This book is for parent and practitioner, and is written to help autistic children and their parents. It explains the broad vision of Chinese medicine, and how it incorporates all aspects of life – joy and sadness, energy and exhaustion, enthusiasm and boredom. The parent will find a clear explanation of the many factors which contribute to autism, and will find that it is not so mysterious after all. It is not something which comes out of the blue, from nowhere. The practitioner will find enough detail to enable effective support and treatment.