AYUSH-based therapy centre opens for kids with autism in Kerala

A government centre that claims to offer a first-of-its-kind treatment for autism patients through Indian medicine system has opened in Trichy in Kerala.

Autism is a brain-related disorder that occurs in early childhood. It affects the ability of children to communicate with other.

Most patients depend on allopathic treatment coupled with physiotherapy for treatment. The Kerala government has decided to try the treatment methods available in Indian medicine to treat people with autism.

The centre will provide care to the affected children free of cost. The therapy will be based on all four branches of Indian medicine - Siddha, Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy and Homeopathy.

The treatment method has been divided into two phases of three weeks each. The first week will be devoted to internal medication and the next three weeks to external medication.

Patients can visit the centre on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday where the doctors will attend to them from 8 am to 12 pm and 3 pm to 5 pm.

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