Ayurvedic treatment for Autism


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Regarding the psychological disorders in children, Ayurveda indicates preventive measures not only post birth but also before birth. Even during the rtukala (menses), women are advised to follow certain dos and don’ts for an intelligent offspring.

Intellect promoting or Medhya drugs such as Mandukaparni (Centella asiatica Linn.), Yastimadhu (Glycirrhiza glabra Linn.), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia (Wild) Miers) and Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pleuricaulis Chois) are beneficial in these conditions.

Ayurveda describes Satvajya (counseling), Daiva Vyapashraya Chikitsa (meditation, worship chanting etc) that may be beneficial. Nasya karma may be beneficial; however it should be practiced under medical supervision only

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

During pregnancy, care must be taken to fulfill the dauhridini (wishes of the pregnant lady) in terms of food required.2

Satvic food should be used with focus on milk, ghee and similar products.

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

Ayurveda specifically advises against consangious marriages to prevent the Jada in children and having unhealthy progeny.

For children who can perform them, some asanas that are helpful are as follows -

  • Suryanamaskara:
  • Pranayama
  • Shavasana:

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