I started on the issue of Chronic and Recurring Ear Infections – a very controversial and little understood topic that tends to tug a parents’ heart strings more than anything else. So, let’s continue to the finish…..
In my own practice, and I have a panache for helping children, most children I see with ear infections do have a vertebral subluxation in their spine, affecting the way their nervous system controls their resistance to infection. By eliminating this subluxation, a child’s normal resistance is increased and the threat of ear infections is minimized. You see, it’s not a matter of discovering yet another “wonder” antibiotic to drug your child with. It is a matter of having your child’s body function better all by itself. What a novel idea!
One of my colleagues, who is a pediatric specialist once gave a public lecture at his Wellness Center on the topic of Chronic Ear infections. His lecture theatre was packed with parents – mostly moms. There were also two uninvited guests at the back of the room, and they attempted to ridicule and make light what he was saying.
Finally one of the mothers in attendance stood up and asked these two gentlemen to please leave – to the applause of everyone present. He later discovered that his two guests were two Ear, Eye, Nose & Throat Specialists – the only two in town. They most likely felt threatened by a wellness approach to the care of children!
As well as chiropractic care, which I feel is essential; you may want to try the following to help your child:
1. Vitamin C, 1000-5000 mg daily.
2. Echinacea tincture, 20 drops, 2 times per day mixed with a few drops of orange juice for taste. Try for one week and discontinue for one week.
3. Zinc lozenges, although kids can’t stand these. Use as a last resort.
4. Warmed olive oil drops into the affected ear two or three times per day for 2-3 days.
I have also heard that an onion poultice will reduce your child’s pain during an episode of an ear infection: Slice some onions, quick fry in a skillet for a minute only, and place on the affected ear (wrap the onions in a cloth first). Although I have not attempted this “treatment”, it is apparently an effective remedy for pain.
In conclusion, I must stress that there is nothing that can substitute a normal functioning nervous system and immune system. And chiropractic care is designed to do exactly that – make sure both are functioning at their very best!
It would be my greatest honor to check your children – please ask me.
Dr Daniel Bronstein is the clinic director of Beacon Chiropractic in Grover Beach CA and specializes in the chiropractic care of children and pregnant mommas. He is Webster Technique Certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and devotes the core of practice to helping children and families live healthy lives.