Children Health - Can Autism Be Cured?
Autism is one most common form of brain development disorder and one in 166 child is diagnosed with some forms of autism. Children who are diagnosed with autism tend to have weak immune system and auto immune problems. Autism is defined as medical condition in which a child has some of the following impairments a) Speech b) Social and communication skills c) Limited interest d) Repetitive behaviour
Children Health – Autism Can Autism Be Cured ? Author Biography All articles By Kyle J. Norton Are For Information and Education Only, Please Consult With Your Doctor or Related Field Specialist Before Applying. All articles Written By Kyle J. Norton Are For Information and Education Only, Please Consult With Your Doctor or Related Field Specialist Before Applying. "Let You Be With Your Health, Let Your Health Be With You" Kyle J. Norton I have been studying natural remedies for disease prevention for over 20 years and working as a financial consultant since 1990. Master degree in Mathematics and BA in World Literature, teaching and tutoring math at colleges and universities before joining insurance industries. Part time Health, Insurance and Entertainment Article Writer. Autism- Definition and Causes of Autism I. Definition Autism is one most common form of brain development disorder and one in 166 child is diagnosed with some forms of autism. Children who are diagnosed with autism tend to have weak immune system and auto immune problems. Autism is defined as medical condition in which a child has some of the following impairments a) Speech b) Social and communication skills c) Limited interest d) Repetitive behaviour II. Causes of Autism 1. Antibiotic The conventional medicine tends to prescribe the mild form of anti biotic for infant and young children, if they are diagnoses with infection or inflammation. The side effect of medication, if overdoses or over uses increase the risk of nutrient deficiency, as resulting of good bacteria being destroyed, causing imbalance of micro bacteria in the digestive system. Also virus tends to produce resistance to antibiotic, leading to weakened immune system in defend our children's body against other invaders. 2. Vaccination While organic forms of mercury are more easily absorbed when ingested and some forms of mercury are eliminated from the body very slowly. Methyl Mercury in thimerosal is 50 times more toxic than its organic form. if the child can not remove it through natural secretion, it may be accumulated in the central nervous cell, leading to poisoning and damaging the nervous cells. 3. Environment toxins There are over 5000 man made chemicals in our environment and most of them are considered very toxins to us. The immune system of our children and infant is not strong as we are, if they are unintentional exposed to highly toxic materials, they may not be able to secret them, causing toxins accumulation in the liver and brain cells, leading to poisoning. 4. Infectious diseases There are many types of infectious diseases which can be transmitted easily to infants and children, because of imperfection of their immune system such as meningitis, causing inflammation to the central nervous system that damages the brain cells of the infants and children. 5. Food allergic reaction For what ever reason, certain food chemical compounds which are well tolerated by most of the children, can cause central nervous system inflammation. While the inflammation caused by food allergy can easily treat, but most parents or conventional doctors have made a mistake by not detecting them early, leading to psychological effect of development disorder. 6. Biochemical Abnormality Some infants was born with low in sulfur amino acid which are important for liver detoxification, causing weakened liver function in eliminating the toxins in the foods, air and drinks, leading to poison entering the blood stream and accumulating in brain, causing psychological problems. 7. Hypothyroidism Sub clinical hypothyroidism is a type of thyroid disease which can not be detected by conventional blood test, it is often found to associate with symptoms of low temperature, accompanied by cold feet and hands, pale complexion, late teething, difficulty with focusing in school, mood swings and developmental delays or mental retardation, causing weakened immune system and nutrient deficiency, leading to autism. For more information how to provide A Healthy Eating Guide To Combat Autism with Delicious, Great Cooking Tips, Easy, Yet Yummy Recipes. What to Avoids Children diagnosed with autism with impairments of speech, social and communication skill, limited interest, repetitive behaviour, etc. depending to severity of the symptoms may exhibit low tolerance or allergies to certain foods or chemicals, such as gluten and casein, impairment of digestion system such as yeast over growth in the intestine tract, weakened immune system such as decreased resistance to infection, respiratory and ear infection. It is important for parent and the benefits of the child avoided intake of food that promote the brain allergic reaction, the immune dysfunction, liver function in detoxification, etc. In this article, we will discuss what to avoid for children with autism. How to combat Your Child Autism Parent guide Discover Vital Information About Autism & Check For Autistic Traits - Get What Really Works. 1. Artificial ingredients Since most children with autism have poor digestive system and weakened immune system, intake of artificial ingredients will cause toxin accumulated in the body, leading to abnormality of liver function in toxins elimination, resulting in increasing the severity of the symptoms. a) Artificial colors Food color is any substance added in to the food to preserve its favors or to simulate a natural state of the foods with an aim to make customers to buy them. Although, they have been tested by the government food body to ensure its safety, but unfortunately, it has interfered the neurological processes, such as the behavior, personality and learning ability of children with or without autism if taken in high dose. It is said that some artificial ingredient such as FD & C Red No. 2 dye have shown to promote cancerous growth. Researcher found that removing the artificial colors from the autistic children diet; improve in attention deficit and hyperactivity behaviors dramatically. b) Artificial flavors Artificial flavors are any synthesized chemical added to manufactured foods to change or make its taste better such as banana - isoamyl acetate; cinnamon - ethyl cinnamate; orange - octyl acetate and pineapple - methyl butyrate; pear. It causes nervous tension including mental concentration, behavior, lost of energy and weakened immune response. It is said that long-term usage can increase your risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease and other degenerative conditions to children's central nervous system. c) Artificial preservatives Artificial preservatives are a group of chemical substances, such as BHT, nitrates, sulfites, sulfur dioxide, BHA, etc. added to food, sprayed on the outside of food, or added to certain medications with the purpose of preventing food from spoiling or discoloring. It causes allergic reactions in children, resulting in skin rashes or facial swelling and worsening asthma. d) Artificial Addictive Artificial addictive is defined as substances, adding to foods from the manufacture with the purpose of preservation, coloring, texture and flavor. Studies found that artificial additive can causes several types of cancer and tumor. Many of them have negative impacts in children with autism. i) Olestra Olestra is a fat substitute used in crackers and potato chips. It is type of additive can not be absorbed by the digestive system, leading to diarrhea, loose stools, abdominal cramps. ii) Monosodium glutamate (MSG) MSG is used as a flavor enhancer in many cooking and preservative foods. It is said that MSG can cause sensitive neurons to die. leading to headache, nausea or vomiting. e) Artificial sweeteners Artificial sweeteners is a synthesis sugar substituted substance. It has been used increasingly in replacing natural sugar in a wide range of products traditionally containing sugar. Studies found that artificial sweetener may increase risk of bladder and brain cancers. i) Sucralose It is 600 times as sweet as sugar and has been used in beverages, frozen desserts, chewing gum, baked goods, etc. and belongs to a class of chemicals called organochlorides. Some of them are considered toxic to our health. ii) Lead acetate It is an artificial sugar substitute made from lead, it causes lead accumulated in the body, leading to nervous symptoms. iii) Aspartame It is 200 times as sweet as sugar and can be used as a tabletop sweetener,frozen desserts, gelatins, etc. Researchers found that aspartame may increase the risk of brain damage and cancer. 