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With the start of a new school year, our minds often turn to flu-shots, hand sanitizer and vitamin C! But, did you know that regular adjustments can be a very effective way to boost your child’s immune system? Psychology Today published a very interesting article by Katie Gilbert entitled Immune Boost. Gilbert states: “Chiropractic care was first linked to improved immunity during the deadly flu epidemic of 1917 and 1918. Chiropractic patients fared better than the general population. This observation spurred a study of the field. The data reported that flu victims under chiropractic care had an estimated .25 percent death rate, a lot less than the normal rate of 5 percent among flu victims who did not receive chiropractic care.”

Modern Chiropractic Research

According to Terry Rondberg, president of the World Chiropractic Alliance, the spine plays a significant role in wellbeing. He notes that many factors affect the body’s ability to maintain optimal balance, including the spine. One study, from the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois, found that there was in increase in disease-fighting white blood cell counts just 15 minutes after chiropractic adjustment occurred. Another study looked at the effects of chiropractic care on the immune system response in HIV-positive patients. After a six-month period of chiropractic treatment, the group receiving the treatment showed a 48 percent increase in white blood cell counts, where the group that did not receive chiropractic care experienced a 7.96 percent decrease in immunity cells.

Chiropractic Care and Children

The spine plays a critical role in your child’s daily functioning and development. Here are eight benefits chiropractic care can bring to your school-age child:

1. Encourages your child’s optimal brain and nerve development.
2. Supports your child’s nerve communication throughout the body for optimal health and wellness.
3. Helps strengthen your child’s immunity, which leads to fewer colds, ear-aches and overall illness.
4. Supports the digestive strength of your child.
5. Diminishes nerve interference, which may impact your child’s capacity to learn and concentrate.
6. Helps resolve your child’s poor posture, asthma, allergies and bed-wetting.
7. Deepens your child’s sleep and helps them to be more well-rested.
8. Balances the overall energy of your child.

Chiropractic Benefits for Infants

Childbirth isn’t just traumatic for a mother; it can also be traumatic for the infant! In addition to some of the above issues, gentle chiropractic care for infants can also help resolve breastfeeding issues, as well as crying/colic issues. It can also support their physical development and boost recovery after birth. Click here or check out the video below to watch Dr. Kim perform an adjustment on an infant.

Schedule Your Child’s Adjustment Today

Kids have enough to worry about as they start a new school year and adjust to their new routines and surroundings. Set them up for success by making sure their spine is healthy!