Chapter Meeting – Crystal Lake, Illinois — Autism and the Autonomic Nervous System

Chapter Webpage: IL– Crystal Lake webpage – CLICK HERE.
Time: 4:30– 6:30 PM
Location: Home State Bank, Community Meeting Room (on basement level)
611 S. Main Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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February 18, 2012 Autism and the Autonomic Nervous System
  Speaker: Dr. Anju Usman of True Health Medical Center
  Children with ASD ( and their parents) are in a constant state of stress. This stress causes a particular arm of the autonomic nervous system to be turned on or activated. When chronically turned on, it can cause symptoms such as hyperactivity, anxiety, inattention and focus difficulties. A chronic fight or flight response to stress can also lead to medical issues such as impaired gastrointestinal motility, immune dysregulation, and hormonal imbalances. These issues can be identified and addressed with proper testing, good nutrition, targeted neutraceuticals, and adoptogenic herbs.
  Dr. Anju Usman is director of True Health Medical Center in Naperville, Illinois.  She has been using biomedical interventions to help children diagnosed with ADD, Autism, Allergies, Gastrointestinal issues and related disorders for over 15 years.  She has been involved in research involving copper/zinc imbalances, metallothionein dysfunction, biofilm related infections and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.  She is also co-founder of ACE (Autism Center for Enlightenment) a non-profit which supports research, education and biomedical therapies for families in need.  Dr. Usman received her medical degree from Indiana University.  She completed a residency in Family Practice at Cook County Hospital, in Chicago, Illinois and is board certified in Family Practice.