Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that affects millions of children and often persists into adulthood. ADHD includes a combination of problems, such as difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior.
- Difficulty paying attention
- Frequently daydreaming
- Difficulty following through on instructions and apparently not listening
- Frequently has problems organizing tasks or activities
- Frequently forgetful and loses needed items, such as books, pencils or toys
- Frequently fails to finish schoolwork, chores or other tasks
- Easily distracted
- Frequently fidgets or squirms
- Difficulty remaining seated and seemly in constant motion
- Excessively talkative
- Frequently interrupts or intrudes on others’ conversations or games
- Frequently has trouble waiting for his or her turn
- Earning disabilities, including problems with understanding and communicating
- Anxiety disorders, which may cause overwhelming worry, nervousness and worsening of ADHD symptoms until the anxiety is treated and under control
- Depression, which frequently occurs in children with ADHD
- Bipolar disorder, which includes depression as well as manic behavior
- Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), generally defined as a pattern of negative, defiant and hostile behavior toward authority figures
- Conduct disorder, marked by antisocial behavior such as stealing, fighting, destroying property, and harming people or animals
- Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive muscle or vocal tics.
How can acupuncture help with ADHD
In Chinese Medicine: the development of brain depends on internal organs such as liver, kidney, heart and spleen. With a healthy condition of these organs, they will produce Qi, Blood and Essence to nourish the brain and keep its normal function. Acupuncture points can stimulate these organs so as to promote brain’s function.
On the other hand, Chinese medicine believes there is energy flow in the body and to the brain. Meridians such as Du, Liver, Gallbladder and Urinary Bladder channels all go to the brain to bring more blood flow to it. Dr. Yan’s Brain Activating Acupuncture stimulates these channels so as to improve brain’s function.
Acupuncture for kids
Acupuncture is performed by inserting needles into the body. It might be difficult to be accepted by younger kids (below 10 years old) even though the finest needles are applied to them (diameter: 0.18cm). Before bring your kids to here, parents should try to talk and explain to your kids about how acupuncture is performed and how are you supposed to feel during the retention of needles. Watching this video might be helpful.
The treatment is once a week. Results can be seen after 6 treatments. Usually 6 to 12 treatments are needed to achieve clinically cured. Once a month maintenance is recommended.