In the United States, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a condition that a lot of male children and some male adults seem to suffer from. In this country alone, there are about 4.5million individuals between the ages of 5 – 17 diagnosed with ADHD each year. Studies show that a multidisciplinary approach is most effective when treating ADHD. This approach includes medication, dietary modifications, exercise, and common behavioral therapy. Nowadays, a treatment of acupuncture has been included in the plan of treatment for ADHD.
What is ADHD?
Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is considered a brain disorder that makes it difficult to concentrate or control impulsive behavior.
ADHD sufferers, specifically children with this condition usually have a difficult time concentrating or paying attention. They easily get frustrated with tasks, get easily bored, and have a hard time following directions. They are impulsive and not think first before they act. They also seem to move constantly. This may seem a common behavior for children but in this country, it is strangely deemed abnormal behaviors. Psychologists believe these behaviors interfere with the ability of the child to function well both at home and at school.
Some of the problems adults suffering from ADHD have include the difficulty of finding a job, problems in setting goals, and poor organizational skills and time management. Additional problems include addictions, low self-esteem, and with relationships.
Usually treatment for ADHD is involves a combination of modalities that include dietary and lifestyle changes, behavioral therapy, and ADHD drugs. This condition is best treated when families, health and educational professionals and families cooperate to meet the unique needs of the affected child or adult. The treatment focuses on how the patient can become successful and productive, minimizing disruptive behavior, developing personal strengths, and learning to control their attention. Acupuncture is an ideal part of the treatment since it has the ability to lessen the symptoms of ADHD while also resolving the root of the problem, and restoring balance in the body.
With acupuncture the ADHD suffers can:
-Improve his concentration
-Manage his moods
-Improve attention and focus
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