For most families, receiving an autism diagnosis can be overwhelming. Lots of questions, and wonder.
Almost every parent in the spectrum has asked us, “Is there a cure for autism?”, “What can I do to ease the symptoms?”, “What is the best therapy?”.
Today, our medical team will answer all your questions in our blog post!
Is There An Actual Cure For Autism?
It’s important to establish that Autism is not a disease and hence there is no cure for autism. Autism is a spectrum disorder, and there are treatments/therapies that can reduce some symptoms.
Early intervention is key to making sure your child can function to the best of his/her abilities. Therapies, gadgets, and supplements are all options to help your child thrive.
How To Treat Autism At Home?
Sensory seeking behaviors can be a common threat for children with autism. Up to 70–96 percent of them have some difficulties with sensory processing.
Sensory processing disorders can manifest as a condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses. It can manifest in the form of difficulty to process and act upon information received through senses (via sounds, sights, movement, touch, smell, and taste).
The following tips will help you ease sensory processing at home:
- Buy a weighted sensory blanket.
- Use a weighted lap pad.
- Use a finger spinner.
- Give your child an MP3 Player – great for road trips.
- Buy noise-canceling earplugs.
- Install a hanging seat or swings indoors.
- Buy a small indoor trampoline.
- Buy resistance items like dumbbells or bands.
- Invest in a good outdoor playset or build your own!
- Have a sandbox. (You can fill it with beans or rice)
- Have an art cabinet with items such as playdough, paint, art sand, etc.
- Consider installing a cable zip line.
- Consider investing in a pool – even if it’s a small one!
- Invest in occasional classes such as swimming lessons, horseback riding, or tumbling.
- Make a “sandwich” out of your child by putting him/her between two pillows and gently smooshing them.
- Have wheelbarrow races where you hold their feet, and they walk on their hands.
- Have Squeezy objects, like a stress ball, in the car.
- Give your child a container of washable paint in the bathtub.
- Pull a weighted wagon. (load it with dirt, firewood, or other kids!)
Most Common Autism Supplements
The following supplements are the most commonly used for Autistic conditions, however, we recommend medical advice over the specific quantities recommended for your child.
- Calcium: If your child is under a dairy-free diet, calcium intake in the form of supplements is a must.
- GSH: GSH is a tripeptide composed of three amino acids: cysteine, glycine, and glutamic acid. As a dietary supplement, it is used as an antioxidant to protect the body from toxins and toxic metals. ***
- DMG/TMG: Their intake supports the production of hormones, antibodies, neurotransmitters, amino acids, and other essential substances in the body. In ASD children, it helps improving speech/communication abilities.
- Enzymes: Digestive enzymes are necessary to enhance digestive processes and increase the number of good bacteria in the GI tract.
- Probiotics: Aside from enzymes, probiotics are a great way to improve the immune system and GI functioning.
- Magnesium and Melatonin: Most ASD children battle with staying asleep, so magnesium and melatonin are an incredible way to help them improve their sleep quality and quantity.
- Glutathione: Helps detoxification and reduces oxidative stress.
- Carnitine: Increases energy and decreases autistic symptomatology.
- NADH (B3) and Ribose: Improve sleep, relaxation, and ease oxidative stress.
Stem Cell Therapy For Autism
Stem cell therapy is an incredible way to boost your child’s potential for it is oriented to solve three of the main autistic areas; gut, brain, and immune system dysfunctions.
Gut: Stem cells work as a barrier in the child’s intestine, and heal leaky gut conditions. This can be translated into less abdominal inflammation, ceasing of pain, and prevention of “leaked substances” that can be carried through the blood to the nervous system (brain), increasing autistic behaviors.
Brain: When it comes to the brain, stem cells support learning and cognitive development by enhancing the disrupted unions between neurons. This “re-union” can represent access to knowledge that the child didn’t have previously, and that is usually manifested in faster learning, increased speech, better cognitive functionality, and overall in a decrease of autistic behaviors.
Immune System: It is well known that stem cells can regulate the immune function by secreting specific cytokines (cytokines are substances that allow cells to communicate with other cells) which regulate the expression of inflammatory substances and down-regulate the immune system. This can be manifested in a stronger immunological response against viruses, and can even act as a “preventive” measure against Covid-19.
It is also important to note that one of the most important concepts about stem cell therapy is that it only works in conjunction with other biomedical approaches (especially adequate ). You can’t do stem cell therapy and expect to be able to stop everything else that you are currently doing for your child. However, the upside is that you will start seeing much better gains from your current interventions. Meaning faster progress in communication, better and faster detoxing, speedier progress in school, etc.
At WSCC, we offer support for autistic families and their children with Stem Cell Therapy treatments that can transform autistic conditions by healing the gut, decreasing inflammation, and improving brain function. We also created an on Facebook that is destined to offer support and companionship for ASD parents and their families on their journey.
Remember, you are not alone!