Whole Family Chiropractic – Dr. Tye Moe – Dr. Chelsey Henney – Pediatric and Family Chiropractors in Minneapolis and St Paul, MN 55116

Understanding and Supporting Your Child’s ADHD With Drug-Free Options

Hey parents. Do you suspect your child has ADHD? Are you unsure about the diagnosis or the different subtypes? Trust us, you’re not alone. When it comes to ADHD, a condition that makes it harder for kids to focus and stay organized, understanding the truth can be perplexing for both parents and patients. 

The lack of a concrete medical diagnostic test for ADHD adds to the confusion. Instead, parents and teachers often rely on surveys or questionnaires, leading to hasty labeling and the prescription of addictive and dangerous medications. This issue affects a significant number of families, with over 6 million children diagnosed with ADHD in the United States and more than 4 million of them relying on psychoactive medications.

But here’s the shocking truth: there’s no medical test that proves ADHD is caused by genetics or a chemical imbalance. Furthermore, parents often find themselves frustrated by the diagnosis because their child can focus effortlessly on activities like playing video games or watching TV for hours on end. 

So, what exactly is going on? In this blog, we’re going to simplify things for you. We’ll explore the true root causes of ADHD, provide insights on how to conduct proper neurological testing and reduce the overwhelming number of ADHD subtypes from six to two: Raging Bulls and Drunken Bulls.

Parents like you want and deserve answers. You want to understand the real causes behind your child’s ADHD, explore testing options that go beyond surface-level surveys, and discover drug-free steps to help balance their brain, body, and nervous system. 

 

Going Beyond Symptom Chasing 

Our approach to ADHD at Whole Family Chiropractic refuses to merely address symptoms with surveys, questionnaires, and medications. Instead, we delve deeper to uncover the root causes of your child’s ADHD and address the neurological imbalances and dysfunctions directly.

An incredible scanning technology called INSiGHT scans helps us to do that. This remarkable technology enables us to find and measure the amount of stress accumulated in your child’s Central and Autonomic Nervous System. It reveals whether their system is stuck in “gas pedal” mode—sympathetic fight or flight overdrive—and also identifies the shutdown of the “brake pedal,” which we can measure through HRV scans.

Research has strongly linked ADHD with lowered or suppressed HRV scans. This indicates that the parasympathetic and vagus nerve, responsible for rest, relaxation, and regulation, are not functioning optimally. 

 

Raging Bull or Drunken Bull… or Both

Through our scans and tests, we can determine whether your child falls into one of two main ADHD types we see in clinical practice: “Raging Bull” or “Drunken Bull.” Some children may even exhibit a mixed presentation of both types.

Once we’ve conducted the necessary scans and ADHD testing, we can create a fully customized Neurological Restoration Care Plan for your child. This plan will include precisely targeted Neuro-Tonal Chiropractic adjustments tailored to their needs.

Our Neuro-Tonal Chiropractic adjustments serve two vital purposes every time:

  • Stimulate and activate the “rest, calm, and regulate” side of the nervous system—the parasympathetic and vagus nerve—which, in turn, slows down the sympathetic “gas pedal.”
  • Restore balance and enhance communication between the brain, body, and the demanding and stressful environment your child faces today.

 

With consistent application of this neurologically-focused care plan and a series of adjustments over a few weeks to months, you will witness remarkable transformations. Raging Bull children start to experience improved focus, calmness, direction-following abilities, and emotional regulation. Drunken Bull kids gain enhanced confidence, coordination, and emotional regulation as well.

Are you unsure whether your child has ADHD? Do you want to understand whether they are a “Raging Bull” or “Drunken Bull” type? If so, I encourage you to reach out to us today! We will use INSiGHT scans and tests that dive deep into the nervous system, uncovering the root causes of your child’s struggles. Our team is ready and trained to serve and work with you to provide the support and guidance your child deserves.

If you aren’t local to us in St Paul, Minneapolis, or the Twin Cities, search for a PX Doc today – find one local to your area in our directory. 

Remember, you’re not alone in this journey. We want to help you discover the true causes of your child’s struggles and pave the way for a brighter future, free from medication dependency. We can work together to help your child thrive and reach their full potential!

 

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