Acupuncture can help sufferers of ADD and ADHD feel calmer, happier, and perform better at work and in school.
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) are disorders that are usually associated with one another. These syndromes consist of symptoms including a lack of ability to maintain attention to a subject for a prolonged period of time (from moments to minutes), a sense of disconnectedness from the current flow of activities around them, an inability to follow directions, and a hard time sitting still, among other symptoms.
Although commonly linked, ADD and ADHD exhibit themselves behaviorally in very different ways. People with ADD tend to be somewhat passive, and more withdrawn than their ADHD counterparts. People with ADD are more easily overwhelmed, while people with ADHD tend to be brasher and have a harder time connecting with the people around them.
Both conditions can be extremely painful for the patient socially and psychologically. They too have symptoms that may begin in childhood and continue into adulthood — in fact, up to half of adults diagnosed with the disorder had it as children. Over 10% of boys and 5% of girls suffer from this disorder, according to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychology (AACAP).
But there is help. Acupuncture can help to promote healing, alleviate pain, calm the spasms and ticking, boost the immune system, and generally encourage good health in many ways, and it can also help to address some of the unpleasant side effects of the medications used to treat ADD and ADHD.
Acupuncture works with the energy force in the body and regulates the flow of that energy, and it can be an extremely effective tool in addressing behavioral disorders.
Acupuncture can help to calm the impulses that make it hard for a patient to stay still. It can also work to improve concentration and bolster the energy of the patient, which can address both the sluggishness commonly associated with ADD patients and the hyperactivity commonly seen in patients with ADHD. Enhancing the flow of energy in the body can also assist the ADD and ADHD patient to maintain a positive outlook, and can help to regulate sleep.
More parents are turning to alternative medicine. Acupuncture is a natural, safe, non-addictive way to treat ADD and ADHD.
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