Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is commonly found among children. This psychiatric disorder features inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. This mental disorder hampers concentration capacity and creates difficulty in controlling behavior. The symptoms of ADHD appear in the first 12 years for a child. This problem impacts the performance of the child in school and in everyday life. Abnormal connections among brain cells cause ADHD. Children with ADHD face many challenges at home, school, and among friends. The brain function is different in children with ADHD. Heredity, a mother’s exposure to toxic substances and insufficiency of progesterone during pregnancy correlate with ADHD. Acupuncture is considered as one of the effective treatments reducing the symptoms of ADHD.

Common Symptoms of ADHD:

• Behavioral issues: Impulsivity, short temper, difficulty in communication, poor concentration and learning problems are some problems that occur during ADHD.
• Temporary paralysis: Paralysis or weakness on one side of the body.
• Children with ADHD face learning challenges and find difficulty in speech and understanding.
• Damage to the brain in mother’s womb or early years of life.
• Premature birth: Children born prematurely have a higher incidence of ADHD.
• Epilepsy is diagnosed in 50% of children with ADHD.

It is also believed that ADHD is a medical disorder affecting several areas of the brain with the frontal area said to have the greatest involvement. Acupuncture helps in reducing the symptoms of the ADHD. This process can change the activity of the brain and improve numerous medical conditions. Acupuncture helps in developing more connections among brain cells. The acupuncture points are stimulated with the help of acupuncture needles, which can help improve the development of the brain especially for boys before or during their puberty. The process does not involve any pain rather it is a relaxing experience.

Acupuncture for ADHD helps in improving the energy flow in the body. This therapy gives overall positive results allowing vital organs and the brain to work properly together while improving ADHD symptoms. The acupuncturist might suggest a few changes in lifestyle such as diet, time management, and workout regime.

Acupuncture for ADHD Can Help:

• Improve focus and attention
• Manage moods
• Reduce fidgeting
• Lower hyperactivity
• Augment concentration

People who are looking for such treatment should seek the help of the trained and experienced acupuncturist, who can help in improving the symptoms of ADHD. Acupuncture therapy restores balance and treats the various root causes of the disorder while reducing the symptoms of ADHD. Early treatment of ADHD is more effective because the neurons have more potential to develop different connections. Acupuncture can also help children have more balanced hormones because children with ADHD tend to have a higher level of testosterone according to some researchers.

Author's Bio: 

Li Zheng is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist and a graduate of the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine with 11 years of formal training, including 6 years of residency. She holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the US and is a Harvard Medical School-trained researcher and a professor at the New England School of Acupuncture. Her two practices are located in Needham, MA and Boca Raton, FL. She has 26 years of clinical experience. Here she is sharing the information about
Acupuncture for ADHD