Paul Doney has compiled a fascinating bit of research and anecdotal evidence about the role of Ginkgo Biloba in normalizing pain responses in Down syndrome.
Normal pain response is a gift. Pain tells us to remove our hand from a hot surface. It convinces us to stay off a damaged ankle so it can heal. And it alerts us to sickness so we can take corrective action. As much as we hate pain, we must realize that the absence of a normal pain response is dangerous.
Therefore, this is good news:
The main conclusion that I would TENTATIVELY draw from all of the following is that Targeted Nutritional Intervention, and in particular the supplementation with Ginkgo Biloba, MAY normalize or improve the pain tolerance of a child as well as “wake them up” from a more sedated state.
Paul details his research and evidence at Super Down Syndrome.