Suggestion to help with sensitivities to light, sound, etc

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   Posted 11/1/2008 10:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I noticed that several people have sensitivities to light and sound, etc... It especially disturbs sleep.
 
Kythe, you were one who mentioned it.
 
I have 2 children with Sensory Integration Disorder (SID).  It means that their brain doesn't process the input from their senses correctly.  They are easily overwhelmed and get sensory overload a lot. 
 
Sound like any of us?  I am very much that way.
 
Kids with SID are treated with brushing therapy.  A very soft brush, like a non-soaped surgical scrub brush, is used in a certain pattern over the body.  You have to be trained how to do this b/c if you brush in circles, or on certain parts of the body like the abdomen, you can cause MAJOR problems. 
 
Done correctly, brushing therapy retrains the brain to process sensory input.  I have done it on myself since I was taught it by my son's Occupational Therapist.  It has helped me tremendously.
 
There is a book called "The Out of Sync Child" by Carol Kranowitz that explains SID and how to treat it.  It might help some of us understand and cope with these sensitivities.  I know it helped me.
 
If you are interested, you will need an Occupational Therapist (OT) to teach you the brushing therapy.  It is very powerful, but totally non-invasive and non medicated.  (Not saying medication is bad, not at all, jsut that this is not a medicine)  Once you learn the technique of brushing, you only have to buy the brush (very inexpensive) and treat yourself. 
 
Just a thought.
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