Autism through Integrated Therapy
is involved in bio-technological analysis of herbs and compounds of ancient
Indian medicine, to identify useful molecules for immunology, oncology
and neurology. Encouraged by a decade of in-depth study, he established
DOAST centre to conceptualize Integrated Therapy. With the
knowledge gained from mainstream medicine, his team at DOAST analyzes
ancient manuscripts to select useful drugs and therapies from traditional
Indian Medicine and integrates them into therapy protocol for specific
diseases. He is currently involved in standardizing such an integrated
therapy protocol for ASD. Apart from this he spreads positive message
on ASD to encourage professionals and parents in India.
stands for Doctrine Oriented Art of Symbiotic Treatment.
of excellence for the practice & research of integrated therapy is
named as DOAST to convey the message of friendliness or togetherness.
is to spread positive awareness about autism to bring in comfort to millions
of individuals with autism and smile on the face of their parents.
word "autism" - even before it was incorporated to identify
this neuro developmental disability meant, "escape from reality".
Individuals with classical autism show three types of symptoms:
with verbal and nonverbal communication and imagination,
or bizarre activities and interests.
is a disability for the management of which mainstream medicine still
searches for clear cut answers.
THROUGH INTEGRATED THERAPY
a careful study and an in depth analysis, we at D.O.A.S.T.1 devised and
applied integrated therapy, for autism spectrum disorders. Integrated
therapy is a fusion of time tested methods of our ancient Indian medical
techniques, applied in synergy with latest findings of mainstream research.
The components of the integrated therapy module are chosen therapeutic
techniques and drugs from Indian medical systems like, ayurveda, siddha
and yoga practiced for centuries in India. Components of the integrated
therapy successfully tackle each one of the causes of autism. Therapy
is aimed at ameliorating the symptoms of autism to facilitate better training.
behavioral studies of the subjects undergoing therapy are done using common
analytical parameters and universally accepted rating scales. The observational
study is done at their home, travel and school surroundings to obtain
a complete idea about their behavioral improvement. The study also includes
school reports and reports from other therapists (such as Occupational
and Speech) who remain blind to the study and the intervention. CARS2
and ATEC3 are the assessment tools used. The patients are carefully monitored
to observe whether this in-vivo approach clinically improves the sleep
and behavior in different surroundings. The improved rating scores obtained
are considered as indirect evidence to the effectiveness of integrated
therapy in controlling systemic inflammation. Whether the control of systemic
inflammation, leads to effective control of cytokine release and reduced
inflammatory neuroglial damage requires further investigation utilizing
the tools of biotechnology and advanced imaging techniques.
clinical experience at DOAST4 with integrated therapy on autism gives
credence to the influence of cytokines and products of immune system on
neuronal pathways and hence the behavior. During the administration of
this protocol, the painful bowel symptoms of these children were immediately
addressed followed by significant improvement in their general well-being,
attention and behavior. Subsequent application of C.A.R.S. & A.T.E.C.
rating scales support our clinical observation of therapeutic improvement.
This evidence further lends support to the hypothesis that focus
on the gut in children with autistic-enterocolitis may lead to effective
treatment and cognitive benefits. We only strive forward to long
term follow-up and large scale application for confirmation.
therapeutic trial indicates that Integrated therapy is a cost effective,
safe, and universally applicable therapeutic technique for ameliorating
Combined with the available technological innovations of bio-technology
and imaging techniques, this simple non-invasive therapeutic protocol
can be used to identify the role of neurotransmitters in ASD.
THERAPY PLAN 3 YEARS [minimum]
components of the Integrated therapy are Yoga, Oleation therapies and
sidhha medicines. The therapies are carried out through one to one interaction.
All the patients are started on siddha based herbal medications from the
day one. The technique of yoga practiced in the DOAST treatment protocol
is a combinatorial approach adopting the best of techniques from different
schools of yoga. Ingenious training techniques are devised by our team
to get these individuals practice asanas. Initially the individual is
coaxed into asanas by passive manipulation. Progressively they improve
to execute and maintain asanas through copying and execution on command.
With the mood swings and behavior patterns which are the hallmark of ASD,
their improved compliance is a validation of their clinical improvement.
It is a measure of the improvement, in their memory recall and executive
consolidation of the positive anabolic advantage is through Oleation therapies
with medicated oils used topically. Here again the dedication and ingenuity
of the therapist is of primary importance for successful application.
initiation therapy 15 weeks 90 days
into therapy after preliminary clinical biochemical assessment
and CARS rating. On fixed time slots patient spends 3 hours a days for
6 days a week Monday to Saturday. Time spent in the centre is split between
Yoga - Oleation therapy - Occupational therapy and Communication therapy.
Primary intensive therapy the patient is re assessed, scored and a vacation
of 15 days is given.
biochemical parameters are tested for follow up safety.
therapy involves Medicines Yoga Oleation therapy once in
3 4 month interval- occupational therapy communication therapy.
ATTEMPTS ARE TAKEN TO REDUCE THE PATIENTS NEED TO COME TO THE CENTRE
EVERY DAY. ALTERNATE DAY THERAPY PLAN IS INTRODUCED. N.R.I. and OUTSTATION
PATIENTS SHALL BE TRAINED IN HOME BASED PROGRAMS WITH PERIODIC FOLLOW
UP COMMUNICATION AND PERIODIC OLEATION THERAPY AT DOAST CENTRE.
Oriented Art of Symbiotic Treatment]
THERAPY CENTRE FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS,
No 6 Kellys Road, [opposite Kellys Telephone Exchange]
Chennai 600 010. INDIA
044 4202 6688, E mail email@example.com
Doctrine Oriented Art of Symbiotic Treatment
2 Childhood Autism Rating Scale
3 Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist
4 DOAST trust supports Integrated therapy centre. Donations to DOAST trust
are exempt from income tax under 80 G. Cheques may kindly be addressed