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Holistic therapies used in the treatment of ADHD

A new study has just been published in the journal Pediatrics. It finds that pesticides could be a major factor in the dramatic rise of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) among our children.

If you have a child with ADHD, you will know what a destructive effect it can have on normal family life, and so you’ll most likely be thinking about how you can make sure that all your children’s food comes from organic sources from now on.

However, this isn’t always possible ~ organic food can be expensive and also, you will be limiting your food choices to whatever is available organically and in season. But there are other options which you could choose if not instead, then at least to support the new nutritional regime.

There are a number of natural therapies which have had good results with ADHD, and we list several of them on here. (To find out more, please go to The Therapy Book).

One of those therapies is a surprising one ~ auriculotherapy.

What is auriculotherapy?

Auriculotherapy is also known as auricular therapy or sometimes ear acupuncture. However, ear acupuncture is actually quite a different type of therapy. It is based on the idea that the ear is a micro system and that the whole body can be represented within the ear, and hence manipulating the ear in some way can treat ailments across the whole body.

A French doctor, Dr. Paul Nogier, developed auriculotherapy in the 1950s after noticing a local healer treating sciatica by cauterising the ear. Fascinated by the correlation, he began to investigate this relationship between the ear and the rest of the body.

Dr. Nogier created a ‘map’ to indicate which parts of the ear related to which parts of the body, which was essentially an inverted foetus.

Auriculotherapy is performed using a number of different implements to stimulate the different parts of the ear, including needles, electrical stimulation, massage or laser.

How does auriculotherapy work?

By using the determined points in or on the ear that relate to the part of the body which is diseased, the idea is that this is a form of treatment to alleviate or cure a problem.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), auriculotherapy is an effective form of treatment for about 300 different conditions, particularly good for treating addictions and compulsive disorders – including eating disorders, OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder) amongst others — as well as for the treatment of pain.

To learn more about Auricolutherapy and other therapies used in the treatment of ADHD, go to The Therapy Book.

To read about the new study into the causes of ADHD, go to Natural News.