The parents who attend a PTC Program fall into two categories – parents that have already had their children diagnosed by a healthcare practitioner and those who are considering seeking a diagnosis. Some of the common diagnoses of those children who have been diagnosed are ADD, ADHD, OCD, ODD, Depression, Autism spectrum disorder, Aspergers, Tourettes or Bi-polar, amongst others.
The PTC program does not concern itself with such diagnostic labels. These labels are counter-productive to the true healing of the child. The goal of the PTC program is to teach parents not to seek and treat the label but rather to identify and treat the actual source of the problem. This is the functional medicine approach.
Dr. Sandy Gluckman works with functional medicine practitioners, who form an integral part of her all-inclusive body-spirit program. Amongst others, these include, medical pediatricians, nutritionists, kinesiologists and chiropractors, all of whom are skilled in identifying and treating underlying causes.
Listed below are symptoms that could offer clues to the possible underlying causes for the learning, behavior and mood challenges your child is displaying. Clusters and combinations of certain body-spirit symptoms will help identify the particular organs and physiological systems that are not functioning correctly. This list is not comprehensive and is just offered as an example.
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