Children with Special Needs do Benefit with the use of the Original Chi Machine and Far Infrared Dome according to Nancy Lawton-Shirley, O.T.R.
From an occupational therapy perspective, we are clinically finding very positive impacts of the Chi machine for facilitation of self-regulation, calm state, better sleeping, and postural mobility. Children with a wide range of diagnoses including Autism, Attention Deficit and head trauma, have been benefiting from the Chi Machine.
The Chi Machine makes an excellent home program for accelerating progress in all the above areas.
- Nancy Lawton-Shirley, OTR
Special Children Center
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Nancy has helped numerous children over the past 5 years overcome some issues in their life as listed below.
ADHD/ADD/Autism: Changes seen:
Sleep improves; Behavorial issues lessen; Better concentration; Coordination of muscles; Calmer response to touch, sound, movement
Anxiety/Anxiety Disorders: Examples of:
Distressed by new activities, people, or places; Excessive worries; Anticipates disaster in activities; Overwhelmed by touch, movement, sound, etc.
Anxiety/Anxiety Disorders: Changes seen:
Calmer; More flexible; Better sleep; Relaxed facial muscles
Cerebral Palsy: Changes seen:
Improved range of motion of limbs; Increased relaxed muscles; Relaxed feet, less stiffness; Increased movement through truck/body during Chi Machine use; Decreased pain of tight muscles(Chi Machine and FIR Dome)
Learning Disability: Changes seen:
Some find learning easier; Some find concentration easier; Less stress
Down's Syndrome: Changes seen:
Decreased constipation; Increased alert state; Increased calm
Head Trauma/Stroke: Changes seen:
Improved coordination; Improved independence; Improved use of limbs; Increased calm state; Increased body awareness
For additional information, check out: Original Sun Ancon Chi Machine and/or FIR Dome