Locating and understanding the roots of Physical Tension
(Tension Deficit Disorder)
Physical tension (Tension Deficit Disorder) can usually occur due to a malfunction in a motor or sensory system. In most cases, when tension is present, it builds up in muscles and causes varied functional difficulties. From difficulty in motor skills to emotional tension which can break out in different ways.
In most cases, physical tension is mistakenly interpreted by professionals, and the diagnosis can be misleading, for example:
· Continuous and constant tension
· Behavioral difficulties
· Focus and concentration difficulties
· Various learning difficulties such as ADHD-ADD
· Social difficulties
· Low self esteem, self image, and more.
The symptoms that pinpoint to Tension (Tension Deficit Disorder) are:
1. Is there constant movement of limbs noticeable (arms and/or legs) ?
2. Is the child active non-stop throughout the day until he falls asleep? (Cannot enter the sleep process gradually, but keeps active up to the stage of increased fatigue and "falls" to sleep).
3. Is reading found difficult, and/or a slow reader, and/or difficulty in understanding the topic being read, and/or reading as a tiring task?
4. Is there noticeable difficulty in writing fast and clearly, and/or is there a sense of pain in fingers while writing, and/or writing as a tiring task, and/or finding writing a frustrating task?
5. Is emotional hypersensitivity noticeable? (Difficulty modulating the intensity of emotional reactions, and/or impulsiveness, and/or crying is easily triggered, and/or disproportionate reactions to various events).
6. Are difficulty modulating senses noticeable, and/or hypersensitivity to smells, noises, touch, light and flavors? Is there difficulty being in crowded, noisy or closed spaces?
7. Is difficulty and/or dislike playing ball games noticeable, difficulty playing with a few children at once, slow-moving or clumsy, finding physical activity excessively tiring, feeling tense and maybe anxious after physical activity, trouble getting up vigorously in the morning, not wanting to go to school?
Answering yes to one or more of the upper questions could point out a malfunction in one or more physical systems that are meant to allow easy and enjoyable function. In that case, during specific activity the body creates tension (Tension Deficit Disorder), which leads to the above mentioned difficulties.
If the malfunctioning system is correctly identified, and is trained to a state of matured neural networks, in most cases the mentioned symptoms will improve drastically, and/or disappear without medication.
The systems that need examination in order to determine whether the Tension (Tension Deficit Disorder) is caused by physical difficulty are:
1. Gross motor skills - the cross limbs ability
2. Fine motor skills, mainly the ability to separate movement between fingers and both hands, both hands at once and each separately.
3. Controlled, exact and conscious eye muscle movement.
4. The entire sensory system (hyper/hypo sensitivity).
5. Conscious use or the respiratory system while performing motor, sensorial, emotional and cognitive tasks and while resting.
6. Grapho motor ability in both hands separately and simultaneously.
7. The ability to integrate between motor skills and breathing, thinking and controlling emotions.
In these examinations (mentioned in detail in the book) the specific cause of the tension (Tension Deficit Disorder) can be found. Finding the physical cause enables a training plan to be built that will release the trainee of physical tension without medication, therefore allowing optimal daily function.