Integrative Medicine



The Integrative medical approach to treating patients with conditions such as ASD (autism spectrum disorders), ADD (attention deficit disorder), and other neurodevelopmental conditions addresses the root cause of the cognitive and physical symptoms of these conditions.

Integrative medicine in children

  • The root cause can be imbalances in areas such as oxidative stress, methylation, mitochondrial function, endocrine function, neurotransmitters, digestion, toxicity and nutrient deficiencies, to name a few. It also addresses genetic and epigenetic factors that can contribute to these imbalances.We want it made very clear that when helping children with neuro-developmental diagnoses our goal is not to fix, cure or change them.
  • Often these issues are due to hypothyroidism that is under-treated or gastrointestinal dysfunction that isn’t even recognised.Treatment methods employed are often multifold and include, but are not limited to, diet, lifestyle, supplements and detoxification. No treatment plan is ever the same. Patients are carefully assessed with a thorough health history, physical exam and testing of saliva, urine, blood and feces. Determination of which tests to run depends on the presentation of each individual patient.
  • Potential benefits of biomedical treatment include:
    • Improved function of the immune system
    • Improved digestion
    • Better sleep
    • Reduced eczema, hives, and dry skin
    • Increased speech, eye contact and social awareness
    • Decrease in negative behaviours (stimming, difficult to transition, aggression, inappropriate laughing)
    • Increased overall growth and development
    • Improved cognition


An evaluation of your child’s healthcare needs starts with a thorough history that includes questions going all the way back to the health of the patient’s mother at the time of conception.  Other areas often discussed include digestion, growth, sleep, behaviour, skin, gross motor skills, muscle tone, body temperature, circulation, immune system, diet and many others.

Each level on the Autism Spectrum comes with a variable range of presentation.


Dr Louise Lindenberg runs an integrative medical practice in Durbanville, Cape Town. She incorporates dietary intervention, supplementation, nutrition, phytotherapy/herbal medicine, and allopathic medicine in a holistic health care environment. Her passion is working with children on the Autistic Spectrum, including Autism, PDD, ADD, ADHD and behavioural problems.

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