ear infectThe International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) is an organization created to share knowledge on how chiropractic is not only beneficial but essential for pregnant women, babies and children. They are dedicated to researching the benefits of a healthy, functioning nervous system on development, and how chiropractic adjustments restore balance to our nervous system by eliminating subluxations, or misalignments. Below is an excerpt from their February newsletter.

“Many parents bring their children into our office
asking us to treat their ear infections. My first
response is that the purpose of chiropractic
care is not the treatment of conditions or
diseases; rather, it is the restoration of normal
body function. I explain that as chiropractors,
we work with the nervous system via gentle
spinal adjustments. We reduce stress related
interference to the nervous system, thereby
enhancing all overall body function. I further
explain that all systems of the body—muscular,
glandular, respiratory, circulatory, digestive,
eliminatory, hormonal and immunological—
depend on the optimal function of the nervous
system. With chiropractic, we focus on nerve
system function to enhance all the body’s

Because many parents are unaware of the
variety of options available for the treatment of
ear infections, I continue, “As a parent, you
have some choices to make. You can either
treat the ear infection, or not—that’s your right
as a parent. Even the American Academy of
Pediatrics recommends a watch-and-wait
approach, because the evidence-based
research about antibiotics is showing that not
only are they ineffective at treating ear
infections, but they will actually lead to
repeated ear infections in your child.”

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About the Author

Dr. Brenda Trudell is a chiropractor and owner of New Beginnings Chiropractic in Mount Horeb, WI. The clinic focuses on natural health, especially for women, pregnancy and children through chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, fitness, nutrition, essential oils, and more. As a female chiropractor, she understands the special circumstances surrounding women's health. Men and women are not created equal, and it is important to acknowledge that in the healthcare world. She strives to find the most current healthcare information to help all of her patients.

Dr. Trudell is available to present to groups on many different topics. Please contact the office for details or with any questions. Dr. Trudell is certified in the Webster Technique. For more information, visit newbeginningschiropractic.net or email at brendatrudell@drtrudell.com.