Autism, ADHD & Sensory Processing…why chiropractic IS NOT another therapy.
We work with the foundation of function – the autonomic nervous system, which is also called the “automatic” nervous system. It controls everything in the background in regard to health, growth and development.
When someone is experiencing autism, ADHD, & Sensory Processing, the autonomic nervous system does not filter all the momentary experiences of life such as noise, light, clothing sensations, tastes, smells, etc. Balancing out the autonomic nervous system allows for a child to tune out some of the experiences of life, calm down in the moment, focus on things, and begin to live from their higher brain centers.
Chiropractic adjustments allow their brain to find growth mode and get them out of protection mode. Most therapies work with motor control to influence the brain. It helps greatly but it does not influence autonomic function directly. That’s why when children start getting adjusted their motor development therapies explode. We hear it all the time, “My son’s OT says we have made exponential progress since he started getting adjusted.”
The other aspect of function that therapies address is the gut or the immune system. More specifically, the visceral system. Visceral health is very important but if the foundation of well being, the autonomic nervous system, is out of balance then the visceral system will remain unbalanced. Don’t stop with motor therapies or addressing the visceral system in your child with autism, ADHD or sensory processing disorder. Add consistent, neurologically based chiropractic care as the foundation to build upon. Your child’s expression will transform!