Natural Behavioural Issues Treatment

At Health & Wellness Australia & Auckland, our natural health practitioners provide alternative treatment options to help you manage behavioural issues.

To chat to us about our natural behavioural issues treatment options, call us on 1300 853 023 (Australia), 02 9964 0099 (NSW) or 09 479 5997 (NZ). You can also use our online Ask a Practitioner page to see how we can help you.

Common behavioural issues

Some of the most commonly reported behavioural issues include:

  • Conduct disorder - symptoms include being easily distracted, difficulty concentrating and learning difficulties.
  • Sleep disorders - characterised by sleeping more or less than the necessary amount.
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - a chronic condition characterised by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity.
  • Hypersensitivity - to stimuli, such as light, noise and temperature.
  • Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) - characterised by irritability, and argumentative, defiant and/or malicious behaviour.

What causes behavioural issues?

While the exact cause in unknown, there are several factors that are thought to contribute to behavioural issues. These include:

  • Diet - a diet high in refined carbohydrates and sugars can promote changes in blood sugar levels and may result in a worsening of symptoms. Gluten, MSG, and food preservatives and colourings are well known triggers.
  • Unhealthy gut bacteria - studies show that poor diet and unhealthy gut bacteria can influence our behaviour, thought patterns and general mood.
  • Omega-3 deficiency - research has shown that kids who are low in Omega-3 fats are significantly more likely to display behavioural symptoms, including hyperactivity and difficulty concentrating.
  • Nutritional deficiencies - poor nutritional levels of several functional nutrients (including DHA, riboflavin B6, Magnesium and Zinc) can lead to behavioural issues.

Behavioural issues and food sensitivities

There are many foods that have been found to trigger behavioural issues, particularly in people with sensitivities. These may include:

  • sugars
  • gluten
  • dairy, egg and soy
  • corn

Common chemicals found in foods are also thought to be triggers. These may include:

  • food additives - preservatives, colours, flavourings and sweeteners
  • glutamates - naturally occurring in food or may be added to enhance flavour
  • amines - present in soft drinks, jam, cola, vegemite, tomato sauce, chocolate and various fruits
  • salicylates - natural chemicals present in many fruits and vegetables

Natural behavioural issues treatment

At Health & Wellness Australia, use a technique called muscle testing (or kinesiology) to help identify your food and environmental triggers. Following testing, you can work with your practitioner to address your sensitivities using a natural allergy treatment called Positive Association Technique (PAT).

PAT is a non-invasive holistic therapy, which:

  • draws on acupressure and kinesiology techniques
  • aims to re-train your body
  • may reduce your reactions to food-based substances, that may be causing or exacerbating behavioural issues.

Some behavioural issues cases can be complex, so our Naturopaths may also recommend supplements, herbs and lifestyle advice to help you achieve the best long-term results.

PAT cannot cure allergies - it is intended to decrease your reactions and help manage behavioural issues.

See if our natural behavioural issues treatment can help you!

Want to know if our natural behavioural issues treatment is right for you? Get in touch!

Send our practitioners a question using our Ask a Practitioner service, and you'll get a call-back or reply straight to your email inbox.

Call our Head Office on 1300 853 023 (Australia) or 09 479 5997 (NZ) 9am-5pmEST Monday-Saturday. Request a FREE Information E-PACK straight to your email inbox with more information about how we can help you with some of the most common allergy-related conditions and for more information about your local clinic

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