(NaturalNews) Children who exhibit Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD) symptoms do not necessarily have ADD or ADHD. Those children have symptoms, but not necessarily the correct diagnosis. In addition, many children are placed on medications for ADD and ADHD symptoms. In fact, one report states that 1 in 10 children are diagnosed with ADHD and that 2.7 million children are medicated for the disorder. People need to be willing to look at the true causes of the symptoms, and it is beneficial to look at alternative solutions.
Children who are diagnosed with ADD or ADHD tend to be hyperactive, disengaged in school, disruptive at home and/or in school and fidgety, and they many times complete low quality school work. The tendency in the American society is to place children on medication to resolve the problem. Medications cover up the problem, just as an ibuprofen covers up aches and pains. The medication effects are temporary. Also, the child can acclimate to the medication so that it is no longer as effective at covering up the symptoms. Parents need to look at the true cause behind these symptoms.
One cause that is common is refined sugar. Refined sugar becomes toxic to the body. For many children, it causes a toxic reaction in the brain and the body. The child can react to it by acting hyper, showing lack of focus, and by being argumentative. Unfortunately, refined sugar is found in many processed foods. Sugar is also highly addictive.
Dr. Martin, with www.globalhealingcenter.com, stated that sugar is poison. He continued to state that “sugar is poison because of the way the body metabolizes it. The sugar interferes with the respiration of the cells. They cannot get sufficient oxygen to survive and function normally. In time, some of the cells die. This interferes with the function of a part of the body and is the beginning of degenerative disease.” Excess sugar will interfere in the child’s cognitive function and in his or her behavior in the classroom, at home, and with peers.
When one is searching for reasons for ADD or ADHD symptoms, boredom in the classroom is another key area on which to focus. Many times, children who are showing difficulty in focusing their attention are simply bored. The material may have no meaning for the child, and the child may feel no connection to the teacher teaching the material. It can become quite easy for the child to divert his or her attention elsewhere. If a child can play a video game, watch a movie, or otherwise engage in activities that the child enjoys, then he or she does not have ADHD or ADD.
Life Energy Flow Tai Yi can assist with uncovering the cause of ADD and ADHD symptoms. Tai Yi is an ancient form of Chinese hands-on energy work that can be described as similar to acupuncture or acupressure. Tai Yi works with the meridians of the mind, body, and emotions. Sugar is one of the reasons behind ADHD symptoms. If a person has formed an addiction to sugar, a treatment titled Sugar Dragon would benefit the person. Sugar Dragon can assist the person to release a sugar addiction and to understand why he or she carries the addiction.
There are over 4,000 treatments in Tai Yi, many of which assist in removing toxins absorbed from the environment. Releasing toxins can assist a child in feeling better. It can also assist in improving his or her ability to focus and engage productively in the classroom and at home. However, there is not a Tai Yi treatment for boredom.