What is quantum reflex integration?
Quantum reflex integration is a cold laser therapy. Cold laser therapies use red or infrared light to treat health conditions.
Quantum reflex integration applies a cold laser and sound waves at multiple frequencies to acupressure points. This is supposed to correct problems with the body’s reflexes, which in turn helps with various health conditions and concerns.
Who is quantum reflex integration for?
Supporters of quantum reflex integration say that it can be used for people with conditions like autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), brain injuries, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, learning disabilities, strokes and pain.
What is quantum reflex integration used for?
Supporters of quantum reflex integration claim it can help with the thinking, behaviour and movement problems associated with various conditions. They also say it can reduce inflammation, increase blood supply and speed healing.
Supporters of quantum reflex integration as an autism therapy claim that it improves autistic children’s learning, behaviour, development, speech, body movements and ability to focus.
There is no scientific evidence that quantum reflex integration has any benefit for autistic people.
Where does quantum reflex integration come from?
Quantum reflex integration is a cold laser therapy. It was developed in the early 2000s by Bonnie Brandes, a specialist in reflex therapies.
Cold laser therapies have been used in medicine since the 1960s to speed healing and reduce pain and inflammation.
What is the idea behind quantum reflex integration as a therapy for autism?
All babies are born with reflexes that help them survive and develop. For example, stroking a newborn’s cheek automatically makes them turn their head and open their mouth. This is called a ‘rooting reflex’, and it helps with breastfeeding. In typical development, these reflexes become less active, or ‘integrate’, within the first year of a baby’s life.
Supporters of quantum reflex integration as an autism therapy believe that autism occurs when these reflexes stay active – that is, they don’t ‘integrate’ properly.
These supporters claim that pointing cold lasers at specific acupressure points on a child’s body, combined with certain sounds, helps reflexes to integrate. It’s claimed that integrating reflexes reduces the characteristics of autism.
There is no evidence to support these claims.
What does quantum reflex integration as a therapy for autism involve?
You can do quantum reflex integration at home, although some practitioners offer the therapy in a clinic.
Quantum reflex integration usually involves a child lying on a bed or comfortable flat surface. The practitioner or person doing the therapy uses a hand-held device to point a cold laser onto a specific acupressure point on the child’s body for a period of time. Then the person slowly sweeps the device over the nerve related to that acupressure point.
Quantum reflex integration sessions are painless and can take 1.5-2 hours. Sessions can be repeated. There are no established guidelines on how many sessions are needed.
The Essentials Package kit for an at-home quantum reflex integration program currently costs over $4000. It includes quantum reflex integration equipment, a home program and online course. You can buy other tools, books, courses and accessories too.
Does quantum reflex integration work as a therapy for autism?
There’s no evidence that quantum reflex integration works as a therapy for autism.
Who practises quantum reflex integration?
Practitioners of quantum reflex integration don’t need to have any formal qualifications. You can do it at home yourself after you’ve done an online or face-to-face course.
Parent education, training, support and involvement
Parents doing quantum reflex integration with their child at home need to complete online or face-to-face courses to learn how to do the therapy.
Alternatively, parents might take their child to a clinic to see a practitioner for quantum reflex integration sessions.
Where can you find a quantum reflex integration practitioner?
If you’re thinking about quantum reflex integration as a therapy for your autistic child, you should talk about its potential benefits and risks with your GP or one of the other professionals working with your child.
There are many therapies and supports for autistic children. These range from behavioural supports and developmental approaches to medications and alternative therapies. When you understand the main categories that these therapies and supports fall into, it’ll be easier to work out the approach that will best suit your child.