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Autism is a condition that affects some children from either birth or infancy and leaves them unable to form normal social relationships or to develop normal communication.
Autism is a condition that affects some children from either birth or infancy and leaves them unable to form normal social relationships or to develop normal communication.
About Swabhimaan
Swabhimaan is a Trust, working for the welfare of people with autism in India. It is located by the second largest coastline in the world, at the outskirts of Chennai, India. 
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The physical, psychic and cosmic language of the body is created from circadian rhythm of the universe set in motion some billions of years ago when five great elements were born. Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth, the first material for life are the basis for the Vedic sciences. In Ayurveda, human physiognomy is rooted in bodily humors, (doshas), tissues (dhatus) and wastes (malas). These three principles support all of life and are more than physical substance of our anatomy. The doshas, dhatus and malas are the messengers of communication that interphase the external and internal nature.

Each dosha has a primary function in the body. Vata is the moving force, Pitta is the force of assimilation and Kapha is the force of stability. Together they are a stupendous example of three seemingly adversarial characters in potential harmony as a result of each doshas intricate balance of force in the body.

Ayurveda is a holistic healing science, which comprises of two words Ayu and Veda. Ayu means life and veda means knowledge or science. So the literal meaning of the word Ayurveda is the science of life. Ayurveda is a science, which deals not only with disease but is a complete way of life.

We have adapted and customized this great traditional science to help the children with autism.

Abayanga – This means oil massage. Abayanga is based on the knowledge of marma points – the vital points, where structures pulsate and pain exists. Abayanga is used to manipulate and correct dosha disorders, especially pf the vata kind.

Snehana – The meaning of the Sanskrit word sneha conveys stupendous love and immense tenderness, the most essential spirit in human nature. Snehana therapy is meant to invoke these deeply imbedded codes of nature and reawaken our cognitive memories.

Shirodhara – Shirodhara is a titillating form of snehana treatment, whereby the oil or therapeutic substance methodically drips along a coarse thread onto the forehead. The thin flow of oil from the thread drip directly onto the subject’s third eye, or the center of the forehead. The flow is meant to be maintained at certain rhythmic speed while awakening the third eye. Vast and miraculous healing occurs, when this technique is performed to perfection. The rhythm of the oil trickling onto the third eye, which is the seat of our cognitive vision, evokes deep cognitive memories. Through the arousal of these memories, bodily tissues are transformed and good health is restored.

Svedhana – Knavarakizihi – Svedhana therapy, is designed to induce sweating, which occurs through the skin, by way of hair follicles, and through the fat tissues of the body. As a result, the body’s fiery content increases, stimulating agni (fire), which facilitates the rounding up of ama from the system. Since sweat is a response to heat, we have adopted Knavarakizihi in particular as suitable for children with autism. The child looks and feels healthier. Appetite and taste are enhanced. After the therapy, the children are less tense and more aware of themselves. We also find improvements in children with tactile problems.