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New, CENTRAL office location!

Many of you asked, and we listened!  MC4K is excited to announce that we are moving to a new office location in December that is more centrally located in order to better serve the families of San Diego county.  With our office just of the 163 freeway and Balboa Avenue, MC4K is now more convenient than ever for busy families.

Additionally, we are excited to announce that we have a new staff practitioner joining the MC4K team!  Dr. Rosita Moshtagh is a naturopathic doctor passionate about serving families, by focusing on nutrition and homeopathics in her holistic approach. We are very excited about this expansion and our continued growth!

Call today to schedule your child’s appointment in our new office! New clients who start in December or January will receive 10% off our normal rates! And as always, we appreciate your referrals, so if you know a child or family who might benefit from Microcurrent therapy, please share our contact information with them.  All referring clients qualify for free sessions or other compensation, so spread the word and help us bring this therapy to more children here in San Diego!  Call for more details.

KEARNY MESA

Kearny Mesa

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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

June is Safety Awareness Month

So I am sharing some summer sport safety tips to keep your child playing hard all summer long!

Protective Gear –Helmets are obviously the number one used protective item.  And most parents are sure to buy them for their kids when they get new bikes, scooters, or skateboards.  However, as your child’s skill set and confidence grows, he/she may be more likely to stop wearing a helmet, or stop wearing it correctly.  Regularly check-in with your kids and re-emphasize the importance of continuing to use helmets, and of fastening the straps.  Wearing a helmet with an unbuckled chinstrap is like not wearing a helmet at all.

Warming Up –Your job as a parent is to set your child up for a win –literally and figuratively.  Arriving prior to a practice or game with enough time to allow your child to jog for a few minutes and stretch will ensure your child’s body is set up to win.  Slow, gradual stretching helps lengthen muscles and increases circulation and muscle temperature. That way, your child’s muscles are ready to go and are much less likely to get hurt.

Staying Hydrated –When compared to adults, kids are at an increased risk of becoming dehydrated.  In part, because their bodies are less effective at sweating yet they can produce more heat during exercise.  And I’m sure you know from watching your kids play, they often get so wrapped up in what they’re doing that they forget to break for a drink.  That’s why it’s important for parents to help them stay hydrated.  Look for creative ways to encourage your child to drink water throughout the day and at meal times, not just during physical activity.

Don’t let them Play when they’re Injured -This is a really important one. If your child loves sports, it’s tempting to let him/her get right back in the game, even after an injury. But allowing them to play when they’re hurt — or before an injury has had a chance to fully heal — is a bad idea. It can lead to an even worse injury, one that might sideline him/her for a very long time.  You should seek appropriate medical care, but you can also look into ways to help your child heal faster!  MicrocurrentHealing has helped many student athletes get back on the field, MUCH faster than if they had only followed their doctor’s orders for ice, rest, and elevation.  Click here to read about this amazing, safe, and non-invasive technique.

April is Autism Awareness Month

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

Autism
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

 

March is Child Life Month

Thus it is only fitting to explain why a Child Life Specialist is so integral to our pediatric program here at MC4K. Child Life Specialists are experts in child development and the ways that stress negatively impacts development, and the resulting behaviors. So we understand and implement the best methods of alleviating, or counteracting, that stress to minimize those undesired behaviors.

Healthy kids are happy kids
Healthy kids are happy kids

As you can imagine, most children would not find it enjoyable to relax on a massage table for an hour while someone rubs the tension from their muscles. Nor would they find it enjoyable to be treated with microcurrent in a similar (lay still for an hour) manner. As a child life specialist working in the hospital, I was often charged with the task of encouraging a child to cooperate with a medical procedure that was frightening and painful. Thus my creativity and education were called into action, to come up with ways to distract, calm, and focus the child’s attention on ANYTHING but the fear and pain. Luckily, microcurrent therapy isn’t painful! So here at MC4K, my job is a bit easier. However, finding a myriad of ways to encourage a child to hold relatively still while I hold some probes against their skin, is no simple task! This is why my education and background is the foundation of our pediatric treatment protocols. Engaging the child in an activity they enjoy (which will also be therapeutic) while simultaneously ensuring microcurrent treatment is administered effectively is not only what generates the incredible results each child achieves, but it’s what makes our pediatric microcurrent therapy fun!

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