ADD and ADHD are significant, and common diagnosis in the United States. Adults and children that are diagnosed and has symptoms of ADD usually are dealing with:
Martial Arts, in a variety of styles has shown to provide a success alternative treatment plan compared to the pharmaceutical path.
The pharmaceutical companies have a laundry list of neuro-stimulants that are used to interact with the ADD / ADHD symptoms. Such as:
to name just a few of about 10 front line, multi-million dollare revenue drugs. These do not even count the generic forms of the same drugs such as Ritalin.
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For many of these people, both older and younger, they unfortunately contribute to their own symptoms:
- too much sugar
- too little regular exercise
- TV and video games
- non-regular sleep schedule
- lack of stress management practice
- general lifestlye concerns that contribute to symptoms.
Martial Arts, particularly Kung Fu here, reduces several ADD / ADHD symptoms, by the means of:
- regular, mild to moderate exercise
- stretching and joint opening exercise that combines both motion and stillness
- deeper, slower breathing exercises and encouragement
- relaxation practice, both in stillness and movement
- paying attention to current task
- more oxygenated brain
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Kung Fu Training also provides other benefits:
- Many children and adults prefer learning martial arts rather than riding a bike, or other perceived 'monotonous' activities
- Kung Fu already has built into mind-body integration, response awareness, relaxation
- Variety of different chi kung exercises that keeps them mentally engaged
- We have a variety of short to longer physical forms that we use to keep them focused in bursts
- Studies have shown that proper martial arts practice actually reduces aggression
- Working in concert with a classmate or teacher
- Individual responsibility
- Overall themes of being respectful to others, seniors, don't blame others, try to do what you believe is right.