Alphabetic List of Interventions, Treatments and Therapies

This section contains an alphabetic list of interventions, and some specific techniques, designed to help people on the autism spectrum.

You may be able to find more information, including links to other parts of this website, by clicking on the title of an intervention.

If you know of an intervention which is not listed here please email info@researchautism.net.

Please note that we reserve the right to not include information about an intervention if we do not consider it appropriate.

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Glossary Item Description

Berberine is an alkaloid found in some plants which is sometimes used as an antifungal and antibiotic supplement.

Beta Blockers

Beta blockers is another term for β-adrenergic-antagonists, a type of drug called adrenergic antagonists.


Beta-alanyl-L-histidine is another term for carnosine, which is a naturally occurring dipeptide i.e. molecule consisting of two amino acids, found in the human body.


Beta-methyl-6-chloromelatonin is another term for melatonin, the hormone which regulates our biological clock.

Bio Cranial Therapy

Bio cranial therapy is another name for craniosacral therapy, an intervention which uses very light touching to balance the craniosacral system in the body.

Biochemic Remedies

Biochemic remedies is another name for cell salts, a form of homeopathy in which tiny amounts of minerals, usually in the form of tablets, are taken.

Bioenergetic Sensitivity and Enzyme Therapy

Bioenergetic sensitivity and enzyme therapy is a treatment which incorporates energetic medicine, enzyme therapy and complete food and environmental allergy elimination.


Biofeedback is the general term for any therapeutic intervention that uses medical equipment to monitor a body function that is otherwise outside of our awareness.

Biologically-Based Interventions

Biologically-based interventions use substances found in nature, such as herbs, foods, and vitamins.


Biomedical is a very loose term that means different things to different people. In practice, most people use the term to refer to a group of interventions which are designed to stop, or at least reduce, the effect of biomedical problems (such as gastrointestinal abnormalities, immune dysfunctions, detoxification abnormalities, and/or nutritional deficiencies or imbalances).

Body Ecology Diet

The body ecology diet is a diet which was originally created to treat systemic fungal infections.


BOOST-A is the acronym for The Better OutcOmes and Successful Transitions for Autism, an online transition planning programme which supports adolescents on the autism spectrum to prepare for leaving school.

Borage Oil

Borage oil is a herbal remedy which is sometimes taken as a dietary supplement.


Borax is a compound which occurs as a mineral in some alkaline salt deposits.


Borneol is an organic compound, extracted from the Malaysian tree Dryobalanops aromatica, and used in some perfumes and esters.


Botanicals are plants or plant parts valued for their medicinal or therapeutic properties, flavour, and/or scent.

Brain Balance programme

The Brain Balance programme is an intervention which aims to correct the supposed imbalance in the connections and function between and within the hemispheres (sides) of some children's brains.

Brain Gym

Brain Gym is a system of physical exercises designed to help individuals to overcome learning and behavioural problems.


BrainChild is an intervention based on a collection of active movements and games designed to work on the immature brain.

Breast feeding, extended

Extended breast feeding is an intervention designed to build the relationship between mother and child.


The fact that an intervention or technique is listed here does not necessarily mean that we support its use. Nor does it mean that there is any scientifically valid or reliable evidence behind it.

Over time we hope to evaluate each of the interventions and techniques in this section, providing a ranking which tells you the level of scientific evidence which supports or does not support its use. You can find details of the interventions we have already ranked in Our Evaluations of Autism Interventions, Treatments and Therapies.

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21 Jun 2018