Lately, we have been getting SO many inquiries about ear infections! We’ve had parents calling the office asking about Chiropractic care for their children with chronic ear infections and in many of my online Mommy groups it’s also a hot topic. So, what’s up with all these kiddos and their ears?
First off, it’s very common and normal for children to have some fluid in their ears when they begin teething. This is due to the natural inflammatory process. If the fluid pools and doesn’t drain properly, it can become infected. The eardrum AKA the tympanic membrane commonly becomes red during the teething process as well. This is also due to the inflammation caused by emerging teeth. A red ear drum does not always mean an infection, sometimes it is just teething, other times it is a true bacterial infection.
Another important factor to consider is the Eustachian tube. In children, the tube is shorter and straighter, whereas adults have longer and more angled Eustachian tube. Thus, fluid drains much easier from an adult ear and is less likely to pool when there is sinus congestion.
Now, imagine we have a teething child with fluid in their ears and that fluid isn’t draining well. The pressure from the fluid may be causing pain and making this child uncomfortable.
Have you ever thought about what controls the function of the Eustachian tube and it’s ability to drain? The answer is motion. When we swallow, fluid is able to move through our tubes. But, if muscles that aid in swallowing are functioning properly, swallowing doesn’t occur effectively.
And what controls muscle function? The nerves!
We all have a brain, brainstem and spinal cord. From the spinal cord, the nerves come out and go to every part of our body and control EVERY function. Our spine protects and encases our precious cord and as chiropractors, the spine is our window to see how our nerve system is functioning. When the brain sends a message to a body part, the body part gets the message and relays a signal back to the brain. However, there can be interference in our nerve system and this will inhibit it’s ability to function at its best. So, like in the game of telephone that we played as kids, the brain sends the message out and the body part gets it. However, what if it's garbled, or worse, the body part doesn’t get it at all!? When this type of breakdown in communication happens in the body, we may experience symptoms. A symptom is the body’s way of telling us that it is not functioning at it’s best.
Chiropractors use the spine to determine how the nerve system is functioning. Most often in children experiencing ear infections we find misalignments of the cranial bones and in the bones of the upper neck. These misalignments disrupt the body’s ability to properly drain fluid, causing it to pool and become infected. Once we can restore proper motion to these areas we tend to see ear infections clear up and rarely return.
When your child is teething, it’s a great time to bring them to a pediatric chiropractor to be checked and ensure that there are no misalignments which may hinder the body’s ability to drain excess fluid.
In addition to having your child checked and adjusted by a pediatric chiropractor there are a few things you can do at home to help prevent and heal from ear infections:
Kombucha is a delicious fizzy drink loaded with nutrients and probiotics and can help you to improve your health in many profound ways! The health benefits are outlined in this great Dr. Axe article.
I've been making my own kombucha for several years now and after many failures have figured out a good system. Although I messed it up several times at first, it's because I was trying to make it too complicated! It's really super simple and easy! Don't overcomplicate it. The recipe I use for sugar to tea to water ratios is shown in this video.
My two favorite things about making Kombucha are:
1) It's delicious and nutritious!
2) It costs about $4.00 to make 2 gallons.
Ok so here goes...
First you'll want to get a SCOBY. SCOBY stands for "Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast." Sounds kinda gross, right?! But this is the good stuff! The SCOBY is the thing that consumes the sweet tea and gives off all the health benefits. Getting a SCOBY is very easy as people have a new SCOBY every time they make a batch and will literally give them away. I'm happy to gift a SCOBY to anyone local! Also, making one is simple as well. You can get a store-bought Kombucha and prepare a scoby from the bottle. That's what I did to ensure purity. Making a SCOBY will be the topic of another post.
So now that you've got your SCOBY along with some starter Kombucha, you're ready to brew! It's important to use either straight black or straight green tea with nothing else added, as you don't know how the added stuff will react. No herbal teas here. The ideal ratio I have found for the sweet tea is as follows: 1 cup of sugar and 5 bags of tea for each gallon of water. Also remember the sugar is for the SCOBY, it's what drives the fermentation reaction which produces all that healthy and bubbly goodness.
You can see here that I'm using green tea. I prefer the more delicate taste of a green tea-based Kombucha. Black tea works just fine too, I simply prefer green.
First you'll want to bring water to a boil, preferably in 1 gallon incriments for simplicity sake. Once the water has boiled, remove it from heat, add your sugar and stir in with a wooden spoon (wood is best since plastic may leach chemicals), then add your tea bags.
