Childhood symptoms such as fever, rashes, etc are pat of development and strengthening of the immune system. When inhibited, the child’s development is hindered. Childhood infections are actually beneficial because they help strengthen the immune system and create the antibodies necessary to fight off similar infections in the future. Fever is a natural response of the body to kill of whatever microorganism is wreaking havoc within the body. The fever creates an environment in the body that is not conducive to their survivial. To heal, the body must go through critical steps to reach that final destination. Microorganisms cause vasodilation (widening of blood vessels) and increased permeability (ability to cross a membrane). These actions allow more nutrients and oxygen to reach an area, therefore initiating the healing process.
Chiropratic care will help to facilitate the healing process by restoring proper nerve function. Subluxations and fixations can often block proper nerve flow. Many patients cancel their appointments when they fall ill but this is the best time to come in for an adjustment. Getting yourself and your children adjusted when sick will boost your immune system, trigger the healing process to start, and will often shorten the length of an illness.