Natural Treatment for Autism
Did you know that 1 in 68 children are now diagnosed with autism? This is a 100% or a 10 times increase since 2006. So why the sudden increase? Is it vaccines? Imbalanced microbiome in the gut? Increase in genetic mutations due to the toxic burden? The short answer is, we don’t know, but it is likely a combination of multiple factors. We do know that only 50% of the genetic mutations found in children with autism are inherited from the parents, so the other 50% is coming from another source. Signs of autism can be present as early as 3 months old, although autism is usually diagnosed around 18 months. Signs to look for include: lack of smiling or other joyful expressions, lack of eye contact, delayed/lack of speech, lack of interactive hand gestures.
Despite not knowing the definitive cause(s) for autism at this time, there are still ways to approach autism that are both effective and cost-efficient. Traditionally, children with autism are given heavy-duty medications that are either stimulants or for seizures. Sometimes both! It is essential to know that there are alternative treatments that don’t involve giving your little one heavy duty pharmaceuticals. Homeopathy is an invaluable tool in the treatment of autism, in addition to diet changes, craniosacral therapy, supplement usage, and sensory and motor development programs. Not knowing the cause(s) of autism does not stop us from taking an individualized treatment approach.
Dr. Lim is a Homeopathic, Naturopath Doctor who specializes in natural treatments that balance body and mind, in Scottsdale, AZ, and via online telemedicine. Make an appointment and learn how she can help your little one develop his/her cognitive abilities, including eye contact, verbal, and non-verbal communication.