Enough is enough! We cannot be silent any longer. Recent studies have found that ADD ADHD treatment with psychotropic drugs for children has increased over 200% in the past years. Worse yet, the number of 2-4 year olds taking Ritalin (a class II controlled substance in the same category as cocaine) have doubled! It is important to note that Ritalin has never been studied on children under 6 years of age!
Are our children really that out of control or are we just trying to drug them into submission, to force a round peg into a square hole?
ADD ADHD treatment with Ritalin, Adderall and other drugs is an “American disease.” Our children consume 95% of the world’s supply of the drug, making the U.S. consumption 5 times higher than the rest of the world combined. WHY?
Promotion of these psychotropic drugs results in sales well over 1.5 Billion Dollars per year. This is big business in the U.S., and the drug manufactures fund millions to groups such as CHADD who are responsible for much of the information the public hears about ADHD and the ‘success’ of Ritalin.
Are we willing to drug millions of our children to make them easier to manage and to be more compliant in school, at the expense of raising ‘Generation Rx’? " Every cell in my body tells me that giving a child Ritalin, a class II controlled substance, to “help them conform” isn’t right.", says Dr. Keith Lavender. "There has to be a better answer. What if we look at the law of ‘Cause and Effect’? Hyperactivity, lack of ability to concentrate, and inattentiveness, are all effects. Depression and anxiety…also effects. Treating with drugs simply treats these effects while ignoring the cause."
We have a drug problem with all ages in the United States that costs thousands of lives and billions of dollars each year. Most treatment is aimed at effect, not, resolving the cause.
ADD ADHD is an emotional issue, for both the child and the parents. Most experts agree that it is caused by a neurological/chemical imbalance in the body. Chiropractors have long recognized the vital importance of a proper functioning nervous system. The brain and the nervous system control the entire human body and the entire human experience. Ultimately, every function of the human body, including maintaining proper chemical balance, healing, and the ability to stay well is under the control of the nervous system.
If any amount of disturbance to the nervous system is present, the body cannot stay in proper chemical balance, nor can it function at optimum potential. Chiropractors locate and correct the number one cause of this nervous system disturbance in the body….Subluxation. They do not treat any diseases or conditions, including ADD or ADHD. What they do specialize in is the correction of subluxation and the resulting nerve interference, enabling the body to perform at its optimum level.
Could Chiropractic help you or your child? The best Chiropractor in Gilbert to help with ADD or ADHD is Dr. Keith Lavender, a Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist specializing in gentle, precise chiropractic care together with nutrition and exercise counseling. Call for a free consultation today at 480-325-6977.