My son is five years old and has been diagnosed with ADHD. Can homeopathy help?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common disorders among children, which often continues into adolescence and adulthood. However, scientists have not yet identified a single cause. Aggressive research in this field indicates that ADHD can be related to improper functioning of the brain; there is evidence that lower level of activity in some parts of the brain that can cause inattention. Moreover, attention disorders tend to run in families, indicating an influence of genetics.

Behaviour patterns among those with ADHD can include difficulty paying attention (inattention), being overactive (hyperactivity) and acting without thinking (impulsive).

Following from that, it is possible that a combination of these symptoms can be seen in children with ADHD: regular and seemingly ‘careless’ mistakes in schoolwork or other activity; the inability to pay attention to lectures, tasks, or reading; and being easily distracted and unable to finish chores or schoolwork, with a lack of focus.

ADHD affects the entire constitution of an individual, and calls for an in-depth constitutional approach towards its homeopathic management. The prescription of homeopathy is based on analysing the physical, emotional and genetic makeup of an individual, and it works to bring a body’s deviated harmony back to normalcy.

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Homoeopathy is strongly recommended for management of children and adults with ADHD. It can be effective in reducing hyperactivity, with significant improvement seen in attention span following homeopathy treatment. Another issue that has to be considered in the treatment of children is related to safety, and homeopathy has no side effects whatsoever, making it a safe way to address the issue.

Riyaz Badami is a Dubai-based homoeopathic practitioner and medical director at Good Living Medical Centre. Got a problem? Our fantastic panel of renowned experts is available to answer all your questions related to fashion, well-being, nutrition, finance and hypnotherapy. Email your queries to friday@gulfnews.com.