Saturday, March 29, 2014

NEUROSENSORY INTEGRATION

NEUROSENSORY INTEGRATION

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a complex disorder of the brain that affects developing children as well as adults. Individuals with SPD misinterpret everyday sensory information received from the five senses: touch, vision, sound, smell, and taste. In addition, there are two senses that are rarely heard of: the vestibular and the proprioceptive systems. The vestibular system has functions located in the base of the brain (cerebellum), the upper part of the neck (cervical spine) and the inner ear. It is the “chief regulator” of ALL incoming sensory information and is considered the most important sensory system. The proprioceptive system is located through-out the spine as well as all other joints of the body. Some people with SPD feel bombarded by sensory information; others seek out intense sensory experiences or have other problems. SPD can lead to behavioral problems, difficulties with coordination or attention, learning disorders, low self-esteem and a variety of other issues. Individuals may also become socially isolated and have trouble in school or work.
Children with SPD are often misunderstood and labeled as aggressive, clumsy, inattentive, or “difficult”. They may also be diagnosed as having ADD, ADHD, or other diagnosis’s under the umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorder. SPD can also co-exist with these disorders as well as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury and others. The neurological disorganization resulting in SPD can occur three different ways: the brain does not receive messages due to a disconnection in the nerve cells; sensory messages are received inconsistently; or sensory messages are received consistently, but do not connect properly with other sensory messages. When the brain poorly processes sensory messages, inefficient motor, language, or emotional output is the result.
Properly functioning vestibular and proprioceptive sensory systems are the two key components in developing a healthy sensory processing system. Because these two sensory systems are housed in the spine, it is essential that children and adults with signs of SPD be evaluated by a chiropractor for vertebral subluxations (misalignments) of the spine that may be causing interference within the brain and sensory systems.

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILD HAS SPD?

A few symptoms that children with SPD may exhibit:
  • Loves to spin, swing and jump; can’t sit still. Or, dislikes to spin or swing.
  • Complains of how clothing feels, does not like tags left in their clothing and
  • has to have their socks on just so; may be fidgety.
  • Picky eaters.
  • Oversensitivity to smells. Or undersensitivity–may sniff people, objects, food.
  • Oversensitivity to sounds–will frequently cover ears or have difficulty
  • concentrating in a noisy environment.
  • May have an exceptionally high or low pain tolerance.
  • Sits with poor posture “slumper”. Seems to tire easily.
  • Resists new situations; doesn’t like changes in routine.
  • Problems with muscle tone, coordination, motor planning.
  • Can be very impulsive or distractible.
  • Likes to pinch, push, or crash into things (couches, pillows, beds).
  • Persistently walks on toes to avoid sensory input from the bottom of the feet.
  • There may also be a history of a traumatic or difficult birth, c-section, or breech birth.
  • It is estimated that as many as 1/20 children may suffer from SPD!

TAKE THIS BRIEF SURVEY TO SEE IF YOUR CHILD MAY BENEFIT FROM
NEUROSENSORY INTEGRATION THERAPY:

  • Doesn’t like tags in clothing
  • Is a picky eater; prefers foods of same texture and temperature
  • Avoids putting hands in messy substances (e.g. dough, clay, finger paint, mud)
  • Negative behavioral changes or gets sick with cleaning days (same day or next day)
  • Dislikes strong smells
  • Has many allergies
  • History of repeated ear infections
  • Is distracted by noises; seems to hear noises that go unnoticed by others
  • Speaks in a loud voice
  • Often loses place when reading
  • Has trouble coordinating eyes for following a moving object or catching a ball
  • Has difficulty copying
  • Unable to sit still; is in constant motion
  • Loves swinging, jumping or spinning
  • Avoids or has difficulty with activities that require balance
  • Exerts too little or too much pressure with objects (e.g. frequently breaks crayons, pencils or writes too light or too hard)
  • Appears stiff, awkward or clumsy
  • Confuses right from left
  • Has difficulty with a change in routines
  • Is easily frustrated
  • Has frequent mood-swings, outbursts or tantrums
How would you say the above checked problems/difficulties interfere with your child’s life?
Not at all Slightly Interferes Moderately Interferes Greatly Interferes

WHY CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER?

