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ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVE DISORDER HOMEOPATHY

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					     ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVE DISORDER & HOMEOPATHY

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, also called ADHD, is a neurological condition
diagnosed in infants, children and teens in which a person shows a specific pattern of
behavior over time like inatte ntion, impulsivity, and/or hyperactivity. Although some children
outgrow ADHD, about 60% continue to have symptoms into adulthood.
ADHD can be grouped into three categories:
1. Inattentive type: with symptoms of being unable to focus, difficulty remembering things,
   forgetfulness, making careless mistakes because of poor attention to details, not
   listening, not finishing tasks, not following directions, and being easily distracted.
   Sometimes the child can have weak concept for language comprehension and thinking.
   They have difficulty connecting to language they read or hear. They cannot comprehend
   the content. They have difficulty expressing their ideas.

2. Hyperactive and Impulsive type: with symptoms of fidgeting, restlessness, excessive
   talking, running around at inappropriate times, interrupting others and having difficulty
   awaiting turns.

3. Combined: This is diagnosed if the child shows symptoms of both inattention and
   hyperactivity, impulsivity.
Other symptoms of ADHD in addition to all of the above symptoms are:
 Crying inconsolably, screaming.
 Difficult feeding.
 Refuses affection and cuddles.
 Head banging, temper tantrums.
 Bouts of fatigue and weakness.
 Poor or little sleep.
 Bed-wetting.


Most children suffer from ADHD due to one of the following reasons:
 This disorder is anticipated to run in families.
 Cervical segmental dysfunction due to some pressure or irritation in the neck or the
   junction of the neck and skull.
 Thyroid dysfunction.
 Allergies or intolerances to food, food coloring, or additives.
 Exposure of the fetus to maternal drugs, alcohol, cigarettes.
 Exposure of fetus to toxins like lead, mercury, cadmium, copper, aluminum, or
   polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB’s).
 Nutritional deficiencies like magnesium, calcium, iodine, iron and zinc in the diet.
 Psycho-social problems.


Homeopathy and ADHD:
There are a number of features that make Homeopathy exclusive and desirable to parents of
kids with ADHD. Rather than prescribing strong and addictive psychiatric drugs, Homeopathic
treatment of ADHD is constitutional taking a more holistic look at the individual.        Every
disease is considered as a Mind-Body process where your personality traits are as important
as your physical symptoms thus taking into account diet, lifestyle, personality, surroundings
and emotional factors. Natural remedies are used to successfully treat the symptoms, helping
the person to heal and to reach a state of balance and health. The natural approach is also
safe with no side effects. This is very important, especially in the case of children, because of
the frequent side effects of prescription drugs and the risk of addiction. Homeopathy offers a
wider range of options that conventional medicine. Constitutional Homeopathic treatment with
the management of an experienced and professional Homeopath is an excellent choice for
the treatment of ADHD.

The action of Homeopathic remedies is that they function as a channel for the body's own
inner healing mechanisms to go into action to correct health imbalances. Homeopathic
remedies are concerned with the Vital Force of the individual, the dynamic which makes us
alive and makes each one of us an individual. It creates a resonance within, which smoothly
returns the whole individual back to health, and blooms the person into a vital state of health
where peace, harmony and well being are in power.