The conventional approach to treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder involves the prescription of psycho-stimulant drugs or antidepressants. These drugs have demonstrated a remarkable efficacy in short-term reduction of core ADHD symptoms, such as inattentiveness, hyperactivity, distractibility. However, they can cause unpleasant side effects as well. As a result, many ADHD patients look to the recommendations of clinical psychologists specializing in ADHD family therapy as well as doctors who research and practice in alternative medicine.
Conventional, pharmacological medicines are prescribed to only treat and suppress ADHD symptoms, while natural medicines intend to revive and sustain a holistic balance in the body, relieving ADHD ailments and supporting overall health.
As stated by the National Institutes of Health and touted by clinical psychologists, herbalists and doctors, natural medicines can play a role in ADHD treatments by restoring biochemistry deficiencies in the body, especially the brain, without significant side effects.
As presented at the National Institutes of Health Consensus Conference in 1998, clinical trials have demonstrated the efficacy of natural medicines used as alternative treatments for ADHD. Natural medicines can include tissue salts, homeopathic remedies and herbal medicines.
These biochemical medicines rectify cellular disturbances, re-establishing the requisite equilibrium of cell salts existing in your tissues. As published by Native Remedies, a leading natural medicine manufacturer founded by a clinical psychologist specializing in ADHD family therapy, recommended tissue salts for ADHD treatment include kalium phosphate, natrium muriaticum and calcium phosphate.
Homeopathic treatments use heavily diluted arrangements of substances (plant, animal, mineral or synthetic) that have similar effects to the diseases they remedy. As published in the “British Homeopathic Journal” in 1997, the most effective homeopathic treatments for ADHD include stramonium, cina and hyoscyamus niger.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, and as published in the “Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine,” several herbs are used in ADHD-related treatments to restore balance to the body, particularly the brain and nervous system. These include gotu kola, kava kava, Asian or Siberian ginseng, skullcap, and chamomile.
Natural medicines react differently for ADHD patients and their individual conditions: A physician or medical professional should always be consulted before beginning any alternative medicinal treatment.