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Does your child have ADD, ADHD, or autism spectrum disorder? Are they not paying attention or not listening? Are they five years old, but still in diapers? 

Then keep reading, because this is where it gets personal. I'm a mother of a beautiful little girl, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. Does she have her challenges? Yes. Does she make me tired when she's having her bad days? Oh yeah!

Do I believe that there is a "cure?" No.  

Do you know why?

Because I believe that her autism is a gift. So why would I want to numb her gift with horrid chemicals and medications?

There are varying degrees of people on the spectrum, and I completely understand that. However, there are certain things that we do for her, to help her be a happy child WITHOUT DRUGS!

1. We watch her diet. Dairy, gluten, and sugar are treats. Period. These foods can plug up in the digestive tract, and cause kids a lot of pain and allergies. We are going to see how this pans out in kindergarten, but the teachers promise to work with us.

2. She gets some sort of chiropractic adjustment almost everyday. Now, as a chiropractor, this is possible for me. Adjustments and massage help to not only regulate her nervous system and her digestion, but also gets her used to being touched.  

3. She gets acupuncture. Face it, there are things that chiropractic just can't touch and sometimes you need to go a little deeper and thats where acupuncture comes in. She likes chiropractic more - most kids do - but when she needs some needle-love, she gets it.  

4. We get her out of her comfort zone. We make her acknowledge people - she likes to give "high-fives" and we make her eat her food. She doesn't like the texture? Okay, but she still has to try it.   But because we are doing 1-3, this is amazingly easier.

So now that I've shared with you, do you know of any kids you could try this with? Don't force them all at once, especially if they are older? But start out with the first step. Slowly take out sugar -don't replace with the fake stuff! Then remove dairy and then gluten. See what happens? Even if the improvement is slight, at least they will feel better.  

Just a side note, make sure that it's okay with them before you send them for chiropractic, massage, or acupuncture.   While it is good to get kids out of their comfort zone, sometimes it is counterproductive to throw everything at them all at once.

In some instances, kids may need medication, but most times... No.  

Don't let that inner light in your child be dimmed by drugs. That almost happened to my husband. He shows me pictures when he was a kids and I don't even recognize him.

If you have questions, please call me or shoot me an email. I will be happy to answer.

A More Balanced Lifestyle

My mission is to help you discover a healthier, happier, more balanced lifestyle. Having seen the profound positive effects that acupuncture and chiropractic medicine can have, I am sincerely grateful to be able to share these benefits with my patients. Together we can work to achieve your health and wellness goals.