Updated: Aug 31, 2018
Autism has been a challenge, not only because of it's rising incidence, but also because of it's perplexing variations of symptoms. And parents have poured their hearts and souls into helping their affected kids achieve independence.
Turns out autistic children's IQ is above average. Probably the most common challenge with autism is communication difficulties and social behavior. So many prodigies have emerged out of 'autism', some of whom we have come to admire, musically i.e.
Today many neurological and mental problems are understood to result from nutritional and/or chemical deficiencies or imbalances of the brain.
What we look at closely is the role of allergies in autism. With that approach comes an awareness of genetic factors like SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms). MTHFR is such a SNP. MTHFR is a gene that encodes an enzyme which activates Folic Acid, also known as Vitamin B9. It is believed that up to 90% of autistic children carry this one SNP. There are many others. This is why we check in our holistic patients all essential nutrients, such as Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids, Fats etc. for allergic or just sensitivity dispositions. Essential nutrients are necessary to make the required enzymes and neurotransmitters that the Brain and Central Nervous System use to process information and cell signal responses. But if there is an allergic response to a nutrient, then the enzymes and neurotransmitters may be incomplete and non-functional. This causes malfunctions throughout the Central Nervous System which can result in abnormal behavior; Autism, ADD/ADHD, bipolar and other disorders.
ALLERGY RELATED AUTISM
The brain and the connecting 31 pairs of spinal nerves is an amazing, unequaled network of communication. This Central Nervous System (CNS) reacts to foods, heavy metals, chemicals, vaccines, immunizations. When contact is made with an allergen, the brain instantly sends messages to every cell of the body – accept or defend.
Dr. Straile, DC employs multiple energy medicine disciplines to harmonize the autistic child: One is the NAET method:
“Through a combination of muscle testing, chiropractic manual manipulation, acupressure and nutritional support, the brain can be reprogrammed, brain function improved and restored, allergens eliminated or neutralized. NAET unlocks blockages of the energy pathways and restarts normal energy circulation. The brain gets proper nutrition and vital organs return to their proper function. Using NAET, the practitioner searches for the cause/culprit. NAET is more effective with the very young autistic child. Autism is reversible.” (Excerpt from Say Goodbye to Autism by Dr. Devi S. Nambudripad. www.naet.com)
Dr. Straile also uses the SHOW Method, which includes ASR (Advanced Stress Relief) to identify and eliminate sensitivities, allergies, even insidious infections: ASR is a modern Biofeedback technology. He employs these Energy Harmonizing Procedures (EHP) to assist the body to change genetic expression of SNPs. Often these EHPs help for allergies not to be expressed and in turn, can help strengthen the Immune System.