ADD / ADHD in Children

ADD/ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder, with or without Hyperactivity) is one of the most common diagnoses given to children today. They are developmental conditions that affect a child’s ability to concentrate or control their own impulses, and can significantly interfere with their school performance and social life.

Signs & Symptoms of ADD / ADHD in Children

In our experience, the main symptoms of ADD/ADHD are involuntary behaviours related to either inattention or/and hyperactivity, such as:

  • Being easily distracted
  • Forgetfulness
  • Fidgeting
  • Having trouble getting organized
  • Frequent daydreaming
  • Impulsive behaviours
  • Mood swings and temper tantrums

Causes & Risk Factors of ADD / ADHD in Children

Although genetics is one of the possible causes of ADHD, it is suspected that a number of environmental and nutritional factors can also contribute to the development or worsening of symptoms, including:

  • Premature birth and low birth weight
  • Certain infections during pregnancy
  • A diet rich in processed foods, artificial food dyes and preservatives
  • Food allergies and sensitivities
  • Extreme neglect and abuse
  • Severe or prolonged emotional stress

How we treat ADD / ADHD in children

At the Nei Jing center in Jerusalem, we have found Chinese medicine to be an effective, risk-free alternative to standard medication in the treatment of ADHD. Regardless of how long your child has been showing symptoms, our team of specialists will be able to help you. After an initial consultation meeting, during which we will investigate the underlying causes of your child’s behaviour, we will design an appropriate treatment plan that may include:

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Lead Practitioner
Shimon Paul Friedlander

People Say

Our daughter Isabella was diagnosed with ADD without hyperactivity. We thought initially that anxiety was causing her concentration problems at school, but it turned out to be the other way round. We wanted to try natural treatment options for her first, and so took her to Nei Jing. She had no trouble with acupuncture at all - changing her diet and especially reducing sugar was a lot more challenging! After a few weeks, though, she started being able to concentrate a lot better, and she is now overall a lot more relaxed and a lot happier.
Dennis T.
Mother of patient

People Say

Paul, our eleven year old son, always really struggled at school, and he was also fidgety and had mood swings that often got him into trouble. The drugs he was prescribed for ADHD didn’t seem to work on him, and so we decided to try Chinese medicine as a complement to his regular therapy. He had a four-months treatment, and the changes were really impressive. He hasn’t had a problem with aggression for several weeks now, and the doctor has even started to reduce the amount of medication that he’s taking.
Laura N.
Mother of patient