Allergy-related Autism

Improving Communication Skills in Children With Allergy-related Autism

Autism prevalence increased more than 50% between 2002 and 2006. We hypothesized that major contributors to the development and symptoms of autism include food and nutrient sensitivities.

Desensitization to multiple allergens forms the basis of the Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET) treatment for autism.

Sixty children (2.5-10 years old) with autism were randomly assigned to treatment or control groups. The treatment group (26 boys and four girls) received NAET treatments (combining acupressure and kinesiology) for 50 key allergens for 1 year.

The nonblinded control group (25 boys and five girls) did not receive any NAET treatments. Each group was allowed to continue with any other therapies they had been receiving.

Neuromuscular Sensitivity Testing (NST, kinesiology and muscle testing) was used to determine which substances triggered sensitivity reactions in each child, and NAET acupressure treatments were then used to eliminate the sensitivities.