In Search of Harmony at Home
Complementary approaches to handling ADHD symptoms come from the experiences of many people who have found something that has worked for them. For some, incorporating the principle of feng shui, an ancient Chinese way of organizing living space, adds to their sense of peacefulness at home.
Feng shui means “wind and water.” It is a practice that has been used for more than 4,000 years. By creating a flow in one’s space through the arrangement of furniture and balance of elements and energies, it is thought that one composes the most advantageous, harmonious feeling in the space, thus supporting family members to maximize their potential in life.
Does feng shui help ADHD symptoms for the reasons some believe are central to the practice? We can’t answer that question. However, it’s not harmful; if you’re so inclined, you might want to try Megan Pogash’s suggestions in Feng Shui Your Child’s Bedroom for More Peaceful Living from Attention magazine to bring more calm to your household.
Looking for more ideas on complementary approaches?
- Complementary Treatment for ADHD
- Why Do People Seek Complementary Treatments?
- Complementary and Alternative Treatments—a chat with Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, PhD, NCC, LMHC