ADHD + Naturopathic medicine
June 8, 2015
At North Vancouver naturopathic clinic, our approach to ADHD is comprehensive: We use medical history and biomedical testing to arrive at a functional diagnosis of the disease and address the underlying causation of inattention. Once we understand the contributing factors, we implement integrative natural approaches that often address the symptoms elegantly and naturally.
Our medication free approaches to ADHD are not only comprehensive but also inspired by the most recent scientific understanding of the disease. Consider the following facts:
- Conventional treatments, including prescription stimulants and amphetamines such as Ritalin and Dexedrine, have many side effects. Meanwhile, the prevalence of ADHD has increased by over 40% in the past decade with 7% children and adults now being diagnosed!
- There is a big gap between drug therapy and scientific literature, and often the most basic nutritional needs and prudent biomedical assessments are neglected for drug therapy:
When in comes to our naturopathic approaches to ADHD, prudence is our guiding philosophy. Our naturopathic methods combine biomedical and functional testing that bridge the gap between recent scientific findings and integrative treatments. We use functional urine and stool testing to pin point the exact changes in the gut, and combine the principles, homeopathic medicine, and nutritional and diet therapy with Neurofeedback to address a comprehensive list of the systems involved and the imbalanced biochemistry