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Can Chiropractic Care Help a Sick Child?

chiropractic care for sick babies

This weekend was the first time my daughter, Savannah, has shown any symptoms of sickness since she was born nearly nine months ago.  She was very fussy, her temperature was over 100 degrees, and she was tired and lethargic.  She was clearly in pain and her body was working hard to fight the infection.

As a Max Living doctor, I know that her body is designed to heal itself, and all she needs is for me to remove any interference to that healing and allow her body to recover. WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

What are your plans the next time you or your child gets sick?

  • Do you rush to the doctor for an antibiotic?
  • Do you reach for a bottle of Tylenol to lower the pain and the fever?
  • Do you stay home and skip your adjustment that day?
  • Do you disinfect your entire house in an attempt to kill every invisible bug out there?

Let me tell you why I did none of those things and why she was back to full health in less than 24 hours.

The sickest kids we see in our office are the ones that take the most medications! When those kids and babies start getting chiropractic care and stop taking medications, they become the healthiest kids we care for.

This is the type of testimonial that we see weekly at New Life Chiropractic:

After a year of Chiropractic, we only had one visit to our medical doctor for our 3-year-old daughter versus the year before we had 12 visits!

The biggest problem with medications like antibiotics is that they are ineffective against the innate intelligence of bacteria, and they are becoming even less effective every month.  As parents, we show love to our children by caring for them when they are sick.  Unfortunately, this almost always means giving them some medication, whether it is over the counter or prescribed.  Please rethink this.

The dilemma: Give my sick baby medicine or let them heal naturally?

Here is the good news…bacteria may be smart, but your body has an innate intelligence too!  The key is to work with this intelligence and to harness it, not to suppress it.  Remember, your body heals itself, not drugs or antibiotics.

First, realize that if you or your child has a fever, this is your body’s innate intelligence at work.  Anything 103 degrees and below is fine, and I would even argue a healthy thing.  Your body is smart, and it raises your body temperature so that bacteria cannot survive.  Bacteria or viruses quickly die off at these temperatures.

Taking a medication to lower your fever (called an antipyretic) WORKS AGAINST INNATE!  If your child’s temperature goes above 103, I suggest a cold shower or ice bath before you start dumping in the medication.  Recent reports with the flu show that people who let their fevers ride out fought it off in 5 days, versus 9 days in people that took aspirin or acetaminophen.

Here is the big secret nobody wants to talk about…if the germ theory were true, we would all be dead! If you culture my nose or your nose right now, there is all sorts of deadly bacteria and viruses to be found.

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But you are alive and well right now?  Does this mean germs do not in fact cause illness?  It means that when your immune system is strong, germs are no big deal, in fact, they seem to strengthen our immune systems.  Unless you live in a bubble, you cannot avoid germs.  So instead of disinfecting everything, put that energy into doing things that boost your immunity.

Chiropractic is the only health profession that recognizes and aims to work with the brilliant design of our bodies.  We strive to help your body work better.

A healthy immune system relies on many aspects. Our bodies need restful sleep, good nutrition, proper hygiene, and clear brain-body communication to facilitate healthy immune function.  Chiropractic care and clinical nutrition can address many of these areas.  We can promote better digestion and improve communication within the body so that your child gets the boost they need to stay healthy. – Valeo Health Clinic

Chiropractic care for babies is great wellness careWhy is this the first time Savannah has been sick and why did she get better so fast?

  1. She has been adjusted since birth and continues to get adjusted at least once a month and more often when she needs it.
  2. She gets only organic foods and breast milk.
  3. She has never been on any medication or over the counter ointment interfering with her body’s healing power.
  4. She is not loaded down with toxins weakening her immune system from BPAs, plastics, fire retardants, pesticides, additives, vaccines, etc.

She is a healthy 5 Essentials Baby and what we did to help her get better was adjust her daily, breastfeed her more, keep her warm, give her a bath with essential oils and rubbed them on her feet and let her rest… her body took care of the rest!

So I ask again what would you do? Have your kids even been checked for subluxation?

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