Attention deficit disorder is considered as a most common neurological complication in children. Many of the medications are used for the treatment of add, these medications can cause many short term and long term side effects. If an individual is not convenient with medications treatment, there are many natural remedies that can be helpful to overcome the symptoms.
The add medications are helpful in improving the symptoms of add by balancing and strengthening neurotransmitters (chemicals carry the signals between neurons in the brain to the body). The serious side effects from the medication include suicidal thoughts, loss of appetite, heart complications, moods swings and sleeping problems.
According to the study published in 2010, the children taking medication between the age of 5 and 14 don’t show any enhancement in their symptoms like attention problems, social functioning and behavior.
Diet and Nutrition
Many studies counseled that food preservative and diet can worsen hyperactivity. It is proved practically when the parents reduce their child’s sugar intake, food with chemical preservatives and refined foods they observe improvement in their child’s behavior in four to eight weeks. When they eat abundant whole grains, organic unrefined oils, cooked vegetables and moderate amount of proteins they become more focused and less disturbed. To sustain CNS although maintaining mood swings, brain functions and mental focuses, give your child 100 to 200 mg of fish oil and 50 mg of B complex vitamins.
Regular Relaxation and Massage
To give a calming and relaxed environment to the child it is important to set a routine of relaxation exercises and massage. The add children are tired to new activities, change and adventures; they are balanced with the opposite actions like relaxing, calming and nurturing. Your child will need consistency to contrast his natural temperament towards disorder a regular time to do homework, exercise, relax, go to bed and wake up to start a new day.
Give full body massage or just of foot massage to your child’s bed time is another way to calm your child’s hyperactivity. Touch of human have powerful emotional and physical benefits. If your child has trouble in falling asleep this may be a beneficial component to make sleep compact and stable.
Some of the natural herbs are essential that can helpful in calming, relaxing and nourishing the nervous system these herbs are
- Passion flower
- Lemon balm
These herbs are taken safely as teas or by following the instructions given on the box or the bottle. Dosage will base on the age and weight of the children. Take the herb with the recommendation of the herbalist.