Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Recently, one of the frequent problems that parents turn to for advice is the so-called “Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder” or ADHD. What worries parents, teachers, educators?
The child does not sit still for a minute, is constantly in motion, touches something, grabs something, never finishes the job, does not listen to his parents.
Despite the constant movement, the child may experience coordination disorders. Hence the body of the baby in constant bruises and bumps.
In behavior, the most characteristic features are absent-mindedness, negativism, inattention, frequent changes in mood, stubbornness, irascibility, aggressiveness.
A hyperactive child does not understand the task, hardly learns any new skills. Quite often, the self-esteem of these children is reduced.
The most common causes of such conditions are currently considered to be:
- genetic predisposition
- biological (intrauterine development disorders; birth trauma)
- socio-psychological (microclimate in the family and environment)
Clinical signs of ADHD depending on the age of the child:
- Up to 6 months: muscle hypertonicity, postnatal encephalopathy. Babies do not tolerate swaddling very well; do not calm down, sleep little.
- From 6-12 months: children are easily excited, have difficulty falling asleep and sleep little; frequent regurgitation and other digestive problems (vomiting, diarrhea, constipation).
- 1-2 years: Difficulty fixing attention on the subject. He grabs everything that comes to hand, but immediately throws it away. Increased motor activity.
- At preschool age: hyperexcitability, restlessness, speech development disorders; memory impairment, excessive motor activity, sleep problems.
- Schoolchildren mainly have difficulties in learning and behavior (aggressiveness, pugnacity, impulsivity); headaches, enuresis, development of fears – as manifestations of psychosomatic problems.
As you can see, in addition to psycho-emotional problems, such children often have symptoms from the internal organs.
Parents consult different specialists (gastroenterologist, neurologist, pulmonologist, allergist, etc.) who often prescribe many drugs for each symptom. The condition of children improves for a while or does not change at all.
The problem can be solved only by taking into account many factors. Starting with heredity, the characteristics of the course of pregnancy, childbirth, the subsequent development of the child, the environment.
In correcting the manifestations of this syndrome, it is important to change the diet, organization of the environment and the environment of the child.
The appointment of a constitutional homeopathic remedy significantly improves the condition of children.Excitability and impulsiveness in response to external stimuli decreases. Improves learning ability and concentration. Increased performance and learning new skills.
The manifestations of concomitant symptoms from the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory system, headaches, etc. disappear or decrease.
For a homeopath, ADHD is not an indication for prescribing a specific homeopathic remedy. With such a diverse clinical symptomatology of this syndrome, first of all, attention is paid to the individual characteristics of each patient, heredity, previous diseases and previous treatment.
Against the background of taking a homeopathic remedy, the child becomes more resistant to stress, sleep normalizes, immunity strengthens, and the need to take a large number of drugs disappears.
By solving the psycho-emotional problems of patients, homeopathy helps to solve the problems and diseases of the internal organs.
Dispute over drug treatment
Disputes about drug treatment do not stop to this day and are the subject of discussion in the world of medicine. Some argue that there is a phenomenon of overdiagnosis and that the label of a hyperactive child is also applied to children who do not quite meet the accepted diagnostic criteria.
In the US alone, six million people diagnosed with ADHD are on medication.
It used to be thought that minimal brain damage was the cause of this problem. However, over time, this assumption was refuted and the term ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder – was introduced for children suffering from attention deficit.
Children who are also hyperactive are diagnosed with ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Alternative medicine presents a completely different perspective on the hyperactive child. Treatment within the framework of alternative medicine takes place in several areas.
Sphere of conduct
Biofeedback (biological interconnection) is one of the best treatments in this area.This method was developed in the USA and is based on the principle of translating a physical situation into a picture or voice using various sensors that measure body temperature, skin moisture, muscle tone, respiratory rate and additional indicators entered into a computer system.
This system processes the data and presents it on the screen with voice guidance. Patients develop skills in controlling various qualities, receiving immediate feedback in response to their progress in this process.
For children, there are special programs in which the pictures displayed on the screen correspond to the age of the child.
This method of treatment was developed over two hundred years ago by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. It is based on the principle: “like cures like”. In other words, a certain substance causes various physical and mental phenomena in a healthy person.
Conversely, a sick person who has the same phenomena receives the same substance in a homeopathic (diluted) form. Thus homeopathic medicine cures these phenomena. For example: a cup of strong coffee before bed causes a healthy person to have trouble falling asleep.
Conversely, a person who complains of difficulty falling asleep receives a homeopathic coffee treatment that helps him overcome this problem.
Individual selection of medicine
The selection of a homeopathic medicine is made only after a thorough questioning of the child and parents about the disease, habits, character traits and behavior.
The medicine is selected individually and its intake should lead to balance and a more harmonious state of body and soul.In restless children, you can look at the problem from different angles and in each case choose the appropriate treatment.