Learning & Behavior Issues
You are not alone…
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder alone affects 4.5 million children aged five to seventeen years, according to the Centers for Disease Control. And the incidence is increasing. While generally not life threatening, learning and behavioral issues can be very disruptive to a family. They can also hamper a child’s social and academic development.
Conventional medicine has its place…
Conventional medicines can be lifesaving in emergency situations and can control symptoms for many people. Unfortunately, they do not address the underlying cause of the symptoms. In addition, some medicines have serious side effects that make their use undesirable.
You do have options…
Many people do not realize there are options in addition to conventional medicine that will actually make them better. By addressing the underlying causes of behavioral issues, patients experience reductions in symptoms, improvements in overall health, and reduced dependence on medications.
There is hope…
For years, the doctors at Asheville Natural Health & Homeopathy have been helping children with learning and behavioral issues. Call today to schedule an appointment. We use safe, effective natural therapies that are individualized for your child. Get started on the road to recovery and reclaim your child’s health!
What do you do for children with behavioral issues?
ADD, ADHD, ODD are characterized by inattentiveness, impulsivity, an inability to focus, and defiance. These behaviors may be caused by imbalances in brain chemistry, nutritional deficiencies or excesses, behavioral programming, and other factors.
At Asheville Natural Health & Homeopathy, we attend to these factors with classical homeopathy, customized therapeutic diets, nutritional supplements, and behavioral coaching.
Each patient’s plan is individualized – we have never found a “one size fits all” approach to be useful for the majority of people. We spend one to two hours with each patient on the first visit to make sure we understand very thoroughly what is going on in his or her body. We also spend time in follow up visits to make sure that healing is progressing as well as possible.
Homeopathy is part of the name of our practice because we believe so strongly in its power to cure disease. Homeopathic care involves the thorough evaluation of each patient’s exact symptoms. A single remedy is chosen that matches the subtleties of each case of disease. The remedy given restores balance to the many systems of the body that keep us well. We have seen many children’s behavior improve dramatically with homeopathy alone. [Read more about homeopathy.]
There are different therapeutic dietary approaches that we will employ depending on each patient’s symptoms, sensitivities, lifestyle, and response to previous treatments. While evidence in the medical literature is mixed and controversial, we have ample experience with the power of diet to improve children’s behavior and overall health.
Depending on your child’s situation, we may recommend one or more nutritional supplements. These will help to restore brain chemistry balance and improve mood and energy. We only use supplements that have strong support in the medical literature.
We don’t pretend to be psychotherapists, but we do offer commonsense advice for parents struggling with a child with behavioral challenges. Sometimes the simplest interventions have profound effects. Working with families and children for many years, we have discovered some great techniques and resources. We share these as part of of our overall program.
What about my medications?
Conventional medicines can be lifesaving in emergency situations and can control symptoms in many people. Unfortunately, they do not address the underlying cause of the symptoms. In addition, some medicines have serious side effects that make their use undesirable.
At Asheville Natural Health & Homeopathy, our programs improve your health on a fundamental level. Healthy bodies don’t need medications. Our goal is always to reduce or eliminate the need for medications, and we are generally successful.
Please don’t ever discontinue a medication without the consent of your physician, as that could be dangerous or uncomfortable.
Call our office at (828) 254-3004 to schedule an appointment or to arrange a free 15-minute consultation to see if we can help you. Or click here to send us a request to call you!
If you have any questions about our care or its cost, please call (828) 254-3004, or contact us online.
Behavioral issues can take many months or even years to fully-address. We will typically see improvement within the first four to eight visits. Occasional follow up after that keeps your child moving forward. These visits will typically be bi-weekly or monthly at first, though they may be more frequent if substantial dietary coaching is involved. Visits become less frequent as your child’s health improves. Follow up visits will last 30 minutes to one hour, as they involve coaching and counseling as well as homeopathy.
Supplements may be required at an additional cost. We try to keep supplements to a minimum, but our patients may spend $25 or more per month on supplements.