Beyond the Spectrum: Treating Autism with Chinese Medicine

Thursday, 11/02 at 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

With the diagnosis of autism on the rise, many practitioners are seeing an increase in the number of parents looking for alternatives for their autistic children. Acupuncturists and herbalists are uniquely poised to provide specialized treatments and advice that autistic children and their parents cannot obtain anywhere else. This course will focus on the Chinese medical understanding of autism, focusing on Earth types and Wood types and how treatment can affect their most common problem areas.

David Allen

David graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2007, having studied pediatrics as a specialty. He primarily treats children in his private clinic, with a sub-specialty in treating autism with acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Using existing Chinese medical pathomechanism theory, as well as developing ideas based on the clinical experience of himself and others, David brings together a wide-ranging experience to his diagnoses and treatments. He travels extensively to further his studies and is currently a faculty member at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California.