Sensory Processing Disorder
I knew I'd want to assist others when I was growing up with my brother, who suffered from a genetic disorder. I followed my heart to study Chinese Medicine. During the college years, I fell in love with the power of touch and finished a three-year Shiatsu program also. I joined the team as a TA in both Acupuncture and Shiatsu programs. My passion has always been working with children, so it was just natural for me to continue training for one more year to concentrate on Acupuncture for pediatrics. My own children have taught me a lesson in emotional"sensitivities" and"un-proportional" responses to stress. While working in their "sensitivities," I heard a lot about Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). I realized that children who appeared to"overreact" to scents, sounds, emotional conditions, etc., are, actually, not overreacting at all. These children react based on their brain processes information that's collected by their sensory apparatus. A number of these children came to my practice for food sensitivities, skin problems, sleep, vocal tics, muscular tics, bedwetting, and other challenges. I offered to diagnose their sensory issues also. I've noticed that lots of the kids weren't officially diagnosed with SPD, and I left their parents aware of it to better address it. Along with pediatrics, also because a number of the mothers who came to my practice with their little ones were expecting another baby, I decided to help them too, and I took hospital training in Acupuncture for Prenatal, Postpartum, and for Fertility. Now I feel really lucky to assist moms and their kids through different phases of their life. About Sensory Balancing(SB) Why are some people allergic to dust while others are allergic to pollen? Why is it that some children react to loud sounds like someone has turned on the quantity 10X? Why do some break out in psoriasis following every stressful event? Why is it that some people have sleep difficulties that no supplement can resolve? What's in common with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and the other issues described above? Our brain is intriguing, and the more individuals I see, the more I recognize that we may compare it to a powerful and advanced computer. As with any other computer, it may have some"mistakes" in its own system. That's an excellent sign! It means that we can work on "reprogramming" or"fixing" those mistakes. An"error" can be food-related, but it could also come out of how our brain processes certain emotions or communicates with specific hormones. With Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), there are typically a few"mistakes" happening at exactly the exact same time, causing your child to go through the information coming from the senses differently than many others experience them. So, if you're sitting in a restaurant enjoying a birthday while the team sing at your desk and your sensory kid is the only one covering his ears and freaking out, it's because he hears things louder than the rest of the household. His response can originate from him undergoing stress as though it's magnified a couple of times. What seems to be an overreaction is really proportional to what he's experienced since it is how his mind processes the sound. Sensory Balancing (SB) is all about diagnosing these"mistakes" and"fixing" them so that our mind would recognize things for what they really are -- pollen is merely pollen rather than a"bully," stress hormones shouldn't become with a magnifying glass, and regions in the brain which are related to the hearing may process without amplifiers, etc. The diagnosis is carried out by using kinesiology that is a kind of muscle testing. The therapy involves acupuncture points and can be accomplished with or without needles. Is acupuncture more effective than other methods? Absolutely not! The best remedy is that our body responds best to. If fear of needles is present, then using different techniques like healing forks, pediatric tuina, or acupressure would work far better. Some children love needles from the beginning, some slowly develop interested in trying needles and end up enjoying them, and others simply don't like needles, and that's perfectly ok.
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