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Primitive Reflexes, the Foundation of our Nervous System

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The purpose of primitive reflexes is the forming and foundation of our nervous system.

Primitive reflexes will develop into our lifelong reflexes, that are our movement patterns.

You can think of our lifelong reflexes as our visible physical movement pattens, next to being also the invisible capabilities of our overall flow and function, with flexibility and pliability of all systems. All of our body's systems are held together and influenced within the framework of our nervous system.

Our reflexes can be an influencing aspect to our thought patterns or on the complete flip side, our thought patterns can influence our nervous system and with that causing disturbances in our lifelong reflexes.

It is therefore safe to say, ‘our primitive and lifelong reflexes make us tick the way we do’.

Is it possible that children or those that have experienced developmental delays in childhood, have retained primitive reflexes? The answer is simply, YES.

Not only can this affect children but also adults later in life, if active primitive reflexes remained undetected.

Some indicators are and tall tell signs of retained primitive reflexes:

  • Infant feeding problems and stomach colics

  • Lack of equal body movements

  • Language or speech delays

  • Insufficient bladder control

  • Reading and writing difficulties

  • Mental and physical restlessness

  • Disorganization

  • Concentration challenges

  • Breathing difficulties

  • Skin irritations and rash problems

  • Uncontrollable sweet tooth

  • Motivational challenges

  • Motion sickness

  • Recurring ringing in ears

  • Easily irritated

  • Phobias

  • Compulsive behavior

  • Frequent anger outbursts

  • Etc.

Most overlooked causes of retained primitive reflexes are simply traumas, that in the end could be seen as larger injuries to the nervous system. They could also have taken place undetected during birth.

For a list of common and influencing factors during childhood, consider:

  • C-section birth

  • Low birth weight

  • Required resuscitation

  • Blue baby

  • Incubation

  • Distorted skull

  • Prolonged jaundice

  • Feeding issues during the first six months

  • Convulsions during the first eighteen months

  • Debilitating illness

  • Unusual long and high fevers

  • Severe toxic or allergic reactions

  • History of recurring ear, nose or throat infections

When we are thinking of larger injuries to the nervous system later in life, we can easily imagine car accidents, shocking experiences, possible harmful events or disturbances such as strokes, or even autoimmune disorders, that can cause havoc on the nervous system.

The onset of smaller injuries to the nervous system can on the other side also stem from any type of abuse or other traumatic experience or exposure, that can become then larger injuries especially when more prolonged or becoming more severe over time.

As mentioned at the beginning of this blogpost, our thought patterns can influence our nervous system and with that causing disturbances in our lifelong reflexes. This counts especially for negative thoughts that are repeatedly allowed to linger and grow.

The rehashing of the occurrences of old wounds due to those types of injuries, especially in conjunction of un-forgiveness should be considered as a slow steady sound vibration of disharmony, causing distress to our nervous system that will result in interruptions of our overall flow and functions and the ability of staying flexible and pliable. If we allow this, they keep us from healing / growing / living our life to the full potential.

The mending of our lifelong reflexes to proper function should be seen as something of importance regardless of any age or ability. The potential disfunction of our reflexes does not know discrimination of any sorts and it applies to all of us.

Connective Wellbeing offers several great and regular maintenance option, to give the parasympathetic nervous system a helpful boost. In these stressful times that we are living, we can use all the help we can get.

Most of us are in a constant fight or flight breathing pattern and need support for our Moro and Fear Paralysis reflex in particular. 

Consider Balance Me sessions as a personal weekly retreat and help boost your parasympathetic nervous system. A necessity aiding the internal organs, blood vessels, glands, etc., for better function. 

Combine our Balance Me sessions by following with a Far Infrared Therapy sessions, and you are in for a two hour truly amazing relaxing experience.

Silke De Oca, owner of Connective Wellbeing


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Get in contact with us today and learn to pick up the reins of your health and wellbeing and let’s get going with a free consultation TODAY!

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