Our world has made it normal for a child to stare at an iPad for 8 hours starting at the age of 6. It is normal to watch teenagers slug down Starbucks every day after school. It is even normal to discourage a child from thinking on their own and to support a herd mentality. This environment, along with tons of other examples, shows why our children are being medicated, seeing child psychologists and experiencing spinal degeneration on alarming levels. Although these problems are substantial, I am mainly concerned that our youth are never taught to encourage their bodies innate ability to heal and express health. Without this single philosophical understanding, the next generation of human beings will be 100% dependent on Big Pharma and crisis care.
In contrast to this bleak future, children who are being exposed to chiropractic care that focuses on holistic and natural health are expressing their true genetic potential. Where chiropractic children learn about healthy posture and strategies to maintain their spinal structure, their classmates focus on accumulating screen time. Where chiropractic children are taught that food is used to fuel a strong, active body, their classmates are addicted to sugar, energy drinks and fast food. Where chiropractic children are taught to think for themselves and question conventional wisdom, their classmates are encouraged to never question authority and assume someone else has chosen what is best for everyone.
To provide your son or daughter with the biggest advantage, the gift of health for the rest of their life, make an appointment for them with your local chiropractor who focuses on lifetime wellness care. For stockpiles of research articles on the effectiveness of pediatric chiropractic as well as a directory of chiropractors specifically trained to work with children, please go to the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) website at icpa4kids.com or call (858) 312-5066 to speak with a representative from Shea Family Chiropractic who will assist you in finding a chiropractor for your children near you.