2. Yeast extract It is also known as processed yeast products and has been used as food additives or flavourings under the name of monosodium glutamate (MSG). It contains glutamic acid which is classified as exitotoxins, and can cause brain damage in some studies. 3. Trans fat As we mentioned in many previous article, trans fat is the hydrogenated oil found in many commercial mayonnaise, margarine, and peanut butter etc. and can cause cholesterol building up in the arteries, leading to less blood circulation to the central nervous system, thus increasing the severity of the symptoms of autism and heart diseases and stroke. Some studies also found that trans fat causes brain, adrenal gland and thyroid tumors and cancers in some animal studies. 4. Gluten and casein a) Gluten Gluten and gluten-like proteins are found in wheat and other grains, including oats, rye, barley, bulgar, durum, etc. and extracted from flour by washing out the starch. It also has been used as artificial additive as a stabilizing agent in some foods. Intake of gluten may causes autoimmune disorder of the small intestine and symptoms of gastrointestinal disorder including chronic diarrhoea, failure to thrive and fatigue. b) Casein Casein is a protein found in milk and foods containing milk, such as cheese, butter, yogurt, etc. Studies found besides promoting cancer, it also increases the risk of bad cholesterol building up in the arteries, leading to heart diseases and stroke. Casein after intake can also be broken down to casomorphins, an chemical agent which is known to interfere with the function of neurotransmitter in transmitting information and decrease the immune response to foreign bacteria and virus invasion. 5. Non organic foods Non organic foods may contain i) Pesticides & Herbicides Pesticides & Herbicides is highly toxic. Because of their value of increasing the production of foods and prevent insect eating aways the profits of the growers, it have been widely uses in non organic farming. Intake of non organic foods may weakened the immune system as well as interfering the liver function in toxic elimination, leading to central nervous tension and exhibiting the symptoms of autism. ii) Contaminated Sewage Sludge The increasing uses of contaminated sewage sludge containing human waste, industrial waste and toxic chemicals as a fertilizer, causes crop contamination, leading to major chronic health problem, including increasing the severity of the nervous symptoms for children with autism. iii) Hormones & Antibiotics Animal fed with fed antibiotics, hormones, ground up remains of other animals causes hormone imbalance in our body, leading central nervous disorder, increasing the risk of irregular cell growth, and damaging the balance of beneficial bacteria in the intestines. 6. Refine products Refined products with little fiber release sugar in the blood stream quickly, causing the responses of pancreas to produce high level of insulin to neutralize it in a short period of time, that interferes with the normal function of central nervous system in controlling the concentration, focus and behaviour for children with autism. 7. Foods promote immune allergic reaction Since most children with autism have a weakened immune system, eating food promote the immune allergic reaction may cause immune system to attacks a normally harmless substance and interfere to the body’s own natural opioid and disable the enzymes that would break down these naturally occurring compounds, leading to inflammation and gastrointestinal disorder. For more information how to provide A Healthy Eating Guide To Combat Autism with Delicious, Great Cooking Tips, Easy, Yet Yummy Recipes. Click Here It is advice for parent with autistic child to keep a food diary and note of their child’s behaviours and symptoms alongside all the foods intake. This can help to identify the foods that cause immune allergic reaction and replay them with other foods containing at least the same nutrients. Please consult with your dietician or nutritional therapist before applying. Important Diet for Autistic Children Although medication and physical therapies are important for autistic children, without carefully chosen intake of foods with vital nutrients, they will be lessened their effectiveness. In some cases, it may contribute to severity of the symptoms if wrong kinds of food are taken as we mentioned in previous article. It is the responsibility of the parent of autistic children to record daily food intake and carefully observe the reaction of the child during early stage of diagnosis. There are some foods which may increase the autoimmune response, thus weakening the immune system in fighting the forming of cell oxidation and bacteria and virus. Others may decrease the blood circulation to cells, thus interfering with central nervous system in transmitting and regulating information, etc. Here are some important diet for autistic children's parent to consider. How to combat Your Child Autism Parent guide Discover Vital Information About Autism & Check For Autistic Traits - Get What Really Works. 1. Organic Foods a) Organic vegetables and fruits are grown in the friendly environment without being sprayed with harmful chemicals. They are expensive, comparing to conventional grown foods, but they have their unique benefits for children with autism. Since there are no protection from man made chemicals, the foods spoil easily, they must be rushed to the market as soon as they are harvested, thereby decreasing the loss of nutrients in the foods. If you can buy them fresh, they must be good. Since most autistic children are diagnosis with deficiency of vitamin B6, zinc, selenium and magnesium, please make sure all vegetables and fruits chosen containing high amount of them. b) Organic meat It is important that parent who would like to feed their autistic children with meat for intake of protein, please make sure that the animals are organic growth. Otherwise, the existence of growth hormone injected or fed to the animals may interfere with the function of central nervous system in regulating the production of the child's hormones, thus increasing the severity of the symptoms and brain tumors and cancers as we mentioned in previous article. It is for the child's benefit, if the parent can replace them with soy based protein or make sure that the animals are organic growth. 