Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. ASD can be associated with intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination and attention and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances. Some people with ASD excel in visual skills, music, math and art.
Autism was present in 1% of American 8 year old children in 2006, having increased in prevalence by more than 50% from 2002 to 2006. Pharmaceutical options produce only limited success, so there is an urgent need for alternative effective therapies for this debilitating disorder.
Most children with autism exhibit symptoms of food and other sensitivities which create imbalances in the nervous system. NAET is a noninvasive therapy that desensitizes people to food and environmental toxins thereby removing the imbalance and allowing the nervous system to function optimally. Clinical data taken over the past 24 years suggests that NAET can significantly reduce many of the physiological and physical symptoms associated with childhood autism.
In a recent study out of 60 subjects, 30 were treated with NAET twice per week for one year for 50 basic allergens. 23 of those children improved enough to function in regular school classes instead of special education. No adverse reactions to the therapy were observed.
The children who received the NAET treatments exhibited highly significant improvements in the areas of speech, language, communication skills, social interactions sensory and cognitive awareness, and overall physical health and behavior compared to the control group.
The full study can be seen here
Watch a news segment about the successes of a Long Island practitioner with autism here