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Autism Spectrum Disorder - Does CranioSacral Therapy Help?

By David Frome, PT, LAc.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a neurodevelopmental disorder is often diagnosed in babies under the age of two. Frequently, people with ASD have challenges with learning, communicating, behaving, and interacting with others.

Self-stimulating behaviors also known as “stimming” are characteristic of ASD. Movements or mannerisms such as full-body rocking, flapping of the hands, or repetitive sounds or noises are common forms of stimming.

There are no definitive biomarkers for ASD. Research indicates that the immune system plays a significant role. One common marker amongst children with ASD is elevated levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines in the cerebrospinal fluid.

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) has been shown to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD.) This gentle, hands-on therapy helps the body and brain move towards balance.

The Craniosacral system includes the brain, spinal cord, surrounding soft tissue membranes (dura), spinal vertebrae, and cranial bones.

In my 40+ years helping children on the spectrum, I have witnessed children becoming calmer, more engaged, and better able to communicate as a result of receiving Craniosacral Therapy.

Rebekah and David Frome have been working in the healing arts for over three decades. They have helped thousands of people recover from trauma and leave pain behind. They practice in Montclair and Asbury Park, NJ. For help with tapping into your potential call us at 973.509.8464 or book an appointment online at


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