Reblog: An open letter to natural, holistic, alternative, or integrative / Functional Medicine doctors…

I’m resharing this post from the silent wave because it’s so well written, and also because eerily timely: I’ve been researching functional medicine providers over the past few weeks and running into exactly this issue.  I live in an area where there is a large alternative medicine community nearby, but when I research the web sites and see statements that they “treat” autism I immediately am repelled. I’m also reading a really interesting book my therapist provided on a nutrition program to help immune and neurological issues, but I almost put the book down immediately when the doctor lumped autism in with ‘mood disorders’ in the introduction.

I don’t need help with my autism. I need help fixing all the damage I inadvertently did to my body trying to cope with and mask my undiagnosed autism…

Dear These Types of Doctors… I am one of you. If I were sitting beside you at a conference, you probably wouldn’t notice me (which suits me just fine), nor would you be likely to remember me afterward, other than that I’m the one who usually fidgets a little too much and has to escape […]

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