Acupuncture ADHD Treatments
Robert Vena, New Jersey Acupuncturist for ADHD Treatments in Englewood NJ 07631
Treating ADHD with Acupuncture in NJ
Robert Vena, L.Ac., MSTOM
New Jersery Acupuncturist
214 Engle Street Suite 23
Englewood, NJ 07631
How Acupuncture Treatments Can Improve ADHD
"Fed up with feeling overly medicated and suffering from bothersome side effects caused by ADHD medications, I decided to contact Robert Vena and try acupuncture as an alternative treatment for my ADHD.
After just one session, I found myself more able to focus, less irritable, and my appetite had begun to return to normal. My family members and coworkers have noticed a huge difference in my functionality, and I feel so much better!
Thank you Robert Vena, I give you credit for helping me turn my life around."
Due to advances in medical technology and the rising focus on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a number of ADHD treatments are now available. With everything from oral medications to patches that release medications into the bloodstream available on the market these days, those who find themselves or their children suffering from the disorder are often delighted to discover that there is a wide variety of medications that are designed to provide relief for ADHD symptoms.
Contact Robert Vena, NJ Acupuncturist for ADHD Treatments
"Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common psychiatric disorders that affect children, and the disorder affects approximately 3% to 5% of children and adults in the United States. Fortunately, acupuncture treatments have proven to be very effective in the management of ADHD symptoms."
-Robert Vena, NJ Acupuncturist
While medications can certainly be somewhat effective in the treatment of ADHD, the side effects associated with such medications can often be more bothersome than the disorder itself.
Patients who elect to use medications alone to treat the symptoms of ADHD frequently report extreme drowsiness, inability to sleep, lack of appetite, headaches, irritability and anxiety or depression.
Additionally, a number of studies have shown that the treatment of ADHD with medication alone is rarely effective enough in managing some of the core issues that people with ADHD suffer from.
Due to these side effects and the lack of effectiveness that medications alone offer, many people are choosing to take a more natural approach to ADHD treatment in NJ. While some people choose to eliminate medications altogether and try things like psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy and acupuncture in order to treat their symptoms, others combine multiple treatment options to complete their regimen.
Common Symptoms of ADHD
Diagnosing ADHD can be difficult because childhood phases, learning disabilities, stressful situations and significant life events can all have an effect on an individual's behavior. Since diagnosis is the first step in seeking treatment for ADHD, recognizing the symptoms and criteria for a proper diagnosis is extremely important. Common symptoms of ADHD include:
- Inability to concentrate or pay attention
- Inability to sustain attention or complete tasks
- Failure to follow through with instructions, chores, assignments or other tasks
- Inability to remain seated
- Frequent wriggling or fidgeting
- Acts as if driven by a motor
- Frequently interrupts others
- Inability to wait for turn
- Blurts out answers prematurely
The symptoms of ADHD must be present for a minimum of six months in order to diagnose the disorder. Additionally, some of the symptoms must have been present before the age of 12.
Common Causes of ADHD
Like most mental disorders, the cause of ADHD is unknown. While many parents tend to blame themselves for the development of the disorder, it is important to remember that poor parenting skills are not a factor in the cause of ADHD. Possible causes of ADHD include:
- Genes: Heredity plays a strong role in the development of ADHD. A child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is four times more likely to have a close relative with the disorder than a child who does not suffer from the condition.
- Environment: Research suggests a possible link between ADHD and some environmental factors like maternal smoking and exposure to lead paint.
- Brain Injury: In some cases, exposure to toxins or physical injury that occurs either before or after birth can cause ADHD-like symptoms.
Treating ADHD with Acupuncture: How it Works
Acupuncture is a very popular ADHD treatment in NYC, and for good reason. By following the proper procedures and techniques, an experienced ADHD Acupuncturist can help to alleviate many of the symptoms that are associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Acupuncture can serve as a sole treatment for the disorder, or it can be an effective addition to other treatments as well.
Acupuncture has been proven to be effective in:
- Improving focus and attention
- Reducing wriggling and fidgeting
When thin needles are inserted into specific areas of the skin, acupuncture can help balance the "qi", or the energy system of the organs, and restore positive energy flow. In addition to providing relief from the symptoms of ADHD, acupuncture can help manage the side effects that are often associated with medications used to treat ADHD as well.
If you are interested in more information about acupuncture as an ADHD treatment in New Jersey, feel free to contact me today. As an acupuncturist for ADHD treatments, I can assure you that you will be extremely impressed with the effectiveness of this treatment method, and the lack of side effects that acupuncture offers.
At your appointment, we will discuss the procedure itself, as well as the many benefits that can accompany the use of acupuncture as treatment for ADHD. As an experienced ADHD acupuncturist, I feel confident that I can answer any questions that you might have so that you feel completely comfortable in beginning your journey to freedom from the symptoms of ADHD.
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Robert Vena, L.Ac., MSTOM
214 Engle Street Suite 23
Phone: (201) 357-0904