Essential Oils for ADHD: Can Essential Oils Enhance Focus in ADHD Children?

Excerpt from: http://www.brainbalancecenters.com/blog/2014/10/essential-oils-adhd/ A search on the Internet results in a lot information about essential oils for ADHD children, with claims that certain types of oils help kids concentrate better. Parents looking to essential oils should approach them with caution because there isn’t much scientific research on the topic. What Are Essential Oils? Essential oils are extracts fromContinue reading “Essential Oils for ADHD: Can Essential Oils Enhance Focus in ADHD Children?”

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and sensory modulation dis… – PubMed – NCBI

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are impulsive, inattentive and hyperactive, while children with sensory modulation disorder (SMD), one subtype of Sensory Processing Disorder, have difficulty responding adaptively to daily sensory experiences. ADHD and SMD are often difficult to distinguish. To differentiate these disorders in children, clinical ADHD, SMD, and dual diagnoses were assessed.Continue reading “Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and sensory modulation dis… – PubMed – NCBI”

How Your MP3 Player can be your Best Meditation Tool Ever | MyScienceAcademy

After making sure you will be undisturbed for the next 30 minutes or so, you settle in your favourite meditation posture – on your mat or cushion – close your eyes and…..nothing! Your mind keeps buzzing noise for almost all the length of the session. Jittery thought fragments, ‘mind popup notifications’ of things left undoneContinue reading “How Your MP3 Player can be your Best Meditation Tool Ever | MyScienceAcademy”

Sensory Integration Dysfunction

Our mind and body are superbly interwoven to meet the demands of today’s world. The feelings, thoughts and actions we experience occur through the complex actions of our brain. How we process environmental and internal information has a major impact on our feelings, thoughts and actions. The slightest change in our brain processes can influenceContinue reading “Sensory Integration Dysfunction”

What Causes the Rise of ADHD in Children?

One in 10 American children now has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)—a 22 percent increase from 2003. Boys are twice more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than girls ADHD involves a cluster of symptoms that include inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behaviors. Often, children with ADHD struggle in school and have difficulty managing interpersonal relationships The causeContinue reading “What Causes the Rise of ADHD in Children?”

Sensory Side Effects – A Sensory Life!

The Side Effects of Sensory Processing Difficulties Written By: Angie Voss, OTR The Most Common Side Effect: ANXIETY Three reasons why anxiety is almost always a factor, especially for those who over-register and demonstrate sensory sensitivities and sensory defensiveness: The brain switches to the sympathetic nervous system at a greater frequency than a neurotypical brainContinue reading “Sensory Side Effects – A Sensory Life!”

8 Ancient Beliefs Now Backed By Modern Science | The Mind Unleashed

The Earth may not be flat nor is it the center of the universe, but that doesn’t mean old-world intellectuals got everything wrong. In fact, in recent years, modern science has validated a number of teachings and beliefs rooted in ancient wisdom that, up until now, had been trusted but unproven empirically. Here are eightContinue reading “8 Ancient Beliefs Now Backed By Modern Science | The Mind Unleashed”

Letting go of Cultural Fear

It became clear that for my children to thrive, we would have to let go of the fears associated with being “different” and to explore an alternative value system that celebrate and embrace our uniqueness. As R. D. Laing wrote in the book “Politics of Experience and the bird of paradise”: What we call ‘normal’Continue reading “Letting go of Cultural Fear”