The Hyperactive Child and Chiropractic
Much controversy surrounds using mediations to control hyperactive
children. Drugs designed to control these children are dangerous, unpredictable and are
not getting to the cause of the childs problem. One question that should be asked is
this. Why are so many more children today being diagnoses with ADHD over just a decade or
two ago? Are their really that many more problem children today over a few years ago?
Many contemporary researchers and authors are suggesting that the rise in
diagnosis of ADHD is due to several factors. These factors include dietary factors, long
term adverse results of medications and immunizations, and neurological factors from
interference to the nervous system. All of these suggestions negate the use of chemicals
to correct the fundamental malfunction. In other words, many experts are suggesting other
means of dealing with the problem rather than drugging the child.
Diet is an important component in children who have been diagnosed with
ADHD. Sugar seems to be identified by many as a main contributing factor. Many breakfast
cereals contain high concentrations of sugar, as well as other preservatives.
Chiropractors have long maintained that neurology plays a strong part in
hyperactive children. The medical approach often consists of drugs to affect the function
of the nervous system. The chiropractic approach is removal of interference from the
nervous system to allow proper function. Chiropractors recognize this interference comes
from factors such as diet and subluxations. It is the subluxation aspect of interference
to the nervous system that chiropractic is most concerned with in a hyperactive child.
Chiropractors work to remove subluxations, thereby eliminating interference to the nervous
system and allowing the hyperactive child to neurologically function normally. With this
approach, as well as attention to diet and other toxins, chiropractic has offered many
families and alternative to potent and dangerous drugs for the hyperactive child.