Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is very hard to get rid. Even with many kind of treatment introduced, it may only reduces or decreases ADD symptoms. Improvement in school/work performance, relationships and self-esteem are evident that shows the effectiveness of the treatment.
There are few stimulant medications found to be effective in reducing the ADD symptoms. Chemical based medication such as Ritalin and Adderall are typically the first choice prescript for ADD patients. Different people responded differently among the stimulant. Non-stimulant drugs may also be prescript.
However the problem is most of these chemical based drug comes with side effects. Among the common sides effect are addiction, insomnia, no appetite, headache, stomach ache, nausea and dizziness.
Kids will suffer slowing of growth (height and weight), seizure for patients with history of seizure and eyesight changes or blurred vision.
Much serious side effect when overdose or abuse will cause sudden heart attack even there is no sign of heart disease.
|Behavioral Strategy and Intervention|
Environment factors may not be the cause of ADD but definitely play a role influencing it. ADD individual may be chaotic, unstructured and unorganized, a totally opposite environment will help greatly. ADD individual also react very well toward reward system and clear consequences for behavior.
|Complementary Treatment Approach
The Tole Acupuncture and Herbal Treatment has developed an approach in treating kids with ADD. They call it Tole’s Neuro Acupuncture Treatment and Special Neuro Herbal Powder Alternative Medicine Treatment. General guideline will proposed to manage the child’s problematic behavior. Parents will understand how to cope with ADD children during the session. The treatment session vary between individuals but most notice significant improvement on the first week of intensive treatment. Full recovery are usually achieved between 60 days to 6 months of intensive treatment.
This treatment is base on Traditional Chinese Medicine which rely mainly on natural healing heavily relying on herbs. Chinese physicist has huge experience and knowledge in treating ADD with the combination of acupuncture and herbs. Evidence of his effectiveness are proven with the numbers of patients seeking his services from all around the world.
Parents are guided on what to do and what not during the treatment. This will realign the kid and reducing the ADD symptoms once and for all. Treatment can start by taking the special herbal brain powder first before deciding to undergo the full treatment. The powder can be ordered through the website. Once decided to undergo the full treatment, better inform the Acupuncture and Herbal center so they may arrange the accommodation and other necessary.
Several other which has been identified as effective consists of
- Parent training
- Social skill training
- Counseling / Psychotherapy
- Support group