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Bringing Out the “Gifts” of ADD/ADHD

Dec 26, 2013 04:42PM ● By Dr. Tammy Kaminski

For many children and adults with attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), care often relies solely on drugs, to combat what is perceived as a disability. West Caldwell chiropractor Dr. Tammy M. Kaminski of Kaminski Wellness takes a different approach, offering holistic care to emphasize the “gifts” rather than the challenges of those with ADD/ADHD. Trained by renowned expert Edward “Ned” Hallowell, M.D., Dr. Kaminski is certified in Special Help Integrating Neurological Experience (SHINE), used by wellness chiropractors to identify and care for children and adults with ADD/ADHD by focusing on strengths rather than weaknesses. This approach taps into the unique gifts inherent in everyone with ADD/ADHD, allowing them to achieve their full potential. 

Her practice combines ADD/ADHD expertise, Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) chiropractic care and neurological assessments with exercise and nutritional counseling. NSA is a brain-based precise force approach to wellness that assists the brain and body in developing new strategies for living and healing. Dr. Kaminski reviews every case individually resulting in a SHINE program developed specifically for each patient/practice member. The program initially focuses on reorganizing the nervous system through NSA Care, a brain-based precise force approach to wellness that assists the brain and body in developing new strategies for living and healing.  Care is advanced through a series of levels, each producing specific new abilities to adapt to the environment, make healthier choices, enjoy life and develop a healthier mind/body connection.For more information on Dr. Kaminski’s Shine Program and NSA, visit

ADD/ADHD is typically characterized by impulsivity, inattentiveness, and hyperactivity, making it difficult for those with this trait to reach their highest potential. Dr. Kaminski, however, focuses on the talents and gifts rather than the disabilities that those with ADD/ADHD have. Living with ADD/ADHD is similar to having “a Ferrari engine for a brain, but with bicycle brakes,” an analogy Drs. Kaminski and Hallowell use to explain how children and adults often feel. As Dr. Kaminski explains, “I strengthen the ‘brakes’ of children and adults with ADD/ADHD while reconnecting their body and mind to further tune up their ‘engines’ (brains). Medication is not the answer and should be the last resort, if administered at all.” 

Dr. Kaminski, who has been caring for families as well as the ADD/ADHD population in her West Caldwell office for more than 25 years, also offers Somato Respiratory Integration (SRI), Reorganizational Healing (ROH), Wellness Workshops/“411” Health Series, and nutritional counseling.

For more information, call 973-228-6624, email [email protected] or visit

The office is located in the Cedarcrest Building, 616 Bloomfield Ave., Suite 3C, in West Caldwell, NJ.

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