Alternative Therapies for Autism, ADHD, and Emotional and Behavioral challenges
Autism and ADHD Statistics
1 in 68 children are diagnosed with Austim. The percentage of children (children 4-17 years of age) with an ADHD diagnosis continues to increase, from 7.8% in 2003 to 9.5% in 2007 and to 11.0% in 2011. 56% of these diagnoses children are taking one or more psychotropic medications. Adderol, Concerta and other drugs aimed at children are currently being widely prescribed in the US – up to 50% in some classrooms – for treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other behavioral concerns. These medications have many side effects, including increased negative behaviors, severe weakness or numbness, uncontrolled movements or voice sounds, hallucinations or delusions, aggressive behavior, irregular heartbeat and more.
Many parents are not willing to take the risk of putting their children on medication and are looking for other options. We are all about educating the community on the Alternative Therapies and options that the Doctors do not tell you about. Beyond Wellness strives on being experts in the field of Holistic Wellness and are on the cutting edge.
CranioSacral Therapy & Neuro-Therapy can assist with the following
- Digestive issues
- Body jerks
- Negative behaviors
- Adjusting to change
- Brain Injury
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on healing modality that focuses on the wave-like rhythmic pulse that goes through the entire body. This therapy stems from osteopathy, which is an approach that emphasizes the role of the musculoskeletal system in health and disease. CranioSacral Therapy releases restrictions around the brain and spinal cord, thus allowing our body to self-heal and self-correct. There are no side effects from CranioSacral Therapy; the practitioner creates a loving and safe environment for the client to begin their self-healing process.
Sensory issues When there is decompression on the Cranium (head), your child might experience the following symptoms:
Delay in speech
Lack of eye contact
Many children on the Autistic Spectrum experience the above symptoms and with CranioSacral Therapy the Cranium will begin to expand and contract allowing the tissues and fluids to release, relax, and flow without restriction.
How CranioSacral works for Autism (and other behavioral and emotional issues)
- Restores autonomic nervous system’s flexibility and adaptability
- Enhances flow of blood and fluids throughout the body
- Improves the internal environment for the brain, spinal cord, and central nervous system
NeuroTherapy provides a unique fusion of audio-visual entrainment (also known as brainwave entrainment) and cranial-electro stimulation (CES) with sophistication and simplicity. Our sessions have been thoroughly tested and are designed based on most current research findings to ensure you the most effective results. Using flashing lights and pulsing tones, we can gently and safely guide the brain into various brainwave states. This is commonly known as audio-visual entrainment or brainwave entrainment.
Testimonials for NeuroTherapy
“Mitchell’s vocabulary has increased from approximately 15 words to 35 words over a two-week period. For the first time ever, we are able to communicate clearly with him. We have observed many wonderful new things he is now able to do. These are all great accomplishments for Mitchell.”- Penny Siminiuk
“Jordan’s attitude at home has improved greatly. He is now able to discuss situations rather than fight about them. His marks and behavior in school have improved greatly.”- Patty Tucker
“Adam has made improvements in many areas such as sleep, school, and social skills. We are very happy.”- Eileen Hannah
“Ryan is much more cooperative now. He recently brought home a mark of 95% in a course he was failing in just last semester.”- Debbie Snatynchuk
“Kyle is sleeping better. He was able to sit the whole session and really enjoyed himself!!!”- Jeannine Hepburn
“Dallas has gone through a dramatic change. He is now much calmer and relaxed. He is progressing very well in school and has gone up the equivalent of three grade point levels. He has settled down a lot. I truly believe this works!”- Karen Hihn
Testimonials for Cranial Sacral Therapy
“Yesterday she started dancing again; she asked me if she could take lessons again which is astonishing because she had stopped going a year ago. I see her becoming herself more and more… Thank you always Dana!! For her to be able to be herself with confidence makes me the happiest.”-T.V. Chicago IL
“I went to see Dana Massat because I heard amazing testimonies from other parents that have brought their children to her that were facing emotional and behavioral issues. My son has diagnosed been ADHD since 5 years old and he is now 14 years old and he is very anxious and acts out quite frequently. My son was doing horrible in school, not adjusting well to High School and starting to get into fights at school; I saw him going down a destructive path if I didn’t try to help him… After his first session, not only was he relaxed and less anxious the next morning; but the week following the session I noticed he was enjoying going to school and actually making new friends. … My son has self esteem now, he has a sense of who he is and he has confidence! Something I never saw in him before, but to be honest I didn’t know it was missing. I am so grateful for Dana and for the healing that my son received. He is a new person with endless possibilities now.”-Mary Ann Tinley Park IL
“I took my 18th month son to see Dana for CranioSacral therapy after a long struggle of trying to make my son eat solid foods and to help him sleep better at night. My son barely sleeps more than 4 hours at a time and he gags almost every time he tries to eat solid foods. …After the first session, I was amazed that my son slept 7 hours for the first time ever and the next day he ate two new solid foods! I still don’t understand completely how it works, but all I know is it was a miracle for our family!”-Carol Chicago IL
“I took my son to see Dana for CranioSacral therapy with the hopes of assisting with his sensitives to his environment and foods. To my surprise not only was he able to handle his external environment in ways I didn’t think he would ever be able too, but his social skills improved to new levels! My son used to hide behind my legs and would rarely respond when people would speak to him and now he was engaging in conversations with peers and adults. His sensitivity to foods has subsided probably 60% due to the craniosacral and the other 40% improvement was due to use eating purer foods. “-Mary B Chicago, IL