Once the sweet tea has cooled to room temperature, remove and discard the tea bags and pour the kombucha into a glass container. Definitely use glass for this part since plastic will most definitely leach chemicals in this process!
I make two separate one gallon batches to give me this:
The glass container I use can hold about 2 1/2 gallons or so. I don't fill it to the top. With the scoby added, it looks like this:
Notice the paper towel and rubber band over the top. This was a part I messed up several times. I was getting fancy trying to use a cheesecloth, but the holes in it were too large and fruit flies were getting into the brew - gross! So I had to throw several batches away. The paper towel works great because it allows plenty of air in for the fermentation to occur plus it seals it enough so no critters can get in.
Next store the batch somewhere out of the way, preferable in a dry area. That could be in a closet, it could be in a cupboard, it could be on top of your fridge...doesn't really matter so much as it not going to get direct sunlight and isn't too humid.
The length of the time for brewing will vary depending on temperature. A good rule is that for warmer summer days it takes about a week to a week and a half, while in the cooler months about 2-3 weeks will do. This is another time to keep it simple. Take it down periodically and give it a taste test. Once it tastes how you like, which for me is slightly sweet with a light vinegar taste, you're ready to start bottling!
Note: this is where many people stop because at this point you do have Kombucha and it will be slightly fizzy and tasty and all the health benefits are there. However, the bottling is great because you can add unique flavors as well as create increased carbonation.
If we were to look at this from the side we would see many layers to the SCOBY. The SCOBY will always eventually fill the dimensions of the container on the surface. Each new layer could be removed and used as a separate SCOBY. In fact, you could even take a tiny piece and it would eventually become a larger SCOBY. They grow at a very rapid rate given the right conditions.
At this point, remove the SCOBY and set in a separate container along with some of the Kombucha to serve as starter fluid for your next batch. Use enough fluid to cover your SCOBY. This goes without saying, but make sure you wash your hands thoroughly anytime you handle the SCOBY to preserve the unique culture. You can put that container into your fridge until you're ready for the next batch, and it will keep just fine for months. The low temperature will slow down the reaction to the point where almost nothing will be happening and the acidic composition of the Kombucha will preserve the SCOBY.
Now on to the bottling! I use recycled GT Dave's bottles because the plastic lids keep an excellent seal and can let you know how carbonated your Kombucha is becoming based upon how much the lids are "popped-up." That said, I've also have great success recently with the swing-top bottles. One advantage of the swing-top bottles is that the rubber seal will vent as needed to prevent overcarbonation. One disatvantage is that the small top can be make for a trickier fill vs. the wider mouth of the GT Dave's bottles. Make sure to sterilize them by washing them in your dishwasher beforehand.
Here is the bottling setup. I use the smaller measuring cup for my juice and the larger one for pouring in the Kombucha. I add about 2 oz of juice to each of the bottles for both flavor, and to further drive the reaction so the Kombucha becomes nice and fizzy. Some great ones to add are pomegranate juice, mango juice, and lemonade with some fresh ginger added. Orange juice did not turn our well. Experiment with this and have fun!
You want to fill the bottles close to the top, that way there's less air that needs to be competed with to build carbonation.
Next, put the lids on nice and tight, set them aside somewhere safe (could be the same place you brewed your Kombucha), and wait. Usually 2-4 days is best for the secondary fermentation. Beyond that and you could have a bottle bomb, which is too much carbonation that blows everywhere when you open it; think of shaking champagne before you open it, not fun when kombucha is all over your kitchen.
Below are images of the initial bottling, then day 1, day 2, day 3, and day 4 from top left across to bottom right. You can see the lids are slightly raised by day 4.
Voila! You now have fizzy and delicious home brewed kombucha! What I like about the GT Dave's bottles and caps is that when the cap bulges the carbonation is at a good spot. What's interesting is that different juice/fruit combinations added will ferment quicker than others. In this one the lemon/ginger went the quickest, the mango number two and the pomegranate mix was the slowest.
Put them in the fridge to slow the reaction and enjoy a much better taste. Enjoy your Kombucha and now you're ready to brew again!
Do you or your loved ones suffer from seasonal allergies? They can be miserable, making us tired and really can hinder our ability to function. So what are allergies beside a big ole ball of misery?
When we experience allergy symptoms, our body is having an abnormal reaction to something (normal) in our environment. Our immune system is on over-drive and is reacting to something natural, like pollen, grass, trees etc. Now food allergies are different, so we will save those for another time.
