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Using energy therapy as adjunct to traditional medical therapy in autistic children: pilot
The purpose of this study is to look at the effect of “energy therapy” on the children with autism in the areas of how they get along with others, how they talk, and how they respond to touch and sounds. “Energy therapy” may balance the body’s energy, which could lead to a feeling of calmness that may enable children to be more relaxed. When they are more relaxed, they may be more tolerant of social interactions and show improved functioning. Children between the ages of 3 and 8 with autism, who receive services at Kennedy Krieger Institute’s autism program, are eligible.
Children are tested within two weeks prior to receiving energy therapy, within two weeks following the receipt of energy therapy, and then once more 6 weeks following the end of energy therapy. The energy therapy consists of four ½ hour therapy sessions per week for two weeks, given by an energy therapist.