2. Blood circulation a) Essential fatty acids Fatty acid besides is vital for the function liver fat and protein metabolism, it also plays an important role in helping our cell in information transmitting as well as reducing the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the blood stream.. b) Garlic Garlic is considered as one the super foods, containing certain substances, besides decreasing the forming of plaque accumulated in the arterial wall, it also makes the blood thinner, thereby increasing the circulatory function in transporting the blood throughout our body, including the nervous system, leading to reducing symptoms of autism. Children who take the blood thinner medication should consult with their doctor before applying. c) Oranges Orange contains high amount of vitamin C and bioflavonoids besides helping to increase immune system in fighting against autoimmune dysfunction and cells oxidation, they also help to strengthen the capillary walls and increase blood flow in the body. d) Watermelon Watermelons are rich in lycopene which not only helps to prevent the irregular cell growth, including tumor and cancer in the brain, but also reduces a build-up of plaque in the arterial wall, thus increasing the circulatory system in transporting oxygen and nutrient to the body cells' need, including central nervous system. 3. Detoxification a) Leaf green vegetable Besides containing high amount of vitamin C and other vital vitamins and minerals, it also contains high amount of chlorophyll, one of the substance not only helps to strengthen the arterial wall and decrease the level of bad cholesterol in the blood stream, but also cleanse the body toxins, including heavy metals. b) Lemons It is said that high amount of vitamin C in lemon helps to convert accumulated toxins into the a water soluble form and eliminate it through kidney urinary secretion. c) Garlic Besides it is important to make our blood thinner for better circulation and increase the immune function in fighting against cell oxidation, it also helps to activate liver enzymes in toxins elimination. d) Broccoli sprouts It contains high amount of phytochemicals called isothiocyanates, besides helping to inhibit carcinogenesis and tumorigenesis, it also is considered as enzyme-stimulating agent, helping to reduce inflammation and increase the body in toxins elimination. There are many more vegetables and fruits have the same functions as above such as cabbage, broccoli, psyllium, etc., please make sure you chose the one that your child likes it. 4. Immune system a) Soy food Soy food contains high amount of plant based protein. Research studies show that deficiency of high-quality protein can result in depletion of immune cells, leading to inability of the body to make antibodies, and other immune-related problems. b) Carrots Carrot contains high amount of beta carotene which can be converted from vitamin A, it is a powerful antioxidant which not only helps to improve immune system in fighting against irregular cells growth, but also prevents the immune function abnormal function, attacking the body cells. c) Cold water fish Cold water fish contains high amount of essential fatty acids, which not only helps to improve the central nervous system in information transmitting, but also is vital for liver function in fighting against toxins accumulating in the body. d) Squash Besides it contains many vital vitamins and minerals, its beta glucans helps to modulate and activate the immune system , thereby increasing the immune function and decreasing the risk of autoimmune diseases, allergies, or yeast infection and inflammation. 5. Digestive problem Since most children with autism are found to have digestive problem, caused by imbalance of microorganism in the gastrointestinal tract a) Foods contain digestive enzyme Since most children with autism have a problem in digesting the complex foods, including those with high fiber. Adding rich digestive enzyme foods help to improve the digestive system in absorbing vital vitamins and minerals, thus decreasing the risk of immune dysfunction and elevating the symptoms of autism caused by nutrients deficiency. b) The pH balance Maintaining the corrected levels of Ph helps to reduce the risk of over growth of harmful bacteria in the gastrointestinal track and increase the production of digestive enzyme in absorbing vital nutrients for our body. It is said that the autistic child need to have the right levels of magnesium and potassium to maintain a pH balance between 6.5 and 7.5. for protein synthesis and enzyme activity. Foods containing high amount of digestive enzymes include sprout, legume, papaya and pineapple. 6. Central nervous system a) Soy Besides containing high amount of calcium and other vital vitamins and minerals as well as phyto chemicals which are vital for immune system in guarding our body against infection and inflammation, its protein also helps to improve the brain function as a neurotransmitters, because most neurotransmitters are made from amino acids including tryptophan and tyrosine of the protein in food we consume, thus decreasing the severity of the autistic symptoms. b) Spinach and strawberry Spinach and strawberry contains high amount of antioxidants which helps to decrease the risk of free radical forming in the central nervous system thereby, increasing the brain cells' functions in regulating the hormone production of glands and improving the transportation of information. c) Amino acid Dietary protein is required to be broken down into the amino acids for our body to function, including neurotransmitters, hormones, DNA, enzymes. therefore intake of food with good sources of protein will help to decrease the symptoms of nervous irregular function for children with autism. There are 2 kinds of dietary protein a) Complete protein containing all eight essential amino acids includes fish and meat, fowl and eggs, cheese and yogurt. b) Incomplete protein containing some of the 8 essential amino acids includes grains and legumes, beans and right, but you can combine the incomplete protein to make up a complete protein such as rice and beans. Since a complete protein is necessary for improving the brain cell’s function, not all complete protein risk foods are good for autistic children, some of them may causes allergic reaction as well as interfering the digestive enzyme in nutrients absorption, please consult with your doctor or dietician before applying. For more information how to provide A Healthy Eating Guide To Combat Autism with Delicious, Great Cooking Tips, Easy, Yet Yummy Recipes. Click Here It is advice for parent with autistic child to keep a food diary and note of their child’s behaviours and symptoms alongside all the foods intake. This can help to identify the foods that cause immune allergic reaction and replay them with other foods containing at least the same nutrients. Please consult with your dietician or nutritional therapist before applying. How to Treat Autism In Conventional Perspective A. Diagnosis For the disease to be treated effectively, the conventional doctor first has to diagnose what causes the symptoms of the disease or diseases. It is helped by blood test, logical screen, psychological and physical examination, etc. The diagnosis of children with development disorder is always a stressful and time consuming road for both parent and children, because each doctor in conventional medicine mostly specializes in one field and can not make any suggestion outside of his or her professional judgement. You may be recommended to see other specialists if one found to be necessary. Since autism is complex disease, it requires a team of doctor before it can be diagnosed correctly and many wrong diagnosis have been done, leading to overwhelming pressure and time wasting to the parent and their children. Fortunately, many cases of autism have been correctly diagnosed and are treated accordingly. To avoid wasting your time, here is the basic list of doctors and specialists who have been required for all children with development disorder to be diagnosed correctly. a. Development and behaviour pediatrician b. Paediatric neurologist c. Children psychiatrist d. Children psychologist e. Speech and language pathologist f. Occupational therapist g. Physical therapist h. Play therapist i. Social worker Some children may require more or less specialists than the list above in their road to find a cure, but we believe the list is a basic team for fast and corrected diagnosis. B. Types of conventional treatment 1. Animal therapy Animal therapy focus to improve in the inter action between the child and animal, thereby increasing the child confident in building relation ship as well as sensory and motor issues. 