The Singer family and the DeMoss families discuss their frustration over the lack of improvements their infant children experienced in the medical community. Then they heard about The Family Hope Center in Philadelphia, PA, USA. Here are their stories.
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What is Cerebral Palsy
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Webster’s Dictionary defines cerebral palsy as “a disability resulting from damage to the brain before, during, or shortly after birth and outwardly manifested by muscular in coordination and speech disturbances.”
In general, professionals refer to children who are spastic or rigid, and have poor mobility and speech, as having cerebral palsy. (As a side issue, children and adults can display these same symptoms after an insult to the brain occurring long after birth.)
But cerebral palsy – “cerebral” meaning “have or relating to the brain” and “palsy” meaning “a condition marked by uncontrollable tremors of the body” – is not a clearly defined condition. In the 6th edition of the International Classification of Diseases there are over 50 different classifications of cerebral palsy. As a result, many children have been given a diagnosis of cerebral palsy in one institution, and a completely different diagnosis in another. Thus instead of leading to clarity, a diagnosis of cerebral palsy can often lead to confusion.
This much is clear: your child’s cerebral palsy is not a condition or impairment of the muscles, and treating as if it was – which often happens – will inevitably fail to help them. Rather, children with these symptoms are impaired primarily in the brain stem (medulla, pons and midbrain).
As a result, children who are diagnosed with cerebral palsy typically have neurological and developmental issues in the areas of vision, hearing, sensation, language, mobility and manual competence.
Only a course of treatment that focuses on and deals directly with the brain stem will succeed.
What Can We Do For Your Child?
First, the Team at The Family Hope Center performs a complete evaluation of your child to identify and understand the depths of the metabolic sensitivities (toxins, allergies, or both) that are affecting him or her. We then develop a plan to carefully bring about the complete restoration of the gut, organs and brain. These are critical stepping stones on which complete recovery must be built.
|Cerebral Palsy Testimonial “We were told to ‘just sit her by the window and let her get the stimulation here.’” A Miracle Later! Daughter now walks, talks, sings, reads and writes, is socially wonderful and goes to school.|
Your treatment program will then address the sensory pathways ( normally hypersensitive), which regulate smell ( esp important as the olfactory pathway leads right into the Limbic brain), touch, taste and hearing, in order to bring about the normal development of these functions. Treatment of the sensory pathways, with the proper frequency, intensity and duration, must always precede development of the other functions, such as mobility, speech, manual dexterity and social skills.
The Team will then develop a passive and active respiration program for your child. Remember that this, in conjunction with a comprehensive brain therapy and metabolic program, will significantly increase the physiological and neurological function of the brain as a whole.
The development of these sophisticated respiratory programs, both active and passive in nature, treats the entire brain, especially the basal ganglion and the mesencephalon, which increases muscle tone in children who are hypotonic, and decreases the overwhelming muscle tone in children who are hypertonic. In conjunction with this, we provide a comprehensive metabolic program to improve the physiological function of the brain as a whole, utilize the amazing potential of cranial sacral and myofascial release.
|Simone R. and her parents Jane and Soren Update 6 months after starting the program. (4:20, 9.2mb) Video Testimonial (requires QuickTime)|
As the sensory program is being accomplished, your child will be be doing an initial mobility program – reflexive integration to improve the medulla, crawling to help the pons, and creeping to develop the midbrain.
Within the elements of the program the staff will instruct you on how to begin retraining and developing the social network in the brain of your child (Limbic and Frontal Lobe) so they will learn from the inside out – not be strategy, how to integrate with you, their brothers and sisters, friends in school and relatives.
So in short, the Team addresses the levels of toxicity in your child, develops the limbic/social brain through the sense of smell & organization, provides a great deal of opportunity to crawl and creep on hands and knees to mature the brain stem, and introduces a very specific diet designed to introduce the perfect balance of nutrition and water.
Brain impairments associated with Cerebral Palsy
Children with Cerebral Palsy are impaired primarily in the midbrain and brain stem. As a result, children who are diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy typically have neurological and developmental issues in the areas of vision, hearing, sensation, language, mobility and manual competence.
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