Boosting Your Child’s Immune System – Chiropractor Edmond, OK

From the time we are born, many of us are raised in the Medical world.  We are taught to rely on Doctors for “Health and Wellness” when, in reality, this Medical world is full of “Sick” care.  Many MDs and Pediatricians don’t have an answer to “What’s Wrong?” with your child.  The approach to “fighting off infection or illness” through drugs is counter-productive.  Vaccinations and Well Baby visits are supposed to keep us immune to illness.  True immunization comes from within.  Our developing immune systems are governed by our nervous system.  The Nervous System controls every cell in our body.  If our Nervous System isn’t functioning properly, we don’t function properly… this presents as sickness.  The majority of nervous system development occurs at a young age.  Spinal distortions (or dysfunction) have been shown to decrease immune function.  When there is pressure on nerves, your immune system suffers.  Spinal health is extremely important from a young age.  Children suffer trauma as soon as they enter the world.  The birthing process is extremely traumatic, not only to mom but to baby also.  On top of that, children can fall between 300,000 and 700,000 times by the time they are 7 years of age.  Spinal misalignments start early in life!

Chiropractic Adjustments correct misalignments.  We use adjustments in conjunction with light acupressure to restore nerve function and promote healing.  Although many think of “cracking or popping” when it comes to adjustments, this is not the case.  Our adjusting technique is harmless for children (and adults).  There are no side effects to our approach.  Chiropractic Adjustments for children are extremely beneficial and are very gentle on the child.  By correcting these misalignments, the Nervous System can function at an optimal level, making it easier for children to fight off infection and disease. God gave us the ability to heal from within, and this is how Chiropractic & Acupuncture work.  By removing the spinal and energetical imbalances, we are allowing the body to function in the optimal state of “Health.”

Fever is a natural response to fight off an infection, and many kids don’t need medicine to reduce the fever.  In fact, by taking medication to reduce fever, the child’s body actually has a harder time “fighting” the infection.  I had a 19 month old patient, who was lethargic and had a temperature of 102.8.  After his adjustment, I worked 2 Acupuncture points using my fingers (Acupressure).  Within 30 minutes, the child’s fever had dropped to 98.8 and his energy level increased significantly.  This is a great example of the body’s ability to fight infection naturally.  This happened because we boosted the child’s immune function by removing interference within the Nervous System.

If you are looking for an all Natural “Health” care world, Chiropractic adjustments may be what your child needs most!  We see many kids in our office, and many only come in sick on the first visit.  Chiropractic & Acupuncture focus on allowing the body to heal itself while balancing the energy throughout the body.  Spinal health is often overlooked but is an extremely important part of having a “Well Baby.”  So, whether you are concerned about ear infections, the flu, or just overall health, we can help!  If you have questions, please call or email us to set up an appointment.

Dr. Brandon January – Chiropractic Physician