Chiropractic care is a safe, natural, alternative treatment from potentially harmful, and even fatal drugs. Individuals with Sensory Processing Disorder, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Disorders and other various learning disorders, have a nervous system “disconnect”. In order for healthy sensory processing to occur, there must be proper communication between the Central Nervous System (CNS= brain & spinal cord) and the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS= spinal nerves out to the rest of the body). It is widely understood that if a person has an injury to the spinal cord, they may become paralyzed from the level of injury down because the brain can no longer send messages past the point of injury out to the rest of the body. However, rarely is it taken into consideration what happens when individual spinal nerves are injured or impaired.
Spinal nerves branch off in pairs on either side of the spinal cord. They carry messages from the brain out to the rest of the body and from the body back to the brain.
Vertebral Subluxation is when one or more bones of your spine (vertebrae) move out of position and create pressure on, or irritate spinal nerves. This pressure or irritation causes those nerves to malfunction and interfere with the signals traveling over them. Subluxations of the spine can lead to nervous system interference and a “miscommunication” between the brain and the body (CNS & PNS).
Causes of Vertebral Subluxation include: In-utero constraint during pregnancy, breech pregnancy/birth,c-section, use of forceps or suction cup, multiples (twins, triplets, etc.), and birth trauma from a “normal” birth. Additional causes include falls; when children are learning to walk, they are constantly falling either face first, on their bum, or backwards. Then there are the falls out of cribs, off couches, beds, chairs; off playground equipment or bicycles, etc.. Car accidents can cause spinal trauma; even if the child is restrained in a car seat or has a seat belt on. School-aged children carrying backpacks, children playing recreational or school related sports, and cheerleaders are all prone to spinal injuries. These are just a few possible causes of Vertebral Subluxations, there are many more!
Causes of Sensory Processing Disorder include: Children born via c-section, use of forceps or suction cup, birth trauma, breech pregnancy/birth, multiples, toxicity exposure or anesthetics during delivery. All can lead to immature or atypical development of the nervous system or faulty transmission of information within the nervous system.

BIRTH TRAUMA

According to researchers Rossitch and Oakes (1992), the incidence of birth trauma is often overlooked and misdiagnosed. They have reported false diagnosis in four out of five cases where severe injury to the spinal cord occurred. In an autopsy study concerning this same issue, Dr. Towbin, M.D. (1970), found relevant injuries to the brainstem and spinal cord in 10% of cases while other studies show as high as 50%. Injuries consisted of spinal epidural hemorrhages, meningeal tears and injuries to blood vessels, the muscles and ligaments, and the nerve and bone structures. It is important to note that such damage can occur even in “normal” births!
Given the parallel causes of Vertebral Subluxations and Sensory Processing Disorder; both of which are related to birth trauma (even in a “normal” birth), it is imperative that children and adults be checked by a chiropractor to insure that their nervous system is working at its optimal level!

Chiropractic Management of Children with Down Syndrome


Cranial therapeutic treatment of Down's Syndrome Chiropractic Technique.  Blum CL.Chiropractic Technique 1999; 11:66-76.
This is the case of a child born with trisomy X, suffering from failure to thrive, history of chronic pneumonia, tachypnea, fever and possible atrial septal defect. Medical professionals recommended open heart surgery but parents decided to investigate conservative care consisting of cranial therapy and nutritional therapy.  Many of the symptoms that the patient suffered were alleviated and the surgery was later cancelled.

Male Child - age 4 - Diagnosis: retardation, asthma, Down's syndrome, immune dysfunctionInternational Chiropractic Pediatric Association newsletter,  November 1996.
Patient had been evaluated at several clinics with retardation, asthma, Down's syndrome, immune dysfunction, and was on 11 medications on initial visit.  After 4 months of care, all medications were withdrawn and the above diagnoses were being changed.  Patient still under chiropractic care and very difficult to adjust - child does not want to lay or be on adjusting table - the patient is adjusted either in the mother's arms or on her back using the mother as a "table."  Adjustment: Atlas ASR, with a toggle type thrust.

