The first line of treatment for the millions of kids diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is often drugs.
But is medication the best answer or might there be a less drastic natural alternative to treating ADHD? ADD/ADHD ranks among the most widespread neurological disorders among American children. It is estimated to affect up to 7 percent or as many as 5 million children at any one time. These statistics translate into at least one child in every classroom in the United States. While it is not itself a specific learning disability, ADD/ADHD interferes with concentration and attention, making it difficult for a child to do well in school and in social situations.
ADD/ADHD is highly influenced by factors that make theta brain unable to stay awake, focused, or alert. One of the causes for this is an imbalance in the theta and beta brainwaves. Normal ratios in adults is 2:1 an 2.5:1 in children under 10. If the ratio is higher, it means there are more theta wave activity which pushes the brain into a pre-sleep state. Higher theta waves result in increased levels of GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter. Beta waves produce dopamine which is important for complex cognitive thoughts and problem solving. The lower beta wave results in decreased dopamine production. Decreased dopamine has long been associated with inattention, addictive behaviors, and reclusiveness.
Brainwave Imbalance – A Possible Theory
Despite the fact that there is no proven cause of ADD/ADHD, there have been observations regarding the differences in brains of patients with ADD/ADHD versus non ADD/ADHD patients. For instance we know that the brainwaves of people with ADD/ADHD are typically slower than the rest of the population. This means they are producing Theta slow waves (4-8Hz) when they should be producing Beta fast waves (12-21Hz).
The ADD/ADHD patient compensates for the increased Theta production with hyperactivity. For example, have you ever driven down a road late at night and found yourself becoming sleepy? What do you do? Open the window, turn up the volume on the radio, or tap the dashboard? You make yourself hyperactive to stay awake! The ADD/ADHD patient that is producing too many slow waves is in a perpetual state of fogginess and is constantly trying to stay awake – hence the hyperactivity. This concept of increased slow wave production is the basis for the medical approach of administering stimulants such as Ritalin to people with ADD/ADHD. The stimulant drug or amphetamine speeds up the brainwaves and the problem is temporarily solved. But of course it is not solved at all! Not only does the medication not fix the problem but it also has undesirable side effects and we do not know the consequences of its long term use.
BrainCore: ADD and ADHD Natural Treatment and Natural Relief
It’s no wonder that millions of parents across the United States are overwhelmed and feeling trapped within a very bad situation: Not only have their children been diagnosed as having ADD/ADHD, but the prescribed treatment usually consists of powerful stimulant drugs. Chances are that if you are reading this webpage you probably know everything I have already mentioned with regards to medications and the fact that you found this page is because you are searching for ADHD natural treatment. BrainCore provides ADD and ADHD natural treatment for natural relief of the devastating symptoms associated with these conditions.
For ADD/ADHD patients, the goal of BrainCore Therapy is to teach the individual how to increase the production of fast Beta waves on their own. Over thirty years of university based medical research has proven that this natural ADHD therapy creates new circuits in the brain that can be accessed as needed by the individual providing ADHD natural relief. The creation of this new circuitry speeds up the brainwaves without the need for dangerous medications.
A Typical BrainCore Session
In a typical BrainCore session, the doctor attaches surface sensors to your scalp using a small dab of a special paste. The sensors send information about your brain waves back to a computer where each brain wave is displayed for the doctor. The computer is programmed to reward you – the more you are able to control your brainwaves. The reward may be in the form of a video, pleasant sound or a computer game such as Pac Man. For example, if the reward were Pac Man, then every time your brain produced the desired brainwave, the Pac Man would proceed. In this way, the Pac Man game is actually controlled by your brain. Over several training sessions your brain learns how to produce those waves on its own. Your brain develops new circuitry that allows you to produce the desired waves at will. So now the ADD/ADHD child that was producing too many slow Theta waves during focused activities can now produce the more appropriate Beta waves instead. Now the brain can take a more active role in focusing and problem solving. This leads to an alleviation of most of the associated ADD/ADHD symptoms. In this way BrainCore provides ADD and ADHD natural treatment alternatives for ADD and ADHD natural relief of symptoms.