sensory information

definition of sensory information: Information that enters the body via the senses of sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. Sensory information can also include the sense of where the body is in space as well as the body’s sense of balance.

Qigong Massage as Therapy for Autism

Teaser: 

Karen Erikson works to heal blind and abused ponies, but was unable to find a therapy that worked for her son with autism.

Body: 

Karen Erikson works to heal blind and abused ponies, but was unable to find a therapy that worked for her son with autism. After 2 years of Qiqong massage, some of that time as a participant in a research project led by Dr. Louisa Silva, her son, Jake, is a verbal and social youngster. Pam Tindall, of Possibilities Consulting, a Silva-trained qigong massage therapist, was assigned to work with Jake. Qigong massage is based on the thinking that the problem with autism is that sensory information is blocked, so the therapist works to unblock it. Tindall explains that, “the protocol is a type of patting motion more like a hands-on light touch session than a muscle-kneading massage...clearing out energy blockages along the body's 12 primary meridians, or energy pathways as identified in Chinese medicine.”

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