2. Auditory integration therapy The program uses modified music and sound with an aim to correct the problems of child's in processing and understanding speech and sound. 3. Augmentative communication Augmentative communication helps to support the child's communication output by acting as a bridge until speech develops or by providing an alternative if speech fails to develop. It includes picture exchange communication, picture and symbol displays, technological support for communication, sign language and body language. 4. Behaviour treatments The aims of behaviour treatment is to help the autistic children to overcome the emotional, behavioural and cognitive dysfunction through a goal-oriented, systematic procedure. It is said that this types of treatment have proven to be successful in treating mood, anxiety, personality, eating, substance abuse, and psychotic disorders in some degrees. 5. Chelation Since children with autism have a weakened secretion system, Cchelation helps to remove heavy metals accumulated in the brain through medication taken by IV or by mouth or rubbed on the skin. Although, it is a new treatment, in theory, it decreases physical and behaviour problems. 6. Diet Daily diet is always important for autistic or non autistic children. Since most autistic children have problem of weakened immune system and problem with toxic elimination, intake of foods which help to strengthen immune and improve toxin secretion will do no harm while avoiding intake of foods which may elevate the allergic and gastrointestinal problem are always essential. Choosing fresh and organic foods carefully will always help to reduce metabolic conditions for autistic children. 7. Discrete trial training Discrete trial training is a program which helps to improve the basic skills for autistic children a) Pre learning skills such as sit, attending, look at your class mate and teacher, etc. b) Safe skills such as know their name, address, parent phone number, etc Before the children can proceed the more complex language, academic and social skills by beginning of with a breaking off the skills into small part and taught in repetitive drills. The process of the children is record and rewarded if the response is appropriate. 8. Facilitated communication The program helps the non verbal students to communicate with others while someone helps to support their hands and arm. 9. Immunological treatments The types of therapy helps to alter immune system deficit for children with autism, including steroid, infusion and intravenous munoglobulin, depending to the child's diagnosis. These treatments may carry long term health risk. There are many herbs which can help such as ginko boliba if you want to use herb or other alternative treatment for this type of disorder, please consult with your doctor before applying. 10. Medication Medicine used by conventional medicine to treat some symptoms of autism such as hyperactive, anxiety, moodswing, seizure, gastrointestinal disorder have been proven very effective, but with some side effects, therefore it is for the child benefit to keep the dose as low as possible a ) Tranquilizers i) Effects Tranquilizers include thioridazine (Mellaril), chlorpromazine (Thorazine), haloperidol (Haldol) and risperidol (Risperdal) which help to treat symptoms of behaviour problem by regulating the production of dopamine, thereby increasing their attention and concentration in school and at home thus making them more able to learn. ii) Side effect of tranquilizers include *Sedation or sleepiness. ** Less common side effects include changes in the function of the liver, effects on blood cells, restlessness or agitation, sensitivity of the skin to the sun, and true allergic reactions *** Re occurrence of the symptoms if the medication is stopped b) Serotonin-specific reuptake inhibitor i) Effects It works well for children with depression and anxiety disorders, by regulating the production of serotonin which is vital for responsible and controlling the fundamental physiological aspects of the body ii) Side effects *Urinary retention ** Easily agitated or upset. *** Dizziness and Fatigue **** Change in appetite and sleep and etc. 11. Musical therapy Musical therapy focus in using music through singing, movement and musical instruments to assist learning of language, communication and social skills. 12. Occupational therapy Occupational therapy is a type of program, helping to compromise physically, intellectually or emotionally to integrate coping skills into their lives in order to perform necessary tasks. but for children with autism, the main goal of occupational therapy is to integrate sensory perception through recognition and interpretation of sensory stimuli based chiefly on memory, therefore it helps the child to gain a more peaceful frame of mind and concentrate on certain tasks. 13. Play therapy Play therapy is focus in using plays to improve the language, speech, communication, emotional and social skills. 14. Physical therapy Physical therapy is also known as physiotherapy. The main goal of this program is to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability for the children with autism, such as walking, jumping, running, etc. so that the children can increase their physical strength, balance and motility as well as better sensory integration. 15. Rapid-prompting method Soma Mukhopadhyay is the founder of rapid-prompting method. The method involves constant, fast-paced questioning and combined with the use of a low-tech alphabet board for spelled communication to keep the students attention and prompt rapid response from the students. 16. Recreational therapy encouraging the child to participate in some types of sport such as swimming, gymnastic, dance etc., thereby increasing the child awareness of social interaction. 17. Relationship development intervention Relationship development intervention believes autism children can adapt to authentic emotional relationships with others and different environments if they are given opportunity to learn them in a gradual, systematic way by using highly structured games, exercises, back and forth focused communication, share experience and plays with others of that help to build up the experience of interacting in social relationships. 18. Social skill group Children plays together under supervision of parents and specialist such as psychologist, this helps to improve the social interaction and social skills, thereby increasing the child awareness of inappropriate behaviours and interest in playing with other children. 19. Social story By telling simple story with lots of pictures and sometimes words, the program improves the autistic children self help and social skills and prepare the child for the change of routine and in new environment. 20. Son-rise Son-rise is one of the method has been taught to parent with autistic children in the 70s, unfortunately there are no published independent study has tested the efficacy of the program. The program believes by accepting autistic children as they are, with no prejudgement and interacting with them with positive, enthusiastic way as well as encouraging the children in more meaningful communication of that can help the children overcome verbal and social interactive deficit. 21. Speech and language therapy It is a program designed to improve the autistic children ability in speech production, vocal production, swallowing difficulties and language needs and the use of language. The program can be run through different contexts including schools, hospitals, and private clinic or therapist's office. 