Holistic remedies are often viewed as “woo” or “make believe.” In reality holistic remedies, referred to as “complementary alternative medicine” (CAMs) in the medical field, are supported by research which suggests they are effective. Understanding the value of holistic remedies and how to use them can help people with chronic conditions ranging from multiple sclerosis to ADHD.

Holistic remedies are often viewed as “woo” or “make believe.” In reality holistic remedies, referred to as “complementary alternative medicine” (CAMs) in the medical field, are supported by research which suggests they are effective. Understanding the value of holistic remedies and how to use them can help people with chronic conditions ranging from multiple sclerosis to ADHD.

Mindfullness Techniques

Mindfulness techniques are fun and simple to perform with your child to strengthen the brain-body connection. Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge lists some mindfulness strategies and what they do to help your child.

Mindfullness and Executive Functioning

Children react differently to stressors than adults and therefore process information differently. Mindfulness practice can improve executive functioning in children, especially those with ADHD. Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge offers information and advice about this helpful tool of parenting.

PANS and PANDAS result in neuropsychiatric and neurocognitive issues that often go misdiagnosed due to the fact that they have similar symptoms to other disorders. Though there are no exact treatments for this disorder, there are many pro-active measures you can take to resolve some of the hard issues PAN/PADAS bring on like anxiety, behavioral regression and other infectious sources. Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge offers some background and solutions to this disorder.

According to ILADS President, Dr. Tom Moorcroft and the CDC an estimated 300,000 people are infected with Tick-Borne Disease annually. Learn how lyme & tick-borne disease affect the brain & behavior. Then review different non-invasive treatment options there are for Lyme.

Ever since your child was born, people have been using the word hyperactive and suggesting that you have an ADHD child. As your child grew, the boundless energy morphed from just the physical to the mental and emotional. Running around the playground evolved into having what feels like a million interests in a minute. Then again, you thought, hyperactive kids can’t focus. You’ve seen your child sit for hours building LEGO sets or reading a book. There’s no way that you are raising an ADHD child.   Is there?

How NeuroFeedback works

Looking at how neurofeedback works means thinking about ways you’ve learned when you didn’t even realize you had absorbed the information.  Think back to being a kid and learning how to ride a bike. You didn’t do anything other than try to balance. Eventually, your body figured out what needed to be done to keep yourself upright. Your brain can totally do the same thing. When looking at how neurofeedback works, it really is like teaching your brain how to ride a bicycle by using a simple process of reinforcing the subconscious brain to change itself.

Dr. Roseann is a speaker at the NRBS 2017 Annual Conference in Princeton, NJ on November 10-12. Dr. Roseann is a NRBS Board Member and will present on Ethics. To learn more or register, go to NRBS.org

Pans/Pandas

Dr. Roseann will present at the NEPANS Annual Conference on the use of Neurofeedback and Biofeedback for those with PANS/PANDAS. This parent and professional annual conference will be held on November 18, 2017 in Connecticut.To learn more or to register go to NEPANS.org.