Autism Treatments

Same phenomena were used in our traditional system of medicine to cure certain mental and physical illnesses

Autism Treatments

Sri Lankan Traditional Psychiatry medicines offers a holistic approach to managing Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). that focuses on balancing the individual’s doshas (constitution) and addressing the underlying imbalances that may contribute to the condition. It’s important to note that while Traditional Ayurveda can be a complementary therapy, it can be used in conjunction with Acupuncture and Homeopathy.It has been observed that the prognosis of ASD is positive with our treatment procedures .

  1. Panchakarma Therapy: Panchakarma is a detoxification and rejuvenation therapy in Ayurveda. It involves a series of cleansing procedures that help remove toxins from the body and balance the doshas. While it may not directly treat autism, it can improve overall health and well-being.
  2. Dietary Modifications: Ayurveda emphasizes the importance of diet in maintaining health. A tailored diet plan based on the individual’s dosha can help address digestive issues often associated with autism. This may include avoiding foods that aggravate the doshas and incorporating foods that pacify them.
  3. Herbal Remedies: Ayurvedic herbs and formulations may be prescribed to help manage specific symptoms associated with autism. For example, herbs like Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) are known for their calming and balancing effects on the nervous system.
  4. Yoga and Meditation:Yoga and meditation can help improve focus, reduce anxiety, and promote relaxation. These practices are often beneficial for individuals with autism to manage stress and sensory sensitivities.
  5. Abhyanga (Oil Massage): Ayurvedic oil massage can help soothe the nervous system and improve circulation. It can be adapted to suit the sensory needs of individuals with autism.
  6. Lifestyle Recommendations: Ayurvedic practitioners may provide lifestyle recommendations tailored to the individual’s dosha and specific needs. This could include daily routines, exercise, and sleep hygiene practices.
  7. Behavioral and Sensory Integration Therapies:

Ayurveda recognizes the importance of sensory integration. Ayurvedic treatments may include recommendations for sensory integration therapies and activities that promote a balanced sensory experience.

  1. Stress Management: Stress can exacerbate symptoms in individuals with autism. Ayurveda offers techniques for stress management, such as Pranayama (breathing exercises) and mindfulness practices.
  2. Consultation with an Ayurvedic Practitioner: Each individual is unique, and an Ayurvedic practitioner will conduct a thorough assessment to determine the specific imbalances and needs of the person with autism. The treatment plan will be personalized accordingly.
  3. For ADHD-Balancing Vata Dosha: ADHD is often associated with an excess of Vata dosha. Ayurvedic treatments aim to balance Vata through dietary changes, lifestyle modifications, and herbs that have calming properties.
  4. Stress Management: Stress exacerbates ADHD symptoms. Ayurveda offers stress management techniques like Pranayama and mindfulness practices.