"The above research (6,7) suggests that lymphatic clearance of the brain may play an important role in neuro-immunological diseases such as ASD, and that manual lymphatic drainage techniques (MLD) at the level of deep cervical nodes may improve brain lymphatic drainage, possibly resulting in decrease of neuro-inflammation that is typical in autism.
The research furthermore suggests that MLD performed on the neck can be beneficial to autistic patients, as well as other neurological disorders associated with immune system dysfunction, such as Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease, and represents a new and promising treatment option."
In addition to being a parent of a child on the spectrum, I am a Certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Vodder Technique) by the Academy of Lymphatic Studies, and offer appointments for pediatric (and teen) clients - always with the parent present. Please contact me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would learn more about, and explore, how Manual Lymphatic Drainage may be of benefit your own child:
Source: Lymphedema Blog