I took Beauty to the chiropractor this morning and I think it is going to be one of the best things I have ever done.
It all started when I read an article saying that many children with ADHD have an occiput that is jammed and, when treated, showed significant improvement. Turns out, Beauty’s occiput is jammed, along with her T5-T6 vertabrae and her scrotum. The muscles in the right side of her neck are also very tight and balled. The occiput is what connects the spine to the skull. He explained that if that is messed up, a person can have all kinds of problems including a dysfunctional central nervous system. The jammed T5 and T6, he said, may be why she complains of her belly hurting for no other known medical reason.
I feel very encouraged after having gone to him today. Another thing I really liked about Dr. Fisher is his focus on nutrition. I have already taken Beauty off of cow’s milk, which he recommended, but he also suggested we limit her carbs, refined sugars and processed foods. Of course I’ve been reading about this for years, but have never disciplined myself enough to do it. He recommends more fish, for the Omega-3’s, and as much “whole food” as possible. He also put her on a whole food supplement that she is to take with every meal. I will post more on that later.
We also came away with an exercise disk/cushion that is meant for her to sit on while doing school work. Apparently this is very beneficial for students with ADHD. I will post more on this later, too. I want to give it a try and write an official review.
So, moms, if your child has ADD/ADHD, dyslexia or sensory issues I would highly recommend you take him/her to a good chiropractor. Only time will tell how well it helps Beauty, but common sense suggests that if her spine is knotted up and jammed then straightening it out can only be an improvement.
I’d love to hear from any of you that have already been down this road. Let me know if it worked for you!