Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity
Disorder (ADHD) "are characterized by a person's inattention, distractibility,
impulsivity, (ADD) and hyperactivity (ADHD)" which interferes with and/or disrupts
the normal functioning of children (and adults) in their daily lives.
From a spiritual perspective, ADD and ADHD are caused by the physical body's
inability to make the usual transition from the inner worlds of God to the
outer worlds of karma and reincarnation. In the inner worlds, "life" moves
at the speed of thought and "bouncing around wildly" from one thing to the
next is common. In the outer worlds, events move in a linear fashion,
step by step, by focused attention. Those with ADD and ADHD act in the outer
world as if they were still in the inner worlds appearing to others to be
constantly inattentive, distracted, impulsive, and, in some cases,
of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) include inattention, distractibility,
impulsivity, and for Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), those
three plus hyperactivity:
not listening when spoken to directly,
failing to give close attention to details, making frequent and repetitive
careless mistakes, often losing things necessary for the completion of tasks,
unusually forgetful in daily activities, seems constantly bored.
easily distracted from tasks by
unrelated items, difficulty sustaining attention in the completion of
tasks, difficulty in organizing tasks, dislikes or avoid tasks requiring
sustained "step-by-step" effort, does not follow through on tasks,
fails to finish tasks.
blurts out answers before questions have
been completed, unable to stand in line and wait their turn, often interrupts
or intrudes on others (butting into conversations or activities).
often "on the go", often "in motion,
running around", unable to sit still when remaining seated is appropriate,
"running around" when it is clearly inappropriate, unable to "be quiet",
always "fidgeting" with hands, feet, objects, etc, talks excessively.
Anytime that medication - traditional or alternative - is taken, the body
and mind of the treated person should always be monitored closely by their
loved ones and their health care professionals. Unwanted side effects are
the body-mind's way of letting you know that the treatment being undertaken
needs to be changed because it is somehow interfering with the healing.
Especially when using natural remedies, it is important to be
patient. That means trying different dosages of different herbals while
under the supervision of a health care professional. With patience and time,
both ADD and ADHD can be worked through if only there is enough love given
to these sufferers in their healing process.
The BEST thing you can do for AD/HD is to help the sufferer following
nature's way. The best natural tool for healing the physical body is the
herbal Guarana. Guarana contains guaranine, a caffeine like stimulant,
which energizes normal people but naturally depresses the energy of ADD/ADHD
Like any other substance that artificially stimulates the body-mind,
Guarana should be administered by a health care professional to ensure that
it does not become addictive or produces harmful side effects. Other natural
herbals which work with Guarana to help AD/HD sufferers are antioxidants
like Schizandra (Wuweizi, Wurenchun) which help the body-mind to restore
it's internal balance.
To heal the mental and emotional bodies, tried-and-true behavior
modification techniques should be also used. These include: practicing
deep breathing and calming visualizations, positive reinforcement (rewards
for desired behavior), counseling (feedback and coaching), and taking "time
out" to think before acting.
The WORST thing you can do is to "medicate the problem away" with
Ritalin (methylphenidate), Cylert (magnesium pemoline), Dexedrine
(dextroamphetamine), or other body-mind numbing drugs. The body-mind is
the gateway to the spirit and anything that blocks, inhibits, or impedes
it should always be avoided.
"When I started my daughter on Guarana, our whole life changed. After finding
the right dosage, she was able to give up her Ritalin completely! I now have a
normal little girl. It killed me to watch her staring into space like a zombie
when she was on 'medication'. Only nature's way from now on for us!"