Podcast: Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Bio-Medical Approach

dr. valerie larosa, sautism spectrum disorderAutism and Autism Spectrum Disorders are challenging and the Bio-Medical Approach to treatment is making a difference.

Dr. Valerie LaRosa, naturopathic physician and former behavioral therapist speaks about what Autism Spectrum Disorder is, what underlying issues may accompany it, and what could be done to help a child and their family. The bio-medical approach to the treatment of autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder has contributed to a broader view on its underlying causes and its treatment.This podcast is part one of a two part series on ASD – its assessment and physiological treatment. So many children with ASD also suffer nagging health problems, which when addressed  can support improved function.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. What can be done? Bio-medical and naturopathic treatment offer children and families options for addressing the whole child and their health.

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Ellen Goldsmith

Ellen Goldsmith

Ellen Goldsmith is a licensed and nationally board certified acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. She has been in the field of Asian medicine for the past 30 years, teaching, speaking and working with thousands of people to give them the resources, skills and tools they seek to improve the quality of their health and lives. Ellen is the author of the well respected book, Nutritional Healing with Chinese Medicine: + 175 Recipes for Optimal Health. She is on faculty at the National University of Natural Medicine’s College of Classical Chinese Medicine in Portland, Oregon.

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