Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and Attention deficit disorder, (ADHD and ADD) are conditions producing difficult behavior in children and some adults, where their impulse control and other actions interfere with daily life. Homeopathy offers relief in some instances, making it easier for kids to integrate into every day social and school activities. In a society where vaccines damage young children and dangerous drugs like Ritalin are prescribed frequently to reduce ADHD symptoms to “normalize” behavior, homeopathic medicine is a welcome alternative providing safe and effective treatment that supports both management and healing. Homeopathy works by activating the individual’s vital force or immune system to respond to an outside stimulus, allowing a person to experience self-healing.
ADHD and ADD Symptoms
Common symptoms characterizing this disorder are inattentiveness, where a child has difficulty maintaining his focus and daydreams or is easily diverted from a task. Hyperactivity manifests in a child who is unable to sit still quietly, needing to continually move and talk. Impulsivity makes children behave without giving any thought to actions. Impulsive children may frequently interrupt or have little control in judgment. In many cases, a combination of some or all of these symptoms may be evident in one individual.
Anecdotal evidence seen by parents, teachers and homeopaths indicates the efficacy of homeopathic treatment for ADHD children; even though clinical trials have produced mixed results. A major factor influencing the success of homeopathic treatment involves finding a qualified and knowledgeable homeopathic practitioner to administer a well-chosen remedy. Many remedies are available to help children and adults suffering from ADHD and ADD, and a series of remedies may be needed to bring about the desired cure. Organizations such as the National Center for Homeopathy(http://nationalcenterforhomeopathy.org/) provide online lists of practitioners to assist families in locating homeopaths in their areas. Do not self-treat if you or your child suffers from this disorder.
Common homeopathic remedies for ADHD and ADD
· Hyoscyamus Niger: This remedy is indicated for children experiencing poor impulse control. These children may be over exuberant, acting like the class clown, constantly moving around, making jokes, laughing and interrupting. Often, many of their actions and jokes are sexually based, and they can be obscene and vulgar. This remedy relieves many of these symptoms including various other sexually explicit actions.
· Stramonium: This remedy is indicated for children who experience excessive fears, especially of being alone or the dark. They can be violent, aggressive and full of rage. A child may scream in hysteria if left alone at nighttime or put in time out. The remedy is also indicated for kids who experience post traumatic stress disorder.
· Cina: This remedy is indicated for the child who has an aversion to being looked at or touched. The child may become aggressive when touched or reprimanded, stiffening his body like a board, holding his breath or refusing to respond. The remedy often calms excessively irritable children who are capricious, asking for things they want and then violently throwing them away.
· Tarentula hispanica: This remedy is indicated for the jealous, vengeful child who is sensitive to noise. He may be overly busy, constantly moving, likes to climb, is sensitive to vibrations and music, and is very hurried in all movements. He may express feeling small and lesser-than, powerless and be deceitful and cunning in his thoughts and actions. These children, like those needing Hyoscyamus, are often overly sexual.
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