I don’t know about you, but most parents want nothing more for their children to be healthy. How would you define this for your child? Does that mean that they are not normally sick, they eat healthy, they are active, or do they take medicine for an illness? Do your children eat fruits and veggies? Do they take a multivitamin? There are so many decisions that we make for our children to help them be healthy and well!
Many parents do not know that chiropractors are the doctors that originated the wellness movement by helping their patients create a wellness lifestyle. Proper nutrition, daily exercise and regular chiropractic care are vital to have the body function at its best. What does function at its best mean? For me, it means that the different systems of the body are working properly with no stress. The brain tells the heart to beat, the lungs to breathe, your stomach to digest your food, and your bowels to pass your stool. Yup, you read it right. The brain and nervous system control everything. Chiropractors call it the Master Controller of the body.
A chiropractor that focuses on family wellness care recognizes that the symptoms your child is experiencing are there for a reason. Their body is trying to express what is wrong! Our bodies are constantly adapting and changing. Daily stressors from the three T’s impact their ability to adapt. What are these three T’s? Traumas, thoughts and toxins. Ok, you might be asking what does that mean for my child?
Let’s break down the 3 T’s. Traumas are pretty easy for most parents to understand as we watch our growing kids fall down while learning to walk and landed on their bottom a 100 times a day, riding their bike, or even playing at the park. Maybe you have older kids and you have watched them play sports. I know I cringe as I sit on the side lines watching my kids play. My first thought is always to remember to check their spines and adjust them after their game. My second thought is I should have brought my portable table so each child could be checked and adjusted as they come off the field.
Our thoughts and internal dialogue can be a source of stress. How many times a day do you think your kids have negative thoughts? How stressed out are they with trying to compete in sports or make a good grade on a test? This type of mental stress can cause stress on their nervous system making their bodies less able to adapt.
Lastly, most people are not aware of all of the toxins in our environment. From the food that we eat, to the products we use for self-care, or to the products that we may take to cover up a symptom. These stressors prohibit our body from being able to adapt and well-being is impacted. Quite often, we associate the absence of symptoms with the presence of health when the two are not really related.
What can you do to keep your children healthy? Take a look at the 3 T’s and isolate which areas you need to work on to improve their body’s ability to function and adapt. Removing stressors from their daily routine can make a huge impact. Replace toxic chemicals in the home with more natural, non-toxic products like essential oils. Shop the outside aisles of your local grocery store and buy more fruits and veggies and organic whenever possible. Lastly, the summer is the best time to have their nervous system checked to make sure their bodies can adapt and function at their best.
At Davis Family Chiropractic, we see two types of children in our practice: those with symptoms and those for wellness care. Once we are able to identify the cause of the symptoms and correct those through adjusting the spine, we encourage our parents to keep their children under regular preventative care to allow them to live and play at their full potential. Call our office today to have your child scanned and their nervous system checked!!