22. Treatment and education of autism and related communication- handicap It is a class program with the aim to teach autistic children independent work, life by communication and social skills by focusing in repetitive routines, picture schedules and structural settings. 23. Verbal behaviour It is first discovered by Skinner, a psychologist. It helps the children to language and speech by breaking off the sentence into small part and taught in systematic way by assessing the minute details of initial and progress communication skills through gaps filling. Parent is requested to response and rewards their child as well. As the communicative skills progress, the children are taught to make request, ask question and engage in more complex conversation. The program is only a theory with little experimental research until recently. 24. Vision therapy Vision therapy may be necessary, if the child is suspected to have problem of seeing or understanding and learning for what he or she see. 25. Vitamins and supplements Since children with autism is lack of vitamin B6, vitamin E and other trace minerals, it is no harm if they are taken in small dose. If you want to use them or high doses, please consult with your child's doctor before applying. In fact, there are no single type of treatment which is likely to be effective for all children and all families. Instead, intervention will need to be adapted to individual needs and the value of approaches. For more information how to provide A Healthy Eating Guide To Combat Autism with Delicious, Great Cooking Tips, Easy, Yet Yummy Recipes. How to Treat Autism A Nutritional Perspective A. Vitamins a) Vitamin A Vitamin A helps to prevent the forming of free radical and improve immune function. It is an important vitamin, because most children with autism have weakened immune system, it is said that vitamin A helps to support immune memory and improve eye contact and behaviour of children with autism, if taking together with vitamin D. b) Vitamin B complex Vitamin B complex is a family vitamin, including thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6) , folic acid (B9) cyanocobalamin (B12) and choline. They work together to enhance function of the others, therefore deficiency of one B vitamin may reduce the effectiveness of the others. Vitamin B complex helps to improve function of nervous system and glands by creating enzymes needed by the brain. i) Vitamin B1 Besides assisting the proper functioning of the heart, it also helps to improve the brain and central nerve system cells' function in transmitting information. Study shows that vitamins B1 helps to improve test scores for children with autism. It can be found in Green, leafy vegetables, including spinach and peas. ii) Vitamin B2 Besides it is important for helps for building healthy DNA, it also helps to improve mental function and control stress by increasing the production of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase which is a rare genetic defect in some children with autism. iii) Vitamin B3 Besides it is important for the production energy metabolism; it also helps to increases cerebral blood flow, thereby decreasing the risks of nervous symptoms such as emotional problems, irritability, memory loss, etc. iv) Vitamin B6 It is said that vitamin B6 decreases behavioural problems, improves eye contact and attention span, and learning ability for children with autism, if working together with magnesium. v) Folic acid Folic acid also known as vitamin B9, it is vital in maintaining healthy brain, cell production and DNA duplication. Most children with autism are found to have folic acid deficiency, resulting in neurological problems, including slow thinking, depression, memory loss and digestive disorder. vi) Vitamin B 12 Besides helping to improve the absorption of all essential nutrients into the body, it also enhances the proper function of the nervous system and the brain to work as they should, thereby decreasing the risks of nervous symptoms, including developmental regression, memory problems, slow thinking, anxiety and depression. c) Vitamin C Besides best known for its antioxidant in fighting against the forming of free radicals and bacteria and virus, it is also crucial to brain function. Some studies show that vitamin C helps to remove toxins from our body as well as heavy metals accumulated in the brain. In some studies vitamin C increases the IQ scores in normal and Down's children and decreases confusion and depression for children with autism. d) Vitamin E Study shows that vitamin E helps to improve verbal speech for children with autism, if taking together with Omega 3 fatty acid. B. Minerals a) Magnesium Magnesium is vital for the proper functioning of brain and muscle cells. Study shows that magnesium has significant positive effects on behavior in children with autism if taking together with vitamin B6. Magnesium can be found abundantly green vegetables, seeds, nuts, and whole grains. b) Zinc picolinate Zinc is not only important for lower elevated levels of other minerals such as copper, it also helps to improve the function of nervous system and gastrointestinal tract, thereby decreasing the risk of nervous tension and increasing the digestive system in absorbing vital vitamins and minerals. c) Calcium It besides is a very important mineral for strong bone, it also plays an important role in neurological function in transmitting messages. Deficiency of calcium causes nervous tension, resulting in unpleasant dispositions, temper tantrums, muscles twitch and spasms, restless and insomnia. d) Selenium Selenium besides is one of essential enzymes, preventing the forming of free radical in the brain cells, it also is vital for for the production of glutathione which helps to eliminate the toxic metals and other harmful man made chemicals in our body. e) Sulfates Most children with autism have low or no ability to convert compounds to sulfate, leading to inability of the body in protect itself against environmental chemicals and some chemicals produced within the body, leading to nervous tension as resulting of environment toxins accumulated in some parts of the body. g) Iodine Iodine is vital for regulating the normal function of thyroid gland and preventing mental retardation. Most children with autism are found to have iodine deficiency, leading to behaviour problems. f) Potassium Some children with autism may experience low muscle tone as resulting of deficiency of low levels of potassium in the body, or inability of the body in absorbing potassium because of low levels of magnesium. C. Other supplements a) Taurine Taurine is one amino acid which not only helps to calm the brain and inhibits the excitation of nerve cells, it also helps to blocks the excito-toxic effects of glutamate and aspartate, resulting in lessening the risk of extremely hyperactive and regression. b) Glutamine It is a precursor to the antioxidant glutathoine. Besides helping to prevent excessive cells oxidation, thus decreasing the risk of abnormal transmitting information of brain cells due to impaired cellular membranes, it also improves the digestive enzyme and probiotics to the gastrointestinal tract, thereby restoring the integrity of the digestive system. c) Glutathione Glutathione is found in the liver, it helps the liver to detoxify many harmful compounds through the bile secretion. Beside helping to protect our body against cells oxygen oxidation and increase the neorological function, it also replenishes the gastrointestine tract. d) Carosine It is said that carosine helps to enhance neurological function, including behavior, language, eye contact and speech. Studies shows that intake of carosine helps to improve the brain in controlling emotion, epileptic activity, cognitive, expressive speech, and abstract thinking for some children with autism. e) Melatonin Melatonin is a type of hormone which is produced by our brain to make us falling to sleep and normally used as sleep aid medicine for children. Since most children with autism having behavior problem, including