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Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson's Chronic Condition Natural Treatment Blog

Intentional musings of a unique Shelby Township Michigan Chiropractic Physician dedicated to helping people find solutions to improving their health by rooting out causes to chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, stubborn thyroid disorder symptoms, balance disorders, chronic knee & shoulder pain, migraines, sciatica, ADD/ADHD/ASD, back pain, peripheral neuropathy, gluten sensitivity and autoimmune disorders so they can Reclaim Their Life!

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Neurofeedback for ADD/ADHD: How Does It Work?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Nov 29, 2016

When approaching any therapeutic treatment for ADD/ADHD, understanding how the treatment is conducted and how it works can improve your chances at a successful or beneficial outcome. Neurofeedback Therapy is a proven technique in helping those with ADD and ADHD, as well as many other concerns. It is a non-invasive therapy that seeks to address ADD/ADHD at the core, that is the brain. By using audio and visual stimuli to produce appropriate brain patterns, it in effect retrains your brain to better help you to manage the effects of ADD/ADHD.

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The Pros and Cons of Neurofeedback Therapy - Biofeedback For ADD/ADHD

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Nov 15, 2016

Neurofeedback therapy is a proven means of offering treatment for ADD and ADHD. This type of treatment is a form of biofeedback, in which auditory or visual stimuli are used to help train the mind to produce the appropriate brain wave patterns. It is non-invasive and does not present many of the side effects found in other treatments such as using pharmaceuticals to reduce ADD/ADHD symptoms. However, as with any treatment regime, there are both pros and cons to its use. Still, for many of those who are challenged by ADD/ADHD, the pros significantly outweigh the cons.

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Why Is Neurofeedback Therapy A Good Alternative?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Nov 08, 2016

Given the number of available treatment options for those who have ADD/ADHD and related disorders, the process of determining the best possible treatment option for each circumstance can be somewhat overwhelming. Among the available alternative treatment options, neurofeedback has been shown to provide long-term results in boosting concentration, reducing anxiety, improving academic performance, in addition to mitigating other concerns from ADD/ADHD and related disorders. Neurofeedback therapy assists the brain in developing the correct brain wave patterns to address ADD/ADHD at the root of the concern, thereby providing a better alternative to invasive treatments and other options that address only the symptoms of these disorders.

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Toxic Metals and Weight Loss

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sun, Nov 06, 2016

Can't lose weight no matter what? Could the weight loss culprit be something as inconspicuous as mercury build-up in your body? 

It is widely accepted that metal toxicity can impair neuroendocrine function. Simply put, this means that normal thyroid function can be impaired from toxic metals such as mercury, cadmium, lead and others. 

What are Toxic Metals?

Toxic metals are metals that are not required or of use to your bodies chemistry.  Mercury is the example we are all probably most familiar with. Toxic metals can also be variations of metals for which there is a biological use, but in the wrong form are toxic. 

What is the Weight Loss Connection?

For the purpose of weight loss, or an inability to lose weight no matter what, the effect of toxic metals on thyroid function and estrogen production becomes of particular interest. 

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Topics: Weight Loss, Toxic Metals

Controlling ADD-ADHD With Neurofeedback

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Nov 01, 2016

For individuals with ADD/ADHD, symptom control or mitigation is a major factor. While the ultimate goal is to effectively treat all aspects of ADD and ADHD, the specific symptoms are the primary factors that directly impact the quality of life. Therefore, reducing this impact or in effect, controlling ADD/ADHD is a crucial aspect of any treatment regimen. With this goal in mind, Neurofeedback works to provide effective control of ADD/ADHD and associated symptoms.

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Topics: ADHD, Neurofeedback, ADHD Treatments

Treating ADD/ADHD with Neurofeedback: A Quick Guide

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Mon, Oct 17, 2016

When considering any medical treatment or procedure, it is important to be informed as possible.Not only does this allow you to understand what you are undertaking but it also facilitates communication between you and your treatment provider. This is especially crucial when undergoing alternative medical treatments for ADHD, as you are a critical element in assisting in your treatment. Additionally, being better informed allows you to make any necessary adjustments to allow the treatment to be as effective as possible. Therefore, understanding how neurofeedback helps treat ADD/ADHD will provide you with the information to be better informed concerning your treatment. If you would like to learn more about neurofeedback, I have compiled video that will enlighten you about the technology and it effectiveness in helping with ADHD. You can register to view it by clicking here.

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Topics: ADD, ADHD, Neurofeedback

6 ADHD Treatments That Boost Concentration

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Mon, Oct 03, 2016

When confronted with ADHD, finding the right treatment option for your child can be daunting. Often the first treatments prescribed are those with a heavy emphasis on a pharmaceutical approach. However, as each child is different, medication is not always an optimal solution. There are other treatment options available that can have a profound positive effect on your child's ADHD without the issues and concerns associated with a pharmaceutical treatment.

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