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Can Craniosacral Therapy Help With Autism
Yes: The osteopathic literature supports the use of cranial/sacral manipulation for any neurological problem which autism is. It is important to know where information comes from. An osteopath who is trained to use cranial therapy is qualified to comment about it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more
NO: The ama does not endorse chelation therapy for behavioral issues because of potentially horrible side effects including death. There is no sound evidence whatsoever that it even helps behavioral issues. For proven heavy metal poisoning there may be an indication. Otherwise it appears to be quackery. There is no scientific evidence that heavy metals play a role in childhood autism. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
See below: The pt will allow stretching and strengthening of the neck muscles. ...Read more
Not established: The standard treatment for OCD is ssris and cbt, alone or preferably in combination. There are claims that neurofeedback can assist or replace cbt, but no studies of which I am aware. It can help reduce anxiety, which is typically a prominent feature of ocd; but, that might or might not help with the OCD symptoms themselves. ...Read more
Sometimes quite well: Neural therapy will not necessarily help everyone with fibromyalgia, but if someone has scar tissue creating "interference fields" it may be extremely helpful in reducing pain and improving function. Like many alternative therapies, there is little research demonstrating its effectiveness, but it is very safe and I have seen many patients have remarkable benefit from neural therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Speech therapy & GBS: Speech therapy can be very helpful to improve speech and promote safe swallowing in patients who have significant weakness of the tongue, palate and throat, or who have had a tracheostomy. Physical therapy can also be very helpful to attempt to minimize physical function deficits and prevent muscle wasting and joint contractures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Occupational therapists are trained in mangagement of upper extremity or arm problems. They also assist patients with functional transfers (bathroom) and activities of daily living. A behavioral therapist or psychologist would be more appropriate for a patient with bipolar disroder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Change Sleep habits: Cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt ) for insomnia is a very effective, non pill way to deal with insomnia. Usually a cbt course involves looking at sleep patterns and helps creating healthy sleep habits, schedules etc; it takes a few weeks, sometimes you need to pay out of pocket for it but results can last for a very long time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: It's the only treatment actually (other than doing nothing...) ...Read more
Sorry, no.: The only evidence-based treatment of autism is intensive, repetitive behavioral & educational therapy geared at the child's developmental age. When a young child is ready, "peer therapy" is effective, adult-supervised play with a neurotypical peer in multiple settings. Group therapy at age 6 & > is repetitive, rote training in basic skills. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Functional medicine is similar to orthomed. Some people with schizophrenia have mutations with methylation (like mthfr gene mutation). These defects completely throw off balanced production and elimination of important neurochemicals. Supplementation with methylb12, activated folate (folic acid) (5mthf), b6... In the right person can produce dramatic results. Quest or labcorp can run mthfr for $110... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It's promising: Oxytocin has potentially beneficial effects that are causing us to work further on assessing its value. There is enough info to suggest it plays a role in helping people "bond"/relate & also in decreasing anxiety. I've just begun using it with specific fda authorization in our autistic patients. We'll have more info soon. Limitations include short half-life & the overly dilute nasal spray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Tinnitus has to be workup by an ENT before going to sound therapy. At your age tinnitus usually is rare unless you are a musician or have been going to concerts a lot or exposed to loud noises. But certain brain conditions at your age can cause it too. See your ENT doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Massage/Cerebral An.: It is unlikely that massage therapy would "help with" a cerebral aneurysm. However, if as a result of the massage therapy the patients blood pressure was reduced or the patient was able to modify other risk factors, such as quitting smoking, the risk of aneurysm rupture might be reduced slightly. Always discuss therapies such as this with the physician treating your aneurysm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more
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