Energy Healing for Children with Autism

By Dr. Michael Roth


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There is an exciting and effective new approach to helping children with autism and it is a modality I have used in my holistic chiropractic practice for years! It is called NMT (Neuromodulation Technique) and is a branch of energy work called informational medicine.

NMT is a type of energetic healing best described as informational medicine, because it works to identify and correct the informational source of illness – the confusion that can interrupt our innate healing mechanisms.


What is Energy Healing?

Energetic healing is an umbrella name for any therapy that works on the principle of moving the energy circuits in our physical or subtle bodies to facilitate our innate healing ability. There are many forms of energetic healing. Some you may have heard of: Reiki, reflexology, kinesiology, acupuncture and chakra balancing.

NMTEnergetic healing looks beyond physical symptoms to manipulate the subtle energetic meridians in the body to clear blocks, repair and rebalance.

Trauma, stress, environmental damage and disease are stored in the energy fields of our bodies. Disease is the body’s way of communicating that there is an energetic block, our body’s energy is unable to move harmoniously. Energetic healing facilitates repairing the body to its optimal level of balance so that it can heal itself.

According to quantum physics, we are all made of energy, as is everything in our world. Even our thoughts and feelings are energy, yet like oxygen, you can’t see them. In an optimal state of health, our personal energy is delicately balanced. Internal and external factors like anxiety, limiting beliefs, neurological or biological imbalances, toxins, and poor nutrition can throw off our energetic balance.

NMT is a powerful tool to help the mind/body freely realize its potential to heal. NMT is safe and effective for all people, and particularly safe for the very young, very old, even pregnant women and infants. NMT is one of several cutting edge modalities I use to help my patients and I have found it to be highly effective in balancing many issues that families face when a child is diagnosed with Autism.

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What Will My Child Experience during the Session?

Many children may feel absolutely nothing at all while they are receiving energy work. They may feel a warmth or coolness, some may drift off to sleep, and some may have an emotional release with giggles or tears. Some children will experience immediate improvement in a physical symptom or mood. Others may process the session over several days, and improvement will come more slowly.


What About for Mom?

NeuroModulation Technique is helpful for parents who struggle with their own emotional pain and stress. The mother often experiences great guilt when her child is diagnosed with Autism. There may be an entanglement of emotional issues between parent and child that add to daily challenges. Because of the close emotional connection between parent and child, when parents are in balance, children will often start to show improvement.


Could Energy Healing Help My Child?

Many children benefit from energetic healing. Issues such as sleep, anxiety, and digestive pain are greatly aided by this modality. Energetic healing may augment other modalities beautifully. NMT is able to go much deeper to the roots of imbalances in children with diagnoses such as Autism and ADD/ADHD to help bring about much more fundamental change.

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By Dr. Michael Roth


Our physical bodies out-picture all our thoughts, feelings, beliefs and identities.  When these feelings are acknowledged and processed, our mind-body system functions properly.  However, when they get stuck in our bodies, physical dis-ease may occur.  Patients in my holistic chiropractic office often present with muscle tension, fatigue, insomnia, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome or chronic pain. Often, these conditions are the result of past TRAUMA experienced by the patient.

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What is trauma?  In my practice, trauma is an emotional insult that creates a charge in the nervous system. It is a one-time or repeated stress that gets lodged in the body and disrupts the flow of energy in the Triad of Health.  The greater the repetition of the event, the deeper is the charge.

Traumatic experiences often involve a threat to life or safety, yet any situation that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and alone can be traumatic, even if it doesn’t involve physical harm. It’s not the objective facts that determine whether an event is traumatic, but your subjective emotional experience of the event. The more frightened and helpless you feel, the more likely you are to be traumatized.


An event will most likely lead to emotional trauma if:

• It happened unexpectedly.

• You were unprepared for it.

• You felt powerless to prevent it.

• It happened repeatedly.

• Someone was intentionally cruel.

• It happened in childhood.

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For example, let’s say that as a child at the dinner table, you spilled your milk and your father yelled at you.  In time, you develop an allergy to milk, a result of this unexpected event.

Experiencing trauma in childhood can have a severe and long-lasting effect. Adverse experiences in childhood generate strong emotions in children. Children who have been traumatized see the world as a frightening and dangerous place. When childhood trauma is not resolved, this fundamental sense of fear and helplessness carries over into adulthood, setting the stage for further trauma.

The cause of the trauma is not always obvious. Here are some commonly overlooked causes of emotional and psychological trauma:

• Falls or sports injuries

• Surgery (especially in the first 3 years of life)

• The sudden death of someone close

• A car accident

• The breakup of a significant relationship

• A humiliating or deeply disappointing experience

• The discovery of a life-threatening illness or

disabling condition

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Trauma disrupts the body’s natural equilibrium, freezing us in a state of hyper-arousal and fear. In essence, our nervous system gets stuck in overdrive.  Our innate fight-or-flight system can be overworked from ongoing, relentless stress.  This is especially true when trauma occurs in the early stages of life.  Persistent stress can trigger diabetes, heart disease, obesity, depression, and addiction later on.

