Autism or ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) is a condition that manifests itself in numerous symptoms and degrees of severity. These symptoms can include communication issues, repetitive behaviors, sensitivities to light and sound, aggressiveness, disinterest in normal activities, fixations and more. There are many different options available to manage and treat these symptoms that are all valid and helpful but there is another possibility that is not often recognized – naturopathic autism treatment in Monroe.
In conjunction with traditional means of treatment that include physical, occupational, speech and feeding therapies, natural remedies also aid in addressing problematic symptoms of the disorder. A naturopathic physician can aid in:
- Determining if there are any hormonal imbalances present, a lack of specific vitamins necessary for optimal bodily function and food or other allergies that may need to be addressed.
- According to Autism Speaks, some children with autism are deficient in certain nutrients and these children respond well to moderate doses of multivitamins. Natural supplements have shown great promise for improving symptoms, too.
- Making dietary changes like dramatically reducing or completely eliminating soy, casein, and gluten and focusing instead on more of the “whole” foods can have a dramatic positive effect. Adding probiotics can aid in reducing gastrointestinal distress that is common in children with this condition.
- Therapeutic intervention with acupressure, acupuncture and chiropractic adjustments can also be beneficial.
As each child on the autism spectrum is different, it is important to schedule an appointment with a professional for a personal evaluation and consultation to see what is right for your child and their specific set of symptoms. McQuinn Naturopathic offers customized autism treatment in Monroe that may be helpful for your child. Contact us at (425) 905-2487 for additional information.