Despite technological advances, hygiene and huge medical monetary sacrifices, it is well known that today’s children are suffering from an escalating host of infections, degenerative and immune/autoimmune disorders. For example, preschool children are having recurrent ear infections at rates higher than ever before. In the last decade the number has grown by over 50%. Today’s children experience the highest incidence of asthma in the history of mankind. It is not normal for child after child to be putting a drug into their body in order to breathe properly.
The most conceivable answer to this downward health trend can be attributed to the increasing levels of stress physically, mentally/emotionally, as well as improper nutrition. This stress creates abnormal nerve function, which creates altered function of our organs and systems, especially the immune system.
Because life is experienced and expressed through the nervous system, it is paramount that it functions at an optimal level. It is imperative that our children have an optimal chance to express health, love and enjoyment of life through an optimally functioning body.
In modern medicine, children are already in a state of disease when symptoms develop and they seek help. This reactive type of health care will never have a chance to increase the overall state of health of our children; it will only fight crises. A proactive approach to health is what is needed. It is now becoming widely known that a spinal and nerve system check by a Chiropractor is an integral part of health care for all people, especially children.
Ten years ago, it was widely accepted in the scientific world that the immune system acted independently. It is now known that the nervous system plays a large role in controlling the immune system. Studies have shown that chiropractic care improves immune system function. These studies show that chiropractic care influences the number of T and B lymphocytes, NK cells, antibody levels, phagocytic activity and plasma beta-endorphin levels and CD4 counts. This improves immune system function, builds a stronger body, and reduces the risk of our children ever reaching a crisis in health. They are happier, healthier, and more able to enjoy the world around them.