Dr J.V. Nastasi
MBBS, B.Sc, Dip.AppliSci GSIM, Dip. Acu, Dip. BM.
Member of AIMA, ACNEM, IFM, RACGP
Dr Nastasi is a Holistic physician and General Practitioner who has been in medical practice for about 35 years. Over the last decade he has shown a great deal of interest in integrative medicine. He has completed courses in Acupuncture, Integrative and Environmental Medicine and Botanical and Herbal Medicine.
He has developed protocols of health screening assessments on a host of conditions. Investigation has encompassed both haematological, biochemical and microbiological assessment involving blood, urine, faecal and hair mineral analysis.
He has vast experience in conditions such as:
Dr Nastasi has a particular interest in Neuropsychological disorders like ADD, ADHD, Asperger's, Autism, Tourette's Syndrome, Learning & Speech Delays, and generalised ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders).
He is able to sort out symptoms of delayed milestones, particularly speech, impaired social skills, inappropriate behaviours and delayed gross and fine motor skills and mood disturbances. Inflexibility of behaviour is also assessed together with oppositional defiance.
In cases with these disorders many other co-morbidities may be associated, for example:
Investigations - A number of methods are available and may be utilised to reveal:
Treatment does not only involve the medical practitioner but there is a collaborative/multidisciplinary approach involving:
Upon review of relevant medical literature with regards to the biomedical approach to treatment of neuropsychological disorders, there does not seem to be overwhelming evidence that this approach succeeds unfailingly. It is however apparent that such protocols may be of benefit to some children presenting with these conditions and not others.
Some, if not all of the strategies will affect a child in some way and can be modified by: