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Children's Health

Remember when parenting was effortless?

(Yeah, me neither.)

Family Wellness Support

 

Parenting children with health challenges can be both rewarding and daunting. Whether it's managing chronic conditions like asthma or allergies, navigating developmental delays, or coping with more serious illnesses, parents often find themselves juggling medical appointments, therapies, and caregiving responsibilities alongside the usual demands of working and parenting. It's a journey filled with ups and downs, requiring resilience, patience, and unwavering love.

 

Holistic Health Advocacy 

 

With all the developmental milestones and health challenges children can face these days, having a health advocate can really help. We offer Naturopathic support for parents, so you have someone at your back throughout your child's developmental journey.

Tic Disorder - OCD - Sudden Behavioural Issues

Post Infectious Brain Inflammation - PANS - PANDAS

According to NIMH, as many as 1 in 200 children in the US may suffer from PANDAS/PANS, which is a post-infectious autoimmune encephalitis caused by Streptococcus.

 

A child may be diagnosed with PANDAS/PANS when OCD, tic disorder, and/or other symptoms appear (or become worse) following a strep infection, such as strep throat or scarlet fever.

PANDAS is a paediatric disorder which typically appears from age 3 to puberty.

​PANDAS is short for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. A child may be diagnosed with PANDAS when:

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), tic disorder, or both suddenly appear following a streptococcal (strep) infection, such as strep throat or scarlet fever.

  • The symptoms of OCD or tic symptoms suddenly become worse following a strep infection.

 

The symptoms are usually dramatic, happen “overnight and out of the blue,” and can include motor or vocal tics or both and obsessions, compulsions, or both. In addition to these symptoms, children may become moody or irritable, experience anxiety attacks, or show concerns about separating from parents or loved ones.

 

At the clinic we use a range of resources to help parents help their children recover from inflammatory, and infectious influences to growth through the milestones without the strain, so you and your child can enjoy a calmer, healthier life. PANS and PANDAS can be difficult to navigate, and another infection can tend to bring on another flare in those vulnerable to these conditions, but when you know what you to, it's less daunting and overwhelming.

Our sessions are online, so you don't have to race out the door to the session, and we use a parent-supportive style so you can feel confident that you are in the know on how to move your child forward into a more aligned, healthier expression of their being.

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