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ADD/ADHD, Learning Disability and Autism

How the Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic can help children with ADD/ADHD, Learning Disability and Autism.

According to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1.6 million elementary school-aged children have been diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In a national survey, the parents of 7 percent of children 6-11 years of age reported ever being told by a doctor or health professional that their child had ADHD.

The exact cause of ADD/ADHD is not known. We don’t have to blame the parents – it is not heredity. No specific gene has been linked to the disorder. Many scientists consider that the function of chemicals in the brain (neurotransmitters) that regulate attention, memory, mood and abnormal function of the some parts of the brain to be related to the symptoms of ADD/ADHD and Autism. And only bad, polluted, toxic environment outside and inside the body we have to blame for it.

Many natural health oriented doctors and scientists believe that potential causes for the modern epidemic of Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD), and Autism are:

  • Food additives, refined sugar, pesticides and toxic chemicals in the food
  • Candida-yeast overgrow
  • Poor nutrition with deficiency of vital minerals, microelements, essential fatty acids (EFA), phospholipids, probiotics, some vitamins and so on
  • Severe anemia
  • Natural light deficiency
  • Food sensitivities and/or allergies
  • Heavy metal toxicity (such as lead, mercury, or cadmium)
  • Lack of sleep, family stress, and abuse
  • Poor teaching methods combined with lack of discipline and more

The biggest complaint of parents and poorly trained teachers is that these children are constantly saying “I won’t do it.” They are punished physically and emotionally for what appears to be a rebellious attitude, when in fact the children are really saying “I can’t do it,” and they are just too embarrassed to admit it.

Main symptoms of ADD/ADHD and Autism are:

  • Hyperactivity and talking too much or under activity
  • Motor impairment
  • Emotional instability
  • Extreme distractibility
  • Disorders of attention (short attention span, distractibility, lack of perseverance, failure to finish things off, not listening, poor concentration)
  • Disorders of memory (forgetfulness) and thinking
  • Impulsiveness (action before thought, abrupt shifts in activity, poor organizing, jumping up in class)
  • Abnormalities of eating, drinking, sleeping, self-care
  • Problems adapting to new situations
  • Disturbance of behavior such as aggression, self injury, running away, screaming et cetera
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Disorders of speech and hearing
  • Self-destructive behavior
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Inability to sit still and a tendency to disturb others and more

If you are here on this web site, you maybe looking for help your loved one with ADD/ADHD or Autism or Learning Disability by using non-drug approach. What you only need to help your small one are Believing, Patience and Discipline.

ADD/ADHD in many cases has been linked to diet, which includes food sensitivities, allergies and nutritional deficiencies. Simply eliminating certain foods or adding others may reduce symptoms or eliminate them altogether. For example, British doctors found that food additives might make kids hyper.

Parents often tell us that their child’s behavior is considerably worse the morning after Halloween or after any sugar binge. Researchers at the Yale University School of Medicine have recently supported their perceptions. They found that within a few hours after substantial sugar intake, children release large amounts of adrenaline, which causes them to experience shakiness, anxiety, excitement, and concentration problems. Their brain waves also indicated a decreased ability to focus.

Daniel C. Dantini M.D. and many other scientists consider that food allergy can contribute significantly or play an important role in autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Read here

Milk and wheat being among the most common allergens, their limitation leads to success in a large number of cases. You will get the written diet with explanation of which foods are wrong and which are beneficial for your child.

Mercury exposure has been linked to lower intelligence scores and neurobehavioral problems in children. http://newideas.net/adhd/differential-diagnosis/mercury-chemical-toxicity We can rule out the heavy metal poisoning by performing a special toxic elements test. You can see the sample of this test.

Beside you will get the written diet, we’ll give you very good quality and quantity food supplements, unique herbal formulas. All of them have the scientifically back up and we customize them for your child’s special needs.

Ultra Preventive for Kids – chewable multiple vitamin-mineral supplements designed for children provides all the essential nutrients the body needs. Great lemon-lime flavored children’s chewable in a unique teddy bear shape. Ultra Preventive for Kids provides 27 vitamins, minerals and trace elements in bioavailable forms and nutritionally meaningful amounts. Ultra Preventive for Kids is more than just another children’s multivitamin-mineral supplement. In fact, Ultra Preventive for Kids is one of the most complete children’s chewable multivitamin/mineral formulas on the market. Ultra Preventive for Kids uses only the purest, most hypoallergenic ingredients and contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

Biotherapy Cellular Magnesium-Potassium Magnesium is a vital catalyst in producing energy by enhancing enzyme activity. Nerve and muscle function, healthy blood vessels, and restful sleep depend on sufficient magnesium. It counteracts stress, irregular heartbeat, emotional instability, and depression. Supplemental magnesium is helpful in the successful treatment of ADD/ADHD. Potassium is an electrolyte mineral located in the body fluids. It balances the acid-alkaline system and transmits electrical signals between the cells and the nerves. Both mental and physical stress can lead to its deficiency. Biotherapy Cellular Magnesium-Potassium decreases amount of toxic heavy metals in the body’s cells and beneficial for kids with cognitive impairment, depression, anxiety, constipation ect. It was shown that 50 children with ADHD who were magnesium deficient received magnesium supplements of 200 mg/day for six months as compared to control ADHD children who were magnesium deficient but did not receive supplements. At the end of six months the researchers found an increase in the magnesium content of hair and serum and a significant decrease in hyperactivity compared to the control group.

