More-and-more children and adults with ADHD are benefiting from homeopathy; an alternative therapy that has been around since 1796. Homeopathic remedies for ADHD adults and children can help relieve symptoms such as concentration problems, hyperactivity and overstimulation. In this article, you will find information about homeopathy for ADHD.
I myself have been managing my ADHD (inattentive type) symptoms for over 8 years, without using medication. I'm always interested in learning about natural ways to deal with ADHD.
What can homeopathy do for you or your child with ADHD? What are the best homeopathic remedies for concentration problems and other ADHD symptoms? You read it here.
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What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy is an alternative therapy developed by physician and chemist Samuel Hahnemann. This natural therapy focuses on the self-healing ability of the body. It is based on the principle of an important natural law: if a certain natural substance can induce a phenomenon, it can also cure the same phenomenon.
Homeopathy can be seen as a holistic medicine, and this means that we look at the person as a whole. Therefore, homeopathy is not about treating symptoms, but about stimulating and activating the self-healing ability and about restoring balance. Homeopathy is based on the fact that if body and mind are out of balance, a person can get ailments and become ill. Homeopathic remedies are safe and harmless to the liver and kidneys, unlike many medications. They are mild and do not harm the environment.
Homeopathy as an alternative for ADHD medication
If you can't or don't want to use ADHD medication, homeopathy may be a great substitute. Homeopathy can help to reduce symptoms such as hyperactivity, inattention, concentration problems and anxiety. These natural remedies can provide peace of mind, reduce stress and improve concentration; exactly what the Wandering ADHD Mind needs. Therefore, more and more children and adults with ADHD are benefiting from homeopathy. Homeopathy can be a nice natural replacement for ADHD medication.
Homeopathy for concentration problems
Many children and adults suffer from concentration problems ad a consequence of several causes. Think of insufficient sleep, aging, stress, fatigue, emotions and hormonal changes. But there can also be a more serious underlying cause, such as poor blood flow to the brain tissue or a neurological abnormality. Some children and adults who deal with concentration problems have a diagnosis such as ADHD.
If you find it difficult to keep your attention on a task, find it difficult to keep an overview and your mind constantly wanders, you suffer from a concentration problem. Homeopathy can support you.
Homeopathic treatment of concentration problems
Homeopathy looks at a problem from a holistic perspective. Therefore, this alternative therapy will not treat concentration problems as a problem in itself. A homeopath will try to find and tackle the cause of the concentration problems. There are several homeopathic remedies that can help with concentration problems.
Research into homeopathy and ADHD
Several small-scale studies have been conducted into the positive effects of homeopathy in ADHD. For example, a study in Switzerland concluded that the positive effects of Ritalin in 115 children were comparable to the effects of using homeopathy (Frei and Thurneysen, 2001).
Because homeopathy has fewer side effects, you could view this therapy as the preferred treatment. However, the placebo effect was not taken into account in this study. Since ADHD is not a life-threatening condition, it may be less important whether the positive effects are due to the placebo effect or the homeopathic remedy. The result is what matters.
The homeopathic view on ADHD
While Western medicine mainly combats symptoms, homeopathy aims to tackle the root cause of a condition. Homeopathy therefore looks at where the ADHD may come from. Instead of fighting the symptoms of ADHD, we look at possibly solving the cause of the complaints, such as concentration problems and hyperactivity.
Which homeopathic remedy for ADHD adults and children?
The question which homeopathic remedy works best for ADHD is frequently asked. Unfortunately there is no simple answer to this question. Homeopathic treatment for ADHD is, just like treatment with medication, tailored to the individual. But certain homeopathic remedies are more commonly prescribed in children and adults with ADHD.
According to Tinus Smits, doctor of homeopathy, Saccharum is one of the main ingredients in the homeopathic treatment of ADHD. But there are more homeopathic remedies that are prescribed for ADHD and ADD.
Homeopathic ADHD remedies
Below you will find a list of homeopathic remedies that are prescribed for ADHD.
- Veratrum Album
Homeopathy for ADHD: find a homeopath.
In homeopathy, each patient is ideally treated individually, based on their unique symptoms and body characteristics. It is therefore difficult to say which homeopathic remedy works best for ADHD adults and children. For this reason, experimenting with homeopathy is not recommended.
The choice of the right combination of remedies and the right dosage for the ADHD adult or child, must be carefully determined. Self-prescribing homeopathy is therefore not recommended. If you are curious about what homeopathy can do for you or your child with ADHD? Then contact a homeopath.
Experimenting with homeopathy for ADHD
Are you on the path of learning to manage your ADHD symptoms or your unique brain naturally? There's more that you can do besides taking a homeopathic treatment. For example, adjusting your diet can do a lot. For me and many other people with ADHD, avoiding gluten, processed sugar and cow milk are essential.
On the World of the Wandering Minds, you'll find tons of information about how to manage your unique brain in a natural way.
Will you try homeopathic remedies for ADHD?
More and more people are seeing the benefits of homeopathy as an alternative treatment for ADHD. Homeopathy has important long-term benefits in many cases. It can positively change the life path of a child or adult with ADHD, in a safe, natural and non-toxic way.
Only you can decide whether homeopathy is for you. We recommend contacting a homeopath.
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