Handicapped infants and chiropractic care: Down syndrome- Part 1.  McMullen M.International Chiropractic Association  Review Jul/Aug 90;46:32-35
Most infants with DS are found to exhibit subluxations of the atlas, axis or occiput, with cranial base faults being the next most common area of involvement.
Cases included a "fussy" DS baby who slept no more than 3-4 hours at a time. "The most dramatic, immediate change was in a 10-year old female DS with apparent encephalitic complications….immediately following her first adjustment (occiput/cranial base) she slept nine continuous hours (and has most nights since)…an improvement in her general muscle tone and the size of her head, which was growing at a disproportionate rate stabilized.
Infants with hypotonia had significantly reduced once care began; strabismus disappeared in all but two infants…previously chronic URTI/Otitis media was reduced. Dr. McMullen writes that if she can work on infants from their first few months of life, "It has been possible to reduce symptoms of craniofacial 'flattening.'  These infants have also developed normal palatal arch/length, which I feel has prevented the common trait of tongue protrusion as none of these children have been affected by this."

Studies reveal that10 to 20 percent of individuals with Down's Syndrome have radiographic Atlas/Axis instability. International Chiropractic Pediatric Association newsletter. May 1990.
10 to 20 percent of individuals with Down's Syndrome have radiographic Atlas/Axis instability defined as an anterior arch/odontoid distance greater than 4.5 mm.  Of these individuals, 10 to 20 percent have symptomatic spinal cord compression manifested as torticollis, spastic hemiparesis, paraparesis or quadriparesism, neurogenic bowel or bladder, paresthesias or abnormal gait with ataxia, staggering or clumsiness.

Upper cervical instability in Down's Syndrome: a case report. Dyck V. Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association 1981; 25(2): 67-8.
Although spinal manipulation is a safe procedure, the chiropractor should always be alert for contraindications to his treatment.

Down syndrome and craniovertebral instability.  Topic review and treatment recommendations. Brockmeyer D. Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Primary Children's Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
"The diagnosis and management of occipital-atlantal and atlantoaxial instability in Down syndrome patients is a challenging problem in pediatric spine surgery."

Brachial plexus injury in an infant with Down's Syndrome; a case study.  Peet J. Chiropractic Pediatrics Vol 1 No 2 Aug. 1994.
This is the case of a 12 month male with Down's Syndrome who suffered a brachial plexus injury at birth.  The infant had a lack of upper body control and arm movement and had night time wakefulness which lasted several hours and which usually occurred more than once a night. Infant was unable to bring his hand or to mouth and sit up without support.
Chiropractic analysis revealed vertebral subluxations secondary to birth trauma.  While still in the hospital the parents were advised by the physical therapist and hospital staff to avoid chiropractic care. After the first adjustment the child began to sleep five to six hours at a time instead of two to three hours at a time.  By the third visit, the child could lift his arms for the first time in his life. He started to sit up six weeks after care.   Complete resolution of brachial plexus symptoms were achieved by three months.

Monday, March 24, 2014

50 REASONS NOT TO VACCINATE YOUR CHILDREN

50 REASONS NOT TO VACCINATE YOUR CHILDREN

Friday, March 21, 2014

What will we see in 100 years from now? How about 20 years from now?

When I was a child, there were 9 vaccines recommended my entire life from age 0-18 years. Now if you follow the CDC’s recommendations, your child will receive 50-60. Why should parents be concerned by this? After all, the polio vaccine eradicated polio, right? The more vaccines the merrier right? Stop for a second and think about this. There has never been a study that shows the cumulative effect of this many vaccines on a human body, and the children receiving this many doses of vaccines, which contain ingredients that are known neuro-toxins are truly guinea pigs. Fast forward a few hundred years from now in the mind’s eye, and take a look at where we are going to be if we continue on this current trajectory. If the CDC has their way and requires a nearly 100% vaccination rate: First of all, even at vaccination rates of 100% each vaccine has a different failure rate, meaning some will not develop antibodies to the virus and will have the infection anyway. People can carry and spread the virus without becoming infected themselves, and susceptible populations (infants/elderly/weakened immune systems) can catch the infection even if the person they contract if from displays no outward signs of the disease. A virus/pathogen can mutate and continue to thrive because that is the nature of a virus and will it find ways to outsmart the synthetic/artificial antibodies produced by the vaccine.

A vaccine forces the immune system to bypass the part where the person gets sick as well as the natural processes that our immune systems have developed over the millennia to kill a virus and develop lifelong immunity. Injecting a child with a multi-vaccine doses like MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) or DTaP (Diptheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis) is forcing the child to produce immunity to all of these viruses at once, when these diseases would never have been encountered in that way in a natural environment. Multiple injections are needed, and the immature infant must have these pathogens introduced out of nowhere into their bodies, when in a natural setting they would be introduced slowly, one at a time, (a cough, a sneeze, saliva) inhaled and handled entirely differently by the body. These are indeed the highest reported adverse reactions to vaccines on the current recommended schedule, and what we are doing is toxic overload on a small child, not equipped to handle this.

