Yikes... It has been far too long since I have released a blog!
What a fast summer. School is starting soon and the humidity is thicker than soup. Anyways....
Since school is beginning in just a few short weeks, I thought I would do this one for the parents.
Stick with me if this is your morning.
'Time to wake up the kids for school/daycare/the day. First things first, check the pull-up. Find out they wet the bed. Add ten minutes to the morning routine, again.'
It seemed normal when they were younger but now they are going to school. Should this have happened for the nth time in a row?
You have gone the standard route already. Setting alarms, no drinks before bed etc, etc.
Nothing has changed.
What is there to do now except wait it out until they finally grow out of it?
First of all, let's talk about NORMAL. Bed-wetting is part of the development and growth of your child.
It is not uncommon for children to continue on with letting it all out during sleep up to the age of 5 or 6.
Why would it continue beyond that?
If you have read any of my other posts, you may know what is coming.
If you haven't, here is a quick synopsis:
Your child's body is dependent on function and adaptability to its environment.
It does this through the Nervous System.
Our Nervous System controls everything, even when we are sleeping.
Perceiving, Coordinating, keeping everything calm and stable by sending messages from the body to the brain and then from the brain to the body.
We run into issues when these messages becomes interfered with.
In a study looking at what happens to our nerve roots under stress, 6% stretch of our nerves led to a 70% decrease in the ability to create an action potential. (the signals our bodies use to communicate)
That means, when our kids are sleeping our brain is sending down a message to our bladder (and urinary system) to hold tight until morning. When that message doesn't get through, we see a wet pull-up or sheets in the morning.
The stretch I am talking about arises from what is called 'dyskinesia' in our spine or vertebrae. Dyskinesia is a loss of normal position and range of motion in a vertebrae resulting in physiological changes like inflammation which leads ultimately to stretch, pressure, and dysfunction within our nerves.
Leading to... You guessed it, bed-wetting.
So what can be done short of washing sheets each day and buying up the entire shelf of night time diapers?
See a chiro who focuses on two things:
Luckily you are already on the page of a Chiro that does both. (crazy enough)
Thus ends the science part
begins my last little soapbox section:
I attended a seminar a few weekends ago.
Here is a summery of something huge I learned:
As a Chiropractor, I have a very real solution to some big issues.
I am a very low pressure person and it flows into my business.
But what I am realizing, is that I have a moral obligation to share other options people may not have heard of before.
So, this is one of my moral obligatory posts.
My job is done.
Now you have a choice. You can take my words, do a little research on your own (which I suggest) and take action by setting up a time to find out more.
Think about this post the next time you are out getting a refill on your next set of pull-ups.
Either way, we'll be here, ready to serve.
Yours in Health,
We are now a week away from our NeuroStorm talk.
So, if you are with the many other folks who are intrigued but still don't know enough to come, allow me to take a chance and explain what exactly this workshop is designed for.
The NeuroStorm is a culmination of months worth of research on human physiology, case studies, and natural approaches for kiddos with Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
The two most common of the two being ADHD and Autism.
I'd like to dive into the above two disorders for a few lines so bear with me.
Over the last few years, there has been an unprecedented rise in both rates of Autism and ADHD.
Currently, 1 in 59 children born are found somewhere on the Autism spectrum and over 6.4 million kiddos live with the diagnosis of ADHD.
Kids have more stress put on their bodies than ever before.
Chemical Stress, Physical Stress, Emotional Stress.
From the foods we eat to learning how to walk.
Specific Examples? Come to the workshop.
This stress forces a child's body to respond by initiating their sympathetic nervous system also known as the "fight or flight" response. And while a little stress can be a good thing, a LOT of stress can be a VERY BAD THING.
Long term, high amounts of stress can lead to an excess of energy or a
shut down of many higher functioning systems like
communication and social skills.
One of the quotes you will see if you come to the workshop is:
"You can't be in protection and growth at the same time"
-Dr. Bruce Lipton
This extreme increase in diagnosis of ASD, ADHD, SPD, Tic disorders, etc.
is because kids are stuck trying to protect themselves from stress instead of growing and developing like they are supposed to!
So, how do we help? I won't do it alone. Which is why this workshop is designed not only to be educational, but to empower parents and kiddos so that the cycle stress can be broken and a new cycle of growing, learning, laughing, and playing can begin!
If this held your interest, there is still room to come and join us next Thursday.
There is still much to discuss. I hope to see you there!
For more information, check out our Facebook event on the Restore page!
Yours in Health,
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