Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Treatment in New York City

ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) are  neurobehavioral developmental disorders primarily characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. These disorders are the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorders in children, teenagers, and is believed to affect about 7% of children. ADHD is most common in boys than in girls and affects them two to four times more than girls.  The majority of children diagnosed with ADD / ADHD continue to have its symptoms through adulthood. It is believed that two to five percent of adults live with this condition.Those who suffer from these conditions also exhibit a pattern of behaviors including:

  • Relationship problems
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Difficulty concentrating when reading
  • Addiction or substance abuse problems
  • Difficulty controlling anger
  • Employment problems
  • Low self esteem
  • Anxiety.

These symptoms may be mild to severe and may vary with different situations, or they may be present all the time.

CranioSacral Therapy has been used successfully in the treatment of attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) since the 1980’s.   Craniosacral therapy looks for slight changes in the cerebrospinal fluid, this is the fluid found around the brain and the spinal cord. This fluid when it does not have any restrictions in function, has a particular rhythm, flow, and beat. Craniosacral therapy aims to work at releasing any blockages that may be present throughout the central nervous system and brain allowing optimum level of central nervous system function.

More specifically, CranioSacral Therapy involves light hands-on manual techniques to identifying restrictions in the craniosacral system which includes the bones, membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround the brain and spinal cord, and using soft, gentle hands-on techniques to both normalize the function of the CranioSacral fluid rhythm and correct restrictions in tissues and fascia.   

It’s important to be mindful for each action or task we undertake,  multiple integrated pathways within the brain are required to operate in harmony for normal function to occur.   Frequently with ADD and ADHD, some of these pathways within the brain and central nervous system are performing at abnormally high (hyperactive) and/or low (hypoactive) levels.  When the stress of this compromised fluid flow is relieved, the areas of the brain that have been overactive and/or underactive can normalize. Keep in mind this vital physiological system extends from the bones of the skull, face and mouth, which make up the cranium, down to the sacrum, or tailbone area.

It’s critical for fluids to move in an unrestricted way throughout the pathways of the central nervous system and brain for both  to perform optimally. Remember, blood and cerebrospinal fluid transport the vital and essential elements required by the cells, while also removing harmful waste products. When there is restriction of flow and cells are unable to receive what they need, or unable to live in a biochemical environment free of toxic waste products (that have not been transported away), dysfunction may occur.  By helping the body make the biomechanical corrections necessary to allow the brain to function at its best, CranioSacral Therapy can help relieve ADD or ADHD that can cause great difficulty at any age.

In sum, in many cases Craniosacral Therapy can dramatically improve ADD/ADHD or even completely alleviate it.

About Dr. Kaminsky & Craniosacral Therapy

Having a Chiropractic background since the year 2000, Dr. Kaminsky offers many methods of treatment with an emphasis on Craniosacral Therapy in NYC.

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a method focusing on the link between the cranium (head) and sacrum (the second to last bone at the base of your spine), scientifically proven to work in unison to pump fluid throughout the body, an unknown disruption of which can cause many health issues.  The craniosacral mechanism pumps vital fluid called cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) through the body and in a sense energetically lubricates the joints, tissues, organs; basically all cells of the body. It is the driving force of all your body’s systems of function; including maintaining the tone of your muscles.

The Central Nervous System (brain and spinal cord) are surrounded with CSF generating energetic rhythmic impulses of fluid delicately pumping throughout your body’s parts “breathing” the movement of life. This measurable rhythm of moving fluid, like the heart rhythm, pulse rhythm, breathing rhythm is the foundational “blueprint” and primary principle of our real-time state of our health. 

Compromises of our rhythmic movements of fluid flow correlates to the impulse restrictions in the system which the body is unable to overcome or self-correct. This is the reason why we have “dis-ease”, symptoms, conditions, basically all ailments.  This is where the skill of an experienced craniosacral therapist becomes valuable.  By placing his or her hands on your body the practitioner can feel, detect, evaluate, and facilitate correction of these restrictive arrhythmic impulses.

The craniosacral therapist helps your rhythm restore and renew in compromised areas allowing for healing to take place of sensory, motor, musculoskeletal, neurological disorders, symptoms, conditions and pain.  To learn more, visit the other pages on this website. Call to schedule your healing treatment with Dr. Kaminsky.