Most of my chiropractic clients are adults with no idea about the benefits of chiropractic for kids.
When I ask if they have had their kids checked, ‘Do you treat kids?’ is the usual surprised response. I explain that I have been adjusting my own kids from the day they were born. As the old proverb reminds us, ‘As the twig bends, so grows the tree’.
It is vital for our children to get checked and adjusted regularly. The earlier they start, the better it is for their health.
The first major trauma a child goes through is birth itself. Renowned researcher Gotteleib noted that the trauma from the birth process remains an under-publicised, and therefore significantly under-treated, problem.
Through infancy and childhood there are many sources of stress that can significantly affect a child’s health: learning to crawl, stand and walk; falling on their bums; learning to ride a bike and play sports. Kids’ increasing use of computers, tablets and phones is becoming more and more of a problem for our children’s spines and posture.
Regular chiropractic adjustments allow the body to heal by allowing the nerves to work without interference. Our bodies adapt better to the surrounding environment with regular adjustments.
Our nervous system controls everything – from eyes blinking, to hearing, to breathing, to our heart beating, even our immune system. And if that nervous system is not working freely, you can bet your bottom dollar that your body will not work 100%.
With regular chiropractic adjustments that remove interference in the nervous system, it is not surprising that so many parents are delighted to see improvements in their kids with conditions like colic, allergies and regularly catching a cold or flu.
My clients also report clearer vision, better breathing, and decreased heart palpitations for the youngest members of their families.
Chiropractic isn’t just about relieving neck and lower back pain. It is also about better overall health and well-being for us… and our children.
That is why I ask people, ‘Have you had your kids checked?’
Please call Health Within today to get your child’s posture and spine checked.