Approximately 5 million children over the age of 5 years old still wet the bed. Most people will have tried reducing liquid intake for the last couple of hours before their child goes to bed and may have even used a bed-wetting alarm. If these have little or no impact then it’s worth considering the following:

– stress is nearly always a factor. The adrenal glands in our body create a ‘fight or flight’ response which can unfortunately become the body’s ‘normalised’ state if the child feels they are under ongoing stress. When the body is in a highly adrenal state, it weakens both the kidney and bladder energies, leaving these organs compromised. I use muscle testing to ascertain whether a) the adrenals are overactive b) what is causing this and c) how to balance it.

– occasionally there may be infection present which will be an irritant to the bladder. Again, muscle testing will ascertain this and provide clarification as to which nutritional supplement will be needed to clear this.

– bowel blockages and constipation put pressure on the bladder, causing it to involuntarily empty. If your child is constipated then we would explore whether they were dehydrated, sensitive to certain foods or stressed (which often causes the bowels to seize up).

– the child’s primary reflexes in this area may not yet be fully integrated. Primary reflexes are neurological responses which are meant to be integrated in the baby and toddler years in order for the adult reflexes to be able to emerge (rather like milk teeth falling out in order for adult teeth to emerge). There are a multitude of reasons that primary reflexes can get ‘blocked’ (illness, stress, nutritional deficiencies are just a few), but one in particular, the ‘Spinal Gallant’ reflex often comes up as un-integrated in children who have bed-wetting issues. Other associated issues can be (but NOT always): fidgety, irritated by clothes / labels, poor co-ordination, irritable bowel, sensitive to noise, dislikes touch, poor posture, signs of hyperactivity or ADHD. So, if these seem familiar in the child in question then it could well be that they need a Primary Reflexes integration session.