The Somatic Connection  |   May 2016
Eye Contact, Appetite, and Vomiting Improved in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder After Visceral Osteopathic Technique
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  • University of California, San Diego School of Medicine 
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The Somatic Connection   |   May 2016
Eye Contact, Appetite, and Vomiting Improved in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder After Visceral Osteopathic Technique
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, May 2016, Vol. 116, 324-325. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2016.064
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, May 2016, Vol. 116, 324-325. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2016.064
Bramanti-Castellarin I, Patel VB, Drysdale IP. Repeat-measures longitudinal study evaluating behavioural and gastrointestinal symptoms in children with autism before, during and after visceral osteopathic technique (VOT) [published online January 13, 2016]. J Bodyw Mov Ther. doi:10.1016/j.jbmt.2016.01.001. 
In a novel research approach, researchers in the United Kingdom assessed the application of visceral osteopathic technique (VOT) to children aged between 3½ and 8 years who had a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and whose medical records included significant gastrointestinal dysfunction. Forty-nine children met inclusion criteria of ASD and gastrointestinal symptoms, including abdominal distention or pain, constipation, chronic diarrhea, and foul-smelling stools or flatulence. Parental approval was required for participation. 
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