Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Alternative Treatment
Updated: Jan 23, 2019
Posted by North Jersey Massage Maywood, NJ
According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychology (AACAP) 10% of boys and 5% of girls suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). About 30 to 60 percent diagnosed with ADHD in childhood continue to be affected into adulthood and 50 percent of those have anxiety disorders which can lead to poor work or school performance, unstable relationships, low self-esteem and other problems.
Traditional treatments for ADHD and ADD is with drug prescription, a stimulant (Ritalin) which can over time causes undesirable changes in the brain and lead to side-effects such as nervousness, agitation, anxiety, insomnia, stomach pain, nausea, loss of apetite and weight loss.
Health conscious parents and adults are seeking alternative treatments for ADHD to avoid the side effects and addictiveness of the drug (Ritalin) and help solve the behavioral problems.
Acupressure Massage Therapy is an alternative treatment approach to treating ADHD or ADD. There are points along the body that helps improve focus and clear thinking, reduces anxiety, stress and depression and improves memory, concentration and alertness.
Because Acupressure Massage Therapy is a noninvasive (no-needles) procedure and treatments are done over comfortable clothes, it is a favored treatment for children.
During Acupressure Massage Therapy each patient is evaluated individually. The treatment caters to what the individuals mind/body needs at time of treatment to improve wellness.
Things you can do to improve ADHD or ADD are:
- Mindful Meditation
-Diet- poor diet can worsen ADHD/ADD symptoms
Parents or individuals interested in pursuing Alternative Therapy for ADHD or ADD or have additional questions can call North Jersey Massage Maywood, NJ 201-406-8220