The Brain And Nervous System. Are they working right?

brain and nervous system

The brain and nervous system are the most important systems of the body. A diagnosis of ADHD, ADD, OR SPD can be a scary thing to face as a parent.  Maybe there’s not a diagnosis – you just know in your gut there’s more going on with your child than others realize. Perhaps they just have a weak or fragile nervous system…that can be strengthened.

The Brain and Nervous System

The brain and nervous system controls every cell, tissue, organ, and system of the body. The nervous system is the first system of the body that develops as a baby grows.

Stress

All kinds of stress affects every system of the body.  From stress at home that they witness within their family, to stress at school with teachers or peers to stress caused by screens.

There are 6 screen-related factors that lead directly to the brain’s fight or flight response. You can read all about it by clicking here.  

The wellness of the nervous system affects these 6 critical parts of the body.

  • The Brain

If the brain is not functioning correctly, you see difficulty concentrating, anxiety, depression, irritability, mood, and mind fog.

  • The Heart

A heart not working properly has higher cholesterol, high blood pressure, increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

  • The Joints and Muscles

The joints and muscles, when they’re not getting sufficient communication back and forth from the brain to regulate their function, there is increased inflammation, tension, aches and pains, muscle tightness.

  • The Skin

Dysfunction in the skin causes hair loss, dull/brittle hair, brittle nails, dry skin, scne, delayed tissue repair.

  • The Gut

The digestive system is an incredibly important system to make sure it’s working properly.  If it isn’t, you’ll witness nutrient absorption problems, failure to thrive, diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, bloating, pain and discomfort.

  • The Reproductive System 

Lack of proper function in the reproductive system causes decreased hormone production among other things.

How can you tell if your child’s nervous system is functioning right? 

These are 11 signs and symptoms that your child’s nervous system is not functioning properly:

  1. Sensory Processing Problems
  2. Auto-Immune Struggles
  3. Nutritional Deficiencies
  4. Metal Toxicity
  5. Side Effects of Medications
  6. Unstable Sleep Patterns
  7. Information Processing Problems
  8. Gastro-Intestinal Disorders
  9. Neurological Complications
  10. Poor Emotional Regulation
  11. Co-Existing Psychiatric Disorders

What Helps

Our care helps calm the brain and body and to give your child’s nervous system the ability to process stress. Therefore, their systems can function properly. We specialize in helping kids. Click here to contact us. 

If you’d like to talk with us in person – show up at Green Beans Coffee (168th and Harrison in Omaha, NE) on Tuesday mornings between 10:30 and 11:30.

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