Last month I talked to you about the fact that is it crucial for children to be checked for Subluxations and that one of the most common causes is the process of Birth. So let’s continue…
Last month we talked about a topic which is very unknown and very disturbing to most parents – Traumatic Birth Syndrome. The idea that a child may be traumatized before you hold him/her in your arms is a very foreign concept to most parents.
And of course the two most common culprits are Traumatic Birth Syndrome (TBS) as well as In-Uterine Constraint that are the most significant cause of Vertebral Subluxations and nerve transmission damage in infants and children. All chiropractors are well aware of these two.
As your doctor, I feel you should also be aware of very common, well-accepted, recognized, and deeply rooted medical procedures and rituals, that often contribute to TBS, thereby affecting the health of your baby – even for life: Ultrasound.
This procedure, many think, seems “safe” and innocuous. Current research, however, tells us that this is far from the truth. It appears that ultrasound tends to cause an error in the way human cells function. Diagnostic ultrasound can cause subtle genetic damage and alterations in cellular growth and function. It can also play havoc with our cell genetic Code. This means that it is possible to create errors in the very Code that makes your baby a Human Being.
As well, it has also been linked to dyslexia, delayed speech, as well as demyelination (Myelin is the covering which protects nerves and prevents ‘short-circuits’) of the brain – not a good thing! This last effect was the result of a study done using rats but I’ll let you draw your own conclusions.
As early as the 1990s, a number of studies hinted that ultrasound scanning affected unborn babies. For example – research suggested that subtle brain damage can cause people who ought to be right-handed, according to their genetics, to become left-handed. In addition, these people face a higher risk of conditions ranging from learning difficulties to epilepsy.
These findings would mean that ultrasound scans are causing slight brain damage in thousands of babies each year.
Ultrasound scans, which were introduced in the 1960s, have long been regarded as a safe means of checking on the health of an unborn child. They use high-frequency sound waves to give X-ray-like images of the inside of the womb. And according to Swedish researchers, the human brain undergoes critical development until relatively late in pregnancy, making it more susceptible to damage.
In addition, the male brain is especially at risk, as it continues to develop later than the female brain. (Ok….I realize that I’ve just opened up a whole can of worms ……but this is serious.)
Beverley Beech, Chairwoman of Britain’s Association for Improvements in Maternity Services, criticized doctors for insisting for years, that ultrasound was totally safe. “I am not sure at all that the benefits of ultrasound scans outweigh the downsides,” She said. “We should be advising women to think very, very, carefully before they have scans at all.”
Of greatest concern, however, is the fact that ultrasound affects the immature eggs of a female baby thus affecting her own children. Because this technology is still relatively new, this last effect has not been investigated thoroughly, but parents everywhere should be cautious!
I have to tell you the one thing that really bothers me: Many couples want to see how their baby is developing and insist that a scan, in color and in 3-D, be done. Something to think about!
(I will continue this topic next month – we’ll cover Epidurals, Forceps, Vacuum Extraction, C-sections, as well a Pitocin, etc.)
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.
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