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Qigong Massage as Therapy for Autism

Posted: Monday, May 17, 2010 - 13:28


Karen Erikson works to heal blind and abused ponies, but was unable to find a therapy that worked for her son with autism. After 2 years of Qiqong massage, some of that time as a participant in a research project led by Dr. Louisa Silva, her son, Jake, is a verbal and social youngster. Pam Tindall, of Possibilities Consulting, a Silva-trained qigong massage therapist, was assigned to work with Jake. Qigong massage is based on the thinking that the problem with autism is that sensory information is blocked, so the therapist works to unblock it. Tindall explains that, “the protocol is a type of patting motion more like a hands-on light touch session than a muscle-kneading massage...clearing out energy blockages along the body's 12 primary meridians, or energy pathways as identified in Chinese medicine.”

Read original article: Mom Says Qigong Massage Helps Autistic Son

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