So many of our patients are parents and concerns about their children’s health and wellness often pop up during treatment. Some are surprised to learn that we treat children and others bring their children in for treatment quite often. A common question we get is: “Is my child too young for treatment?” or “How will this help my child?” and the answer is pretty simple. There is NO age restriction, your child is never too young (or old) for treatment and it will help your child by identifying any underlying problems they might have, whether it is emotional, physical or even something in their subconscious mind.
Most of us already know how babies, toddlers and children can benefit from chiropractic care but we are not so sure where holistic health fits in. Holistic health looks at the patient as a whole. It considers every aspect of their health which includes their diet, environment, the way they cope with stress and their emotional well-being in order to get them healthy and keep them healthy.
Some common ways in which we support children’s health include:-
- Food sensitivities – this can be seen in gut issues, behavioural issues, learning difficulties, skin issues and much more
- Night terrors or difficulty sleeping
- Separation anxiety
- Constipation/diarrhea/sore tummies
- Learning difficulties
- Poor immune systems
- Emotionally reactive
- Mental wellbeing
- Allergies, asthma, eczema and much more
Treatment allows us to identify and treat any spiritual, emotional, physical or structural issues they might have. To a degree it becomes another way of communicating for them. It gives us the opportunity to support them through anything they are going through and it gives parents a better understanding of what they might be experiencing. This world can be a pretty tough place for them, especially because their bodies and minds are constantly changing, so being able to make things a bit easier for each special and unique child and supporting parents through it all is what we are passionate about and love to do.
TMG – a wonder product, especially for kids.
TMG (Trimethylglycine) is a naturally produced amine that protects against cellular stress. We use this product for both children and adults. It’s nickname is “mothers little helper” as it can really support mood and behaviour in children by mopping up toxins in the body which can affect gut, skin, sleep, stress levels, ADHD and is particularly supportive of any babies or children who seem to react to vaccinations, eg, “my child is a bit off after the vaccinations this week.”