Chiropractic Care for Infants and Children
At Cafe of Life, we believe it is very important for children to have proper care to ensure proper development. If any of your children have any of these symptoms, they should get checked for subluxations: sleeping problems, ADHD/ADD, colic, learning difficulties, asthma, sleep apnea, bedwetting, constipation/diarrhea, gas/bloating, scoliosis, growing pains, fatigue and ear pain/infections.
In September, 1996 issue of Chiropractic Pediatrics, noted pediatric chiropractor Jennifer Peet, D.C. reports that research indicates that as many as 80% of children’s autonomic nervous systems are out of balance and that many of those are related to a subluxation. In one of the landmark studies reviewed, Dr. G. Gutmann, a German medical doctor, reported in the Journal Manual Medicine in 1987 that many physical problems in more than 1000 infants he studied were caused by blocked nerve impulses at the level of the atlas, or first vertebrae of the neck. The physical problems he noted were central motor impairment, lowered resistance to infections, particularly those of the ear, nose and throat. Gutmann states “Chiropractic and radiological examinations are of decisive importance for diagnosis of the syndrome.”
Gutmann reached two important conclusions:
1) “Observations of motor development and manual control of the (atlas-skull) joint complex should be obligatory after every difficult birth.”
2) With any developmental impairment this joint complex should be examinded and, if required, specifically adjusted.”
He is telling us to have our children checked for subluxation.
Gutmann reports that he has been “constantly amazed how, even with the lightest adjustment with the index finger, the clinical picture normalizes, sometimes gradually, but often immediately.” He goes on to say “The success of adjustment overshadows every other type of treatment.”