Kick the Sick: Unlocking Your Child’s Natural Resilience

by | Chiropractor Care

As seasons change, you might find yourself dealing with a challenging cycle as a parent. Your children may frequently battle colds, coughs, congestion, and other illnesses. You might try over-the-counter medications, visit doctors, or use prescribed antibiotics, yet the cycle continues. What you may not realize is that suppressing symptoms with medications can weaken the body’s resilience in the long run.

The key is to support the body in naturally strengthening its defenses.

The foundation of the “kick the sick” approach is addressing dysfunction in the nervous system, which controls all cells, tissues, and organs. Stress or imbalances in the nervous system can lead to various problems, including chronic immune issues, sleep disruptions, digestive problems, behavioral and cognitive challenges, and more.

The Autonomic Nervous System: Key to Immune Regulation

Neurologically-Focused Pediatric Chiropractors specialize in locating and correcting stress in the nervous system, known as subluxation. The autonomic nervous system, which includes the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches, plays a crucial role in regulating immune function. The sympathetic nervous system, known as the “fight or flight” response, reduces immune activity during stress. Meanwhile, the parasympathetic nervous system, known as the “rest and digest” state, enhances immune function and promotes healing.

Chronic stress or nerve interference can lead to dominance of the sympathetic nervous system, suppressing the immune response. This imbalance leaves the body vulnerable to illnesses and infections as the immune system becomes less effective at detecting and neutralizing threats.

Subluxation disrupts normal nerve communication, causing dysfunction in various bodily systems, including the immune system. Stress can affect the neck, shoulders, and upper body, creating congestion and inflammation.

Subluxation can result from birth trauma, physical and emotional stress, or chemical toxins. Birth trauma is a common initial cause, as the stresses of the modern birth process can lead to subluxation. If not addressed, subluxation can accumulate, contributing to recurring illnesses.

Potential Sources of Birth Trauma:

  • C-sections
  • Vacuum/forceps deliveries
  • Induction/epidural
  • Prematurity/NICU stays
  • Cord complications

These experiences can damage the Vagus Nerve and upper neck, causing subluxation that leads to future problems and sets the stage for what is called The Perfect Storm.

Symptoms such as severe colic, reflux, constipation, and sleep struggles in newborns can signal nerve system imbalances stemming from in-utero constraints or birth trauma.

Using advanced technology like INSiGHT scans, chiropractors within the PX Docs Network precisely measure levels of subluxation and nerve tension. With scientific analysis and customized care plans, they can work to reduce neurological interference and naturally restore balance to the nervous system without the need for drugs or surgery.

By optimizing the body’s healing system, numerous conditions can improve, including:

  • Enhanced immune function
  • Improved sleep
  • Better digestion and regularity
  • Reduced symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, and sensory processing issues
  • Progress in developmental delays

Focus on Building Up Instead of Shutting Down

Instead of masking symptoms, chiropractic care addresses the root causes affecting the body’s ability to self-heal and adapt to stressors such as seasonal changes, growth spurts, and sleep or diet disruptions. These factors can quickly overwhelm a child’s coping ability and trigger illness.

The traditional medical approach focuses on treating symptoms with medications, potentially suppressing and disrupting the immune response further. While sometimes necessary in critical situations, overuse of antibiotics, steroids, and immune suppressants can weaken resilience over time. Research shows that each course, especially in the first year, increases risks of chronic allergies, asthma, and future illnesses. We should reserve these measures as a last resort and prioritize natural resilience-boosting actions.

Instead of suppressing symptoms at the first sign of illness, parents can support their child’s health by:

  • Prioritizing rest and reducing stressors when sick
  • Ensuring proper nutrition, hydration, and physical activity
  • Using natural immune-boosters like vitamin C and D
  • Employing supportive tools like essential oils
  • Most importantly, getting their nervous system checked!

With a tailored chiropractic care plan to monitor and reduce subluxation, many children can avoid the cycle of sickness. Their bodies can handle seasonal challenges, recover from acute illnesses, and build resilience to prevent bigger issues.

For more information on supporting your child’s health, check out the “Raising Healthy Kids Naturally Playbook.”

Wide-Reaching Benefits

When the nervous system is balanced and functioning well, the benefits extend beyond stronger immunity. The nervous system controls and coordinates every cell, tissue, and organ, and chiropractic care can improve overall function.

Parents often notice improvements in seemingly unrelated conditions after their child starts a customized chiropractic care plan. These may include:

  • Behavioral issues: Children labeled with ADHD, anxiety, or sensory processing disorders may show significant improvements in focus, calmness, and behavior regulation under chiropractic care.
  • Digestive problems: Frequent stomachaches, constipation, diarrhea, and other GI issues can resolve when nerve interference along the spine is reduced, leading to better gut function.
  • Bedwetting and sleep challenges: The autonomic nervous system regulates sleep cycles and bladder function. Restoring nerve tone can help children overcome bedwetting and achieve better-quality sleep.
  • Asthma and breathing issues: With reduced nerve tension affecting the respiratory diaphragm and airways, many people with asthma can breathe easier and rely less on inhalers and nebulizers once subluxations are addressed.

The possibilities are vast because Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care unlocks the body’s innate ability to heal and regulate itself.

Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care: Restoring Nervous System Function and Immune Balance

For many families, Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care becomes the missing piece that accelerates their child’s healing journey. When combined with other natural therapies and lifestyle changes such as nutrition, it offers a comprehensive approach to building a child’s resilience from within.

Instead of covering up symptoms with various medications, authentic healing can occur. Rather than relying on inhalers, antibiotics, and over-the-counter medicines, children develop stronger vitality to face life’s challenges.

With principled chiropractic support, children can avoid the vicious cycle of sickness and focus on growing, developing, and thriving as they should.

At Addasu Family Chiropractic, we aim to help you and your children thrive! If you’re not local, please reach out to a trained PX Doc in our directory. Our doctors want to improve your child’s life and change their trajectory from chronic illness to naturally kicking the sick.

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