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Living with autism can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to define you or your loved one. At Unique Mind Care, we offer alternative autism treatments in Houston that are FDA-cleared and free of medications and their unpleasant side effects.

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If you or a loved one live with autism, you know how complicated and confusing it can be. Difficulty understanding non-verbal communication, sensitivity to bright lights or loud noises, or even repetitive physical behaviors are just a few ways autism can manifest in someone. Although everyone’s experience is different, what is true is that people with autism are often misunderstood and even socially isolated.

As hard as living with autism can be, there is hope. Our clinical team has made considerable headway toward understanding the important mechanisms in the brain that create the symptoms that people with autism often experience. As a result, we have developed an advanced brain-body autism treatment program that can lead to significant improvements in functioning.

As Houston’s premier brain health center, we know that the brain is not an isolated organ. Therefore, it should be tested and treated as a system, especially in autistic patients. If you are looking for an alternative way to treat your or your family member’s autism, we are here for you.

What is Autism?

Much more than a single condition, autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) describes a spectrum of disorders that includes Asperger syndrome and pervasive development disorder. While the precise causes of autism are unknown, there is research that suggests both genetic and environmental factors. Having a sibling with autism is recognized as a potential risk factor by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, along with having older parents, a very low birth weight, and genetic conditions like Downs and Rett syndromes.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in 36 children in the United States has autism. Boys are about four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism, with the first symptoms for both genders appearing between 12 and 18 months. Autism doesn’t just affect children, however. The CDC estimates that more than 2% of adults in the country have autism.

Regardless of its causes, the way autism’s symptoms cause challenges with social skills, speech, nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors is something that families know all too well - and deal with every day.

What Are the Symptoms of Autism in Children?

The symptoms of autism in children may manifest between one year and 18 months of age, which is why a reliable diagnosis can be made by age two. The symptoms of autism in children may include:

  • Delayed language development
  • Disruptive behaviors
  • Sensitivity to loud noises or bright lights
  • Difficulty interacting with other people
  • Challenges with understanding or using nonverbal communication
  • Repetitive and compulsive speech of physical movements
  • Intense interest in specific and sometimes unusual things

What Are the Symptoms of Autism in Adults?

Adults can have autism, and oftentimes this can go undiagnosed. Generally, the symptoms of autism in adults include:

  • Trouble maintaining eye contact or understanding what others are thinking or feeling
  • A tendency to misinterpret nonverbal communication like body language or facial expressions
  • Finding it hard to maintain a conversation
  • A powerful reliance on repetitive or routine behavior with difficulty adapting to change
  • Strong, almost obsessive, interests

Our Alternative Approach to Treating Autism

With decades of research and clinical experience providing alternative treatments for a wide range of mood disorders, we believe that symptoms of autism can be treated by addressing its underlying issues in the brain and the body. Far more than managing the symptoms, we seek to affect long-lasting improvements in healthy brain function with our safe, drug-free, non-invasive, and scientific autism treatment program. Our goal is to make a difference in you or your loved one’s life by delivering world-class, cutting-edge care with the compassion you deserve. All treatments for Autism at Unique Mind Care is FDA-cleared, safe and comfortable without any adverse side effects or discomfort.

It all starts with a comprehensive intake and testing program. We begin with 2 types of QEEG brain mapping, which will identify the areas of the brain that are dysregulated and out of balance. We also evaluate the processing areas of the brain with auditory and visual testing. This tells us the areas that require treatment. Our goal is to get a full understanding of you or your child’s unique needs so we can design a personalized treatment plan. All our testing and analysis are completed in-house by our neuroscientists, who use this data to inform the next steps in your treatment process.

Treatment Options for ASD:

Nexalin Therapy – Non-invasive and free of any side effects, Nexalin therapy is a frequency-based waveform that stimulates the hypothalamus and surrounding deep centers of the brain. Cleared by the FDA, Nexalin will help by recreating neural pathways in the brain that will enhance the functional health of the brain. Restoring the functional health of the brain with new pathways provides the autistic patient with additional resources to improve their quality of life. Additionally, Nexalin supports the LORETA protocols for enhanced response to treatment.

LORETA Neurofeedback Therapy – All LORETA protocols are designed in-house by our licensed Ph. D Neuroscientists. Our LORETA neurofeedback therapy uses the most advanced technology currently available to promote and sustain healthy brain wave patterns. With more than 30 years of experience, we are the most advanced provider of neurofeedback therapy in Houston.

Neurotransmitter Testing – Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers in the brain that it can't function without. Their job is to carry electrical signals (EEG) from one neuron to the next. This chemical system is vital to a healthy functioning brain. Frequently the autistic patient will have major chemical imbalances in their neurotransmitter system that will contribute to the symptoms they experience daily. We test and analyze the major neurotransmitters in the brain during treatment. After testing, a complete report is provided with a Nutraceutical supplement plan to address the imbalances in the brain. Normalizing neurotransmitters in the brain will ensure all treatment outcomes are long-lasting and complete.

Additional Support – Healthy nutrition is critical to your brain’s health and your peak performance. The brain is connected to a whole-body health system, which is why we also offer nutritional analysis and food sensitivity testing, personal coaching, supplements, and enzyme recommendations to improve long-term outcomes.

We want to deliver the best possible outcomes for all our patients. That’s why we will consult with your or your child’s doctors on results and proposed treatments so your medical team is fully informed.

Do You or a Loved One Suffer from Autism?

Autism can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to hold you or your child back. A healthy brain can lead to a significant improvement in functioning and quality of life. Call us or schedule your consultation today to start your journey to a better tomorrow.

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