We are blessed to live in a time where modern medicine is readily available and often lifesaving! It is important to remember though that medications do have side effects, and we must weigh the positive and negative effects of using medication. Many decide to view medication as a priority rather than a last resort.
Acid-suppressive medications and antibiotics are prescribed often to people of all ages to treat several different symptoms. Unfortunately, in infants and younger patients, these drugs often do more harm than good. Research has found that acid-suppressive medications and antibiotics that were given to infants in the first six months often developed allergic disease, including asthma, allergic rhinitis, anaphylaxis, contact dermatitis, food allergies, medication allergies, and allergic conjunctivitis. It may be worth the effort to choose a more natural path first, as these medical issues can remain in the body for life!
For example, research supports amazing benefits of chiropractic care for digestive issues in infants such as GERD or reflux. Yes, medication is valuable when absolutely needed – but it shouldn’t necessarily be our go-to every time. Instead of treating symptoms, chiropractic care creates the healthiest environment so every muscle, cell, organ, and tissue can function as God intended.
At Integral Chiropractic Co., this is Jaden’s story:
Ever since little Jaden was born, he has suffered with having dry, irritated skin with red patches all over his body. It would range from mild to severe where some patches would come and go while others would remain. His pediatrician prescribed steroid creams which resulted in zero results. Nothing helped his skin until his parents understood that neurologically based chiropractic care works to remove nerve interference which affects the whole body, even skin. Ashlee and Josh started bringing Jaden in regularly for adjustments when he was 14 months old. After his first adjustment, his parents noticed the patches started to fade. Then after just his second adjustment, his skin cleared up and seemed as if he had never had eczema before! One month is all it took for Jaden’s parents to know his little body was functioning better by seeing the outward symptoms disappear. Ashlee and Josh see the value in chiropractic care for the whole family. They are under regular care as well and have seen great results for themselves too!