Hyperactivity disorder is a developmental disorder characterized by distractibility, hyperactivity, impulsive behaviors, and the inability to remain focused on tasks or activities. Individuals with ADD/ADHD tend to have difficulty with academic, emotional and social functioning. Impulsivity and inattention problems remain with up to 50% of ADD/ADHD individuals throughout their adult life.
In recent years, acupuncture has become a popular complementary therapy for children suffering from ADHD. The ear may be used alone or in combination with body laser acupuncture to solve countless illnesses through the stimulation of specific points on the body with, laser. Since the ear may be stimulated through non-invasive procedures, it is the favored treatment for children.
Traditional treatment of ADHD and ADD (attention deficit disorder) is through the prescription of the stimulant methylphenidate (Ritalin): its production has increased seven times in the 1990s alone, and is continually administered to younger and younger patients. Parents are beginning to question the drugs side-effects and are asking for alternative approaches to ADHD
The cause of ADD/ADHD is not known. Possible causes may include genetics, brain injury, food additives, maternal smoking, and brain dysfunction.
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