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ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT FOR DYSLEXIA

Dyslexia is a condition or disorder that related with brain. When dealing with disorder caused by so
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Dyslexia, also known as reading disorder, is characterized by trouble with reading despite normal intelligence. Different people are affected to varying degrees. Problems may include difficulties in spelling words, reading quickly, writing words, “sounding out” words in the head, pronouncing words when reading aloud and understanding what one reads. It is noted that dyslexia is a learning difficulty, not learning disability, which mean that subjects with this condition don’t have any intelligence problem. Although it is a lifelong concern, with proper support subjects with this disorder can still be successful at work and school. It’s estimated that up to 1 in every 10 to 20 people in the UK has some degree of dyslexia.1

 

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SYMPTOMS

CAUSES

TREATMENTS

 

SYMPTOMS


In early childhood, symptoms that correlate with a later diagnosis of dyslexia include delayed onset of speech, difficulty distinguishing left from right, difficulty with direction, and a lack of phonological awareness, as well as being easily distracted by background noise. School-age children with dyslexia may exhibit signs of difficulty in identifying or generating rhyming words, or counting the number of syllables in words – both of which depend on phonological awareness. They may also show difficulty in segmenting words into individual sounds or may blend sounds when producing words, indicating reduced phonemic awareness. Difficulties with word retrieval or naming things is also associated with dyslexia. Subjects with dyslexia are commonly poor spellers, a feature sometimes called dysorthographia or dysgraphia, which depends on orthographic coding. They might also encounter problems summarizing a story, and performing a math problem. However, subjects with dyslexia often have good skills in other areas, such as creative thinking and problem solving.2

 

CAUSES


The exact cause of dyslexia is unknown, but it often appears to run in families. In subjects with dyslexia, it’s thought that certain genes inherited from their parents may act together in a way that affects how some parts of the brain develops during early life. Other possible cause of dyslexia would be a brain injury, stroke, or other type of trauma. Research into potential genetic causes of dyslexia has its roots in post-autopsy examination of the brains of subjects with dyslexia. Observed anatomical differences in the language centers of such brains include microscopic cortical malformations known as ectopias, more rarely, vascular micro-malformations, and microgyrus. Studies suggest that abnormal cortical development presumed to occur before or during the sixth month of fetal brain development is the cause of the abnormalities. Abnormal cell formations in dyslexics have also been reported in non-language cerebral and subcortical brain structures. Several genes have been associated with dyslexia, including DCDC2 and KIAA0319 on chromosome 6, and DYX1C1 on chromosome 15.3

 

TREATMENTS


Dyslexia is a condition that involves to some extent impulsive and hyperactive behavior. In addition, children with dyslexia have trouble concentrating, often having racing thoughts, and difficulty staying focused. Furthermore, children with dyslexia and other learning disorders have chaotic energy flowing within their meridians. The acupoint GV-26 balances this energy to ground a child’s sense of herself or himself, and thus is effective for focusing thoughts. Therefore, acupressure on the GV-26 point help alleviate these imbalances further improving learning.4

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Footnotes

  1. Dyslexia – nhs.uk – 2017, http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Dyslexia/Pages/Introduction.aspx
  2. Diseases and Conditions: Dyslexia, – mayoclinic.org – 2017, http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dyslexia/basics/symptoms/con-20021904
  3. Dyslexia: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments – medicalnewstoday.com – 2017, http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/186787.php
  4. Clear Thinking for Learning Disorders (Dyslexia) – acupressure.com – 2017, http://www.acupressure.com/blog/index.php/clear-thinking-for-learning-disorders-dyslexia-add-adhd-using-acupressure-on-gv-26/