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Can craniosacral therapy help with autism?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Osteopathy in the Cranial Field is the current accepted term and practitioners are licensed physicians or dentists. It is a gentle, safe treatment that addresses mechanical strains and fluid imbalance in the cranium. Practitioners have been able to help many children with Autism spectrum Disorders. The potential is only beginning to be explored. Cranialacademy.com has a doctor finder fxn.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
No reputable studles have demonstrated consistant improvement with these therapies.
Yes it is important to know the source. When a practioner is not certified or specially trained in pediatrics they can be suspect.

In brief: No
No reputable studles have demonstrated consistant improvement with these therapies.
Yes it is important to know the source. When a practioner is not certified or specially trained in pediatrics they can be suspect.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Craniosacral therapy is essentially quackery.
Please see stephen barrett, M.D.'s very well researched article on craniosacral therapy in quackwatch.Com. http://www.quackwatch.com/01quackeryrelatedtopics/cranial.html.

In brief: No
Craniosacral therapy is essentially quackery.
Please see stephen barrett, M.D.'s very well researched article on craniosacral therapy in quackwatch.Com. http://www.quackwatch.com/01quackeryrelatedtopics/cranial.html.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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