Autism & Essential Oils
Autism is a neurologically based developmental disorder that generally affects children before the age of 3. Some researchers believe autism may be caused by environmental factors such as exposure to mercury from MMR and other childhood vaccinations. Research has also found the disorder is linked to the exposure of mercury from the silver dental amalgam fillings that the children's mothers had during pregnancy and/or the combination of both. Mercury affects the Central Nervous system among many other areas Autism is a disorder that profoundly affects the central nervous system among many other areas.
According to Bernie Windham, Toxin and Environmental Chemical Engineer, "Mercury has an effect on the fetal nervous system at levels far below that considered toxic in adults, and background levels of mercury in mothers correlate significantly with the incidence of birth defects and still births."
Research has also shown that by detoxifying the brain and body of these heavy metals that go through our bloodstream and bind to our organs, cells, muscles etc... has helped a high percentage of children previously diagnosed with Autism.
According to Dr. Stephanie Cave in her book titled "What Your Doctor May NOT Tell You About Children's Vaccinations", "The biggest improvement comes when the toxic metals are removed from the children's bodies. We have seen nearly complete recovery in many of the two to seven year old children."
Therapeutic Essential Oils have the ability to detoxify and remove metal from our bodies!
Researchers also believe that gastrointestinal disorders may also be linked to the brain dysfunctions that cause autism. Recent studies have shown that there are beneficial effects of Enzyme Based Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders.
In a study conducted by Dr. Timothy Buie, a pediatric gastroenterologist from Harvard/Mass General hospital, forty-six patients between the ages of 5 and 31 were selected for inclusion in a study based on a diagnosis placing them in the category of the autism spectrum disorders, ADD and ADHD. Their diets were supplemented with a dietary enzyme formulation. The results: The enzyme formula beneficially and safely affected all thirteen of the parameter measured. Improvements ranged from 50-90% depending on the parameters measured. The enzyme was effective at improving the symptoms such as socialization, hyperactivity, attention, eye contact, comprehension and compulsions.
For both ADHD/ADD and Autism, stimulation of the limbic region of the brain may also help treat these disorders. The aromas from Therapeutic Essential Oils have a powerful ability to stimulate this part of the brain, since the sense of smell is tied directly to the mind's emotional and hormonal centers. As a result, the aroma of an essential oil has the potential to exert a powerful influence on ADD/ADHD and Autism.
In a two year case study (1999-2001), Dr. Terry Friedmann M. D. found significant results when children that had previously been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD were administered therapeutic essential oils by inhalation.
The essential oils of Brain Power, Vetiver, Lavender and Cedarwood were used. The oils were administered in this fashion: one oil was administered by inhalation 3 times per day for 30 days. An inhalation device was also used at night to administer a continuous inhalation of oil.
The inhalation of the oils proved to settle the children's brain waves back into normal patters and improved their scholastic performance and behavioral patterns.
The final results were:
- Lavender increased performance by 53%
- Cedarwood increased performance by 83%
- Vetiver increased performance by 100%.
This study will be published in the American Medical Association Journal. It is unfortunate that America's children are having to suffer due to these unforeseen circumstances. There is a real hope for the children of our future with the Therapeutic Essential Oils and supplements. Essential oils have the ability to detoxify and oxygenate the body, something that research has been found to help these special children .
Young Living Essential Oil Products To Help With Autism:
- Brain Power - Supports concentration and mental clarity.
- Frankincense - Stimulates limbic system of the brain.
- Cedarwood - Calming and purifying.
- Lavender - Calming and relaxing to nervous system.
- Peace and Calming - May reduce anxiety, stress, depression.
- Valor - Detoxifying, promotes courage and self-esteem
- Vetiver - Calming and Relaxing
- Joy - Uplifting, may help with depression.
- Megazyme - Digestive enzyme supplement.
- Mineral Essence - Contains 60 different minerals for proper immune function. Has been found that Autistic children lack these essential minerals.
- Super B - Promotes proper nervous system function.
- VitaGreen - Contains Spirulina a natural detoxifying Ingredient. Contains green foods that many Autistic children lack in their diets.
- All of the Natural KidScents products are also beneficial since they do not contain petro-chemicals and other toxic ingredients as many of the store bought brands do.