Acupuncture.Com - Gateway to Chinese Medicine, Health and Wellness        Store                    Google
PATIENTS

bulletConditions A-Z
bulletAcupuncture Clinic
bulletHerbal Remedies
bulletDiet & Nutrition
bulletChi Gong &Tai Chi
bulletChinese Medicine Basics
bulletPatient Testimonials
bulletAnimal Acupuncture
bulletStore

PRACTITIONERS/STUDENTS

bulletSyndromes A-Z
bulletAcuPoint Locator
bulletHerbology
bulletPractice Building
bulletCEUs/Events
bulletEmployment
bulletStudy Acupuncture
bulletResearch
bulletTCM Library
bulletLaws & Regulations
bulletPractitioner Links
bulletPractitioner Store

MORE

bulletPoints Newsletter
bulletCatalog Requests
bulletContact Us
bulletAbout Acupuncture.Com
bulletPrivacy Policy

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Acupuncture.Com accepts article contributions. Email submissions to contact@acupuncture.com

Subscribe

Keep informed on current news in the world of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Home > Newsletters > September 2007 > Ask the Doctor

Points -  Ask the Doctor

Q: Could omega-3 -6 and -9 help with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)?

A:  EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids) are fat compounds that are called essential because they each serve critical functions within the body; they are also critical because the human body cannot create them and must obtain it from food sources.

Omega-3, found in flax seed and cold-water fish oil, controls blood sugar by regulating the insulin sensitivity mechanism.

Omega-6 (GLA) found in evening primrose and borage seed oil activates brown fat cells, which are also essential for fat metabolism.

Omega-9 is really not an essential fatty acid. There are two sources of omega-9, oleic acid found in olive oil and erucic acid found in rapeseed and mustard seed oils. An ample supplementation of omega-3 and -6 will ensure your body can manufacture the omega-9.

There is still research to determine the role of EFAs in behavioral and mental development in children. I would suggest that if you notice some of the related symptoms of EFA deficiency in an ADHD child, such as eczema, dry skin, asthma, thirst, frequent urination, or allergies, then perhaps EFAs could help. As a practical matter, it is always a good idea to provide ample omega 3 supplements to growing children from ages three to nine.


About our Doctors

This month's Ask the Doctor question was answered by:

Dr. Maoshing Ni, L.Ac., D.O.M., Ph.D. from his website:

 

This Month's Articles

September 2007
Volume 5, Number 9

Brain Fog - The Fog that Never Lifts

Bill Would Require Insurance to Cover Acupuncture in California

Recent Research

Ask The Doctor

Featured Products

Abundant Energy Digestion Formula

Promotes a Strong and Healthy Digestion System


High Performance

An Energy 'Chi' Formula for Optimal Operation of the Body


Five Elements Health Formula

A Whole Body Tune-Up


Tao of Nutrition - Compare PricesThe Tao of Nutrition
By Maoshing Ni

The Path to Good Nutrition
and Health


Self-Healing Chi Gong

Strengthen & Balance the Mind and Body

More Featured Products


All Contents Copyright 1996-2014 Cyber Legend Ltd. All rights reserved.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms and Conditions. All logos, service marks and trademarks belong to their respective owners.