ADHD is a problem with inattentiveness, over-activity, impulsivity, or a combination occurs with the children. ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder of childhood. It affects about 3 - 5% of school aged children. ADHD is diagnosed much more often in boys than in girls.

ADHD is associated with the genetic configuration of a person and this is considered that it runs in the families from generation to generation. Does Ayurveda have some solution for the problem of ADHD? Is there any specific treatment or help what Ayurveda can offer to these child? Parents who have child suffering with ADHD have many questions about their children and this makes the parents more impulsive towards their children, which is a bad part of the disease.

In this era of grades and performances none can “bear” and “adjust” with the kids with problems like ADHD. There are many other points to be addressed for these children. Yes, Ayurveda has some answers for this complex and puzzling problem with the kids.

Ayurveda has its own version for genetics and only there we can find the answers for this problem. Ayurveda believes in individualization and this individualization is according to the Doshas involved with one’s personality- the bio constitution/ Prakruti of a person. There are three main Doshas in Ayurveda- Vata, Pitta and Kapha! These Doshas decides physical and psychological behaviours and properties of a person in detail. So these characters and behaviours are pre decided in a child so can be underlined under Genetic problems.

How does Prakruti of a child is being decided does have the answer for this. There are certain points which decide behaviour of a kid. These can be divided into three parts-

Before / In time of Conception:

  • Diet of both the parents before conceiving the baby
  • Time of conception
  • Lifestyle of both the parents before conception of a kid
  • Psychological conditions of a baby

After conception of a baby:

  • Diet of a mother
  • Lifestyle of mother
  • Conditions surround the mother
  • Psychological atmosphere with a mother

After Delivery of a baby:

  • The diet of a nourishing mother
  • Family atmosphere when a baby is developing
  • Atmosphere of external world to which baby is being exposed

These are the points which can affect and influence the Prakruti of a baby.

If there will be dominance of Vata Dosha with these kids, probability of ADHD will be higher, because the nature of a ADHD kid is just similar to the Vata Prakruti, for example-

Carelessness, No attention in others, mood swings, cannot organize oneself due to fluctuating and irregular activities of the Vata Dosha. There are certain patterns of these kids and which can be read as characters of the Vata Dosha- Irregular, disarranged, fluctuating, dry, mood fluctuation, unfriendly, careless, impatience, always moving!

Perhaps you can understand why these cases of ADHD are increasing day by day in our society- we have a lot of Vata in all our foods and activities, so we are gifting this disease like ADHD to our kids. Here are articles about Vata and ADHD

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