sleep disturbance, melatonin improves the combination of better sleep, better control of biological rhythms and high anti-oxidant effect. No matter how good, it is, it is still a types of hormone, please consult with the children doctors before applying. f) DMSA DMSA is an oral chelating agent that helps to remove mercury and other metals from the body, including toxic heavy metals in the brain, resulting in improvement in social reciprocity for children with autism. g) Coenzyme Q 10 Coenzyme Q 10 besides is important in maintaining a healthy immune system, it also helps improve the neurological functions by getting more oxygen to the brain and central nervous system, resulting in increasing energy as resulting of of the ATP energy cycle and improving mental alertness. h) Essential Fatty Acids Essential fatty acids Omega 3 and Omega 6, besides helping to maintain the normal function of brain cells, and decreasing the cholesterol in the blood stream. it also places an important role in enhancing the attention spans and improving concentration for children with autism. Essential fatty acids Omega 3 and 6 can be found in cold water fish, flax seed oil, olive oil and nuts and seeds How To Treat Autism In Traditional Chinese Perspective. I. Definition Unlike conventional medicine, traditional Chinese medicine defines autism as a health condition of five delays, five weakness and middle burner stagnation 1. 5 delays (wuchi) is also meant 5 kinds of retardation in which represent the delay of a) Hair growth b) Teeth eruption or development c) Standing d) Walking and e) Speaking 2. 5 weakness (wuruan) is also meant 5 kinds of flaccidity in which represent the weakness and softness of a) Neck b) Mouth c) Upper extremities d) Lower extremities and e) Muscles 3. Middle burner stagnation (ganji) is also meant disorders of organs which are located above the belly button and below the heart and lung, including the diaphragm and includes the spleen in which represents a) Malnutrition and b) Foods stagnation II. Symptoms of Autism Before discussing further, let us recapture the symptoms of autism. A. Here is The Autism symptoms checklist from the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders). A.A. A total of six (or more) items from (1), (2), and (3), with at least two from (1), and one each from (2) and (3) (1) qualitative impairment in social interaction, as manifested by at least two of the following: a) marked impairments in the use of multiple nonverbal behaviors such as eye-to-eye gaze, facial expression, body posture, and gestures to regulate social interaction b) failure to develop peer relationships appropriate to developmental level c) a lack of spontaneous seeking to share enjoyment, interests, or achievements with other people, (e.g., by a lack of showing, bringing, or pointing out objects of interest to other people) d) lack of social or emotional reciprocity ( note: in the description, it gives the following as examples: not actively participating in simple social play or games, preferring solitary activities, or involving others in activities only as tools or"mechanical" aids ) (2) qualitative impairments in communication as manifested by at least one of the following: a) delay in, or total lack of, the development of spoken language (not accompanied by an attempt to compensate through alternative modes of communication such as gesture or mime) b) in individuals with adequate speech, marked impairment in the ability to initiate or sustain a conversation with others c) stereotyped and repetitive use of language or idiosyncratic language d) Lack of varied, spontaneous make-believe play or social imitative play appropriate to developmental level (3) Restricted repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior, interests and activities, as manifested by at least two of the following: a) Encompassing preoccupation with one or more stereotyped and restricted patterns of interest that is abnormal either in intensity or focus b) Apparently inflexible adherence to specific, nonfunctional routines or rituals c) Stereotyped and repetitive motor mannerisms (e.g hand or finger flapping or twisting, or complex whole body movements) d) Persistent preoccupation with parts of objects A.B. Delays or abnormal functioning in at least one of the following areas, with onset prior to age 3 years: (1) Social interaction (2) Language as used in social communication (3) Symbolic or imaginative play A.C. The disturbance is not better accounted for by Rett's Disorder or Childhood Disintegrative Disorder B. Symptoms of Autism in TCM perspective 1. Chronic bronchitis 2. Chronic gastritis 3. Chronic hepatitis 4. Distension of the chest, dizziness 5. Nausea 6. Peptic ulcer 7. Profuse phlegm 8. Schizoid personality behavior 9.Vomiting 10. Anxiety 11. Bitter taste 12. Loss of consciousness 13. Shyness 14. Slight thirst 15. Red tongue 16. Greasy-yellow coating 17. Slippery-rapid pulse 18. Rapid-wiry pulse 19. Etc. and the list also includes the symptoms of Kidney, spleen and lung deficiency and liver heat and heart yin and qi deficiency as we will mentioned below. III. General analysis in traditional Chinese perspective (differentiations) 1. Kidney Kidney essence (Jing) is vital for fetus develops properly. If the kidney essence ( in this case, it is the prenatal essence) is weak and deficient (that is the case of autism), the fetus is underdeveloped, leading to weakened constitution and internal weather and physical and mental retardation. a) Kidney produces marrow to fill the brain, this controlling the brain in garnering the intelligence and concentration as well as in charge of a person's will and determination. b) Kidney channels opens to the ears Any hearing disorder can be attributed to kidney qi deficiency c) Controlling the hair growth The slow depletion of kidney essence is associated with aging, we have less hair as we get older. e) In charge of fluid metabolism The kidneys control the bladder in holding and releasing fluid and for the large and small intestines to separate pure and turbid. Now we can see how kidney deficiency can cause symptoms of autism by comparing the function of kidney and the symptoms above. Any disorder related to hearing is attributed to kidney deficiency 2. Spleen Spleen is an organ responsible for qi and food absorption, transformation and distribution after food intake entering the stomach. a) Muscles and tissues in the body It is the organ that helps to nourish and develop the muscles and tissues in the body. Its channel opens to the extremities of 4 limbs. b) One to the mouth Any function of the mouth is depended to the spleen qi, if the qi is weak, it may affect the blood in tongue nourishment and taste. c) Mental related problem It is said that the capacity of thinking and remembering is depended totally psychological activity of spleen. If the spleen can not control the qi and blood that it sends to the brain and heart, leading to forgetfulness and inability to think logically. d) Control downward moment of the secretion of turbid of bladder, large intestine. e) Control the upward movement of qi to supply blood and qi movement of heart and lung. 3. Heart The heart is considered as an emperor of the body organs, because it governs the circulation of blood and qi in transporting the nutrient to the body needs. It is said that the heart control the "shen" (spirit) and open to tongue. a) Metal activity Deficiency of heart causes lack of enthusiasm and vitality, mental restlessness, depression, insomnia, despair. b) Emotional and physical reaction It controls the movement of body involuntary auto expression such as facial expression, gesture, sighing, body movement, etc. c) The use of speech As it open to the tongue. d) Metal thinking Such as self awareness, self control, thinking, remembering, censoring the information received. For more information how to provide A Healthy Eating Guide To Combat Autism with Delicious, Great Cooking Tips, Easy, Yet Yummy Recipes. 