This week I had the privilege of checking a new born, baby Samuel. We found that the birth process had shifted one of the delicate vertebrae in his upper neck. This was making it difficult for Samuel to feed on both sides while his mom was breast feeding. I gently moved that vertebrae back into proper alignment (over the course of a couple weeks) and now he is latching well, getting perfect nutrition and off to a great start. Forward thinking parents are aware of the power of today’s chiropractic in helping their kids.
In a 1989 study, two hundred pediatricians and two hundred chiropractors were randomly selected and surveyed to determine any differences in the health status of their respective children as raised under the different health care models. Analysis of the results indicates a definite correlation between chiropractic care and superior health.
Even though the “medical” children had a history of fewer childhood diseases, received a higher percentage of childhood immunizations (94%), compared to the “chiropractic” children (25%), the immune response of the chiropractic children was significantly better. The “chiropractic” children showed only 31% ear infection rate, while 80% of the “medical” children had ear infections.
Every pediatrician reported that every child would have been on at least one course of antibiotics, and some pediatricians believed that almost 100% of children suffer from ear infections. This was shown to be untrue by the chiropractic families. Many of the chiropractors reported that their children had never been on antibiotics, and the occurrence of more significant infectious diseases (outside the childhood diseases like chicken pox and measles) was significantly less among the chiropractic sample. The results of this study confirm the benefits of the chiropractic model of health care on the health status of children.(1)
It has been suggested by some that we are now substituting childhood diseases for cancer later in life because the vaccines produce artificial and sub-standard immunity. Click here for more information.The child may miss the chicken pox but walk straight into a more critical illness later in life because of the artificially gained immunity.
1. van Breda WM, van Breda JM. A Comparative Study of the Health Status of Children Raised Under the Health Care Models of Chiropractic and Allopathic Medicine. J Chiropr Res, 1989;5(4):101-103
This study reveals a few interesting points. A significant number (41.5%) of the “chiropractic” children had never sought the care of a medical doctor. Almost 6% of the pediatricians chose not to vaccinate their children, and only 31.1% of the total group of medical doctors had the polio vaccine administered to their children. The conclusion of this study may be a bit premature, but the data is compelling.
Some food for thought. . . .
It causes one to question the long-term impact of frequent drug use on the health of children. The value of appropriate medication for serious conditions is recognized; however, parents need to question the necessity, efficacy, and safety of all prescribed pharmaceuticals. There is a subtle message being sent to children that are given medication every time they have a symptom. Children may make the mistake that when they feel bad, the answer comes in a pill. It is little wonder that many adolescents turn to “recreational” drugs when they want to “feel good”. Children need to be taught that true health comes from the inside and not from the outside. In certain cases medications are necessary, but many times the best medicine is the body’s ability to heal itself.(2)
One of the best investments in your children’s future is to ensure they are healthy and strong. Take it from a parent of 3, one of the worst thing I can imagine for my kids is an uncertain health future. There’s lots of things that will effect their lives as they grow into adults that are outside my control. . . . my wife and I are not going to leave their health to chance. . . .our kids get adjusted, and will continue to get adjusted for life:)
2. Upper Cervical Subluxation Complex: A Review of the Chiropractic and Medical Literature by Dr. Kirk Eriksen, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins 2004:290-291.