Another wonderful blog from our monthly guest speaker, Dr Scott Campbell-Lloyd from the Mt Hawthorn Chiropractic Clinic.
How can Chiropractic care help my child sleep??
How can Chiropractic care help my child feed better??
How can Chiropractic care help my child poo more easily??
How can Chiropractic care help my child............??
The list of questions can be endless. How CAN Chiropractic care help??
In order to answer any of the possible questions which could have been listed above, we need to establish what Chiropractic IS helping. Confused yet.....hold on, help is coming!!
Chiropractic care is intended to help one thing and one thing only neuro-musculo-spinal-physiological function.
Now you're really confused....neuro-what?!?!?! Lets break it down -
Neuro - brain & nerve system
Musculo-spinal - all things associated with the spine & pelvis
Physiology - cellular function of every system in the body
Function - how things work
Therefore, Chiropractic care SOLELY intended to assess, understand, address, improve and ultimately maintain the function of your brain & nerve system by insuring structural integrity of your spine thereby allowing a clear working brain to body connection leading to optimal physiology. In other words, Chiropractic care is intended to give your body the opportunity to work as well as possible.
To come full circle, how can Chiropractic care help my child?
If your child has been exposed to any form of stress to their physiology (eg. physical - birth trauma, falls; chemical - processed foods, environmental toxins, drugs; mental - bullying, exams etc) it may be affecting their health and neuro-musculo-spinal-physiological function.
If Chiropractic care identifies any interference to this function and is able to make a correction, then why would a child be uncomfortable and not able to sleep?? Why would a child be struggling with bowel movements if they are feeding well??
The key to remember with the above, possibly initially confusing but hopefully eventually clarified, explanation and definition, is that Chiropractic care is NOT intended to treat the symptoms of feeding issues, colic and/or constipation, rather it is intended to identify and ultimately correct any interference to the brain-body connection or more eloquently - correct any subluxations within the neuro-musculo-spinal-physiological system.
A great resource for simple explanations, analogies and further information on some of the above is a podcast - Life By Design. Two chiropractors from Canada who are across much of the latest research, social media frenzies and health topics discuss what is truly required for optimal health, function and happiness. I would highly recommend.
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