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Can craniosacral therapy help with autism?

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 more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

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


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Can chelation therapy help someone with autism?

Can chelation therapy help someone with autism?

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 more

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How can physical therapy help children with torticollis?

How can physical therapy help children with torticollis?

See below: The pt will allow stretching and strengthening of the neck muscles. ...Read more

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Can biofeedback therapy help a child with ocd?

Can biofeedback therapy  help a child with ocd?

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

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How well can neural therapy help with fibromyalgia?

How well can neural therapy help with fibromyalgia?

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 more

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Can physical and speech therapy help with guillain-barre syndrome?

Can physical and speech therapy help with guillain-barre syndrome?

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 more

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Can occupational therapy help bipolar disorder and how?

Can occupational therapy help bipolar disorder and how?

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 more

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How can cognitive behavioral therapy help with my sleep?

How can cognitive behavioral therapy help with my sleep?

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 more

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How can applied behavioral analysis therapy help an autistic child?

How can applied behavioral analysis therapy help an autistic child?

AUTISM: Treatment for an autistic child had improved a lot since there was emphasis on autism. They can live and function a normal life with various therapy available. ...Read more

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Will hyperbaric oxygen therapy help a child with autism?

Will hyperbaric oxygen therapy help a child with autism?

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 more

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Can orthomolecular medicine help with schizophrenia?

Can orthomolecular medicine help with schizophrenia?

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 more

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Can animal-assisted therapy help OCD patients?

Can animal-assisted therapy help OCD patients?

Yes: It can be of help in most psychiatric conditions i can think of. Many of my ocd patients receive great comfort from their pets and even often from their spouses:). Best wishes to you and any future therapy dogs you may know. ...Read more

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Will chiropractic manipulations be of any help to someone with with cerebral palsy?

Will chiropractic manipulations be of any help to someone with with cerebral palsy?

Can Help: Chiropractic may help improve quality of life, function, and reduce symptoms. It might be wise to look to a Chiropractic Neurologist or Functional Neurologist, as well as into low force techniques such as instrument based adjusting. ...Read more

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Does oxytocin help with autism?

Does oxytocin help with autism?

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 more

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Do kids with autism benefit from occupational therapy and how?

Yes: It helps to desensitize children with autism to normal world stimulation such as the feeling of clothing, or sounds or smells or sensations in the mouth. ...Read more

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Can sound therapy help with tinnitus?

Can sound therapy help with tinnitus?

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 more

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How can massage therapy help with a brain aneurysm?

How can massage therapy help with a brain aneurysm?

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 more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

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