healthy kidsThe 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 March newsletter.


“Chiropractic’s purpose is to remove interferences to
the natural healing power running through the body.
When that power is unleashed the healing that
results may be profound.

Today we find more parents bringing their children
to chiropractors for day-to-day health concerns
we’re all familiar with: colds, sore throats, ear
infections, fevers, colic, asthma, tonsillitis, allergies,
bed-wetting, infections, pains, falls, stomach-aches,
and the hundred and one little and big things
children go through as they grow up.

Chiropractors Do Not Treat Disease

It’s most important to understand that chiropractic is
not a treatment for disease. Its purpose is to reduce
spinal nerve stress, a serious and often painless
condition most children (and adults) have in their
bodies. Spinal nerve stress interferes with the
proper functioning of the nervous system, can
weaken internal organs and organ systems, lower
resistance, reduce healing potential and set the
stage for sickness and disorders of all kinds.

When a chiropractor frees the nervous system from
spinal stress, the healing power of the body is
unleashed: the immune system functions more
efficiently, resistance to disease increases, and
your child’s body functions more efficiently. Your
child can respond to internal and external
environmental stresses such as germs, changes in
temperature, humidity, toxins, pollen and all the
other stresses he/she comes in contact with more

So although children with diseases are often
brought to the chiropractor, the chiropractor is not
treating their diseases but is instead freeing them of
spinal nerve stress, thus permitting their body’s
natural healing potential to function at its best.”

To learn more about the causes of spinal stress and its affect on your child’s function, click here. 

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.

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