alternatives in Autism therapy include vitamins, minerals,
herbs, homeopathy and digestive
enzymes. Many care-givers have had great success
alleviating various autistic symptoms using a natural approach. If
you are interested in a natural approach, I would strongly
suggest buying a vitamin, mineral and/or herb dictionary.
For under $10.00 you can buy very good ones. You may find yourself referring to your
books all the time.
Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible,
by Earl Mindell, Warner Books, 1271 Avenue of the Americas,
New York, NY 10020, 1991. I believe there is a newer
version of this book.
The Pill Book Guide to Natural
Medicines: Vitamins, Minerals, Nutritional
Supplements, Herbs, & Other Natural Products,
by Michael T. Murray, N.D., Bantam Books, 2002, ISBN:
Homeopathy is the use of minute amounts
of substances that normally cause illness in a healthy person to
accelerate the disease process in a sick person in order to
treat the illness and has been around since the mid-1800's.
The American Medical Association (AMA) used to support
homeopathic medicine until the drug companies began to lobby
them. You should seek a doctor properly trained in
homeopathy. Most Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.'s)
Here are some books and sites that may
be of interest:
Progress in Medicine Foundation, a
nonprofit organization supporting medical research and
physicians using non-mainstream research-based medicine by Dr.
Success with Attention Deficit Disorder
and Hyperactivity web page by Dr. Allen Buresz http://www.all-natural.com
The HANDLE Institute provides natural
alternatives to treating many neuro-developmental disorders. http://handle.org
- Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics: Using
Nature's Pharmacy to Help Fight Infections, by Dr. John
McKenna, Avery Publishing Group, 120 Old Broadway, Garden
City Park, NY 11040, (800)548-5757, 1998, ISBN
- Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD, by
William Shaw, Ph.D., Published by Dr. Shaw, 1998, ISBN
0-9661238-0-8, Great Plains Laboratory. http://www.greatplainslaboratory.com
- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Center for
Complementary Medicine: Forum on alternative and Innovative
Therapies for Children
Laboratories has been manufacturing vitamins and dietary
supplements for the autistic community since 1967.
SW Rosewood St.
Oswego, OR 97035
Village Green is a compounding pharmacy in Maryland. They
can prepare supplements and medicines to your doctor’s
specifications or to a parents in the case of
non-prescription items. http://www.myvillagegreen.com
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