AFFFILIATE DISCLOSURE: In order for me to support my blogging and social media activities, I may receive monetary compensation for links to products from this post. However, I only recommend products that I personally love and use myself!. I am a mama hear me roar. All I want for my baby, is health, happiness, and the chance for him to experience life to its fullest without any pain or suffering. It’s really what all mamas out there want for their children. The hardest thing about being a parent is making decisions for my son that could affect those things. Keeping him healthy and safe can be a difficult task, and using essential oils to help naturally heal him is no exception. As we learned in the last post, Introduction to Essential Oil Safety, essential oils, no matter the quality or brand of the oil, are an extremely concentrated combination of multiple chemical constituents and therefore require a certain amount of concern with safety when using them. This week we are going to learn about safe essential oil use with babies and children! All of the safety rules we outlined in the last post, still stand true with children, but we must be even more careful when using essential oils around babies and children. Essential oils should be much more diluted for use with babies as compared to use with adults. With so many different types of one plant, it’s important to use the correct species of essential oil. To make this easier for you and to take out the guesswork, I have added the Latin names of the essential oils that I list. All of the Latin names listed are the type of that essential oil that is deemed safe for use. When purchasing essential oils, be sure to note the Latin name of the essential oil you are purchasing, to make sure you are getting the right one.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.
Inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity are the key behaviors of ADHD. Some people with ADHD only have problems with one of the behaviors, while others have both inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity.Most children have the combined type of ADHD.
In preschool, the most common ADHD symptom is hyperactivity.
It is normal to have some inattention, unfocused motor activity and impulsivity, but for people with ADHD, these behaviors:
People with symptoms of inattention may often:
People with symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsivity may often:
Diagnosis of ADHD requires a comprehensive evaluation by a licensed clinician, such as a pediatrician, psychologist, or psychiatrist with expertise in ADHD. For a person to receive a diagnosis of ADHD, the symptoms of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity must be chronic or long-lasting, impair the person’s functioning, and cause the person to fall behind normal development for his or her age. The doctor will also ensure that any ADHD symptoms are not due to another medical or psychiatric condition. Most children with ADHD receive a diagnosis during the elementary school years. For an adolescent or adult to receive a diagnosis of ADHD, the symptoms need to have been present prior to age 12.
ADHD symptoms can appear as early as between the ages of 3 and 6 and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms of ADHD can be mistaken for emotional or disciplinary problems or missed entirely in quiet, well-behaved children, leading to a delay in diagnosis. Adults with undiagnosed ADHD may have a history of poor academic performance, problems at work, or difficult or failed relationships.
ADHD symptoms can change over time as a person ages. In young children with ADHD, hyperactivity-impulsivity is the most predominant symptom. As a child reaches elementary school, the symptom of inattention may become more prominent and cause the child to struggle academically. In adolescence, hyperactivity seems to lessen and may show more often as feelings of restlessness or fidgeting, but inattention and impulsivity may remain. Many adolescents with ADHD also struggle with relationships and antisocial behaviors. Inattention, restlessness, and impulsivity tend to persist into adulthood.
Scientists are not sure what causes ADHD. Like many other illnesses, a number of factors can contribute to ADHD, such as:
ADHD is more common in males than females, and females with ADHD are more likely to have problems primarily with inattention. Other conditions, such as learning disabilities, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, depression, and substance abuse, are common in people with ADHD.
While there is no cure for ADHD, currently available treatments can help reduce symptoms and improve functioning. Treatments include medication, psychotherapy, education or training, or a combination of treatments.
Parents and teachers can help kids with ADHD stay organized and follow directions with tools such as:
A professional counselor or therapist can help an adult with ADHD learn how to organize his or her life with tools such as:
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Constipation is a condition characterized by infrequent or difficult bowel movements. A person is considered constipated if he or she has fewer than three bowel movements a week or if the stools are hard and difficult to expel. Common causes of constipation include a lack of fiber, dehydration, ignoring the urge to have a bowel movement, depression, medications, large dairy intake, stress, and abuse of laxatives. Poor bowel function may be caused by enzyme deficiency, low jiber, poor bowel tone, not enough liquid in diet, stress, incorrect pH balance, and/or bad diet. Oils - Orange, rosemary, lemon, peppermint,marjoram, Dl-GIZE, anise, black pepper, copaiba, fennel, ginger, juniper, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, tangerine, tarragon. Topical - Dilute as necessary, and massage clockwise around abdomen and on Vita Flex points (feet & shins). Supplements-ComforTone, ICP (fiber beverage), AlkaLime, Essentialzymes-4, Essentialzyme, Sulfurzyme, and lots of water. If there is a chronic history of constipation, use ComforTone until the system is open, and then start ICP. Blend #l -Mix together 6 drops each of orange, tangerine, and Spearmint, and rub on lower stomach and colon. Blend #2-15 drops cedarwood, 10 drops lemon, 5 drops peppermint, and 2 oz. V-6 Oil. Massage clockwise over lower abdomen three times a day, and take supplements. -CHILDREN Oils-Fruit juices or lots of water. Geranium, patchouli, Roman chamomile, rosemary, tangerine. Reference: Reference Guide for Essential Oil by Connie and Alan Higley Page 412
Kids age 6 months to 7 year-old :
10 drops Melaleuca Alternifolia(tea tree)
10 drops Lavender
5 drops Myrtle
5 drops Eucalyptus Radiata
Few things that I can suggest:
Diarrhea: Relief can massage anti-clockwise with oils. Some mummy said drinking NingXia Red or eating Pineapple (fresh/ canned) also could help.
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