Difficulty with Concentration
by Charles Lightwalker

Difficulty concentrating may be a normal periodic and common occurrence. Concentration difficulties can be related to difficulty staying awake, impulsiveness, intrusive thoughts of concern, over-activity, or inattention. They can be caused by medical conditions, cognitive or psychological problems, or may be related to sleep disorders, stress, tiredness, medications, alcohol or drug use.

Hormonal changes such as those experienced around the onset of puberty when the body is forming sperm and eggs. Childbearing age when the body is producing a new Life (pregnancy) and during menopause or andropause from fifties and sixties can affect how the brain performs and result in periodic concentration difficulties.  Conditions associated concentration difficulties are ADHD (Attention Difficulty hyperactivity Disorder) and ADD (Attention Difficulty Disorder), dementia, autism, learning disabilities, sleep apnea, vision disorder, and stroke along with traumatic brain injuries, surgeries or concussion. Some conditions such as diabetes, low blood sugar, hypothyroid, hyperthyroid, liver inflammation, digestive problems, heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, hypertension and low blood pressure can affect the ability to concentrate. Endocrinological disturbances can also influence and individuals’ cognitive functions that lead to difficulties with mental focus. Psychological conditions that can interfere with concentration include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, emotional trauma, physical and emotional stress.

Many holistic healing modalities tell us that concentration difficulties are related to the imbalance of organs, deficiencies of nutrition, distributed spirit improper lifestyle, environment of climate. They all teach that mind, body and spirit are interconnected. Acupressure, acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy, Reiki, and many other holistic methods treat the entire body and the spirit.

Concentration difficulties are found in both children and adults, especially among seniors. The sooner holistic methods are used, the better results, especially for children. Their bodies are growing and developing along with their brain and spirit. In the case of a congenial deficiency, these holistic approaches will improve the efficiency and make the learning easier, especially for children. Early treatment with children helps them concentrate on their studies, perform better in school, and helps them to grow taller and stronger and stay healthier. For adults and seniors, holistic treatments helps to improve their brain function and their body’s health.

To keep the mind sharp, focused and healthy add sesame seeds, pecans, walnuts, goji berries, raisins, and eggs, to meals. Exercise every day and tap the head to improve (or use a BEMER daily) blood circulation. Walk, dance, and do yoga they are excellent exercises to do. Stay positive. Engage in fun. Have regular holistic treatments to enhance the brain energy, balance the body, the mind, and the spirit.

Charles Lightwalker is a Spiritual Healer, Metis Shamanic Practitioner,
and teacher of the Metis Medicine Ways. 509-389-7290