Acupuncture + Medication for ADHD

At Metro Acupuncture, our patients with ADHD should not have to choose between allopathic and East Asian medical treatment modalities. Our healthcare philosophy is rooted in an integrated approach, specifically designed to meet the needs of the whole individual, achieved through integrating various healthcare strategies. Healthcare is not allopathic (conventional) medicine versus East Asian medicine but rather one cohesive approach.

Holistic ADHD Treatment

Dr. Laura C. Bowman, a board-certified pediatric oncologist, addictionologist, and medical acupuncturist at Metro Acupuncture, has a holistic treatment plan. This plan combines conventional medication management with monthly acupuncture treatments for ADHD. Her approach has demonstrated notable improvements in concentration, sleep regulation, and overall quality of life for patients dealing with ADHD.

Beyond symptom relief, her holistic method for treating ADHD has proven effective. It mitigates uncomfortable side effects associated with stimulant medications, including headaches, insomnia, decreased appetite, and muscle tightness in the head, neck, and shoulders.

The transition from pediatric care to adult care for individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) presents unique challenges, especially for those relying on stimulant medications such as Vyvanse, Adderall, Concerta, and others. Gaps in care during this transition can lead to setbacks and frustration, often resulting in interruptions or discontinuation of necessary medication.

Integrative Approach for ADHD Treatment

Research studies have highlighted the effectiveness of acupuncture as a complementary treatment for ADHD. A study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (2016) examined the impact of acupuncture on ADHD symptoms in children and found significant improvements in attention and hyperactivity.

Another study in the Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine (2018) explored the benefits of acupuncture in managing ADHD symptoms in adults, noting positive outcomes in attention, impulsivity, and overall functioning.

Dr. Bowman’s holistic care approach combines acupuncture treatments with regular check-ups for prescription refills. This treatment strategy allows for optimizing the therapeutic ratio of medication, ensuring maximum benefit while minimizing or eliminating unacceptable side effects. During these appointments, Dr. Bowman provides comprehensive care by assessing the need for changes, offering medication refills, providing lifestyle and dietary counseling, and addressing or preventing intercurrent illnesses.

Our goal at Metro Acupuncture is to offer a supportive and holistic understanding of the elements necessary for maintaining optimal health and performance for all our patients.

If you or your child have been diagnosed with ADHD and would like to explore a holistic approach to treatment, we invite you to contact our clinic and book an appointment with Dr. Laura C. Bowman. We are here to help support ADHD patients on their journey towards holistic healthcare and improved well-being.

ADHD Treatment Near You

Our acupuncture practice is located near Northside Hospital (Perimeter), Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, and many psychiatrists’ offices in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody. We are easily accessible via GA State Route 400 and Interstate 285. You can book your initial acupuncture treatment today.


Metro Acupuncture Has Been Rated 3 Best Acupuncture Clinics in Atlanta Since 2016