Sunday, 30 October 2016

Reversing ADHD Symptoms with Homeopathy

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are two psychiatric conditions diagnosed in sweeping proportions. In 2004, a survey confirmed that up to 28 million children received prescriptions to control ADHD. The number increased to 39 million by the year 2008.

Perhaps what is even more frightening is that a study covered by The Washington Post stated that there were no long-term differences between the children who received medication and those who didn’t.

Understanding ADD/ADHD

According to studies, hyperactivity and attention deficit disorders have a genetic component that aggravates the conditions within certain environments. Symptoms of ADD and ADHD are overactiveness, inattention, aggression, impulsiveness, frequent disruptive behavior, and poor learning.

Treatment

Most conventional doctors prescribe Ritalin to control ADHD symptoms. This methylphenidate has become so popular that it is known as ‘vitamin R’.  Unfortunately, this medicine works by stimulating the nerve cells and is potentially toxic.

Some of its side effects include loss of appetite, dramatic height reduction, abdominal discomfort, dizziness, headache, anxiety, troubled sleep and high blood pressure. Not surprisingly, an increasing number of parents are on the lookout for safer alternatives.

Homeopathy and ADHD

Unlike its conventional counterpart, homeopathic treatment is derived from nature and is free of alarming side effects. Each child is unique and therefore treated accordingly. ADD and ADHD are viewed as a set of symptoms, and not as illnesses that define the child.

Typically, a homeopathic consultation takes anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes; the doctor takes that long to comprehend the child’s pattern of thinking, in addition to understanding the symptoms.

The most popular homeopathic remedies for attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders are: Stramonium, which is most helpful for children with PTSD symptoms; Hyoscyamus niger, an effective treatment for children with sexualized or manic symptoms; Cina, an impressive solution for physical aggression.

Precautions

When deciding to opt for a homeopathic treatment, it is important to remember that ADHD can hardly be compared to the common cold or flu, which can be treated through self-medication. ADD and ADHD are chronic conditions that are best treated as per the advice of a highly trained and experienced homeopathy practitioner.

What you can do

The first thing to do when attempting to curb ADHD symptoms is to detoxify. Artificial sweeteners, sugar, caffeine, MSG, GMO foods and allergenic foods such as milk and wheat must be eliminated from the regimen. Focus should be on proper nutrition with the inclusion of natural and organic foods as part of regular diet.

Another difficult but necessary step to help your child recover naturally is to set firm rules such as regular bed time and limited  ‘screen’ time – television, computer, or i-phone. Encourage constructive entertainment such as reading and participation in active games. Passive entertainment inhibits focus and eventually produces adults with limited attention.

If you are an adult with attention deficit difficulties, don’t lose hope. There is a rising population that can assert the effectiveness of homeopathy in reversing symptoms of ADHD/ADD at all ages.