If you think about it, why would we be allergic to our environment? The environment we live in should be a safe place for our body, not somewhere that makes us cough, sneeze, and have itchy watery eyes and trouble breathing. It is certainly not normal to need a medication to help your body live comfortably in nature and you are not experiencing allergies because of a lack of Claritin or Zyrtec in your system.
Unfortunately, we live in such a way that we have become out of touch with our natural environment. Our bodies are over burdened by toxins, our guts are depleted by decades of antibiotic use, we tend to ignore our bodies' basic needs of resting well, eating well, moving well and drinking enough clean water and we tend to live in a high stress state which promotes high levels of cortisol circulating in our systems, further depleting our immune systems' abilities to protect us and adapt to our surroundings. So what can we do?
We can start with the obvious: eat better, sleep better, hydrate better, and move better.
Next, we have to work to build up our depleted bodies and give our immune systems the building blocks it needs to function at its best.
What is the number one way to keep your immune system in tip top shape? I bet you can guess where I am going here, that’s right . . . chiropractic adjustments.
By ensuring that the nerve system is properly communicating with your immune system, you will keep it working at its best. It's simple and easy, get adjusted, regularly. You can do lots of amazing things for your body but if your nerve system is not free and clear of interference, it still won't work at its best. Here is a case study to check out if you are a lover of research.
Once you ensure proper nerve function, get good rest, motion and food, there are some further things you can do to teach your body that your environment is safe and it doesn't need to overreact to pollen, trees and grass.
I want to share with you a little bit about why Chiropractic, and specifically our office, Seaside Chiropractic, is different from what you may be used to when it comes to your health care.
When you come in for an initial visit, you’ll have the opportunity to sit with either myself or Dr. Brendan and talk about YOU! We really want to know what’s going you on with you and what you’ve been through in your life, to really get a sense of how we can best serve you. Once we’ve had some time to connect and for you to share, we’ll do a thorough postural exam, look at you gait, and check your spine. Your spine is our window to check your nerve system. Our nerve system consists of our brain, our brain stem and our spinal cord. From our spinal cord, our nerves come out. They go between every bone in our spine, go out to every single part of our body, and control every single function. Our nerve system truly is the master control system of our body. So if we want to be functioning and operating as best as we possibly can, we need our nerve system functioning and operating at one hundred percent.
We are all human and we all have stressors. Through life’s stressors, whether it’s a physical thing like a repetitive motion, sitting at a desk all day, or traumas, such as a sports injury, a fall, a car accident; we could go on and on. Physical things put stress and tension on our body. We all have emotions, we all have relationships and finances, and it’s stressful. We store that tension in our body. And there are chemical stressors; we live in a very toxic environment. We have medications, we have chemicals in our cleaning products, in our food, our environment. We store that tension in our bodies. What happens when the body has an experience that it can’t process, that it can’t fully integrate, it stores that tension. It distorts our posture; it changes the physical structure in our body. When this happens, particularly over a period of time, our body can’t integrate this and we begin to get symptomatic. Symptoms can be neck pain, back pain, and headaches. They can also be digestive issues, they can be a sense of feeling overwhelmed, feeling outside yourself, feeling so stressed that you just can’t take a minute to breathe, anxiety, depression. Symptoms can be trouble with relationships, anything that happens to our body affects our body. When our body’s cup gets overburdened, we need a little bit of help to empty that cup, to integrate these experiences so that we can learn, grow, and evolve from all of life’s experiences instead of storing stress and tension, waiting for the next thing, waiting for the bus to come, waiting for a new job, a new partner, waiting to start living. When we integrate our experiences and own our lives, we can live fully and vibrantly express our fullest potential.
What you’ll notice about an adjustment in our office is that it’s very gentle, which can be very unique compared to some of the preconceived notions people have about Chiropractic care. Sometimes people get off the table feeling like nothing has happened. It’s when they start going about their day, or their week, or their month, that they realize they’re no longer yelling at their partner, or getting up in the morning isn’t so challenging. Maybe they’re choosing healthier food options; maybe it’s just a little bit easier to go exercise. Maybe you see the world in a slightly different light; it’s a little brighter today. We’re working with a subtle substance in the human body, and it is so subtle that sometimes we’re not tuned in enough to feel it. So what adjustments in our office will do is help awaken your body, enlighten your body, and enlighten your life. We all have an incredible amount of potential, and you deserve to express yours. We’re here to help you do that.
