Moro Reflex

The reflex is triggered by a sudden change in body position, especially loss of head support, by a loud sound, a sudden or unpleasant touch, or excessive bright or flashing visual stimulus. Whereas the FPR creates a freeze response, the Moro creates an arousal response.

Some symptoms of a nonintegrated Moro Reflex

  • Insecurity; poor adaptability and resistance to change; often clings to familiarity
  • Attention problems; easily distracted; hyperactive movements and behavior
  • Hypersensitivity to light, sound, touch, smell; tendency to suffer from sensory overload
  • General anxiety; free floating anxiety
  • Motion sickness, poor balance and coordination
  • Easily angered or emotional outbursts
  • Difficulty sleeping or settling down to sleep
  • Poor stamina; cycles between hyperactivity and fatigue
  • Weakened immune system

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