The Autism Discussion
Have you wondered why autism, a condition that was almost unheard of twenty years ago, has become such a hot topic? The reason is that so many children are presenting with the spectrum of symptoms. 1:68 children are now diagnosed with it (CDC 2014). The implications of autism vary from more advanced forms of ADD/ADHD-type behavior to complete inability to communicate and greatly diminished motor skills. For families that struggle with the more advanced forms of autism, the challenges can be daunting and pervasive. Finding solutions for a child is difficult because there is no one fix for it.
What is wrong?
There is much debate on what causes autism. Is it genetic? Is it environmental toxins? Is it diet? Is it the presence of heavy metals in vaccines? There is a lot of evidence to support a multitude of factors that have caused the spike in autism cases. The reality is that we don’t know what the primary causative agent is. The best recommendations to prevent the possibility of having a child with autism are to keep your diet, environment, health, and life as “clean” as possible. Avoiding toxins, drugs, smoking, alcohol, processed foods, and sources of heavy metals can only help.
Improved Language Development in Autism
Parents with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder have many challenges. Communicating with their child can be difficult at best. A recent article published in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health (Volume 2014, Issue 4 ~ pp. 70-75) documents the improved language changes following specific tonal chiropractic adjustments in two children under the age of 4 diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. The children received one year of care and had an increase of 24 months of language development in one year. The significant rapid change in these children is important for the future of the child and the family as emotional growth and development are often stunted and tenuous for autistic children. This case study, like many others, shows how the influence of Chiropractic adjustments can have a vast and profound impact on the brain and nervous system. Parents with autistic children should consult with a chiropractor to see if their child is subluxated and in need of chiropractic adjustments.
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