I can’t explain more about the adjustment to you, you have to come in and experience it for yourself. After your initial visit, you’ll be able to schedule your report. This is a second opportunity for you to sit down with myself or Dr. Brendan and go over your goals. We’ll let you know what we found in your body and how we can best serve you. You’ll let us know what you’re looking for, what you’re willing to change in your life, and we’ll come up with a plan that works best for you, your time, and your finances, and then we go from there. And the fun begins! As we start to unravel tension in your body and you start to express yourself, to really play your music, life truly is a better place!
Thanks for taking a moment to tune in and we look forward to seeing you in the office.
Let’s face it, today’s healthcare landscape is more difficult to navigate than ever before. With the seemingly endless array of products, goods, and services, making an informed choice has never been harder. And as someone considering their options, you have to ask yourself, “What IS the best use of my time and money?” Before answering that question let’s make a distinction between cost and value. Cost is how much you actually pay for something. For example, if you go to Whole Foods and buy a bottle of multivitamins and you pay $35 for them, $35 is the cost. The VALUE is the impact that product or service will have on your life, which is much more challenging to calculate, especially when dealing with the intangibles of the human experience. To continue the above example, how will that bottle of multivitamins impact your life? Will you have more energy? A stronger immune system? Will you have more focus? Greater productivity? Fewer sick days? Because of the impact they have on your life will your relationships with family and friends improve? This is what VALUE is all about.
Now to revisit the question above, the best use of your time and money would be a product or service that has the lowest cost while offering the highest value. The good news is that time and time again regular chiropractic care has been found to offer extraordinarily high value with low costs, as highlighted by the following research:
“One study showed patients utilizing a chiropractor as a healthcare provider required 50% fewer drugs and pharmaceuticals and had a 50% fewer days spent in the hospital (Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics).
"Another study in Oregon showed chiropractic care helped people who are unable to work due to low back injury to get back to work in a third of the time of medical treatment (Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics).
"Another study in Utah showed medical treatment cost 10 times the amount of chiropractic care for lower back pain (Journal of Occupational Medicine).
"Another study in 2005 showed that chiropractic care for low back and neck pain resulted in a reduction in the rates of surgery, advanced imaging, in-patient care and x-rays (Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics).
"Finally, chiropractic patients found more satisfaction with their care than patients who received medical care or physical therapy (American Journal of Public Health).”
We hope you’ve enjoyed this month’s blog. As always, health is a way of life, not a lotion, potion, or pill.
We’ve all heard the news: Sitting is the new smoking. What’s worse is that every year more and more research substantiates the deleterious effects of prolonged sitting. However, for those of you whose livelihood requires long hours seated, you may be wondering, “What can I do? I know it’s not good to sit for a long time, but what can I do about it?”
Well, if you are one of these people, tune in! We can help! There are four basic things to remember regarding seated posture.
1) The human body is not designed to be sitting for long periods of time - getting up and moving around every 20 minutes or so is important.
2) Regular change is a good for our body! Periodically switching the surface you are sitting on will help to slow some of the deconditioning that occurs with prolonged sitting (ex: 20 min on a chair, 20 min on an exercise ball, 20 min standing, repeat)
3) While sitting on a standard office chair, sit on the front half of the chair. This will tilt your pelvis forward, thus bringing a natural curve into your low back, which in turn brings your shoulders back, straightening the top portion of your spine and avoiding that dreaded “hump” which can develop from years of sitting and bending/stooping over.
4) This may be the most important one here and the most often overlooked. There is absolutely no replacement for quality chiropractic care. Receiving regular care will have a profound effect on normalizing the tone of the intrinsic muscles of your spine, allowing you to enjoy better posture without even having to think about it. Can you say enhanced unconscious proprioception?! It’s as simple as that!
We hope this information helps you make a more informed choice regarding you daily habits. Please be sure to forward this along to anyone that you think could benefit from this information.
We have a plant in our office that is currently thriving, but it wasn't always this way. In fact, on two separate occasions this plant has gotten sick, lost all its leaves, and almost died. This plant is one of those pre-potted money trees that you can buy in many stores.
The first time it almost died I wasn't sure what to do. At first the leaves turned brown, then one after another they all fell off. At this point it’s important to note that I am not someone who you would say has a “green thumb,” but I like plants and am learning. So I asked someone who knows much more about plants what to do. She took a look at the plant, then at the pot, and noticed that the pot didn't have any way for water to drain. She recommended that I drill some holes in the bottom of the pot and see what would happen. I drilled the holes and lo and behold the plant began to come back! It sprouted new leaves vibrant and green.
