Testimonial on ADHD Insomnia

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This case history demonstrates the wonderful work we are able to do (without pharmaceuticals!) with children who are diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, Insomnia and lack of attention and focus.  Again, as in all the other maladies we treat, we get to the root cause of the problem.  In these cases, you not only want to give herbs to balance out the neurotransmitters in the brain, herbs to balance out the brain functions and organize the brain for better focus, but you also want to address any and all gut issues.  In addition, we also teach the parents how to correctly feed their children to nourish the brain correctly.
We know the ancient doctors said Prana Vata (movement of thoughts through the mind) and Apana Vata (found in the abdominal region) go out of balance together.  That was over 5,000 years ago…and without the use of microscopes!  Now modern medicine in fact describes what is called the “Gut/Brain Axis”.  They say that most of the neurotransmitters that affect the brain function are actually made in the gut.  So when dealing with any issue of hyperactivity, depression, lack of focus, fears, anxiety, etc., one must look at both the gut and brain in order to have success in treating these conditions.
Unfortunately, the over-zealous use of pharmaceuticals in the early formative years disturbs the normal growth of not only the friendly bacteria in the gut, but the lining of the gut and the enzyme system as well, which is why there is an epidemic of not only ADD and ADHD, but food allergies, sensitivities and digestive disturbances in most of the children we see in our practice.
These issues are relatively easy to fix, so it is a good idea to address them as soon as possible.  Once children go into the teen years with these imbalances, the problems can blossom further, if left unattended, into more serious issues of depression and lack of zest for life, anger, aggression and suicidal tendencies.  Pharmaceuticals only exacerbate these issues.
And if the imbalances continue into the 30’s, 40’s and older, the immune system can become so imbalanced, the patient runs the risk of auto-immune problems such as Lupus, MS, Fibromyalgia and so on.
So remember, it is always easiest to fix these issues earlier rather than later.  If your child has had the full vaccination schedule and/or has ever taken some antibiotics, chances are high that these gut/brain issues need to be addressed now.   The parents we see in our practice are so happy they were able to fix their child’s ADD, ADHD and insomnia without the use of the strong and sometimes dangerous pharmaceuticals which only cover up the symptom.  They are elated we know how to address the root cause and actually fix the problem.
Dr. Marianne Teitelbaum
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