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Concussion

How To Help Children And Youth That Have Suffered A Concussion: Head Trauma; Head Injuries

After your child or youth has had a head injury, seek prompt medical care if you notice changes–even if there was no obvious swelling or lumps. If you do notice changes, use the lists below. Without quick help, even minor head injuries, concussions, can lead to challenges with coordination, frequent headaches, visual and auditory challenges, difficulties with perception, attention, behavior, memory and learning. These can eventually create challenges with social relations and success in learning and living. More severe head injuries can lead to seizures. They can create a weakness such that challenging symptoms return with repeated falls and blows to the head. Concussions can disorganize the brain, skull and spine. All these challenges can add up to be painful and can reduce self-esteem and make success and good health difficult to attain.

First, We Would Investigate

Second, We Would Investigate

For Long Term Support
We Would Investigate

  • Western Medicine
  • Osteopathy
  • Craniosacral
  • Chiropractic
  • Feldenkrais
  • Developmental Optometry
  • Light Therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Massage
  • Flower Essences
  • EMDR
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Homeopathy
  • Herbology
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Ayurveda
  • Aromatherapy
  • Homeopathy
  • Herbology
  • Craniosacral
  • Osteopathy
  • Chiropractic
  • Nutrition Consulting
  • Flower Essences

On Our Own We Would Try: • Wholesome Pleasures • Back Rubs and Foot Massages • Replace sodas, juices, sugars, fats, fast foods with water, veggies, whole grains, nuts, protein, fruit, slow food • Long Walks/Hikes • Nature • Less or No TV, Movies, Video/Computer Games • Bedtime Stories and Chats • Pets

For Parents: • Get medical attention as soon as possible. Seek medical advice before you try anything else. • The practices above may help prevent aftereffects. • For shock, immediately use Bach Flower Remedies from your Health Food Store–especially Rescue Remedy.

•Give the child or youth plenty of time to rest and heal. Cuddle your child or youth after injuries. • Give them lots of water to drink. Give them lots of protein and vegetables. • Pay attention to changes in living and learning. • When children & youth are involved in activities that can lead to concussion, make sure they have proper supervision and protective equipment–particularly helmets. • Engage the child or youth in regular, fun, physical activity to build physical confidence. • Find and express faith that everything will work out well.

Check out: www.kidshealth.org; www.medlineplus.gov; www.traumasoma.com/index.shtml (very technical); www.acestudy.org.

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