St. Margaret’s Bay Chiropractic now offers a holistic approach to help people manage the challenges associated with ADD?ADHD. Dr. Wanda Lee MacPhee is a Certified “SHINE for Doctors: Special Help for Integrating Neurological Experience” practitioner combining ADD? ADHD expertise, chiropractic alignment, neurological assessment with exercise and nutrition counseling.

ADHD is typically characterized by impulsivity, inattentiveness, and hyperactivity – characteristics that make it hard for those with this trait to reach their highest potential. Dr. Hallowell considers ADHD to be a trait, not a disability. When managed effectively, those with ADHD have accomplished extraordinary successes, but if undiagnosed or untreated, ADHD can wreck lives.

Who is Dr. Ned Hallowell? He is a child and adult psychiatrist, NY Times bestselling author, world-renowned speaker and leading authority in the field of ADHD. He was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School over 20 years, graduated from Harvard College and Tulane School of Medicine, and is the founder of The Hallowell Centers for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Sudbury, MA and New York City.

Dr. Hallowell says that having ADHD is like having a Ferrari engine for a brain, but with bicycle brakes. In keeping with this analogy, Dr. Wanda says, “We teach children and adults with ADHD how to strengthen their “brakes” while also giving their bodies and “engines” a tune-up. Medication is not the only answer.”

Recent studies indicate that the use of medication to help manage ADHD is on the rise, however, many people with ADHD prefer a holistic, alternative approach or wish to complement other therapies.  The Shine Program combines the neurological basis of chiropractic care with specifically chosen neurological-training and strengthening exercises to improve pathways of communication and nutritional support to eliminate potential challenges and support the wellbeing of brain and body.

You can learn about the Shine Care Plan for Adult and Youth.