According to the founder of intelligence integration Dr Moshe Elbaum, the root cause of learning and behavioral difficulties such as ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia and others is the insufficient integration between the four main human intelligences. It is important to know that Intelligence Integration has been and can be a natural alternative or complementary treatment for many of these difficulties. It is referred to as “the physical natural foundation of learning” because it looks to the body as the primary source of such difficulties. Moshe argues that while medications may treat symptoms, finding the root source of the difficulty and building key neural networks that can improve these abilities with a natural treatment can help to resolve or significantly improve the problem altogether.
The Integration of the Intelligences
Physical intelligence is the primary intelligence. The other main intelligences include cognition, emotion and energetic awareness or capability. Within the human body, every part of the whole is influenced by the quality of integration between the parts. Intelligence Integration refers to the quality of functioning of those neural networks in the brain which allow for fluid integration between the sensory-motor abilities (the physical intelligence) and the cognitive and emotional processing abilities (the cognitive and emotional intelligences). For more information on energetic intelligence, see the natural Treatment Intelligence Integration.
Only the fluid coordination between these abilities will bring about improvements in any given functional difficulty. When any human intelligence is not functioning at its optimum level, it takes energy away from other intelligences. This disruption can cause dysfunction in any of the other intelligences. For instance, a child who cannot sit still because many different sounds bother his ears will have a hard time focusing on cognitive tasks. The less well he is able to function, the more it will affect his self-esteem and identity over time.
At its core, poor integration stems from non-existing or underdeveloped neural networks. The goal of this natural training program is to practice exercises often enough to build the neural networks that integrate the basic abilities and improve the person’s overall functioning. Research proves that physical practice can and will build neural networks.
Genetically every individual is born with the potential to develop many abilities. The greatest factor affecting whether people fulfill their potential exists in whether they have the necessary neural networks in place that will allow their abilities to materialize. While computers rely on wires to function, human beings rely on “wires” in the form of neural networks. But where computers need programmers to manually program new functions, the body can build its own neural networks through natural practice, thereby allowing for improved and even optimum functioning with a natural treatment without medications.
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A person’s learning difficulty can have one or many causes. In some cases, a person’s fundamental difficulty may stem only from lack of control in the fine motor system. About 50% of the human brain’s motor cortex is devoted solely to fine motor coordination and most of our daily activities involve the use of our fingers. When there is a lack of control in this system, moving the fingers can produce great tension even without the person’s awareness of it. Over the course of a single day, this tension will accumulate in the muscles and consequently impair the balance of the systems as a whole.
While some people may respond to the accumulated tension in a socially acceptable way, such as exercising for example, others may allow their frustration to spill over by being impulsive, aggressive, or otherwise crossing boundaries. Those who express their tension in the latter way are often diagnosed with hyperactivity or ADD ADHD. Many are treated with medication. But so long as a person’s level of physical integration is insufficient, functional tasks will be difficult to perform and will create cumulative muscular tension whether the person is aware of the tension or not.
When a person succeeds through a natural treatment like the Intelligence Integration training to perform tasks with ease, the problems they may be experiencing can improve significantly.
Dr Moshe Elbaum-Intelligence Integration