I was stunned last week when a long time member of our practice, who truly understands and values the importance of getting regular adjustments, didn’t know that kids should be adjusted too. We have so many great members of our practice who enjoy being proactive and get their kids in every month for regular adjustments, that it seems I don’t need to talk about this that much anymore, but I was mistaken.
First off, let me remind you or maybe teach you for the first time the importance of infant, toddler, and childhood adjustments. The first system that forms in the womb during pregnancy is the nervous system, and from that time on it regulates and controls body function. Since most births these days are no longer natural, the first trauma is during the birth process. Not being checked for subluxations or spinal misalignments until later in life, is a major detriment to the child’s nervous system, leading to weak immunity and poor mechanical structure. Even though its now 2011, we still see skyrocketing numbers of asthma, ear infections, allergies, and sensory integration issues. This is all the result of a nervous system that is not adapting to changes in environment, and has very, very little to do with genetics.
Also, when kids grow up getting regular wellness adjustments, they realize their body is important and when taken care of properly works fine without medications or vaccines to battle the flu, common cold, headaches, fevers, ear infections, etc. This is empowering and lessens the likelyhood that your child will be another sad victim of the side effects of medications, which is a leading cause of death in this country. Did you know that greater than 80 percent of medications given to children under 18 are OFF LABEL, which means they are prescribed for reasons other than what they were researched for! This is insane, yet most of the parents in the country are either unaware, or are aware, but just don’t know what to do as an alternative. Actually, drugs should be the alternative. Every drug has a side effect, even Tylenol, so why we constantly rely on drugs and teach our kids to reach for drugs first when we have body symptoms is beyond me. Safe, gentle, natural, regular chiropractic adjustment help restore nervous system function without side effects.
This doesn’t mean you will go through life without drugs, but you will be far less likely if its working at its best. I have no problem what so ever bragging that my children have never had a drop of poisonous vaccines put into their bloodstream, and have also never taken a drug for any symptom ever. It just really makes me sick to see all this sickness when being proactive IS the answer. Many of you reading this get it, and I applaud you. But others still come in to improve their own nervous sysem, while leaving their kids at home unchecked, waiting for symptoms to show up and when they do, just teaching the kids that drugs fix everything. Look around…its not working…we are NOT the healthiest country on the planet by FAR. Some of you, simply haven’t gotten your kids checked because you just haven’t explained it to your husband or wife, so they don’t get it, and that’s the end of it. Bring them in or let me or Dr. A talk to them. It would be easier for me to say nothing, but it flies in the face of my purpose.
JULY is free exam month for kids, and many of you are getting your kids checked for the first time. For those of you who have been putting this off for too long, the second best time is NOW. I can’t tell you how many kids we saw in my four days in Peru, but I can tell you there was nothing but pure gratitude from the parents that saw the results in the short time we were there. For those of you who helped with my trip by purchasing the finger puppets hand made in Peru, thanks again for your support! I also want to help Chicago kids, not just children from Peru! It takes courage to be different.
Thank you for trusting us with your wellness….Dr. M