PEMF therapy for Autism & ASD
Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy for Autism is research-proven to improve several impairments resulting from the condition. PEMF is an essential advancement in treating Autism in children and should start being considered by practitioners, including paediatricians, to help their patients with Autism improve outcomes and quality of life.
Pulsed magnetic therapy for Autism treatment
PEMF, when applied to the head or brain, is called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). PEMF therapy, even with very high intensities applied to the brain, is safe, non-invasive and carries minimal risks. PEMF therapy for Autism has been extensively studied and found to have no significant side effects other than occasional short-term headaches due to improved circulation. Pulsed electromagnetic fields improve brain blood circulation, reduce inflammation, improve brain function and accelerate healing. The same cannot be said about prescription medication for Autism.
Unlike many other diseases that PEMF has been effective for, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a modern ailment. The CDC reports a more than 100% increase in children with Autism from 2000-2010 in the United States, and that number is exponentially exploding. A genetic component has been found that limits the body’s ability to detoxify environmental factors. The combination of this genetic component in a significant percentage of the population, with an increased burden of environmental pollution in modern industrialized societies, is likely contributing to this rapid increase in this disorder. These can include air, water and soil pollution, electro-pollution and processed food diets.
About 10% of autistic children also have Down syndrome or chromosomal disorders.
Scientists believe that Autism is a mitochondrial dysfunction, which reduces the energy capacity of neuronal cells. Oxidative stress worsens autism spectrum disorder. PEMF therapy improves mitochondrial function, oxygenation, neuron conduction, production of neurotransmitters and reduction of inflammation from toxicity. The PEMF oxygenation study was conducted recently in 2018, and about eight universities from France, Egypt, Germany and the United States of America worked together on it.
Thus you would find that PEMF therapy can have some immediate benefits. The fact that PEMF improves oxygenation is very well known, and there are more studies on how PEMF helps cells in the bones, nerves and tissues.
Research on using pulsed electromagnetic field therapy for autism spectrum disorder
In 2010, University of Louisville School of Medicine scientists found substantial improvement in the behaviour of autistic children who tried magnetic stimulation. Irritability and repetitive behaviour decreased in these subjects. One young woman with Autism found her social skills greatly improved after brain stimulation using specialized tools. PEMF is a more straightforward solution, slower and safer than electrical brain implants or invasive magnetic stimulation.
Neuroscientists have been studying PEMF and magnetic stimulation methods for treating various psychiatric disorders in children, including ADHD, ASD, schizophrenia, Tourette’s syndrome. The positive results indicate a great healing potential of pulsed electromagnetic fields to reduce elevated cortical excitability and movement-related electrophysiology.
In 2014, an 18-week study with two control groups showed remarkable improvement in behaviour and cognition of autistic teenagers, using a 1 Hz magnetic field.
Harvard medical scientists found that pulsed magnetic stimulation (PEMF) improves neuroplasticity and supports the safety and tolerability of using high-intensity theta burst magnetic stimulation.
2014 saw another double-blind study at Monash University, Australia, where they also found that TMS decreases autism spectrum disorder-related anxiety and social problems that such patients face.
There are several more benefits of using PEMF therapy, from slowing down the aging process to improving sports performance, improving mood and treating depression.
As we can see, there is research evidence available now regarding the effectiveness of PEMF therapy. It should be possible to make a significant impact on Autism and, indeed, several mental and neurological issues faced by special needs children using PEMF.
Energy Medicine research shows promising results that PEMF therapy may reduce symptoms of Autism –
PEMF therapy stimulates Molecules, cells, nerves, and even ions, PEMF therapy impacts health at the cellular level.
The therapy is simple and the results of PEMF include –
- Increase in cognitive abilities.
- Improved circulation.
- immune system boost
- improve the lives of Parents and care givers
The hope of drug free natural solutions is welcome news for Parents and families with Autism with the promise of a better life to ahead.