SOURCE: Sharratt Chiropractic

October 11, 2011 09:00 ET

Chiropractor Announces Batavia Holistic Treatments for ADHD and ADD

BATAVIA, IL--(Marketwire - Oct 11, 2011) - Sharratt Chiropractic announced that the practice provides holistic care treatments for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). While Dr. Sharratt does not directly treat ADHD, through wellness care, the chiropractor can help manage the factors that exacerbate the symptoms of this disorder. These treatments include reducing stress on the nervous system, dietary changes and lifestyle counseling to limit exposure to toxic chemicals. Additional services at the practice include adjustments, massage therapy and physiotherapy.

Dr. Jack Sharratt announced that his practice, Sharratt Chiropractic, provides holistic ADHD treatments. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, impulsive behavior and difficulty concentrating. ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) is a similar condition without hyperactivity or impulsive behaviors.

Approximately 2 million children in the United States are diagnosed with ADHD or ADD. While the exact cause is unknown, according to scientific research, the condition may be due to a problem with the brain's ability to filter out extraneous sensations and stress on the nervous system.

"Children affected by ADHD have difficulty concentrating in school and may not learn as quickly or succeed on assignments," said Dr. Sharratt. "Effective, early intervention is key to helping children manage this condition and preventing it from affecting learning and socialization."

Traditional medical care uses Ritalin to manage ADHD and ADD. The medication is a stimulant that speeds up the activity of the nervous system. It is thought that Ritalin works by stimulating the brain to filter out extraneous sights, smells and sensations, consequently enhancing focus.

"Ritalin is a stimulant that may temporarily improve the ability to concentrate or focus," said Dr. Sharratt. "However, its effects are only helpful if the medication is taken regularly."

The Batavia chiropractor focuses on natural, drug-free methods for managing symptoms of ADHD -- an over-stimulated and stressed nervous system -- and helps patients with holistic ADHD treatments. These include reducing stress on the nervous system, dietary changes and lifestyle counseling to limit exposure to toxic chemicals.

"Our approach to Batavia ADHD treatments is different from traditional care," said Dr. Sharratt. "As a chiropractor, I focus on factors, such as dietary triggers, that can exacerbate the condition and cause stress to the nervous system. For example, certain food allergies or overexposure to toxic chemicals, including artificial flavors, preservatives and food dyes, can be a contributing factor to ADHD. While nutrition counseling can't 'cure' ADHD, eliminating trigger foods from the diet can make a tremendous difference."

According to Dr. Sharratt, chiropractic adjustments that correct misalignments in the musculoskeletal system can also help.

"A subluxation or misalignment can prevent the nervous system from properly sending and receiving messages, leading to internal chaos," said Dr. Sharratt. "By restoring alignment to the body, we can reduce nervous system over-activity and enhance the brain's ability to filter out extraneous information. A combination of treatments can dramatically reduce or eliminate the need for prescription medication."

In addition to ADHD and ADD treatments, Dr. Sharratt also provides holistic care for asthma treatments, headaches and chronic pain, and injuries.

Prospective patients wanting to make an appointment with Dr. Sharratt can visit the website of the Batavia practice at

Contact Information

  • Sharratt Chiropractic
    Batavia, IL