The vaccine does not produce lifelong immunity like the virus does, so the child will need many “boosters” over the years. The adjuvents, like aluminum and other preservatives that are used in the vaccines also have damaging effects on the system and studies show that the more exposure to these neurotoxins, the more damage imposed on the body.

To think that we can bypass nature’s design for a healthy immune system is doing much harm. We are creating a gene pool where no one has any natural (real) immunity against anything. Yes, it would be great if we could eliminate all disease, all childhood suffering, but that goes against all natural laws, and we should consider the purpose of viruses in the first place. We should also consider that viruses mutate in order to survive, and we are potentially creating “super bugs” to which no one has the ability to fight off the virus. (Except the unvaccinated who have built natural immunity, and their bodies will treat it as any other virus and figure out a way to attack and produce antibodies. Vaccinated folks have no experience creating natural immunity and will likely be the ones to succumb to these viruses).

Viruses that come into contact with a human being, force the being to fight the virus and develop a cellular memory of the virus, so that when it encounters it again, it will know exactly how to handle it (antibodies). Diseases like whooping cough, measles, chicken pox, are considered primarily mild “childhood diseases” and the children that contract them usually end up stronger for the interaction with the virus.

There is an evolutionary purpose for disease, and to understand, we can think of a community of deer in the wild that also have different diseases presented to them. Those who are strong enough to fight off the disease will continue to live and procreate, and those who are not, will not. One purpose of disease is to clean up the gene pool every once in a while, so that only the best genes are passed on to future generations. Those beings that carry the weaker genes are eliminated from the collective gene pool, and there is an evolutionary reason for this. Of course, no one wants to see a baby die, and in this day and age most don’t because we have access to sanitation and medical help, but the question remains: “Should we subject those with strong genes to vaccination with known harmful side effects and numb their potential (lower IQ etc.) because there are a few beings that cannot handle a simple infection such as measles?” This is the idea of the CDC… Put everyone in the same place on the bell curve, and “for the greater good” everyone must vaccinate their child (on the same schedule) to save the few who can’t handle the disease…. By doing so, we are creating a dumbed down population, because the ingredients in the vaccines actually do cause neurological damage even in those that do not have a severe reaction.

Let us take a look back in history at a disease that took out a significant number of people, and to which there was no vaccination, and eventually died out on its own. The Black Plague…. There were many who were surrounded by the disease and never acquired it, as well as many who acquired it and were able to fight it off and were stronger because of it. Of course sanitation and medical knowledge was a lot different back then, and the likelihood of a virus like that doing the same thing is small today. We can assume that those that died from the Black Plague did not have the strengthened immune systems like those who lived. Those who lived, passed on this genetic information to their children, and eventually everyone that was susceptible had passed away, did not pass on their genes, and humanity is stronger because of it. The virus had nowhere to go, and eventually died itself because everyone had natural immunity to it.

We are now taking simple viruses (that in most cases cause no harm) like chicken pox and measles and acting like they are the “Plague”--- By doing so, we are creating more harm than good.

The CDC is now on a mission to raise the vaccination rates, and trying to set up laws now that require it for everyone. Basically, they intend to hit every state (already hit California, Oregon, Washington, and now Colorado) with tougher restrictions and are feeding people with fear in the media to get the backing of public/majority support.---- *****It is an attempt to marginalize our concerns and make them seem illegitimate, so that they can force mass vaccination (this is very important to realize if you would like to retain the freedom to decide for your child)--- I see this going one of two ways: 1) they gain the support of the majority and force vaccination on everyone -OR- 2)Enough people will realize what is going on and the entire thing comes crashing down as they are exposed for hiding information from the public, and knowingly causing harm to many children.

My hope is for the latter, thus all of the information I am trying to share these days. I believe we are close enough to a critical point, where enough of us know and can tip the scales. There needs to be complete transparency within these gov. agencies, as well as with the pharmaceutical companies... I believe they are pushing this agenda, because people are starting to question whether or not all of these vaccines are really necessary and whether or not they are causing more harm than good.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Magnesium Benefits Plus Top 10 Magnesium Rich Foods

Magnesium Benefits Plus Top 10 Magnesium Rich Foods