ICNC Abstracts, ICNC 2018

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A NON LINEAR DYNAMIC AYURVEDA APPROACH FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
DINESH KS, RAJESH N, JAYADEVAN CV, GEORGE MJ, ANITA PATEL

Last modified: 2018-09-09

Abstract


AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

  • To know the impact of lifestyle guideline management of consciousness through ayurveda and yoga along with gut therapy in children with Autism spectrum disorder[ASD ]

METHODLOGY

83 Children with ASD who came for ayurveda management were given the ayurvedic management of gut therapy protocol for one month in one group and workshop on lifestyle management techniques for seven days to 43 parental couples who are the primary caretakers of children in another group. Data were taken before and after intervention and analyzed with the help of SPSS. Paired t test and correlation were done in gut and behavioral symptoms. RESULTS

Gut symptoms and behavioral symptoms were significantly [p<0.05] reduced after AGTP the correlation coefficient of their changes was +0.83. On evaluation of the course on lifestyle guidelines given to the parents a highly significant change [p<0.001] in the WHO-QOL-BREF was noted in the physical and psychological domain. A highly significant change was noted (p<0.001) three components of family impact questionnaire among parents similarly in CARS and ISAA after the parental course among their children.

CONCLUSIONS

Gut management of children through ayurveda therapies and lifestyle guideline programs of ayurveda given to the parents of autistic children have promising influence in the positive outcome of the behavior of children with autism spectrum disorders.


Keywords


AYURVEDA, AUTISM, GUT THERAPY, LIFESTYLE MANAGEMENT

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