ADHD and Alternative Medicine

Posted by Lloyd on July 26, 2011
Chinese Medicine

It is a well reconciled fact that adults and children who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder often possess an under-active frontal cortex.

Although it seems more likely that a combination of biological, environmental, neurological and psychological factors may be involved, the patients are usually only treated with the drug Ritalin. Ritalin stimulates the frontal cortex and influences behavior, cognitive processes and learning; it also brings on insomnia, restlessness and other harmful side effects.

On the other hand, we often find that an incorrect diagnosis is given for the sake of expediency. Many modern day physicians fail to recognize the subtleties of the human species, and thus fail miserably in diagnosing, in particular, when an illness or disease has become fashionable.

Alternative medicine, in particular traditional Chinese Medicine, goes much deeper in treating the root of this disease. Not only are symptoms treated, but also the patient is examined as an individual for which a regimen, that addresses all aspects of that individual’s personal constitution, is developed.

More often than not, a traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner will suggest a number of therapies. A sample among them includes a change in diet and lifestyle, herbal formulas and infusions, hydrotherapy, acupressure, behavioral therapy, family counseling, qi gong, t’ai chi ch’uan, yoga, breathing exercises, aromatherapy and acupuncture. All of these focus on treating the body, mind and spirit and restore balance to the entire individual.

For those interested in perhaps exploring further, I suggest consulting with your local practitioner and mentioning Kida-lin, a combination of Pycogenol capsules and Gotu kola capsules, three times a day. One capsule of Siberian ginseng, three times day, may also be added. The latter reduces the effects of physical and mental stress and stimulates immune resistance.

Pycogenol, the bark from a European coastal pine, contains the strongest antioxidants known to science. Gotu kola, a tonic herb, helps with concentration and memory and is an anti-inflammatory. The actions of these two herbs are not yet fully understood, but there have been many reports in Europe with positive results after long-term use and no present side effects.

Please do not fail to remember that with herbal therapies, results may not be evident for 7 to 10 days and that they are obtained only by following a consistent schedule when taking herbal formulas.

I suggest that you consult with a licensed and experienced practitioner before beginning any form of new therapy or treatment.

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