…It’s More Than Just Itchy Skin!
HOW A CHIROPRACTOR CAN HELP ECZEMA
You may be wondering if the title of this post is a typo – it’s not! Many parents are finding great help by taking their children to a chiropractor, and today I’d like to dig in to this interesting topic and explore why they’re doing this and what kind of benefits they’re seeing.
While chiropractors are usually best known for what they do for stressed out adults, people who have had an accident, or those who are dealing with muscle and bone issues, they may have some pretty amazing benefits to offer kids with eczema as well.
I always thought that the whole point of working with a chiropractor was to get adjustments to relieve the pain of muscle, bone, and joint issues – but they do so much more! Many of them are well versed in natural nutrition, and these days many will know a lot about allergies as well. A chiropractic adjustment can help with eczema because it helps with overall body, stress response, and immune function – all things that play into how well the body can fight off a flare up or deal with inflammation that’s already present.
A chiropractor will usually treat eczema by first looking at the overall health of the body. They may look at posture, breathing, and alignment to see if the child’s body is growing and developing properly, and they may use traditional techniques to help align anything that’s out of balance. They can also use techniques that have a positive effect on the lymphatic system, immune system, and the body’s natural ability to detoxify itself – all things that can provide great relief.
One of the first things that came to my mind when I thought about taking my kids to the chiropractor is, ‘how can I get them to participate and relax into the process?’ It’s hard enough for adults to relax and let the adjustment happen – what about kids? Well, I attend a family practice where children as small as newborns are adjusted. It turns out that chiropractors do not use the pop & click technique on children. They switch to massage and maneuver, tactile sensations, and some pretty interesting gadgets and machines. All of which are less nerve wracking! The children I’ve seen, hop onto the bed willingly as they enjoy their ‘massage’ as much as (if not more than) the parents!
If you feel that stress, strain, development, or other related issues could be triggering your child’s eczema, call a local chiropractor and ask a few questions. It could be a great help!