At Flemington Chiropractic Center we treat a lot of children in our Zebra room and always share tips to keep their immune system healthy especially as we enter cold and flu season.
A lot of times people are flabbergasted by us adjusting kids; and we say, of course we treat kids! We always help kids with problems with ear infections, people who have had tubes that they've rejected or they are continuing to get ear infections even though they have tubes. Our biggest thing for those is to make sure that we're not over utilizing the antibiotics because our gut health is super important and we want to make sure that we're not killing off any of the good bacteria that are in there.
We want to help children to live a healthy and well life and to do that you can't have any interference with the brain and the spinal cord. We have to make sure that their immune system is chock full of good stuff, which is proper sleep, good diet, good nutrition, positive mental attitudes and chiropractic care is the really great way to integrate health and wellness into your child's life. Sometimes people ask, "What are the adjustments like?" It's very different than an adult adjustment. It's not a big high velocity, low amplitude thrust like you would see on YouTube videos. It's more a gentle, sustained pressure where you use the same amount of pressure you would use to test the ripeness of a tomato. Other things that can help boost your child's immune system are: elderberry syrup, colloidal silver, in general good hygiene of hand-washing. A lot of disease happens when kids transfer their hands to their mouth then to their eyes, etc. Teaching them proper hygiene in terms of washing your hands before you eat is a great simple way to prevent illness.
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