ADD ADHD Clinical Trial

We have had over a dozen children analyzed and treated with Chiropractic and Asyra Biofeedback in 2010 and 2011. Most came originally for Allergy evaluation and care. Allergies cleared and well in almost all but there were no 'cures', just long term symptom relief. The secondary effects were with those who were in the ADD ADHD and Speectur Autistic categories. Again all showed positive improvement in personalities, less 'dynamic episodes' with their care takers all stating improved personalities, yet again no "cures" but a healthy perentage of 'a lot better' and without medications. Part of the Asyra protocols include NAET, Chakra, and Emotional energetic profiles in addition to the Comprehensive balancing and allergy techniques. My observations did not include any pre or post psychological testing, I relied on my own observations and that of the parents and caretakers. I would like to expand these trials and am in need of a healthcare practitioner who routinely tests children for ADD ADHD and or Autism as an independent evaluator. We will continue to monitor the children we have worked with and hopefully be able to present a paper in the next year showing the efficacy of Homeopathy, Asrya Technology, Chiropractic and nutrtion for improving ADD ADHD in children. Volunteers are welcomed.

A randomised controlled trial of the Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) for childhood Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): a protocol. Karpouzis F, Pollard H, Bonello R.

Trials. 2009 Jan 27;10(1):6.

ABSTRACT:

BACKGROUND: An abundance of literature is dedicated to research for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Most, is in the area of pharmacological therapies with less emphasis in psychotherapy and psychosocial interventions and even less in the area of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The use of CAM has increased over the years, especially for developmental and behavioral disorders, such as ADHD. 60-65% of parents with children with ADHD have used CAM. Medical evidence supports a multidisciplinary approach (i.e. pharmacological and psychosocial) for the best clinical outcomes. The Neuro Emotional Technique (NET), a branch of Chiropractic, was designed to address the biopsychosocial aspects of acute and chronic conditions including non-musculoskeletal conditions. Anecdotally, it has been suggested that ADHD may be managed effectively by NET. Design/methods A placebo controlled, double blind randomised clinical trial was designed to assess the effectiveness of NET on a cohort of children with medically diagnosed ADHD. Children aged 5-12 years who met the inclusion criteria were randomised to one of three groups. The control group continued on their existing medical regimen and the intervention and placebo groups had the addition of the NET and sham NET protocols added to their regimen respectively. These two groups attended a clinical facility twice a week for the first month and then once a month for six months. The Conners' Rating Scales (CRS) were used at the start of the study to establish baseline data and then in one month and in seven months time, at the conclusion of the study. The primary outcome measures chosen were the Conners' ADHD Index and Conners' Global Index. The secondary outcome measures chosen were the DSM-IV: Inattentive, the DSM-IV:Hyperactive-Impulsive, and the DSM-IV:Total subscales from the Conners' Rating Scales, monitoring changes in inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Calculations for the sample size were set with a significance level of 0.05 and the power of 80%, yielding a sample size of 93. DISCUSSION: The present study should provide information as to whether the addition of NET to an existing medical regimen can improve outcomes for children with ADHD.

Comment: Within the framework of AK there are many examination and therapeutic procedures that are intimately involved with the mental-emotional side of the triad of health. As AK has grown and branched into so many areas within the healing arts, it has become apparent that many mental and emotional problems are due to physiologic dysfunction. When the body is returned to normal function, the mental or emotional problem is often eliminated or the patient is better able to cope with it. The literature on the AK and its associated MMT systems of diagnosis and treatment in relationship to children with various kinds of cognitive and behavioral disorders is growing. This paper is an important contribution to our understanding of how manual treatments may be helpful in these children