Has your child been labeled as having ADD/ADHD?

Are you pulling your child off the top of the fridge more often than you would like?
Does your child seem inattentive both at home and at school?

If this sounds like your child and you often experience these patterns then
it's time to learn about some holistic approaches to ADD/ADHD that might help to keep your child's feet on the ground and hopefully help them be more attentive.

Chiropractic Therapy

A Body relies upon a balance of all three nervous systems-Central Nervous System, Autonomic Nervous System, and the Peripheral Nervous System. Stress, illness, and misalignment can cause an imbalance in the flow of electrical impulses from brain to nerve structures. A child's birth can be a traumatizing experience. Most children can benefit from chiropractic care and having their atlas adjusted. The spinal column and nervous system work together. Talk to your Chiropractor for the best therapy recommendations.

Craniosacral Therapy

This type of therapy directly effects the central nervous system. CranioSacral Therapy is a very gentle effective approach that assists in balancing the nervous system. Cranio is in reference to the head and Sacral refers to the tailbone and base of spine. This should be a regular therapy session for children with ADD and Hyperactivity tendencies. Most Chiropractors are incorporating CranioSacral Therapy into their
practices. Some Massage Therapists may also be trained in CranioSacral Therapy.


An Acupuncturist (Lic. Ac) looks for imbalances in the body then applies special treatment to treat the personal imbalances. A Acupuncturist and/or a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (D.O) usually uses herbs along with their acupuncture treatments. This type of treatment can be very beneficial in balancing the bodies meridian system.

Kinesthetic Exercises

This type of exercise works the right/left brain hemispheres. Cross crawl is an exercise your child can easily do standing up.
Have your child start marching in place-then they take their right hand and cross their midline touching their left knee (still marching in place) then left hand crosses midline touching their right knee.
You can do this while counting to 20. If your child has a hard time doing this exercise then it probably needs to be done more often. This type of exercise can be done before school and before homework. Another great exercise is the Dance Dance Revolution which works fast hand eye coordination. Both children with ADD/ADHD can benefit from the Dance-Dance Revolution Dance Pad.

Incorporating different therapies may prove to be very beneficial. The body works in sync with multiple modalities. It is like exercise. You can't just choose one exercise you must incorporate different exercises if you want to see results. The same goes into play when working with your ADD/ADHD child and their challenges. Don't work against your child's ADD/ADHD. Work with it.

Educate Yourself

Go to your local library-read and educate yourself. Good books to start reading are: The Edison Trait By Lucy Jo Phd Palladino, and Healing ADD By Dr. Amen.

Author's Bio: 

K. St.Louis runs a online internet show about holistic health and parenting. Moms interested in a holistic natural lifestyle are encouraged to signup for her newsletter at Holistic Moms Talk Radio.