Though Dr. Hans Asperger identified Asperger Syndrome
(AS) over fifty years ago, it is still relatively unknown. Conventional
medicine treats AS with an assortment of drugs to treat the symptoms
of anxiety, AD(H)D (attention deficit), obsessive nature and depression
that can be associated with AS. While this can work well short-term,
these drugs arent tested or intended for use over decades.
People dont outgrow Asperger Syndrome. And the other downside
with drugs are the side-effects even with short-term use.
What Ive found among both adults and children with AS is that
those who rely solely on conventional medications often function
the poorest, while those who take a more comprehensive view in the
treatment of their condition, do the best.
The most effective way of treating AS is a multi-disciplinary approach
including behavioral psychologists/therapists (to diagnose and coach
more acceptable behavior), naturopathic physicians (to naturally
decrease major symptoms), psychiatrists (to monitor medications
if necessary), and healing modalities such as Brain Gym and Cranial-Sacral
Therapy to support a healthy brain.
I have had the most success using classical homeopathy, herbs, amino
acids and other supplements, and diet and decreasing harmful environmental
influences to bring balance to the adult or child with AS.
Classical homeopathy, a 200 year-old medical system, decreases the
anxiety, depression, sensory issues, involuntary mannerisms, and
the over-reactivity aspects of Asperger Syndrome. In many cases,
this allows the child or adult to make significant personal, academic
and professional strides. In children, this may mean attending mainstream
classes or in the adult making career advances or improving a marriage.
Herbs, amino acids and other supplements can provide daily support
to those with AS. Specific herbs strengthen the nervous system and
can decrease anxiety. Amino acids work similarly to conventional
drugs without the side-effects. Classical homeopathy, herbs, and
amino acid therapy are as effective as the physician prescribing
them. It takes approximately 10 years to become proficient in classical
A nutritious diet stabilizes the person with AS from day to day.
And after years of treating AS, I have found that no amount of either
conventional or natural medicine can compensate for a poor diet.
And to complicate matters further, not everyone does well on the
same diet. For some people, foods like whole grains, nourish and
calm the nervous system, while in others it worsens the symptoms.
In many cases, there is a food allergy or sensitivity that is making
the AS symptoms worse. Your practitioner will be able to provide
the appropriate lab test to determine this.
Classical homeopathy, herbs, amino acid therapy and
diet work well as the foundation in treating AS. However, each case
is unique and does best with an individual treatment plan.