Neurobehavioral disorders have taken off in our current generation. Today, ADHD is diagnosed in a significant portion of school aged children. As of 2011, a parent survey shows that approximately 11% of children 4-17 years of age have been diagnosed with ADHD. 11% does not seem like that much, what about when I tell you that 11% translates to 6.4 million children? Does that shock you? Autism statistics from the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children on the autism spectrum, a dramatic increase compared to the last 40 years. Also, studies are showing that autism is four times more common among boys than girls. 1 out of 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls are diagnosed with autism in the United States. Autism is predicted to affect more than 2 million individuals in the United States. Today, we are seeing many cases of anxiety and depression in kids as young as 4.
The bulk of these problems can be managed by improving nutrition and balancing the brain. With truly natural alternatives we can offer non-drug options to many families dealing with these health challenges in children. The key component to doing this is finding out what is over firing and under-firing in your brain and take steps to fix that. The old way of diagnosing disorders in children was to guess what was happening in the brain of your child. Now, the new has come. We can now find the cause with a painless 20 minute brain map.
Common brain imaging techniques such as MRIs, CAT scans and x-rays are designed to measure brain structure. A brain map measures activity. This method uses surface sensors to detect the brain's electrical patterns, also known as brain waves. It is these electrical patterns that are important to us. Brain mapping will give us a live look into what is going on in your brain, moment by moment. We could compare this to a heart monitor, which only records your heart rate, the brain mapping sensors only record brain activity. It is non-invasive and painless. Brain mapping has become a primary tool in neuroscience since being introduced 30 years ago. Brain mapping is used all around the world for in research centers studying, ADHD, autism, anxiety, depression, PTSD and learning disabilities.
The Core Of The Problem
It is crucial that we find the core of the problem. By brain mapping we can literally visualize the function of the brain. We use what the electrical activity of the brain is showing us to see if any of the 4 main brain waves are out of range. These main brainwaves are delta, theta, alpha and beta, to find out more visit a recent blogs post that breaks this down. Combining the resultant information with a neurological exam and a nutritional assessment provides optimal results for evaluating each patient. In our office, we believe in a connection between diet and neurobehavioral disorders. For more information, type in "Nutrition and ADHD pubmed" in your search engine and you will find many published research papers on this topic.
Brain mapping allows for a targeted treatment program utilizing neurofeedback and brain strengthening exercises. Our nutritional assessment enables food sensitivities and nutritional imbalances to be taken care of as well. Neurofeedback is defined as the computerized balancing of brain waves through biofeedback. This noninvasive procedure has been used since the 1950s by groups like NASA, the U.S military, Olympic sports teams and high end health clinics. When you add functional neurology to the practice of neurofeedback, you have a powerful healing technique. Functional neurology finds the area or areas of weakness in the brain and rehabilitates these areas using specific exercise programs that target weak areas.
These treatment programs have had phenomenal success stories. We want to minimize your child's suffering of ADHD and get them on track for success! Call today to schedule your child a brain map! Don't wait to live a better life! (260) 482-2206