ADHD/ADD

Natural Remedies for ADD and ADHD

We do not “treat” Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. However, since ADHD appears as a neurological disorder and chiropractic functional care helps reduce nervous system disturbances, many parents who want a natural, non-drug solution for their child have found chiropractic functional care helpful, even miraculous.

Common Symptoms

The classic signs that parents and teachers notice:

  • Inattention, hyper activity and distractibility
  • Difficulty concentrating and sitting still
  • Unable to control impulsive thoughts and behaviors
  • Easily distracted by noises and activities
  • Always moving-fingers, hands, arms, feet or legs

First Things First

Begin by making nutritional and lifestyle changes. Rule out environmental factors by reducing your child’s exposure to substances that are increasingly common these days.

  • Remove food dyes, preservatives and additives from diet
  • Focus on natural, organic foods grown without pesticides or herbicides
  • Determine if an allergy or auto-immune issue is involved (with proper testing) and eliminate.
  • Eliminate all sugars and artificial sweeteners
  • Reduce the use of cleaning agents, detergents, fabric softeners and other chemicals

These are wise choices whether your child has symptoms associated with ADHD or not!

ADHD/ADD

Traditional Treatment

The artificial approach to controlling symptoms of ADHD is to administer regular doses of methylphenidate, more commonly known as Ritalin. Ritalin is a Schedule II controlled substance related to, and producing similar effects as, amphetamines and cocaine. The side effects, including personality changes and permanent changes to the brain, cause many parents to look for alternatives. More and more are wisely turning to chiropractic functional care.

Chiropractic Functional Care: Pure and Natural

Hyperactivity is not the result of a Ritalin deficiency! Instead we look for disturbances to the child’s nervous system. We almost always see problems caused by spinal distortions in the upper neck. In fact, this link between the spine, brain stem dysfunction and ADHD is common. A thorough chiropractic functional assessment can reveal the under lying cause of symptoms, allowing us to determine the most appropriate and safest approach to reducing nervous system tension.

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As parents, we want the best for our children. If your child exhibits symptoms of ADHD, it affects virtually everyone your child is in contact with. Does an approach which treats the cause – not just the symptoms – makes sense to you? Make an appointment for a chiropractic functional assessment before you submit your child to drug therapy. Call our office today!