Selecting alternative natural treatments for the treatment of various disorders including ADHD is a great way to start on the path towards reducing the concerns associated with those types of disorders. While natural treatments are highly effective, they increase in effectiveness when considered and addressed from a complete system perspective. The human body is consists of smaller systems that make up the larger systems and while addressing an issue in one system, it can have effects on other systems. Therefore, alternative natural treatment providers suggest a complete approach to helping people deal with the various concerns and issues surrounding the disorder.
Naturally, no one would purchase half a vehicle and nor should they. The same applies to engaging with alternative natural treatments or any treatment regime. Symptoms and issues can manifest in different ways and even in different areas of the body. This is true for most disorders and it is true with ADHD and related disorders. Thus, it is imperative to address the entirety of the bodies systems. For while ADHD might be centered in the brain, other areas or systems of the body can be adversely affected and this can, in turn, cause secondary effects in the brain that prohibit a single treatment approach from being effective.
Addressing The Diet
At first glance, it might appear that diet has little to do with ADHD, however, diet plays an important role in almost every aspect of your body. If the body is not receiving the right nutrients, in the right amounts and at the appropriate times, the effect of this lack of nutrients can cascade throughout the body’s systems. It is analogous to a small town having only one fire station and there are multiple fires raging in different areas across town. A proper diet is essential for healthy living and it helps to promote the effect and efficiency of alternative natural treatments by supplying a proper foundation.
Related to the diet is the Gut-Brain connection. This connection is a two-way street in that the brain effects the makeup of the gut bacterial mix (called the microbiota) and the microbiota as a group influences brain function, either in a positive or a negative way. To effectively help many neurobehavioral disorders, including ADHD, the gut-brain connection has to be considered in the overall complete system perspective evaluation of the client. A recent open access research paper on the topic worth reading is available.
Vitamins and Supplements
In a similar respect to the diet, vitamins, and supplements help enhance other treatment options. While a proper diet is essential, supplements and or vitamins can help buttress the body’s systems as well as help the brain by supplying enough energy for concentration and focus. In some situations, as a diet is adjusted, vitamins and supplements are used to help supply the right nutrients until the diet has caught up. To complete the above analogy, it would be the same as adding another fire truck to the single station.
To finish off the analogy of the fire station, Neurofeedback therapy, would be the fire fighting foam. Neurofeedback is a treatment that uses the natural senses of the body to help retrain the mind to develop the appropriate patterns that improve concentration, focus and more. By using auditory and visual stimuli, the brains own self-correcting mechanism is engaged to address the concerns and issues associated with ADHD and ADD, as well as other disorders. Proven highly effective, this alternative natural treatment is a non-invasive means of helping the brain do what it does best. When combined with vitamins, supplements, and adjustments to the diet, Neurofeedback addresses the entire body and the effects of ADHD and more. While not a cure, it is an alternative natural treatment that offers long term results.
Dealing with ADHD and other disorders can have a negative impact on a person’s quality of life and by using an alternative natural treatment, this negative impact can potentially be significantly reduced. It is important, however, to work with a treatment provider that uses the complete systems approach with alternative natural treatments so a person can get on the path to living a better life. Thus, if you or someone you know must deal with ADHD, contract a provider today.
Remember, brain maps help find the cause of ADHD. Neurofeedback can often correct the problem.
Michigan Brain Health
Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC, BCN, DNMSC, FIFHI, FICPA
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