This new abundance of life continued for several months until once again, the leaves turned brown and began to fall. What to do? It just so happens that this pre-potted plant had a layer of decor-stones glued to the top of the soil. So this time I smashed the pot, scraped off the decor rocks, and then replanted the money tree in a larger pot with good drainage and plenty of nutrient rich soil. In time, new leaves grew back and today, this money tree is once again thriving and expressing vibrant health.
So what can we learn from this?
1) Having healthy plants isn't rocked science. It simply requires a consistent balance of environmental elements such as water, sunlight, air, temperature, and soil composition. Just like BEING healthy isn't rocket science, it simply requires a consistent balance of quality food, healthy movement, good relationships, a purpose to live, a positive mental attitude, and of course a clear connection between brain and body.
2) When the plant was appearing sick and dying not once did I assume, “This plant must be sick because of some genetic deficiency!” Instead, the plant was sick because it was in an environment that wasn't conducive to its health.
3) The healing took TIME. It didn't happen overnight.
4) How often when WE ARE sick and having less than an amazing experience of life do we look to blame something outside of our control, like our genes, or our boss, or the latest bug out to get us? Instead, we need to take some careful time to examine whether we have a toxic internal or external environment and make the appropriate adjustments...AND this environment is much more in our control than many of us may think.
So please join us in celebrating having a green thumb in our lives!
Do you know your body has the innate power to heal itself?
It's true! Your body can, and does, heal. Let’s explore how it does this.
Think about what happens when you get a paper cut on your finger . . . it stings, it bleeds a little, maybe gets a little sore, the bleeding stops, the pain dissipates, and the cut heals. You didn't even have to think about it, your body just healed that cut for you. A cut is a great example because it is something that we can see. What do you think is happening internally? Your body is constantly healing. Our cells are always cycling through, killing off the bad and making the good. We all have "cancer" cells in us all the time. The only reason why we don't all express a cancer disease process is because our "wicked" smart body knows to kill off those nasty cancer cells. When there is a breakdown in the system, when something isn't working right, that’s when a cancer cell might not get caught and killed, or a cut won't heal, or a cold won't go away or many other unpleasant aliments can arise. The fact remains that when everything is functioning at 100%, your body heals itself. Do you think you are functioning at 100%?
So how is it that our body is so darn smart and what controls all this self-healing? The answer is the nerve system. It is the master control system of the body. I don't want to oversimplify things, there are a lot of physiological processes happening to ensure that everything is in working order, but your nerve system is command central. Your brain receives signals from your body and in response sends messages back out to your body. Your nerves act as the go-betweens, the relay runners of the messages from brain to body and body to brain. When your brain, your spinal cord and your nerves are all in working order, things run smoothly. However, what happens if there is miscommunication somewhere along the line? What if a few bad cells pop up and the brain gets the message and sends the command out for those cells to be killed, but the message doesn't get out? It’s like a game of telephone where maybe the message got out but it was muffled or mixed up. So what happens then? Maybe only a few of the bad cells get killed or maybe good cells get killed instead- now we have a bigger problem and it all started with a simple breakdown in communication.
Your body possesses an innate intelligence. This is how it knows what to do, how to heal, how to keep itself in tip top shape. All your body needs from you is the right fuel to keep it going. If you aren't able to fuel it properly, like putting bad gas in a car, your body breaks down. So what is this fuel your body needs? Proper nutrition, clean water, adequate sleep, and appropriate exercise. And what if you haven't always given it those basic things? There may be some breakdowns happening, some messages muffled, some signals confused. So in addition to cleaning up your diet and getting your groove on, there is a very powerful tool which will help clear the channels and facilitate proper communication and that tool is. . . Chiropractic care! Chiropractic care helps the body to restore its natural ability to heal itself. Chiropractic adjustments remove interference in your nerve system. When the interference is removed and the communication restored . . . ahhh. . . YOUR BODY has the power to heal!
And if you still don't believe me, I suggest giving it a try so you can see for yourself!
