Technology is pretty cool isn’t it? You want to take a four-minute clip of your kitten playing in a box? No problem. You want to watch Miley twerking 21 times in a row on YouTube? Go wild. You want to make a confession on Twitter? Go on then, embrace those 140 characters. Despite the convenience of technology, though, research is showing that the gadgets we use every day are doing us a fair amount of harm, both physically and emotionally.
Osteopathy worked wonders for my son. Since complications during his birth, Caleb Sedeman (12) of Cape Town has always struggled with low muscle tone, a speech impediment, epilepsy and ADHD. He also has a very high pain threshold which means he doesn’t always realise when he hurts himself. But his mom, Celestia, says osteopathy has worked wonders for her son. Caleb’s story “Hours after Caleb and I were released from the hospital following his birth, we were readmitted to the ICU unit at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital,” recalls Celestia.
Osteopathy can treat Attention Deficit Disorder - Hyperactivity Disorder(ADD/ADHD) is characterised by poor attention span, impulsive behaviours, and hyperactivity. To be diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, you or your child must display a combination of strong ADD/ADHD hallmark symptoms, namely hyperactivity, impulsivity, or inattention. It is recommended getting diagnosed by a mental health professional if you suspect that you or your child may be ADHD. Possible causes of ADD/ADHD include adverse responses to chemicals and additives in processed or chemically tainted food, sensitivities to environmental chemicals, exposures to neurodevelopmental toxins, such as heavy metals and history of a traumatic birth.
Osteopathy helps Behavioural and Learning Difficulties and can often help a child settle down, improve their sleep, sit still for longer periods and therefore develop better concentration and learning. The onset began as a baby with a need for frequent changes of position due to discomfort. Unfortunately their restlessness may build to difficulty concentrating and sitting still, which will affect school work later on. Additional Articles Osteopathy can treat Attention Deficit Disorder It happened to me: Osteopathy worked wonders for my son Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder View a list of common complains that Osteopathy can assist with Discovery the benefits of Osteopathy What is Osteopathy?