wellThe 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 July newsletter.

“The term “wellness” is becoming common and being used by many holistic care groups to describe the type of care they are offering. Merriam Webster defines wellness as “the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal.” From Wikipedia, we read, “Wellness is generally used to mean a healthy balance of the mind-body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of well-being…In other words, wellness is a view of health that emphasizes the state of the entire being and its ongoing development.”
A few years ago, the ICPA sent out a survey to its members asking for the reasons why parents bring their children to chiropractors. The number one reason reported was “wellness.” Parents are recognizing the importance of chiropractic care and the significant role it plays in the family wellness lifestyle.

Let’s look more closely how your doctor of chiropractic contributes to your family wellness. Back to basic chiropractic science, the adjustment reduces nerve system stress allowing the body to function in a greater state of health. As the nerves in your spine regain proper function, all systems of the body are improved. This is because the brain and nervous system is considered the master control system of the entire body. It orchestrates and regulates all other body systems. There is no question that optimal health is dependent on the best performance of the nervous system.

We also know that when our nervous system is healthier, our minds function more efficiently as well. In chiropractic, our specific work with spinal nerves has a significant effect on the way we think and behave. An overloaded, ill functioning nervous system cannot handle additional physical or emotional stress. Pathways has published many articles supporting the positive effect the chiropractic adjustment has had on people’s thoughts and feelings. In one issue, a young boy diagnosed with ADHD said this to his mother about the adjustment, “it takes the noise out of my head.”

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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.