Researchers in the Korean institute of Oriental Medicine reviewed six studies involving massage as a therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Although the studies involved small numbers of participants, each suggested that massage might be an effective therapy for autism.
"Massage therapy for children with autism spectrum disorders: a systematic review" (abstract). Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, 305-811, South Korea. PMID: 21208598 [PubMed]
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.