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ADHD in Children

The important question that I get asked frequently is: What are my treatment options besides medications, especially stimulant medications. Here are some of the suggestions that may help in addition to or maybe even without medications.

  1. Diet: Some studies have suggested that certain dietary changes may help alleviate ADHD symptoms. These changes may include avoiding processed foods, artificial colors, and preservatives. Instead, focus on a diet rich in whole foods, including fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats.

  2. Exercise: Physical activity has been shown to improve attention, memory, and cognitive function. Encourage your child to engage in regular exercises, such as playing outside, participating in sports, or going for a family walk or bike ride.

  3. Mindfulness and meditation: Mindfulness and meditation techniques may help improve focus, reduce stress, and promote overall well-being. Consider practicing mindfulness or meditation as a family, or encourage your child to practice on their own.

  4. Herbal remedies: Some natural supplements, such as omega-3 fatty acids, ginkgo biloba, and green tea extract, may have benefits for ADHD symptoms. However, it's essential to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new supplement.

  5. Alternative therapies: Some alternative therapies, such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, and massage, may help relieve stress and improve overall health. However, like with herbal remedies, it's essential to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new therapy.

It's important to note that while these holistic treatments may provide some benefits, they should not replace conventional treatments such as medication and therapy. It's always essential to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new treatment for ADHD. Additionally, every child is unique, and what works for one child may not work for another. A holistic approach to treating ADHD may involve a combination of conventional and alternative treatments, customized to meet the child's unique needs

Dr Rubina Azam Dr Rubina Azam is fellowship-trained and Board Certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She has years of clinical experience and is also Board Certified in Pediatrics.

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