Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a condition in which physical, learning, language and other behavior areas are impaired.
Because it is a spectrum disorder, the range of symptoms can vary from person to person.
With proper treatment, relaxing the nervous system has a positive effect on influencing behaviors.
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurological and developmental disorder that affects how people interact with others, communicate, learn, and behave. There is no one cause of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Research suggests that autism develops from a combination of genetic and nongenetic, or environmental influences. There may also be co-occurring conditions that can often come with autism spectrum disorder, they include, but are not limited to, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, down syndrome, eating disorders, gastrointestinal symptoms, developmental delays, language display, speech disorder, motor difficulties, OCD, seizures or epilepsy, sleep problems, or Tourette’s syndrome.
Symptoms vary significantly, to name a few common ones; an individual can repeatedly perform the same gesture or movements; such as rocking, spinning or hand flapping, performing acts of self-harm; such as biting or head banging, developing specific routines or rituals and becoming disturbed at the slightest change, has problems with coordination or has different movement patterns, being fascinated by specific details of an object, lack of engagement in make-believe play. With the proper treatments, relaxing the nervous system has a positive effect on influencing behaviors.
At Acupuncture Wellness Services, we use a combination of modalities and techniques to regulate the flow of energy in the body to achieve outstanding results. The extensive training and experience of our practitioners enables them to successfully blend time-tested and ancient treatment protocols with modern and sophisticated therapies. One of the greatest benefits of our procedure is the ability to detect and correct energetic sensitivities to foods and the environment that might be creating symptoms in your body. Each patient is treated individually, and so the combination of techniques is determined at the time of evaluation. Our treatments integrate well with western medicine, chiropractic, massage therapy, occupational therapy, dental work and nutritional healing.
“I am very thankful to have found Acupuncture Wellness Services for our son who has autism. He is high functioning, but was having issues with obsessive thoughts and also digestive problems (constipation). After about a year of treatment, his mind is much clearer and he tells me his belly no longer hurts. I am truly happy with this result! Thank you to the great staff at Acupuncture Wellness!”
- Claire G
“My son was having a lot of problems socializing… none of the kids in his class wanted to give him their phone number, he was not invited to parties, had a lot of social anxiety. We saw Nicole for a few years, at first very consistent, every week, and then once a month as he got better. He was able to go to college (we never knew if he would!) and then went abroad for missionary work! We are so happy to see him living his life, enjoying new things and making friends.”
- Lesley H