ADD or Attention deficit disorder also called Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as the name suggests is lack of focus on anything coupled with hyperactivity. It essentially begins during the childhood and can carry on well into the adult life.
However, it would be wrong to say that it inflicts only adults. The main symptoms of this disorder are inattention, restlessness, inability to stay in one position for even shorter time, and impulsiveness. These individuals tend to get distracted very easily and are prone to careless mistakes.
However, these traits should be present in such a way that they interfere with the person’s personal and professional life in a very negative manner in order to be diagnosed with ADD. There are natural ways in which these traits can be controlled and normalise these individuals lives.
Effective Natural Cures For ADD
ADD deals with hyperactivity and unnecessary stimulation of mind. Therefore, relaxation techniques like Yoga and meditation can help. Try doing Pranayam, Shavasana and Vajrasana for at least 30 minutes everyday.
These asanas also concentrate on rhythm of breath and encourage deep breathing. Deep Breathing is known to calm the nerves and mind.Another method is, as soon as the impulsiveness or restlessness hits, just halt and count till twenty taking deep breaths simultaneously between each number.
We all know that diet has a lot of bearing on a person’s health as well as behaviour. Persons suffering from ADD should cut down tremendously on sugar and sugar infused food items. Sugar shoots the energy levels suddenly in the body which can create a lot of hyperactivity and restlessness in the person with this syndrome.
Avoid such foods especially before bed time. Meats, candy, rice, Caffeine, refined flour and processed food must be reduced to minimum. Food items rich in protein and omega3 fatty acids should be high on the diet list.
Vegetables specifically green leafy, lentils, carrots, broccoli and oily fish are the food items best suited. Chamomile tea is known to calm you and so ideal in this case. Also, keep the spice content of food preparations to the minimum.
Lemon balm is helpful in increasing the focus and mental stability in a person. This also acts a mild sedative. boil it in water and make a tea out of it. Consume this before the bed time to have a peaceful and uninterrupted sleep.
This herb does not have side effects like the allopathic drugs prescribed by doctors to calm the nerves and settle the restlessness that you might feel because of ADD syndrome.
Brahmi is another wonder herb which is also considered beneficial for enhancing mental performance and improving memory. Take some Brahmi and add it to the tea. Consume it regularly once in a day.
You can also crush some Brahmi leaves and massage the temples of your head with the juice mixed in some mustard oil. Brahmi is an ancient remedy for mental stress and related issues.
Massage And Bath Routine
Massaging helps in relaxing the mind and muscle. For a hyperactive child, it can work beautifully. Try giving a full body massage concentrating on head and limbs. Massaging the limbs will relieve the tension of hyperactivity. Give a warm water bath after the massage.
This routine will put the child to sleep very easily. These simple natural home remedies can provide a lot of relief for the persons with ADD syndrome. And you can follow these along with the medical prescription, if any.
As these are natural cures, they may take some time to show the results, therefore it is important that you follow them persistently.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.