A living human being possesses:
· 70-100,000,000,000,000 (70-100 trillion) cells
· A nerve system with 100,000,000,000 (100 billion) neurons
· A circulatory system with 60,000 miles of blood vessels
· A musculoskeletal system with 642 muscles and 206 bones
· A liver, spleen, intestines, kidneys, lungs, and pancreas
· A genetic code within each cell
Shortly after death, the body possesses:
· 70-100,000,000,000,000 (70-100 trillion) cells
· A nerve system with 100,000,000,000 (100 billion) neurons
· A circulatory system with 60,000 miles of blood vessels
· A musculoskeletal system with 642 muscles and 206 bones
· A liver, spleen, intestines, kidneys, lungs, and pancreas
· A genetic code within each cell
So what’s the difference? If the matter is the same, what’s the difference between life and death?
Picture the cleanest, most pure, organically, sustainably grown-in-nutrient-rich-soil, fair trade kale. This is the best kale on the planet. Now picture giving that kale to the body after death. What will happen? Will the body digest the kale and turn it into nutrients to be used by that body? Of course not…but why? That body has a mouth, has teeth, has a tongue, an esophagus, a stomach, intestines, and a colon. So why can’t the body use the kale? All the structures needed for digestion and assimilation are there.
The reason the body cannot, and will not ever use the kale is the difference between life and death. The difference between a living, breathing human being and a lifeless body isn’t in the material present. A corpse has a nerve system, a heart, lungs, muscles, bones, organs, and a genetic code. What a copse doesn’t have is an animating life force, that human electrical energy which expresses itself through that matter of the body. This life force, which the chiropractor calls the “Innate Intelligence,” brings the genetic code alive! This Innate Intelligence controls and coordinates all the 70-100 trillion cells, the 100 billion neurons, the flow of blood through the 60,000 miles of vessels, the coordinated growth and action of the 642 muscles on the 206 bones, the function of our viscera, and so much more!
Stay tuned for next month as we discuss how this Innate Intelligence communicates with itself…
The large majority of people associate chiropractic with neck and back pain. When I tell people I specialize in working with pregnant women and children, I often receive puzzled glances. Common responses are, “I hope we don’t need you” and “Haha, my children don’t have back pain.” With that in mind, I’d like to share with you one of my favorite sayings: Using chiropractic for back pain is like robbing a bank and only taking the pens - meaning, chiropractic has SO MUCH more to offer than pain relief.
We are all human, we all deal with stress. Whether it’s the commute to work, eating poorly or financial worries, stress is ever present. Through life’s physical, chemical and emotional stressors, the body becomes burdened with excess tension. This tension causes interference in our nervous system. The nerve system, including our brain, spinal cord and all of our nerves, serves to control and coordinate EVERY function in our body. In order for us to function at 100%, our nerve system must be working at its optimum. When stress causes nervous system interference there is a breakdown of communication within the body. Over time, this breakdown typically results in symptoms. Sometimes symptoms are pain, however, they may be digestive issues, frequent colds, allergies, asthma, altered blood pressure, thyroid issues, reproductive issues, chronic fatigue - the list could go on and on. A chiropractor works to help balance the body from the inside out. By looking at the body as a whole and analyzing where tension has settled, the chiropractor can assist the body to release tension. This serves to remove interference from the delicate nerve system, allowing for a fuller expression of life.
The good news is, we are designed to be healthy! Our bodies are incredibly smart and are constantly working to keep us as healthy as possible. A symptom is a red flag. It is our body’s way of telling us that something is wrong. Whether a child is suffering from allergies, asthma, colic, ear infections, behavioral issues or bed wetting, there is something amiss in their body. Their body needs help to normalize itself. Chiropractic care serves to bring the body back into balance. Unlike most adults who have layers of tension in their bodies from years of life’s stressors, children respond very quickly to chiropractic care. Care for children is different than that for adults. A chiropractic adjustment for a child utilizes the same amount of pressure you would use in the grocery store to check a tomato for ripeness. Adjustments are often performed in between playing games and socializing, helping the child to feel safe, comfortable and relaxed.
Chiropractic care is one of the best things you can do for your child from a young age. Whether or not your child has symptoms, getting checked by a chiropractor can help to ensure your child has the best opportunity to grow and thrive. From enhancing your child’s overall health and wellbeing to assisting with proper development, posture and immune function, there are countless benefits to be found. Many parents are delighted with how vibrant their children become after just a few chiropractic visits and at how well their family functions after a few years of regular chiropractic care.
Now I put the question to you: Do you think it’s a good idea to be as balanced as possible from the moment of birth until the moment of death, or is it better to wait until something breaks down before taking action? Chiropractic care as a means of prevention and wellness may seem like a very foreign concept, however is it an integral part of a wellness lifestyle for your whole family. My advice to you, take more than the pens!!