Mental Acuity Formula™ supplies a unique blend of vitamins and herbs that deliver nutritional support for memory problems associated with ADD, as well as enhanced focus and concentration. The key ingredients – Bacopa monnieri extract, Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) leaf extract and Alpha Lipoic Acid have each been clinically studied to support brain function. Alpha Lipoic Acid is the Ultimate antioxidant and can increase the levels in the brain of the protective compound glutathione. This substance has a very important function: glutathione protects the brain from damage caused by free radicals. Studies show that alpha-lipoic acid is beneficial for the nervous system, due to its ability to protect and repair brain cells and removing heavy metals from the body.

Yin Formula naturally relieves stress, hyperactivity and calms the body without narcotic effect. This is a unique blend of herbs to promote Yin action. In Chinese Medicine Yin by connection to Mind means night, sleep, calm, silence, less motion etc. Excessive activity and inability to focus attention result from insufficient yin, where yin represents the calm and receptive aspects of human personality. Natural herbal remedies are used to gently and effectively treat the symptoms, while at the same time helping the person to heal and to reach a state of balance and health. While an immediate calming effect is usually noted, it takes a little longer for improvements in concentration, distractibility and memory to be noted.

Biotherapy B 12 contains Vitamin B-12 and Folic Acid. Vitamin B-12, also called cobalamin, is important to good health. It helps maintain healthy nerve cells and red blood cells, and is also needed to make DNA, the genetic material in all cells. Low levels of Vitamin B-12 can cause difficulty in maintaining balance, depression, moodiness, confusion, poor memory, fatigue and dementia. It is essential for the metabolism of the nerve tissue and necessary for the health of the entire nervous system. It stimulates growth and increases appetite in children.

Folic acid. Vitamin B9, also called folic acid or foliate, is crucial for proper brain function and plays an important role in mental and emotional health. Folic acid also works closely together with vitamin B12 to regulate the proper function in the body.

Mega EPA/DHA is a convenient way to take EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) – the essential fatty acids (Omega-3) in a concentrated form. The essential fatty acids are used to make brain and nerve tissue in the body and are crucial for proper growth, mental function, and brain development. The body cannot produce the Omega-3 on its own and therefore must receive this key ingredient through diet and supplementation. More than 80% of children diagnosed with ADHD show deficiencies of this “building block of the brain”. Learning specialists now believe many childhood behavior and learning problems are associated with Omega-3 deficiencies. This deficiency has a greater impact on males because their requirements for essential fatty acids are, in general, much higher.

Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) is exceptionally beneficial in helping to eliminate brain toxins and improve memory and learning. DMAE has shown benefits against the disruptive and impulsive behaviors caused by attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). DMAE is thought to increase the levels of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which is a chemical in the brain that raises brain powers. DMAE alleviates the behavioral problems and increases Attention Span, decreases Aggression, improves Learning ability and sometimes increases Intelligence in 70% of ADD patients.

PABA (Para-aminobenzoic acid) helps the body generate important nutrients such as vitamin K, Folic Acid and Thiamine. PABA stimulates intestinal bacteria, enabling them to produce folic acid, assists in the formation of red blood cells which carry oxygen to sensitive brain tissue and to all parts of the body. A deficiency of PABA may cause extreme fatigue, eczema, irritability, depression, nervousness, constipation, headaches.

To alleviate ADD, ADHD, Autism, Learning Disability, Bipolar type symptoms we use the TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) approaches including acupuncture, acupressure, Chinese herbs etc. Different kind of countries today developed their own methods linked to acupuncture treatment. We incorporate these up-dated methods in our practice: Korean Su-Jok – hand-foot therapy, Japanese scalp therapy and massage, Russian ear lobe acupuncture (Auriculotherapy), acupressure and magnet therapy. Years of scientific research in France and Soviet Union have produced such impressive results that the World Health Organization now recognizes Auriculotherapy as a means of diagnosis and treatment for conditions such as compulsive disorders, muscle and skeletal problems, learning disorders, behavioral problems and many illnesses.

Acupuncture and Acupressure are an amazing medicine for children. We use an ancient form of pediatric acupuncture which does not require needles to be inserted into the body. Instead, we use a variety of the acupuncture point’s stimulation by fingers, magnets, vibration, plasters and other methods. Acupuncture has the great advantage of being safe and non-invasive technique. It is free from the side-effects of drugs. It is holistic and curative rather than merely symptomatic or palliative. The long-term effects are to strengthen the child. We make the acupuncture session funny and pleasant, and we involve kids in the healing process by engaging them in games and exercises. We also teach the parents how to do it by your self-acupressure on their children.