In recent news, results of a new study have found that those suffering from autism can find relief from certain symptoms through the use of hot tubs or spas. At Paradise Valley Spas, we always keep our customers in mind, and we feel it is our duty to report this ground breaking news regarding autism symptom relief in an effort to aid those suffering and those with loved ones suffering with this difficult disorder.
The research garnered from the study was recently discussed at the American College of Neurophsycopharmacology Annual Meeting stating that disruptions in the body’s inflammatory response may contribute to the early onset of autism.
Dr. Eric Hollander of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine supported this evidence by stating that, “a third of autistic children have relief from symptoms when they have a fever.” The body’s natural response to fever is to release anti-inflammatory agents into the body. This may explain why some parents state that when the child is in the throws of a fever above 98 degrees, symptoms of autism dissipate.
In the clinical test, Dr. Hollander used hot tub therapy to mimic a fever in patients. By using the hot tub to raise the core temperature of autism sufferers to 102 degrees, patients’ symptoms decreased. Hollander stated that, “When the patients were at 102 degrees for a half hour, there was an improvement,” noting that repetitive behaviors ceased and social communication increased.
The CDC states that autism affects 1 in 88 children in the United States. Currently there is no cure for this difficult disorder, many find relief applying different holistic treatment methods. For some, using the hot tub for relief from some autism symptoms may help improve a loved one’s quality of life.
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