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Thankful for Food Aversions… said no one ever!

turkeytableAs Thanksgiving approaches, our thoughts are often filled with savory memories from our youth of family get-togethers and holiday recipes that make us feel right at home. If you have a child with sensory issues surrounding foods, do you wonder how they will look back on their youth and this time of year? As they grow up, will the holiday season bring memories of fights, meltdowns and just overall unhappiness?? I’m certain you do not wish that for your child, and as such you may be feeling mounting stress as this food-focused holiday looms.

 

A quick Google search showed me that there are many articles out there recommending ways to help your picky eaters overcome their “selective eating” or “food aversions”. Strategies like keeping a cavalier attitude about it all, eating the food yourself, first, in front of the child, modifying the eating behaviors of the entire family, raw vs. cooked presentations, arranging the food into shapes and faces, and so on. Yet, for children with true sensory processing issues, most of those strategies simply do not work.

 

Well for those of you foodAversionout there who have tired everything, from a feeding therapist to sensory integration therapy, and your child still gags at the sight or smell of certain foods I have fantastic news! Microcurrent therapy lessens the intensity of ALL sensory aversions. All of the patients I have treated who have sensory processing issues showed decreased sensory sensitivity as a result of this treatment! These kids began tasting and eating new foods, and even some of the most sensitive eaters changed their entire diet. A patient who could not / would not eat meat of any kind, started -not just eating, but asking for- meals like beef tacos, fried chicken and ribs! Her parents were shocked, yet so excited for this change in their daughter’s eating habits.

 

As if that isn’t exciting enough, other sensory aversions decreased in intensity also! Aversions to things like public bathrooms, theme parks and rollercoasters, fabric textures, teeth brushing, swimming pools, and so on!

 

Call us and start your child on the road to sensory recovery today! Even if you are outside of San Diego County, we can help you locate a Microcurrent therapy provider in your area. www.microcurrent4kids.com

 

** The numbers don’t lie** The patients we have seen with serious sensory aversions, have all improved their sensory scores on the ATEC by 30% – 50%. Here are a few actual patient scores, after 3 months of microcurrent treatment: (the lower the score the better)

  • 9/36 to 0/36
  • 16/36 to 2/36
  • 18/36 to 6/36
  • 19/36 to 2/36
  • 22/36 to 7/36
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Our recent month of Family-Fun

Traditionally, August is the month all about Family Fun, and so this month MC4K wanted to share a few of the fun family moments that have taken place as a direct result of our Microcurrent treatments for Autism! These are all recent quotes from the parents and participants in our ongoing research study…

“Before (Microcurrent), he hardly ever said anything –just mostly screams and squeals. Now he talks so much there are days I have a hard time getting him to stop talking! (laughs) Oh and now his school is adding Speech Therapy back onto his IEP –they took it off last November because for 3 years he made no progress.” –Mom of 8 yr old with Autism.

“He’s developed such a great affinity for sarcasm! Before (Microcurrent), my son just seemed ‘out to lunch’ and unaware of what was going on with everyone else in the room. Now he’s got all these funny comments he interjects into our conversations! His personality is just blossoming!” -Mom of 10 yr old with Asperger’s.

“She is advocating for herself now! Like her Dad turned the data off of her phone the other day –because she was using too much for her music. Before she would have just dealt with not having her music. But she actually asked him ‘Why did you take that away? Why can’t I have music on my phone?’ Now that he explained it, they worked it out so she understands when to use her music (with wi-fi) and when not to.” –Mom of 15yr old with Autism

“He never wanted anyone to play with him before (Microcurrent), now he’ll seek out his sister and invite her to play with him sometimes. The other day he did this, she told him she wanted to finish what she was doing and he said ‘Ok, I’ll wait for you.’” –Mom of 7 yr old with Autism.

“She used to always be in her own world –like she had on blinders. Now she notices things going on with the family … Like the other night I was feeling tired and she said to me ‘Oh, you just sit and rest. I’ll do the dishes.’ That’s never happened before!” –Mom of 12 yr old with Asperger’s.

“She’ll brush her own teeth and get ready for bed and all that now. The whole routine –I just say go get ready for bed and she does! Before (Microcurrent) I would have to do everything for her –like a toddler- and kind of like dragging her through each step –because she didn’t want to do any of it or something.” –Mom of a 10 yr old with Autism.

“He had speech therapy for years and years, but he’s never been able to form words –just grunts and other sounds.” (MC4K tech told Mom to work on requiring him to make a noise –any noise- for the things he indicates he wants. Mom remembered this technique from his Speech Therapists.) During one of his treatment sessions, the patient pointed at the toy he wanted to use during his therapy session and his mom prompted him by saying “You say it, what is it you would like?” The participant said “iPad” so clearly! -10 yr old with Autism.

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These and the many other stories of our participants making exciting advancements is what inspires MC4K to continue sharing Microcurrent treatments with the rest of the Autism community.

April is Autism Awareness Month

So this month I am discussing the research and development of our Autism treatment protocols.

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All humans have several brain wavelengths, or frequencies, used at various times throughout a given day. The most commonly used wavelengths are referred to as delta, theta, alpha, and beta. Recent EEG studies of children with severe Autism, high-functioning Autism, and typically-developing children, have found strong patterns in the brain wavelengths of those three groups. These patterns show that children with high-functioning Autism and their typically-developing peers use very similar wavelengths at similar times, but most importantly they use alpha most frequently. Conversely, children with severe Autism use alpha the very least. Therefore our treatment protocols are focused on the alpha wavelength, training the patient’s brain to use the alpha frequency more often, and independently. Coupled with the natural detoxification that occurs with microcurrent treatment, this alpha frequency therapy shows great promise with lasting improvements for our patients!

Read more at http://microcurrent4kids.com/services.html#study