Are there alternative treatments for Rett syndrome?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Caregivers of those with Rett syndrome have tried a variety of alternative treatments to help improve the lives of their loved ones who suffer from this debilitating disorder. There is no solid scientific evidence to confirm the benefits of any of the alternative therapies - only anecdotal support from those who have had individual success. Some alternatives that have been tried include acupuncture, chiropractic therapy, water therapy, animal-assisted therapy, massage therapy, music therapy, and auditory integration training.

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