Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior.
Ayurveda talks about possible pathologies with their permutations and combinations of variables. Ayurvedic pediatrics is highly evolved system. Specifically, patients afflicted with autism have demonstrated significant improvements through a series of treatments, including food elimination, sensitivity testing, herbal supplementation, yoga and social normalization. As a cure for autism has yet to be determined, management of the condition using Ayurvedic practices has demonstrated to be effective in supporting autistic patients in becoming functional in managing various symptoms of this condition.
In addition to herbal supplementation to address aggressive tendencies in autistic children, regular massage with various medicated oils and Sirodhara treatment stimulates blood flow, stimulating neuron response between the brain and various parts of the body. Research has demonstrated that massage has improved eye contact, less stereotypic behavior, more on task behavior, increased social relatedness and improved sleep.