pain from eye contact, it makes sense that they avoid it. And we understand how much of a connection we get with other through eye contact. The visual and expressive cues are so important for our human interaction. This gives us one more bit of information to help understand and help children with Autism. Autism really is treatable!

Biomedical Autism treatments and therapies have resulted in many, many children improving, or even even losing their autism-spectrum disorder diagnosis. For more free biomedical autism intervention information and videos from Dr. Woeller, go to http://www.AutismRecoveryTreatment.com. Dr. Kurt Woeller is an biomedical autism Intervention specialist, with a private practice in Southern California for over 10 years. He has helped children recover from autism, ADD, ADHD, and other disorders, and has the information you need to help your child. Download his free ebook at http://www.AutismActionPlan.org.

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