(NaturalHealth365) Human behavior is deeply connected to the health of the body – especially the pineal gland. Looking at the human pineal organ – it is a minute gland located in the exact center of the brain and is responsible for producing hormones that have important endocrine functions – the principal hormone being melatonin.
Researchers in the 70’s and 80’s established a connection between the neurophysiological effects of the sensory system, with significant response found in the olfactory (sense of smell) and acoustic (hearing) functions. In the 90’s, further research linked the pineal gland to the immune system as inhibited melatonin synthesis can result in immunodeficiency.
Dr. Andrea Axt out of Canada believes there is a very strong correlation between a glitch in the pineal gland and autism. Dr. Axt states that because it is the first gland to develop in the body and because the pineal gland monitors and regulates many other systems in the body, its malfunctioning in utero or in a newborn will have a profound effect on the other systems, including the bioenergetic systems on all levels.
The danger of a malfunctioning pineal gland
Over the past 20 years, Dr. Axt and her team have worked with autistic children and believe that individuals with autism manifest all of the characteristics that are associated with a malfunctioning pineal gland. The team has been helping children with autism by utilizing Craniosacral Therapy (gentle manipulations of the skull), Polarity Therapy (a blend of ayurveda and acupuncture) and Metamorphic Technique (foot, hand and massage) along with supplemental melatonin.
A study conducted by Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology out of Sweden states that one consistent finding in autism spectrum disorders is a decreased level of the pineal gland hormone melatonin. Another study out of Milan discussed the fact that since melatonin has been proven to play a fundamental regulatory role on both biological, psychic functions and circadian rhythms that researchers should be focusing on the pineal endocrine function in autism spectrum disorders.
Can schizophrenia develop as a result of an unhealthy pineal gland?
Further, the International Journal of Neuroscience stated that the presence of alpha rhythm could be used as a neurophysiological marker for the activity of the pineal gland and disorders associated with absent or delayed maturation of the alpha rhythm such as autism, dyslexia, personality disorders, epilepsy, Tourette’s syndrome, and schizophrenia which could be related to disturbances of pineal melatonin functions in early life.
The pineal gland has been associated with the ‘third eye’ for thousands of years in a number of different philosophies and religions. Some parents I work with are convinced that their children are more joined to the heavens than they are to this earth.
In my practice, I utilize the homeopathic remedy ‘Pineal – Pituitary’ to help a number of children with autism with wonderful outcomes. Parents report their children are more present and calm. Melatonin, as well as the Delta Sleep System, found at Neuroacoustic.com/sleepenhancement.html – are wonderful ways to help children sleep through the night. The Delta Sleep system helps to train the alpha rhythms, has been clinically proven to help with sleep, has sold over 1 million copies and is under $20.
I also do a thorough intake on the child with autism to see what else is needed to support the pineal and the child overall. What I have found is that with most children, there is not just one cause; often times there are multiple factors that contribute to their autism and addressing all the factors through homeopathy, supplements and of course diet, brings the best response.
About the author: Sima Ash of Healing 4 Soul is a clinical and classical homeopath and certified clinical nutritionist who utilizes a unique approach pioneered by Tinus Smits, M.D. called CEASE therapy. The aim of CEASE treatment is systematic detoxification of the causes of illness, leading to step by step improvement and restoration of health in the individual. For additional information, please visit – Healing4Soul.com. You can follow Sima on Facebook at ‘Cease Therapy California’ and through her weekly blog on NaturalHealth365.com
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