Autism is a brain disorder which affects the information processing in the brain i.e. there is a gap in between the neurons called as synapse in the brain through which the electrical or chemical signal pass. This dysfunction of the brain is called as synaptic dysfunction. In the initial stages the brain of the child grows faster than the normal child but in later stages the normal Child’s brain development gets bigger and organized than a child with autism.
The signs can be noticed in the first two years of a Childs life. The disorder ranges from difficulty in basic skills, unable to socialize, difficulty in interaction, certain intellectual and behavioral challenges, repetitive body movements or patterns of behavior, unable to adjust to changes in surroundings. The causes range from problems occurring at birth, heredity, metabolic and neurological factors, and certain infections. The earlier the parents understand the symptom and accept it, the earlier will be the Childs development accordingly.
In the initial stages it is for the parents to accept the fact, train themselves and then comes the treatment for the child. The changes are required at the ground level at home, certain therapies are to be followed at home for the overall child development as research is still going on and there is no any proven medication for the same. Only symptoms can be reduced to a level which is discussed below:
6 Home Remedies For Autism
Lemon Juice With Ginger
Prepare a juice containing equal parts of lime juice , ginger juice and water, to it add a bit of rock or sea salt and give it before meals daily. Lemon though acidic in nature is highly alkalizing to the body. It is a good source of Vitamin C which helps in regulating the blood sugar levels and also boosts the immune system.It contains vitamin B, such as thiamin (B1) which proves beneficial in increasing appetite, energy intake, body weight and general well-being. Pyridoxine (B6) proves beneficial in increasing the serotonin levels which are associated with feelings of well being. Folates (B12) prove beneficial in reducing depression.Adding ginger also proves beneficial in increasing the appetite. Carminative properties in ginger stimulate flow of digestive juices, improve digestion and increases appetite.
Certain autistic children’s have reported of intake of antibiotics before diagnosis of autism. Antibiotics kill not only harmful bacteria; they also kill the healthy ones in the intestines. The live bacterial cultures in yogurt can help replenish the intestines with helpful bacteria before the harmful ones take over.
A daily dose of yogurt will prove beneficial when the child is on antibiotics treatment and also after stopping the same. Regular intake of yogurt will also improve their bowel movements.
Vitamins ,Minerals And Healthy Fats
Intake of Vitamin C has proved to be significantly beneficial for children’s of autism as it helps in regulating the blood sugar levels and also boosts the immune system. Vitamin B, such as thiamin (B1) proves beneficial in increasing appetite, energy intake, body weight and general well-being.
Pyridoxine (B6) proves beneficial in increasing the serotonin levels which are associated with feelings of well being. Folates (B12) help in reducing depression. Omega 3 Fatty acids helps to reduce inflammation and appear to be important for cognitive and behavioral function of the brain. List of fruits and vegetables that are rich in Vitamin C are bananas, carrots, kale, spinach, cantaloupes, mustard greens, kiwi, oranges, tomatoes etc.
Vitamin B rich foods are legumes, nuts, bananas, whole grains, leafy greens, cheese, eggs etc. Fruits and vegetables that are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids are eggs, milk, juice, soymilk, yogurt, oatmeal, walnuts, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, Brussels sprouts, kale , mint , parsley etc.
Thorough message with essential oils improves blood circulation .Lavender oil has got sedative and nervine properties. Sedative properties give a soothing effect thus reducing anxiety, stress. Nervine properties have a soothing and calming effect in the nerves. It gets quickly absorbed into the blood stream and thus helps in stimulating blood circulation.
Lavender oil should always be diluted with other vegetable oil. Both Rosemary oil and eucalyptus oil supports the circulatory and nervous system. Messaging with essential oils will calm them down , will bring changes in their irritating behaviour and they will also get a peaceful sleep which is one of the major problems associated with children of autism.
Avoid Trigger Foods
Watch out the eating habits of your child. See to it after eating which food, irritation or other repetitive behavior is triggered, cut down on those foods. Some children catch on diarrhea after few hours of eating, just keep a list of such foods that trigger the same and avoid them.If your child is behaving crankily in certain part of the day try offering certain fruits as this will help to provide essential nutrients and keep them energetic.
Make them listen to music as it will help them calm their nerves and reduce anxiety and stress. Cultivate some hobbies for relaxation, it will be beneficial because of their repetitive behavior, they will be engaged in something positive and will also help them calm down and be creative.
Caution: Please use Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.