Searching for a drug-free alternative to treating ADD, ADHD and dyslexia?

blog13Thanks to guest blogger, Mike Gismondi, LPC, Licensed Psychotherapist

American families are witnessing a crisis in the way some children are experiencing school and struggling with taking their place in adult society.

Regardless of what we call the problem—ADD, ADHD, hyperactivity, dyslexia, conduct disorders, learning difficulties, or simply underachievement and underemployment—there is no real consensus about how to treat the problem or even understand why so many of our children and young adults (as much as 15 percent of the entire U.S. population) cannot achieve success in school or perform in the work world.

In fact, as society becomes more violent, less productive, and more prone to drug and alcohol abuse, the search for answers becomes that much more urgent.

To complicate matters, traditional Western medicine relies heavily on the use of medication, especially stimulants such as Ritalin, to address the crisis at hand. Research indicates that stimulants have a desirable therapeutic effect less than 65 percent of the time. And, they merely reduce some agitation or provide a little more mental stamina during the day. The use of stimulants usually does NOT lead to:

• The improvement of grades, memory, or attention.
• Resolution of planning deficits.
• The achievement of academic and vocational excellence.

Finally, the worrisome side effects and long-term impact of stimulants on a developing brain make the “overprescribing” issue a very real concern.

Discover a Drug-Free, Non-Invasive Approach to Learning Disabilities

The advent of complementary medicine offers hope for those afflicted with learning difficulties. Perhaps one of the most powerful and promising new approaches comes from the world of kinesiology and acupressure.

In the 1980s, a number of inventive healers around the world combined knowledge about how the brain learns with the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine. Out of this body of work came “miracles”: people with long-standing learning difficulties, head injuries, and sometimes even strokes recovered in dramatic ways.

One of the most innovative and gifted of those healers is Susan McCrossin, a native of Australia who is trained in Chinese acupressure and kinesiology along with the rapidly expanding fields of neuroscience and applied cognitive psychology.

At the heart of McCrossin’s treatment system are two interlocking concepts of neurology and acupressure… During normal development, the brain’s communication and coordination systems grow in a hierarchical manner, whereby we first master basic sensory- motor tasks and later learn how to coordinate our emotions and higher-order cognitive skills. This finely tuned hierarchical coordination is vulnerable to disruption via emotional stress in the amygdala—the brain’s alarm system.

The amygdala has the dual task of “remembering” and alerting us to possible emotional/physical threats attaching enough meaning and order to new material to make it memorable and retrievable when needed. Unfortunately, certain types of emotional stress, especially early in life when the brain is still developing, can cause the amygdala to confuse real and imagined danger and make these alarm processes so readily triggered that normal learning is compromised.

Introducing the Crossinology® Brain Integration Technique

The Crossinology Brain Integration Technique (BIT), developed by McCrossin, releases these “hyperactive” emotional stress circuits and reinstates the brain’s problem-solving machinery and normal information-processing. Research indicates that changes in blood flow and brain-wave patterns resulting from the technique are directed to certain parts of the brain and allow their intended functions to “wake up” and override the alarm circuits that prevented optimal learning in the past.

Susan McCrossin has been transforming brains AND lives since 1988. This drug-free approach to the rapid treatment of learning disabilities brings excitement and hope to who struggle with ADD, ADHD and dyslexia.

Do you or someone you love struggle with learning disabilities? What approaches have you tried? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below because your input is important to our future efforts to help others thrive. Thank you!