Did you know that a well-oiled massage can be an effective treatment method for children with Autism? Autism generally brings to the mind, children going with their parents to special clinics, taking specialized drugs and tablets for this condition. An oil massage will almost never come to the mind. But, in reality, an oil massage can help align the body and mind of the child who is living with Autism.
Now, why is this article opening with an oil massage for Autism? Well, such statements are necessary to gain the attention of the reader. In today’s world, nobody has the time to look for Ayurvedic techniques to heal themselves. But taking care of a child should be through proven and time-tested healing techniques.
This is where Ayurvedic treatment for Autism comes in. As observed, Autism has seen to be increasing among today’s children. Modern medicine is still struggling to develop medicines that show god potential for dealing with Autism. However, why depend on something that is still struggling to get the treatments right when there is an age-old medicinal discipline, already present. Although Autism isn’t exactly a disease of sorts, that can be cured with a single medicine, Ayurvedic medicines and herbs have shown lasting improvements in children suffering from Autism.
Ayurvedic treatments can also be tried by adults, but the earlier they are utilized by the individual, the effects will be much greater. Therefore, taking Ayurvedic treatments for Autism is best begun when the individual is still a child.
One of the most effective treatments of Ayurveda is Panchakarma. Panchakarma can help treat a number of diseases, including Autism. What Panchakarma does is, identifies and isolates the different toxins in the body, and then eliminates it from the body. Once Panchakarma is done, the body feels like it is reborn as it experiences a new zone of the detoxified state.
Ayurvedic treatment for Autism involves a number of such amazing healing techniques. Autism is a developmental disorder. Children usually show symptoms of Autism from the age of 3. In Autism, the development of the social and communication skills of the brain doesn’t develop normally. Alteration in the chemical and biological components of the brain is the basis for this lack of developmental skills. Chances of developing Autism can be also due to genetic predisposition. Also, families that have people suffering from Autism will see neurological and other genetic problems in children. In Autism, the difficulty is observed in verbal and non-verbal communication of children. Also affected are their social interactions, leisure time and physical/group activities.
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The incidence of Autism is spreading at alarming per cents per annum. Its prevalence in boys is four times that of girls. Autism isn’t restricted to any particular race, religion or place of origin of people. Neither does a financial or educational background affect the chances of being autistic. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of autism in the early stages of a child’s development. The sooner the parent acts on it, the better the chances of early development.
Following are the signs and symptoms of Arthritis that will require Ayurvedic treatment for Autism:-
- Reduced sounds, words, and gestures, in verbal communication
- Non-typical behaviour with toys
- Inability to respond, and share information with others
- Inability to initiate communication with others
Ayurveda also takes into account the chances of Autism being caused by pathogens. A pathogen can affect the gastrointestinal functions in a child. At such a young age, this infestation can give rise to endotoxins in the child’s body. This can lead to a microbial infestation in the body. Once the microbial infestation reaches the brain, it can disrupt the brain functions by attacking nerve cells. This can lead to a worsening of the developmental skills of the child.
Coming back to the first point of massages, an Ayurvedic oil massage in the morning, can help to pacify the Vata dosha in the child. According to Ayurveda, it is the Vata dosha that is responsible for anxiety, aggression, and organization. Therefore, addressing it early in the morning with an oil massage can have immense health benefits (both physical and mental in the case of Autism). It is a very effective way to calm a restless child.
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Author of the Blog: Dr. Rajeshri Mehta
Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram
Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd