Naturopath approach?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Naturopath approach?
2
Wed, 03-10-2010 - 8:48pm

Has anyone been to a Naturopath about their child with respect to autism behaviours or other health concerns?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-07-2008
Thu, 03-11-2010 - 5:07am

I've always tried to take a holistic approach to our family's health whilst maintaining a degree of healthy sceptism about conventional and alternative therapies. Obviously, a naturopath isn't going to 'cure' autism and you should run a mile from anyone who says they will. However, I have rheumatoid arthritis and a back injury, and I find that a combination of conventional drug treatments, chiropractic treatments, diet and exercise keeps it under control. I have friends and family who have benefitted enormously from using acupuncture, chinese herbal medicine, homeopathy and other treatments for colic, skin problems, kidney problems, bed wetting, asthma

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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-28-2007
Thu, 03-11-2010 - 9:34am

The abdominal issues alone scream diet as a factor. I know you've gone the medical approach already; did that include a celiac panel and a full blood allergy work up (you would have to get an allergist to order that)?

We did go gf for over a year and it helped with the weight gain we had on a conventional med. I also use omega 3's and probiotics, but these days that's about it.

Dee