I have not found that herbs or drugs are the answer to ADHD. But I have had great success in teaching children with ADHD to focus and learn meditation. We live in a world of multitasking with TV, IPods, Texting, Music, Computers, Phones, and more and more. From the very moment children are born they are over whelmed with lots of information but don’t know how to be alone with them selves in contemplation.
I know of one child (4 years old) that finally broke out of the ADHD way of working in the world. She picked a flower and sat down and looked at the flower for 30 minutes just “BEING” with the flower.
I asked her what she was doing and she said, “I wonder what the flower is feeling”—Wow, at that moment I knew she had changed.
I recommend you eliminate computers, TV, IPods, and any other distractions from your household (or at least limit their use to no more than 1 hour a day). Teach your child by going out into nature and learning to be silent. Teach them to watch a humming bird fly to her nest. Teach them to read and teach them how to find inner peace instead of looking for peace outwardly.
There is even a book about children being nature deprived-Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder –you can find it on Amazon.
There is even a group that is helping children of all ages heal by taking them out into nature backpacking—great changes happen and they become very peaceful caring people.
We were never meant to live in concrete, glass, and plastic world—Henry David Thoreau wrote in Walden Pond —he too finally found peace.
Take a look at http://www.childrenandnature.org/ it is a movement to reconnect children with nature.
I bet if you took your child and lived in the country with only nature around—he or she would get better.
Also we have over 212 different chemicals in our body according to TIME magazine a few weeks ago—we all need to start eating organic and get away from processed foods, anything artificial and eat lots of fruits and veggies—and you will see healing.
I also recommend the Gerison Clinic in San Diego, CA—they are masters at helping people heal with Food. The mind/body wants to heal we just have to give it good food so it can.
Also watch the movie — “Beautiful Truth” you can order it on NetFlix and other places—and watch the Directors cuts—all about healing with foods—even Cancer.