4. Liver Liver is considered as an organ in charge of blood formation and storing and assistance of blood circulation through its upright qi. It open to the eye, therefore any disorder of eye related symptoms can be considered as liver abnormal function. a) Emotion Any expression of emotion such as anger, resentment, frustration, irritability, bitterness can distort the blood flow through the blood vessel and qi flow through the channels. b) Digestive tracts (spleen and stomach) It also controls the downward movement of stomach and upward movement of qi of the spleen. c) Prenatal energy Since it links to the penetrating and conception vessels, it nourishes the yang in men and yin in women, there by helping kidney in regulating the women menstrual cycle and menstruation. d) Open to the eye Any eye related disorder is considered to liver problem. e) Logical thinking It governs the information collection through precisely thinking before making decision. 5. Lung Lung is considered as an organ in controlling the qi movement and respiration. a) Regulating the downward and outward movement It regulates the downward movement of qi and fluid sent by spleen and spread also expand them to the entire body by discharging waste through sweating. b) Open to the nose It controls the breathing and smelling of the human body. Disorders may cause stuffy nose, running nose and inability to smell, leading asthma, coughing, etc. c) Controlling the skin and hair As it expands out ward to the entire body, it moistens the hair and skin, thereby reducing the risk of skin diseases and loss of hair. d) Constrict emotion Such as grief, sadness, detached, etc. As we went through the function of 5 zang organs and compare them with the symptoms as we mention in II, we can see that autism not only is caused by congenital deficiency, but also deficiency of all zang fu organs. IV. Causes of autism 1. External causes External causes can be classified as prenatal and postnatal causes a) Prenatal causes Autism can be caused by physical damage to the kidney of the unborn or emotional stress causes of kidney damage when he or she still in the womb of the mother due to intake of food additives, preservatives or environment pollution. b) Postnatal causes i. It may be caused by the intake of man made chemical entering the baby body such as food additives, preservatives, environment pollution, artificial ingredients, etc. and vaccinations' affects. ii) It may be caused by the mother diet that affects the baby spleen function in food digestion and absorption, if the mother is breast feeding. iii) It can be caused by the mother emotional stress the affect the liver qi function in the baby, leading to liver qi stagnation. 2. Prenatal deficiency For what ever reason, traditional Chinese medicine indicates that prenatal deficiency of autism is caused by emotional stress such as seven emotions: anger, joy, pensiveness, grief, fear, shock and sadness of the mother when the baby still in the womb, leading to kidney qi deficiency and that affects all other organs of the baby before the baby is born. 3. Postnatal disorders a) Spleen deficiency and symptoms Since the spleen in the organ in-charge of food essence and qi absorption and qi and fluid transformation and distribution, deficiency of kidney causes excessive accumulation of fluid, leading to dampness in the digestive system that affects the function of kidney in nourishing the body muscles causing muscles underdevelopment that controls the moto skill. Excessive accumulation of dampness also increases the risk of forming of phlegm in the digestive system that causes digestive disorder and affects the stomach in vitamins and mineral absorption, causing malnutrition’s and foods stagnation. Symptoms of spleen deficiency include i) Weakness, ii) Pale complexion, bright face iii) Shallow breathing iv) Low, soft voice v) Little desire to speak vi) Poor appetite vii)Prolonged headache viii) Fatigue ix) Etc. b) Liver heat and symptoms Liver besides is the organ in blood formation and storing, it also is vital in assisting the heart in blood circulation. If the dampness is allowed to accumulate in a prolong period of time, it may generates liver heat, leading to blood hyperactive that affect the liver function in controlling the emotional factors such as anger, resentment, frustration, irritability, bitterness and logical thinking resulting in symptoms of metal retardation. Symptoms of liver heat include i) Headache ii) Irritability iii) Anger, iv) Dizziness v) Bitter taste in the mouth vi) Red face and red eyes vii) sleep disturbance viii) Insomnia xi) Constipation xii) Etc. c) Heart qi deficiency and symptoms As we mentioned above, the accumulation of dampness in the baby body for a prolong period of time causes the production of phlegm accumulated in the body organs. If phlegm is accumulated in the heart organ, it may affect the function in controlling metal activity, such as lack of enthusiasm and vitality, mental restlessness, depression, insomnia, despair, leading to symptom of autism. Symptoms of heart qi deficiency include i) Shortness of breath and/or ii) oppression in the chest, iii) Sweating, iv) Fatigue v) Pale complexion, vi) Avoid connect with people, vii) Difficult making conversation, viii) trouble with intentional communication ix) Lack of emotion. x) Etc. d) Heart yin deficiency and symptoms Heart yin may be deficiency if the dampness is accumulated for a prolong period of time, it causes the rise of heat or heat generated due to liver qi deficiency to move blood smoothly through the blood vessels, leading to hypertension that causes the inability in controlling self awareness, self control, thinking, remembering, censoring the information received. Symptoms of heart yin deficiency include i) Palpitations, ii) Irritability, dream disturbed iii) Sleep disturbance, easily startled, iv) Insomnia v) Anxiety vi) Restless vii) Sweating viii) Dry mouth, throat, and lips, cankers of the tongue, ix) Avoid public speaking, x) Difficulty in meaningful speech xi) Poor memory xii) Fever xiii) Etc. e) Kidney deficiency and symptoms As we mention many time, kidney is the organ that control the development of the baby. Deficiency of kidney either caused by prenatal or postnatal health conditions affect the growth of the bone and marrow of the baby, leading to delay of hair growth, teeth eruption or development, standing, walking and speaking. Symptoms of kidney deficiency include i) Late puberty ii) Fatigue iii) Weakness and dizziness, iv) Night sweats or cold extremities v) Delayed development in children vi) Constitutional weakness vii) Disorders of urination viii) Etc. f) Lung qi deficiency and symptoms As the kidney no long function in moving qi and fluids upward, it affects the function of lung qi in controlling the downward movement to support the entire body system and respiration that affect the vocal cord function in phonetic development, leading to delay of speech. On the other hand, deficiency of lung qi can cause depletion of the fluids of the lungs or heat generated due to over accumulated of dampness, thus increasing the risk of catching cold and bacteria and virus. Symptoms of lung qi deficiency include Cough i) Fatigue ii) Asthma iii) Cough iv) Shortness of breath v) Tiredness vi) Weak and low voice vii) Watery sputum viii) Lack of vitality ix) Weaken immune system x) Etc. V. Treatments with Chinese herbs a) Spleen deficiency i) Codonopsis (Dan shen) Codonopsis is considered as a poor man's ginseng, native to Asia and neutral in nature. It besides has been used in traditional Chinese medicine in lowering or boosting the ability of the body in tolerating stress, it also used to improve spleen function in absorbing food qi by increasing the stomach function in foods digestion. ii) Ginseng (ren shen) Ginseng is also known as radix ginseng or Asian ginseng, native to northern China, Korea, and eastern