Children with Attention Deficit Disorder should not have to suffer from insomnia, headaches or nervousness in order to be able to focus on school work. Natural ADD and ADHD treatments exist without the side effects caused by many of the common pharmaceuticals available.

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One ADD and ADHD treatment without the side effects involves performing movements to a beat. As children learn to tap, clap or pat directly on a consistent beat, their brains are getting a workout. This workout helps specific areas of the brain become more efficient. Once these areas are “well toned,” students with Attention Deficit Disorder see improvements in areas like focus, self-control and the ability to follow directions as well as in academics such as reading and math. Unlike the improvements obtained with stimulant drugs, all progress gained is permanent.

Most students train five days a week for four to six weeks. It works like a video game. Students use the computer, a hand or foot trigger and work to improve their score each time that they play. As accuracy and score improve, so does the brain’s efficiency in many of the areas that affect students with Attention Deficit Disorder.

Possible Drawbacks:

    1. Some students require a couple weeks of pre-training in order to train successfully .
    2. Benefits from this ADD and ADHD treatment require regular practice during the four to six week period.


The National Center for Homeopathy describes this option as a system of medicine over 150 years old that uses remedies derived from natural substances like herbs and minerals.

Some children prescribed with Attention Deficit Disorder are known to squirm constantly and talk excessively. Others are easily distracted and forgetful while still others have difficulty managing their anger. Because symptoms are different for each individual, Homeopathy provides a personalized ADD and ADHD treatment for patients.

It works on the premise that “like cures like”. According to Homeopath Dana Ullman, when a stimulant “is prescribed to children who are already hyperactive, it tends to slow them down.” Although Ritalin is also a stimulant, a correct homeopathic treatment does not have the same side effects and lasts for months instead of hours explains naturopathic physician Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman.

Possible Drawbacks:

    1. Homeopathy relies heavily on the expertise of the particular clinician chosen.
    2. Although the results for Attention Deficit Disorder last much longer, “Homeopathic medicines may not act as quickly initially as prescription drugs,” clarifies naturopathic physician Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman.

Parents whose children with Attention Deficit Disorder are exhausted from lack of sleep or lethargic and crabby from not eating need to know that there are other successful treatment options like Brain Training and Homeopathy that improve the ADD and ADHD symptoms without robbing children of their quality of life.

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