Location

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Start Date

16-4-2011 2:00 PM

End Date

16-4-2011 3:30 PM

Description

As medical advances continue to be made, there has yet to be an effectively consistent cure to the commonly known condition, Autism. Some researchers and physicians state that by using chelation therapy, it could help cure mercury poisoning in autistic individuals who were affected by vaccines or other sources. Because of the lack of research and knowledge of chelation therapy, there has been some controversy as to the ethics of providing chelation therapy to autistic children. The families that are put through these trials are faced with high costs, and no guarantee that their child could be cured. But to some families, a little hope is better than none when thinking about the future of their child. Other families refuse to put their child through the therapy due to the effects it could have upon their child, and continue to wait for further advances in medicine.

Keywords

Autistic children; Autism – Treatment; Chelation therapy

Disciplines

Alternative and Complementary Medicine | Biochemical Phenomena, Metabolism, and Nutrition | Pediatrics | Rehabilitation and Therapy | Therapeutics

Language

English

 
Apr 16th, 2:00 PM Apr 16th, 3:30 PM

Chelation therapy as a treatment for Autism

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

As medical advances continue to be made, there has yet to be an effectively consistent cure to the commonly known condition, Autism. Some researchers and physicians state that by using chelation therapy, it could help cure mercury poisoning in autistic individuals who were affected by vaccines or other sources. Because of the lack of research and knowledge of chelation therapy, there has been some controversy as to the ethics of providing chelation therapy to autistic children. The families that are put through these trials are faced with high costs, and no guarantee that their child could be cured. But to some families, a little hope is better than none when thinking about the future of their child. Other families refuse to put their child through the therapy due to the effects it could have upon their child, and continue to wait for further advances in medicine.