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Natural Alternative Treatment for Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)

focus on biochemical imbalances in the brain. In ADD/ADHD certain chemicals, otherwise known as neurotransmitters, are not being adequately produced/processed with the brain. To stimulate the brain to cause alertness, these chemicals need to be in abundant supply. (ADD is specifically caused by to little norepinephrine production, and ADHD is linked to a decreased amount of dopamine). When norepinephrine and dopamine are in short supple, the brain essentially falls asleep. Information cannot be processed electrically and inappropriate messages will get transferred to the rest of the body. Without the correct stimulation, messages are interrupted and wrong information gets processed. The message can be sent to or interpreted in the wrong location.

Clinically, patients with ADD/ADHD have difficulty focusing on one task. They can also miss messages from the environment. They appear to have a loss of memory of have poor listening skills. Poor sleeping habits are common due to the brain's inability to shut down. Intervention strategies must address the specific areas of the brain. A specific evaluation must be done to correlate exam findings to provide strategies to maximize their full brain potential.

As a Chiropractor taking an emphasis on brain function, I take a different approach to the treatment and prevention of attention deficit disorder. I determine which part of the nervous system is not functioning through a thorough neurological examination. In addition through a urine test i determne which specific nuerotransmitters are out of balance.

To stimulate brain function, pathways must have neurological activation. Left sided structural adjustments will stimulate pathways that fire to the right brain. Other effective modalities can be utilized to stimulate brain function. To stimulate the right brain, different modalities may be used. Visual stimulation (watching black and red or blue and green checkerboards) in the left vision field, auditory stimulation in one ear can be utilized at different intensities and frequencies, based on the patient need. Metronome clicks, gentle ocean, rain showers or Mozart are a few examples.

Every person who knows a child taking medication or struggling with school now has a place to seek answers. Many people treat ADD and ADHD as a behavioral problem. In fact, ADD/ADHD is a neurological problem affecting mainly the cerebellum, thalamus and frontal lobe.

Medications are only a temporary solution because they do not address the root cause-an electrical imbalance between the right and left sides of the brain. This is called a Functional Disconnection Syndrome.

We will explain non-drug, clinically proven natural methods he uses for the treatment of ADD and ADHD including the testing and treatment of Neurotransmitters (our brain chemistry).

Children with ADD/ADDHD

Traditional Treatment

Common ADHD drugs

The most common treatment is the prescription of a Class 2 psychotropic drug.

A popular approach to controlling symptoms of ADHD is to administer regular doses of methylphenidate. More commonly known as Ritalin®.

Ritalin® is a schedule II controlled substance related to, and producing similar effects as, amphetamines and cocaine. The side effects, including personality changes and permanent changes to the brain, cause many parents to look for alternatives.

ADD/ADHD has become so common almost everyone knows a family coping with this frustrating condition. Most of us only see the behavioral effects of ADD/ADHD…the lack of focus and organization, lagging social skills and the frustration that comes with it all.

Parents not only worry about how their child will make it through school, but will their condition affect the kids ability to hold down a good job, could ADD/ADHD even limit their ability to make a living and realize their full potential in life?

It’s not that these kids can’t focus, they can certainly pay attention to highly stimulating activities like video games and TV, but they can’t stay focused when the environmental stimulation is low. They start to daydream, figet and disconnect from the situation. They often don’t even know they are doing it. And, certainly they don’t know how to stop it.

Because ADD/ADHD is a neurological problem affecting the nerve pathways between the cerebellum, thalamus and frontal lobe.

Frontal lobe animationMedications often only brings temporary relief because they don’t address the underlying cause of this brain imbalance. Dr. Melillo wrote a groundbreaking book called, “Disconnected Kids”. In his book, Dr. Melillo describes what happens to the brain and how the brain becomes imbalanced (AKA Functional Disconnect Syndrome). He also talks about how functional neurology (Brain-Based Therapy) along with nutrition has brought amazing results for thousands of kids throughout the country.

Our breakthrough treatment focuses on re-establishing communication in the brain. Your child will go through a 3-STEP PROCESS.

STEP 1 - A functional neurologic evaluation performed to determine if your child is a candidate for brain-based therapy. Metabolic evaluation using specialized lab work. (not all therapies will be applicable for children younger than 7 years old.) Parents and the child must be committed to the treatment protocol. We only accept up to four new children a month with ADD or ADHD so we can focus our attention of their specific needs.

STEP 2 – If accepted into care, your child will receive specific brain-based therapies like Brain-Based ExercisesInteractive Metronome Eyelights Therapy, Color Lens Therapy,  Unilateral spinal adjustments, specific dietary/supplementation directions, and other treatment deemed necessary to maximize their progress.

STEP 3 – Your child will be continually evaluated for progress toward graduation from the program.

FINALLY, once your child graduates from our program their is usually little if any need for further care.

To schedule an appointment for a free consultation to see if you are a candidate for this breakthrough procedure give us a call at 925-829-8484


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  • "I have been seeing Dr. Jon for 11 years. When I began seeing him, my spine curved in the opposite direction of how it should. It is now curving in the right direction. Dr. Jon is extremely knowledgeable about chiropractic. He is holistic in his approach to better health. I highly recommend Dr. Jon."
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