When I tell people I get acupuncture done some think it’s a little kooky but I guess I am a little but who cares. For years I have been going to an acupuncturist for different things from anxiety to sinus issues, colds, whatever. About 1 1/2 years ago I started bring my then 10 year old son for anxiety and ADD. We always knew he was a little ADD but not until this year we actually had him tested. When he was in 1st grade the school he went to was constantly complaining to my husband and I that he never paid attention and was not getting his work done. Then they made the almighty suggestion of “bring him to the doctor and putting him on medicine” We told them that was NEVER going to happen. They were relentless and were not going to give up but we continued to refuse. They admitted he was not a disruption to class. (it would just make their job easier) We ended up changing schools (we couldn’t run out of there fast enough) and I changed his diet. It helped a little but it wasn’t till this year that we got to the root of the problem. We had him tested and found out he is dyslexic. Since starting acupuncture for him he is a new child. Anxiety is gone and there is no problem at night getting him to sleep in his room by himself. He is not getting all A’s by any means but he is trying. We know he is not going to be a rocket scientist but he will do well. I can honestly say that if it was not for acupuncture we would still be having anxiety issues and sleeping issues with him. He is continuing the acupunture and he actually enjoys it,it relaxes him. I told the acupuncturist he is dyslexic and he said he can help him with that. I think he probably will. If any of you are having any of these issues with your children I highly recommend it. (and it doesn’t hurt) I think it works for almost everything. Let me know what you think, have any of you tried it for your children or yourself?
Everyone knows that Omega-3 is good for you but do you know why? For the last 5 years I have been taking Wild Salmon oil. Within 2 weeks of taking it, I noticed my skin cleared up and was looking better than ever. I even had men ask me what I used on my skin. I think it’s a little abnormal for men to ask so that is when I knew it was the salmon oil and not the same cream I have been using for years. I also do notice a difference when I don’t take it for a period of time. Well, I knew the Salmon oil was healthy but I read about what else it can help besides my skin and hair. I read that infants who do not get enough omega-3 fatty acids from their mothers during pregnancy are at risk for developing vision and nerve problems. Symptoms of omega-3 fatty acid deficiency include fatigue, poor memory, dry skin, heart problems, mood swings or depression, and poor circulation. I try to force omega acids on my kids in the form of Flaxseed oil. That is no small feat. I usually have to offer my son something from the store to take it everyday for a week. I do notice a difference in him when he is consistently on it. He is A.D.D and dyslexic so anything that will help I will try it. I get my salmon oil from Vitalchoice.com. You can visit their site to read up on their brand compared to others (there is a link on my page, just click their ad.) I read that it can help asthma, mood problems, inflammation and heart disease. The best way to get it is through your food. The American Heart Association recommends eating fish (particularly fatty fish such as mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, albacore tuna, and salmon) at least 2 times a week. Are you taking a supplement or giving one to your children? loved to hear your thoughts