25th Annual Symposium of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. Baltimore, Maryland, May 5, 2013. "Treating Children with Autism with Qigong Massage: Research Summary" and
"Treating Children with Autism with Qigong Massage" presented by Dr. Louisa Silva.
QST in the News
How Autism Qi Gong Massage Helped My Daughter, Autism Parenting Magazine blog
The Thinking Moms' Revolution, March 14, 2013, Be Still…Energy Flows where Attention Goes
Register Guard, November 12, 2012, Treatments for Autism: The Right Touch
Examiner.com, March 29, 2012, Let's Help Ever Increasing Children Autistic Problems with Qigong
Healing Thresholds, September 6, 2011, Chinese Massage Method May Help Sensory Issues in Children with Autism
Examiner.com, May 12, 2011, Qigong Massage for Your Child with Autism
Kids Health Radio Show, April 17, 2011, Interview with Dr. Silva
Radio interview, April 3, 2011, http://paradigms.bz/interviews/louisasilva.mp3
Autism Advocate, Winter 2010-2011, The Qigong Sensory Training Program
Kids Health Radio Show, June 20, 2010 - Interview of a Qigong Sensory Training therapist and a mother who has used the qigong massage with her child with autism. Listen to the show
The Oregonian, May 19, 2010, A Touch of Calm
The Dalles Chronical, May 9, 2010, A Mother's Miracle
Western Oregon Journal, April 14, 2010, A Homeopathic Approach to Autism Treatment
Statesman Journal, April 10, 2010, Massage Training to Target Autism
QST documentary premiere, April 10, 2010. View the documentary trailer
Itemizer Observer, April 7, 2010, Soothing Autism's Stress
Statesman Journal, April 7, 2010, Documentary,Panel to Focus on Families and Autism
AM Northwest television show, April 6, 2010
Statesman Journal, March 5, 2010, WOU Researcher Authors Book for Parents with Autistic Children
Massage Magazine, March 2010, Issue 166, "Qigong Massage Reduces Severity of Autism"
Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism by Ken Siri and Tony Lyons, Chapter 50: Qigong Massage for Young Children with Autism
Schafer Autism Report, October 26, 2009
Salem Business Journal, October 2009
Statesman Journal newspaper, September 23, 2009 - Page 1, Page 2
Montana Autism Education Project, September 24, 2009
Massage Magazine, August 30, 2009
Schafer Autism Report, January 28, 2009
iCARE4autism, March 2, 2009
El Hispanic News, October 23, 2008, "Dr. Louisa Silva Awarded Autism Research Fellowship"
Northwest Health Foundation, October 2008, "Mark O. Hatfield Research Fellowship"
Grand Ronde's Smoke Signals newspaper, February 15, 2008
QST Recent Presentations
Early Childhood/Early Intervention Symposium at Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon. March 4, 2013. A decade of research on parent-delivered qigong massage for young children with autism and Down syndrome.
Marion County Dental Hygientists Study Club, Early Intervention for Autism with Parent-Delivered Massage. Salem, Oregon, April 3, 2012
IMFAR conference. Parent-delivered qigong massage treatment for autism - a research-driven approach to developmental delay in young children.
San Diego, CA, May 12, 2011
IMFAR conference. Preliminary data validating a qualitative assessment of core and co-morbid autism symptoms: The Sense and Self-Regulation Checklist. San Diego, CA, May 13, 2011
WFAS International Acupuncture Conference. A Model and Treatment for Autism at the Convergence of Chinese Medicine and Western Science: First 130 Cases. San Francisco, November 2010
Autism Society of America National Conference. A Model and Treatment for Early Intervention in Autism. Dallas, Texas, July 2010
Autism One Conference. Qigong Sensory Training. Chicago, May 2010
Oregon Therapy in Education Settings (TIES) 2010 conference. Qigong Sensory Training Research Update. Eugene, Oregon, April 2010
University Speaking Engagements
Klaipeda University, Lithuania. Fullbright study. June - July 2012. Pilot study of qigong massage application in Lithuanian Kindergartens for autism, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy.
Klaipeda University, Lithuania. Fullbright study. April - May 2012. Pilot study of qigong massage application in Lithuanian Kindergartens.
University of California, San Francisco, OSHER Center, January 25, 2012. The relationship of abnormal sensory responses and self-regulatory deficits.
New England School of Acupuncture (NESA), November 8, 2011 in Newton, MA
Western Oregon University. February 2011. Autism: Issues and Strategies course. A massage treatment for autism from Chinese medicine: Research and implications.
Klaipeda University, Lithuania. January 2011. A massage treatment for autism from Chinese medicine: Research and implications.
University of California, Los Angeles. February 2011. Alternative Medicine course for first year medical students. A massage treatment for autism from Chinese medicine: Research and implications.