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In the year 2004, the physicians in America wrote more than twenty million prescriptions for children suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). By the end of the year 2008, the number increased to go over thirty nine million. The medicines prescribed consist of psychiatric drugs. Studies that have been carried out have revealed that the difference between the state of health of children that are on long term medication and who are not on medication is zero. The most commonly cited psychiatric illness among the American children is that of ADHD and the related disorders. One among the much common drugs with which the children having the condition are generally treated is Ritalin. Use of this drug is so common that it is termed “Vitamin R”.
It is not just surprising but confusing as well to consider Ritalin a drug like amphetamine. The general thinking is that drugs as Ritalin would make children with hyperactive disorder all the more hyperactive. But when Ritalin is given to such children, the medicine has a tendency to slow them down. The prime principle of homeopathy is treating children with medicines that would cause symptoms which are same as those experienced by the patient. Ritalin, along with some other conventional drugs that include colchicine, nitroglycerine, digitalis, vaccination and allergy shots can cause these symptoms which can treat. However, none among the drugs are thought of as being a good homeopathic medicine. Moreover, homeopathic medicines are generally individualized to a particular individual and the symptoms of the disease experienced by the patient.
The side effects which are most commonly noticed in children prescribed on ADHD treatment include tremors, anxiety, restlessness, dizziness, allergic reactions, headache, psychosis, high blood pressure, heart arrhythmia and abdominal disorders. Children prescribed on the drugs experienced low appetite and this also causes a reduction in weight and stunted height. As it that the drugs come with such side effects, it makes quite sense if parents consider treating their children with other alternatives available. A viable alternative is ADHD natural remedies. A number of studies have been carried out which show that these alternative homeopathic procedures are not just effective but are safer too. As it is that the medicines have proved to be working and effective, it is quite reasonable considering homeopathic treatment rather than going for risky therapeutic procedures.
Homeopathic treatment is done in a number of different methods. However, if one out of the several methods is shown to work and is effective, it does not imply that all of the methods would be effective. Similarly, when one method does not respond, it does not prove the failure of the complete homeopathic system of medication. To sum it up, if one medicine is unable to give positive results, it does not suggest that another would have the same results. ADHD natural remedies are dependent largely on the physician and his knowledge about the healing method. It also depends on the diagnostic procedure of a particular physician and the idiosyncratic illness of the patient.
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Anxiety has become one of the rising psychological issues for in the present age. The rise in reported cases of anxiety is comparable to those of insomnia, thyroid, high blood pressure, etc. As more and more people suffer from anxiety and similar diseases, the varieties of drugs prescribed for their treatment is on the rise too. In fact, there are numerous pharmaceutical companies that produce medicines for the diseases and disorders known to be growing rapidly. Many companies have been formed only to cash-in on the rising demand of certain prescription medicines.
A good way to reduce the dependence on prescription medicines for anxiety is to adopt the alternative treatment. In fact, anxiety natural remedies can potentially eliminate modern prescription drugs from the life of sufferers. However, it does not happen quickly and the transition from prescription to natural anxiety remedies is gradual. People need to follow proper naturopathic plan to get results. There are alternative medicines available in the market that can be replacement to common prescription drugs. However, the conventional doctor and the naturopathic should be consulted before the inclusion of a new medicine and reduction or stop of a prescribed medicine.
There are effective naturopathic supplements for nearly all the diseases that are a growing concern today. They are healthier alternative since they do not contain the chemical compositions of modern medicines. One of the effective natural anxiety remedies is Schizandra Berries. In addition to the supplements, sufferers of anxiety can improve their condition by introducing necessary changes in their lifestyle. Detoxification, exercise, balanced diet, relaxation, etc. can be considerable anxiety remedies if paid proper heed to.
The importance of alternative anxiety remedies is evident from the explosion of over the counter prescription medicines for the growing health issues. The drugs are being prescribed more than there is need for. More than 280 million prescriptions are written annually. A research published by Journal of Clinical Psychiatry in April 2011 revealed that about 25% of people were prescribed medicines without proper diagnosis. Another study revealed that anti-anxiety medicines increase mortality risk by 36%. However, benefit of anti-anxiety medicines in life threatening conditions cannot be ruled out, there are naturopathic alternatives for less severe situations. Tryptophan, lavender preparations, magnesium, GABA, etc. are some of the botanical supplements and naturopathic nutrients that people can look for.
Wu Wei Zi is a herbal tea that has clinically proven calming effect. It is the tea that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. It is made with dried Schizandra berries, which taste acidic, bitter, salty, sour and sweet. In fact, Wu Wei Zi literally means the ‘five flavoured herb’ in Chinese and hence the name of the tea. It mainly aids the function of adrenal glands, which release stress hormones in the human body. Adrenal glands pump adrenaline in human body in order to excite urgency. Secretion of adrenaline under normal circumstances causes effect of anxiety such as sweating, palpitation, etc. It prevents the overstimulation of the glands.