I use protocols in my practice to uncover and clear past trauma that is stuck in the body and has resulted in illness and pain.  My patients are amazed at how much better they feel before they even leave the office!  Please call Crystal in our Ventura office (805-644-0461) to make an appointment with me and release that which is holding you back from optimum health and wellness.

Autism on the Rise — How Can We Help Our Children?

By Dr. Michael Roth

We’ve heard about the growing numbers of children being diagnosed with autism. Many of us have a family member or know a friend with an autistic child. Why is this happening and what can we do about it?

Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as on the autism spectrum –a ten-fold increase in prevalence in 40 years. Careful research shows that this increase is only partly explained by improved diagnosis and awareness.

Studies also show that autism is four to five times more common among boys than girls. An estimated 1 out of 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls are diagnosed with autism in the United States. Signs of autism usually appear before age 3.

The symptoms of autism influence a child’s behavior, language and social skills. The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) lists five behaviors that warrant further evaluation:

• Does not babble or coo by 12 months

• Does not gesture (point, wave, grasp) by 12 months

• Does not say single words by 16 months

• Does not say two-word phrases on his or her own by 24 months

• Has any loss of any language or social skill at any age

Any of these five “red flags” does not mean your child has autism. But because the symptoms of the disorder vary so much, a child showing these behaviors should have further evaluation by a developmental pediatrician knowledgeable about autism.


Autism is not a hopeless condition. Children with autism do progress and early intervention is key. Each child with autism is unique. Many of those on the autism spectrum have exceptional abilities in visual skills, music and academic skills.

They may find moving objects such as tops or cars that will run by themselves quite intriguing. They may like to spin their bodies or develop other self-stimulating behaviors. They may experience extreme sensitivity to touch, light, and sound. Conversely, the actions that will cause others pain may not seem to bother them.

When I work with children with autism, I address the whole child and the whole family if needed. I have found that through changes in diet and nutrition and using energetic healing, the manifestations of autism can be successfully reduced.

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Future entries in my blog will discuss how I help the child with autism in my holistic chiropractic practice. I know you will find this information enlightening and promising for the children and families that are dear to you!

If you or someone you love is facing the challenges of an autism diagnosis, please contact Crystal in my office at (805) 644-0461 to ask for more information!

Published in: on June 17, 2014 at 3:44 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Where’s the Block?

By Dr. Michael Roth

I believe that we all have the power to change, to grow, to move from an old way of being into a new way of being in our lives.  Every day in my holistic chiropractic office I work with people who are suffering with chronic pain.  They have been to many doctors, have spent large amounts of money on prescription drugs, remedies and devices to alleviate their pain, all to no avail. They are stressed and unhappy.

Using muscle response testing, the first thing I ask them to say is, “I am OK having my pain be gone” or “I am OK getting out of pain.” Usually, the muscle checking indicates that their mind-body system is NOT in congruence with the concept of being pain-free.  This tells me that there is a hidden belief that is sabotaging their efforts to heal.

How can this be, you ask? Why would someone unconsciously be holding on to his or her chronic pain? Somewhere, there is a payoff to keeping the pain—perhaps to get more attention directed their way, to have less responsibility, to not have to make decisions, etc. There is a blind spot that is unconsciously keeping them from healing. The emotional component is so powerful as to block the healing that is being applied to the physical body.

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How we value ourselves, our beliefs about our self-worth, can be a factor blocking healing. If we don’t think we are worthy enough to be whole and healthy, we have created a block. If we are under constant stress, from pollutants in air and water, traffic jams, over-packed schedules, eating unnatural and over-processed foods our bodies weren’t built to digest, the demands of work and family, financial obligations and so on, this stress can severely reduce our ability to live life with grace, ease and power, and to heal our bodies.

There may be chemical stressors on our system that are blocking healing. Whether they are prescribed, over-the-counter, or otherwise, drugs introduce toxic ingredients to our body’s organic system. If we’ve lived a lifetime ingesting chemicals, we’ve been compromising our body’s capacity for healing. Not only do inorganic chemical compounds mess with our physical system, they can play havoc on our energetic wiring, our emotions and the way our mind processes information.

In the over 20 years that I have worked with the mind-body connection, I have found that holding on to bitterness or resentments, or in any way being unable to forgive one’s self or others is a major block to healing of any kind. When we forgive, the energy to heal is released and flows more freely.

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No amount of healers in the world can help us if we don’t allow it. Belief is mighty. Belief moves mountains and changes lives – for better or worse. When we believe our well-being is out of our hands, then it surely is.  I work closely with my patients, coaching them to feel empowered that they can and will heal!

If you or someone you care about has been suffering from chronic pain, please call Crystal in our Ventura office at (805) 644-0461 and make an appointment for a consultation with me.  Don’t let unrecognized beliefs block your road to healing and living a full and vibrant life!



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