Many intelligent, proactive individuals who have ADHD but have not been diagnosed
and are at their wits’ end trying to “cure” themselves will do what is called self-medicating.
So don’t be ashamed or overly obsessed with the esteem issues that come with street drug use.
Just get to a doctor or psychiatrist for diagnosis and understanding of the disorder.
Then, weigh the options available to you by reading whatever you can: read magazines, books, on-
and offline articles. Find the works devoted strictly to ADHD and written by experts and
professionals in the field, including the following (listed here in no particular order): David
Sudderth, Joseph Kandel, Thom Hartmann, Sari Solden, Thomas Whiteman, Michelle Novotni, Kate Kelly,
and Peggy Ramundo.
At this point you will have come across the “traditional” or most common treatments, such as
psychotherapy and drug (Amphetamine, Ritalin, etc. Al.) therapy combined, and will have found some
ADHD alternative treatments, as well. These include such alternatives as the following:
Some turn away from western medicine to such alternatives as acupressure—a healing technique that
has been successfully applied for smoking habits, weight problems, anxiety disorders, fertility
issues, and even HDHD symptoms. As of 1997, the Lincoln Hospital Recovery Center in Bronx, New
York, for example, administers acupressure treatments to those with ADHD. They have had remarkable
results: kids have been positively impacted in regards to their sleep and hyperactivity patterns,
blood pressure and depression problems, studying and participating, working, and just
sitting…calmly and without the “mind spinning” so familiar to those with ADHD.
Reiki and Therapeutic Touch, for instance, are energy healing approaches that work on the premise
that the human being is a dynamic being, connected by physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional
components. Energy healing methods seek to balance these components, so in the person with ADHD,
the symmetry that results is said to be calming—slowing the activity down so the person can focus,
is less anxious, and is less intrusive and defiant.
A close investigation of foods that are or contain allergens and irritants to the nervous system
has revealed the possibility of ADDers being especially negatively impacted. ADD treatments in this
area include eliminating or curbing intake of white flour, sugar, and/or additives/preservatives.
But the controversy still roars on this one, and FDA and other regulatory bodies have not
acknowledged the veracity of gross dietary changes…yet.
Much attention has been paid to holistic treatment, other ADHD alternative treatment, and vitamin
therapies. And many vitamin sources claim to help alleviate such symptoms as inability to focus,
edginess, and sleep problems. But as with any ingesting therapies, inappropriate application can
lead to damaging results on other parts of the body and brain. So what most specialists will
acknowledge as important is nutritional balance, antioxidant vitamin supplements (A, E, for
example), and/or a multi-vitamin…though as with many alternatives they will not attest to any
remarkable cures or absolute recovery, which has yet to be proved, documented, and announced…for
Obviously, a great tool reported to help with ADHA is to use the QuWave Harmonizer!