Siberia and warm in nature. It besides has been used over thousand of years in qi tonification, it also is spleen and stomach tonic herbs by improving the qi and fluid formation and transformation in the body. iii) Astragalus ( huang qi) Astragalus is also known huang qi in TCM, warm in nature and native to all regions of the Northern Hemisphere. It besides has been used to promote urinary secretion, it also is a spleen and stomach tonic herb by restoring the prolapsed qi of spleen. b) Liver heat i) Yin chen hao (Agrostis capillaris) Agrostic cappilaris in warm in nature and native to Eurasia. It has been used in TCM in treating jaundice, clearing damp heat from the liver caused by excessive fluid accumulation and moving qi and blood and relieving liver congestion. ii) Reishi mushroom Reishi mushroom is also known as lucky fungus and neutral in nature. It has been used in TCM over thousand of years in strengthen the immune system and treating acute liver inflammation as well as protecting the liver against formation of heat. iii) Gan cao Gan cao also known as licorice root and warm in nature. It has not only been used to treat digestive disorder due to spleen and stomach qi deficiency, but also for clearing liver heat and tonifying liver fire. iv) Milk Thistle seed milk thistle is also known as silybum marianum, its seed is a liver tonic herb, besides helping to to restore the qi stagnation caused by environment toxins, it also improves the liver function in blood and qi function by regenerating the liver's cell. c) Heart qi deficiency i) Huang Qi Huang qi also known as astragalus. Besides having an effectiveness in promoting urinary and tonifying the spleen qi, it also is a common herb used to tonify heart qi and blood. ii) Ren Shen Renshen also is known as ginseng root and warm in nature. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine in promoting qi and blood circulation. iii) Dan Shen Dan shen is also known as red sage root or a poor man ren shen. It has been used to improve blood circulation, break up blood stasis, by promoting qi circulation. iv) Fu Zi Fu zi is also known as monkshood root and hot in nature. It has been used to tonify heartyang qi by unblocking vessels and improving circulation. d) Heart yin deficiency i) Long yan rou Long Yan rou is also known as long yan fruit and hot in nature. It is one of many herb that helps to tonifying the heart yang by nourishing blood and improving blood circulation. ii) Da Zao Da Zao is also known as Chinese date or jujube. It helps to nourish the heart yin and enrich the blood and blood flow. iii) Fu Zi Fu zi is also known as monkshood root and hot in nature. It has been used to tonify heart yang qi by unblocking vessels and improving circulation. e) Kidney deficiency i) Rehmannia glutinosa (shu li huang) Rehmannia glutinose besides has been used in traditional Chinese medicine in treating kidney disorder, it also helps to restore the balance of yin and yang qi of the kidney resulting in increasing the kidney function in fluid distribution and promoting healthy reproductive organs. ii) .Morinda root ( ba ji tian) Morinda root besides is used in traditional Chinese medicine in improving the kidney abnormal function caused kidney yang qi deficiency, thus enhancing the immune system and promoting sexual desire. iii) Cuscuta (tu si zi) Cuscuta is a kidney and livertonic medicine, besides helping to tonify the kidney fluid distribution through urinary secretion, it also maintaining the strong the liver qi flow, thereby decreasing the risk of blood stagnation and water retention causes of weight gain and menstrual cramps and pain. iv) Cinnamon bark Cinnamon bark is qi tonic herb and hot in nature, besides helping the liver in maintaining the smoothing qi flow to the entire body, it also promotes the kidney yang qi circulation and healthy adrenal gland. f) Lung qi deficiency i) Ren shen (Ginseng) Ren shen is considered as one of most powerful herbs in strengthening the original qi in the body. In lung, it enhances the lung qi by moistening the channels, thus reducing the symptoms of asthma, dry cough and preventing the rebellion qi causes of menstrual cramps and pain. ii) Dan shen (red sage root ) Dang shen is a lung tonic herbs. It improves the lung function in moving qi smoothly through its channels and spleen function in absorbing qi after foods entering the stomach. It also helps to restore the qi which is damaged by heat caused by infection, inflammation or heat generated due to excessive fluids accumulation. iii) Huang qi (astragalus root) It is one of the herb that helps to increase the function of liver in generating more blood and liver qi in blood transportation due to excessive blood loss. iv) Tai zi shen (pseudostellaria root) Besides helping to increase the lung qi, it also improve the blood transportation and spleen and stomach in absorbing vital energy for our body cells and generates fluids to prevent the heat causes of qi stagnation. VI. Treatment with acupuncture a) Spleen deficiency and suggested acupuncture points include CV12 (zhongwan), ST36(zusanli) , SP6 (sanyinjiao) , SP3 (taibai) , UB20 (pishu), REN12 (zhongwan) and UB21(weishu). b) Liver heat and suggested acupuncture points include BL13 (fei shu), GB34 (yang ling quan), LI3 (san jian) and LU5 (chi ze) c) Heart qi deficiency and suggested acupuncture points include HT5 (tong li), PC6 (nei guan), BL15 (xin shu), REN17 (shanzhong)and REN6 (qihai) d) Heart yin deficiency and suggested acupuncture points include HT7 (shen men), PC6 (nei guan), CV14 (ju que), CV15 (jiu wei), CV4 (guan yuan), SP6 (san yin jiao), HT6 (yin xi), KD6 (zhao hai), KD7 (fu liu) and GV20 (bai hui) e) Kidney deficiency and suggested acupuncture points include GV20 (bai hui), CV4 (guan yuan ), CV6 (qi hai) and CV12 (zhong wan). f) Lung qi deficiency and suggested acupuncture points include BL13 (fei shu), CV6 (qi hai), LU1 (zhong fu), LU9 (tai yuan) and ST36 (zu san li) Where LV: Liver channel GB: Gallbladder channel UB: Bladder channel CV: Conception vessel channel SP: Spleen channels LI: Large intestine channel KD: Kidney channel GV: Governing vessel channel TH: Triple heater channel BL (UB) Bladder LU: Lung channel ST: Stomach channel PC: Pericardium channel HT: Heart channel REN (CV): Conception vessel channel VII. Summary The aim of this e book or articles is to provide reader with information in different points of view and hope this information will help parent with autistic children understanding more of some kinds of treatment. While conventional medicine emphasizing in treating symptoms with medication, diet change and many types of therapies, traditional Chinese medicine goes one step further by suggesting to treat the causes of autism instead of the symptoms with combinations of conventional therapies, diet change, acupuncture and herbs. It is for your child benefits that should tell your TCM practitioner types of medication that your child are taken, if you choose to have him /her treated by TCM. Recommended reading For more information how to provide A Healthy Eating Guide To Combat Autism with Delicious, Great Cooking Tips, Easy, Yet Yummy Recipes. Author Biography All articles By Kyle J. Norton Are For Information and Education Only, Please Consult With Your Doctor or Related Field Specialist Before Applying. All articles Written By Kyle J. Norton Are For Information and Education Only, Please Consult With Your Doctor or Related Field Specialist Before Applying. "Let You Be With Your Health, Let Your Health Be With You" Kyle J. Norton I have been studying natural remedies for disease prevention for over 20 years and working as a financial consultant since 1990. Master degree in Mathematics and BA in World Literature, teaching and tutoring math at colleges and universities before joining insurance industries. Part time Health, Insurance and Entertainment Article Writer. Reference: secrets to take care your children and toddler by Quan Wan