#Autism is a Developmental disorder where the patient is challenged with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication. To cure Autism, it requires therapies and procedures which act in physical, mental and spiritual planes. The effective use of these therapies will ensure better healing of Autism for the child.
Various treatments in Ayurvedam that will be effective in Autism management include,
1. Medicines that improve digestive functions
In Ayurvedic classics, the idea of toxic metabolites crossing the gut mucosa reaching the brain and damaging the functions is clearly mentioned. Ama is a type of toxic metabolites created in the digestive system, the accumulation of which will cause disease. This therapy aims in improving the digestive and metabolic functions of the child. By this, the amount of toxic substance is reduced and that improves the intestinal mucosal immunity.
2. Internal administration of Ghritha(Kushmanda Gritham):
The drugs consisting of psychotropic effects are pre-processed in lipid base. This will make the transportation of active ingredients across the BBB.
The Ghrita(Kushmanda gritham) is made up of Medhya(cognitive enhancing) drugs, that are used in preparations used in Autism, this gives a synergetic action that helps in correcting the mental and intellectual faculties.
The drugs that are given in the form of ghee, that are lipids rapidly absorbed in the target areas of the central nervous system.
DHA, an omega 3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid is present in traditionally prepared ghee. This DHA is mostly seen in high concentrations in brain cells too.
In cognitive decline, the studies on this concept have shown that DHA has a positive outcome. Ghee is known to have an antioxidant property which acts upon the degenerative brain cells and repair them.
Ghee consists of antioxidant property which acts upon degenerative cells in the brain and helps to heal themselves.
The ghee also helps in normalizing some kind of chemical changes in brain and balances neurotransmitters. It is said that mastishka resembles Malton ghee supplemented with clarified butter in various therapies.
The Kushmanda Gritham(Medicated Ghee) is a medical product that can also be included in the daily diet. Using this in a larger quantity opposes the unhealthy dietary pattern also contributing to the etiology of Autism. It can be treated as a treatment that channelizes Vata and normalizes Pitta. It also helps in clearing the channels to the mind and thus is helpful in reducing stress at the physical and biological level. Ghee also has the property of enhancing cognitive abilities thus able to balance chemical changes in the brain. Ghrita can be used with various combinations which can be administered according to the magnification of humor and the symptoms. All diseases are caused by deranged digestive fire.
Kushmanda Gritham(Medicated Ghee) is the only Drug which can enhance the fire and can correct the digestive fire, Satwa Guna increase (purest quality of mind) and cures the disease.
3. Application of medicated oil on the head
Application of oil on head nourishes the sense organs. This is being said since four sense organs and the center of all of them are connected in the head.
Head is considered as an inverted tree in Ayurveda. This is because the roots of the tree have to be strong that makes the tree healthy. Likewise, the head is the root of the whole of the human body.
The same way the roots manage all the activities and care for the health of the tree, the head also plays a vital role for the whole body to refresh the brain, sense organs, and all the nerves.
- Relieves a headache and migraine
- Helps to keep healthy in Sense organs
- Soothes the nerves
- Avoids Depression
- Reduces the burning sensation in the scalp
- Corrects Metabolism
- Enhances memory
- Improves blood circulation
- Delays aging
- Induces sleep
4. Other Internal Medicines
Amritha Swarna Bindu Prashana
Amritha Swarna Bindu Prashana(http://autismayurvedam.com/amritha-swarna-bindu-prashana/ ) is effective in precluding upper respiratory tract infections and preventing common cold and flu. It can also prevent other diseases later in life. Diseases caused other than bacterial or viral infections can also be cured here by Amritha Swarna Bindu Prashana.
Amritha Swarna Bindu Prashana also helps in proper brain development. By this memory, intelligence, verbal and cognitive functions of the brain can be improved.
Benefits of Amritha Swarna Bindu Prashana
- To be excellent immunity boosters for children.
- To prevent recurrent cold, cough, and fever
- To improve intelligence, memory, and oratory skills
- To retention, recall capacity, enhance focus, and attention span,
- To improve complexion and impart a healthy glow
- To improve appetite and digestion in children with poor eating habits
- To be very useful in the prevention of bacterial and viral infections
- To improve physical development
In addition to the benefits mentioned above, Amritha Swarna Bindu Prashana is known to have invaluable benefits to children with special conditions like Autism, ADHD(Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder), delayed milestones, learning difficulties, and Dyslexia.
By having a daily dose of Amritha Swarna Bindu Prashana memory improvement, attention spans, calm temper tantrums, focus, agitation in special children can be improved.
This medicine is basically given from birth if not one can start taking this at any age before 16. Since the fast development of the brain is most possible in childhood and at this time is the most critical to maintaining the child’s immunity.
This is an Excellent Ayurvedic Medicine for those who suffer from Speech disorders.
Vaakkdevi Rasayana (http://vaakdevirasayana.autismayurvedam.com/ )a poly-herbal Ayurvedic preparation is referenced from Ayurvedic Treatise and used for problems related to speech and memory.
Taking this medicine for a particular duration in a recommended dosage will help in developing speech and a great memory to a person
- Taking this medicine regularly will improve in high memory power of the person to remember whatever he/she listens once.
- Voice becomes soft and good.
- Cures any vocal defects.
- Cures hoarseness of voice, Aphasia (a language disorder that results from damage to the brain)
- Treats inattention disorders and forgetfulness
- Improves blood circulation to the brain.
- Repairs and helps in protecting neurons.
- Improves mental strength.
- Useful in Enhancing memory power and concentration
- Acts as an antioxidant and helps in reducing oxidative damage of the neurons.
- Reduces the rate of cell death of neurons
- Improves the ability of thinking and reasoning
- Helps in tackling stress disorders
- Reduces the inflammation of blood vessels of the brain
- Controls the hyperexcitability of the nerves
Manovikasa Gulika is an ayurvedic medicine and mostly used for stress disorders and depression.
It acts as a potent anti-stress, anxiolytic and antidepressant. It acts on the brain and helps in keeping the mind calm.
Blood circulation and oxygen level in the bloodstream will be increased by various ingredients in this medicine. This will help in improving the nutrient and oxygen supply to the cells in the brain.
It also strengthens the brain, tones the nerves, improves work stamina and reduces fatigue.
Manovikasa Gulika promotes general well-being. A feeling of peace in the mind is created inducing calmness. Swarna Bhasma, Mukta Pishti, Praval Pishti and some other are the ingredients in it that release negative energy from the mind and useful in exerting potent neuroprotection effects.
Nose is the direct opening to reach the brain, any medicine that is injected into nasal cavity acts directly on the brain.
In autism, medication is given directly through the nasal cavity to act on any specific part of the brain to improve emotions and mood.
Prana, the life force said in Ayurveda is entered through the nose, hence the nose is also called the entrance of prana, the prana then goes into the body through the breath to ensure proper flow of prana Healthy uncongested breathing is important throughout the head and body.
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5. Five Purificatory procedures (Panchakarma):
The unwanted by-products of various body parts accumulated and when not properly eliminated from the body can cause a high imbalance of the bodily humor and in turn, increase the intensity of Autism. The Panchakarma effectively helps in removing large quantities of serotonin peptides found in the children with autism.
Ayurveda has a large open door to have solutions for Autism and similar conditions and show a great ray of hope to all those in need.
Your child deserves the best start in life.