Many symptoms of autism, including irritability, can be reduced using homeopathic remedies.
Specific homeopathic remedies for autism are determined by identifying the concerns associated with the disorder. Not every person diagnosed with autism has all of the symptoms, and some are more severe than others. After creating a comprehensive list of the particular areas of concern, investigate the homeopathic remedies associated with the symptom. Herbal supplements are typically included with homeopathic treatment although other options are available.
When considering homeopathic remedies for aggressive behaviors in those diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder, herbal supplements work best. Most of the available supplements specifically created for aggression contain more than one ingredient. A combination of two or more herbs known for their calming effect will also work for nervous or irritable symptoms associated with autism.
Chamomile is a popular choice for eradicating hostile behaviors and soothing irritability or opposition. Although chamomile primarily soothes an upset stomach, it is also excellent for calming an agitated individual. Chamomile comes in tea or pill form.
Rooibos is a tea that helps to improve some of the intellectual issues associated with autism. It contains minerals such as zinc and magnesium, which are beneficial for the nervous system. Regular consumption naturally removes toxins and other harmful oxidants from the brain.
St. John’s Wort has anti-depressant effects and helps those with autism. Sleep problems from anxiety or a chemical imbalance in the brain diminish when St. John’s Wort is part of the treatment plan. Regulating sleep by increasing the serotonin in the brain with a natural anti-depressant has other benefits such as decreased irritability and a calmer, more positive outlook.
A professional herbalist or homeopath can diagnose and create a supplement for the symptoms associated with each person’s specific case.
Certain elements of the typical diet are irritating to those with autism. Removing them from the diet using a particular regimen has the potential to help alleviate problems such as irritability, defiance, temper tantrums and aggressive outbursts.
The Gluten-Free Casein-Free diet is the most popular dietary treatment for autism. Eliminating foods that contain gluten or casein supposedly reduces symptoms and behaviors that commonly affect people with autism. Gluten is in all wheat products and casein is a derivative of milk, so removing these elements from the diet requires research and dedication. Special products are available for purchase in most supermarkets, although they tend to be more costly than the common versions. Rice is the ingredient substituted most frequently in a GFCF diet, in milk and flour forms. Special breads, cookies, pastas, cereals and other highly desired items come in GFCF varieties.
The Feingold Diet is another common homeopathic remedy for treating Autism. The program believes that artificial dyes and ingredients, as well as some other main components of food, have a negative effect on those with the disorder. Careful examination of person with Autism’s diet usually reveals a high amount of colored dyes, artificial ingredients, sugars, and other harmful additives. Replacing artificial ingredients with more natural elements helps regulate the body and cut out behaviors associated with their use.