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Effortless, drug-free therapy helps children with autism
by Beth W. Orenstein

Everyday Health    Translate This Article
4 May 2014

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The post features an excerpt from a recent article in Everyday Health by Beth W. Orenstein, suggesting the Transcendental Meditation technique could be a drug free alternative for kids with autism. A few highlights:

As an addition to traditional treatments, 10 minutes twice a day of Transcendental Meditation (TM) has been shown to help some children manage the condition. It may also help children who have varying degrees of social, communication, and behavioral challenges. . . .

''TM allows the mind and body to automatically settle down to a state of restful alertness,'' said Bob Roth, executive director of the David Lynch Foundation and a longtime TM teacher.

TM works well in conjunction with other medications and therapies a child may be given for treatment of autism. ''Your child may not need as much medication, but TM is not a replacement for medical treatment,'' Roth said. ''It's up to your child's doctor whether to reduce medications.''

Roth encouraged parents of children with autism to learn Transcendental Meditation themselves so that they can practice together. ''It's a wonderful thing to share,'' he said, adding that just 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes after school and before dinner should result in the child being less impulsive, less likely to act out, happier, and more focused.

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