Magnets

Description: An intervention in which the participant places magnets on his or her body, sleeps under a blanket with magnets, or lies on a bed with magnets. The purpose is to re-direct energy flow in the body.

Research Summary: There have been no scientific studies on the use of magnets for individuals with autism spectrum disorders.

Recommendations: Researchers may wish to conduct studies with strong scientific designs to evaluate magnets Professionals should present magnets as untested as a treatment for autism spectrum disorders, and should encourage families who are considering this intervention to evaluate its effects carefully.