Add Alternative Treatment

Written by Linda Alexander
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One ADD alternative treatment gaining popularity these days is homeopathy. Homeopaths can treat ADD effectively in many cases by balancing the systems in the body--they treat people with ADD, not the ADD itself. Depending on the symptoms of the child with ADD, the homeopath will treat patients differently.

Homeopathy is a holistic discipline; homeopaths consider the whole person when using this ADD alternative treatment. For example, some ADD patients have difficulty concentrating. Such a symptom would be taken into account along with the person's other symptoms, and the homeopath would note anything unusual in the patient's life, such as nightmares, bedwetting and medical history.

Benefits of an ADD Alternative Treatment

Homeopathy as an ADD alternative treatment comes without the side effects of potentially dangerous drugs like Ritalin, commonly prescribed for ADD patients. Treatments are long-lasting, rather than the hours each pill might last. One treatment can last from four to six months, while one dose of Ritalin lasts only four hours. Homeopathic remedies are also considered to be safe and nontoxic. Another bonus to homeopathy is that it's relatively inexpensive compared to conventional doctors and drugs.

Homeopathic remedies will not dull a child's spirit or make him depressed. Once a patient responds well to a treatment, appointments become infrequent, further lowering the cost. Finally, they do not interfere with normal growth and development like some drugs can.


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