Earaches

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Knowledge is Power…
Application Of Knowledge is POWERFUL!

 

 

 
FACT:

66% of children have had at least one episode of middle ear infection, or otitis media (OM) by the agze of 2.

FACT:

Ear infections cost the United States almost $2 billion per year.

FACT:

Even more disturbing, frequent earaches may interfere with child’s language and speech development or cause permanent hearing loss.

Three Types of Otitis Media

  1. Acute OM is most commonly a complication of an upper respiratory infection and is associated with pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and fever.

  2. Serous or secrectory OM results when acute OM is not completely resolved. Serous OM is associated with hearing loss, obstruction of the eustachian tube and accumulation of fluid in the middle ear.

  3. Chronic OM usually results from acute OM or from trauma to the ear drum. The ear drum, or tympanic membrane is perforated with chronic OM.

*Much research supports the cause of ear infections linked directly to the birthing process.

“There is a link between vertebral blockage of atlas (C1 – the first cervical(neck) vertebrae) and axis (C2 – the second cervical(neck) vertebrae) in newly born infants due most likely to the birth trauma.”

Infantile Head Joint Blockage. Seifert, 1. 1975 Functional Pathology of the Motor System Rehabilitation Supple. 10-11 p53 Eds, Lewitt, K. and Gutmann, G. Braitslava, Obzor.

Choices For Treating Ear Infections

“The necessity of teaching mankind not to take drugs and medicines, is a duty incumbent upon all who know their uncertainty and injurious effects; and the time is not far distant when the drug system will be abandoned.”

 

Charles Armbruster, M.D.

Note: Antibiotic drugs are the first choice of medical treatment for most cases of OM. Some cases of OM are caused by sterile bacteria-free effusion, which will not respond to antibiotics.

Side-Effects of Anti(against)-Biotics(Life): short term – nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and yeast infection.

Long term – drug resistant bacteria evolve, increasing chances of recurrent, serious ear infections

The Research is in…

  • A Recent report looked at 158 patients, ages three months to six years old. All of the children had experienced at least three episodes of acute OM during the previous six months prior to the study. The study concluded that the use of antibiotics for treatment of ear infection do not prevent ear infection. “Routine use of amoxicillin prophylaxis should be discouraged.” (Pediatr Infect Dis J 1997; 16(4):376-81.)

  • Pediatricians and family physicians prescribe over 500 million dollars worth of antibiotics per year for ear infections alone and another 500 million or other pediatriac illnesses. Yet, according to Erden Cantekin, M.D., former director of research at the University of Pittsburgh, “Recurrent rates of middle ear fluid were significantly higher in the antibiotic-treated group than in the placebo group. Children receiving amoxicillin for chronic middle are infections experienced two to six times the rate of recurrence.” K. Hark, “Corporate-Funded Research May Be Hazardous To Your Health,” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist 1989, 45:3. E.J. Cantekin, TW McGuire and TL Griffith, “Antimicrobial Therapy for Otitis Media With Effusion” (Secretory Otitis Media), JAMA 1991, 226 (23); 3309 – 3317.

  • Pharynigitis and tonsillitis are among the worst-treated of all illnesses primarily because of the over prescription of antibiotics. J.C. Pechere, etal., Infections: Recognition, Understanding, Treatment (Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1984) 37.

  • After Congressional hearings and numerous academic studies on this issue, it has become the general consensus that 40 to 60 percent of all antibiotics in this country are mis-prescribed. S.M. Wolfe, “Antibiotics, ” Washington D.C.: Health Letter (The Public Citizen Health Research Group,1989) 5, (7): 1-5.

  • The overuse of antibiotics has created a new breed of bacteria, which is entirely resistant to antibiotics. The medical community has labeled them “Super-bacteria”. One “Super-bacteria” that is resistant to penicillin is Streptococcus Pneunomiae (PRSP) – which causes otitis media, a common childhood ear infection.

MD’s on the use of Drugs…

“Every drug increases and complicates the patients condition.”

   

Robert Henderson, M.D.

“Every educated physician knows that most diseases are not appreciably helped my medicine.”

 

Richard C. Cabot, M.D.
(Mass. Gen. Hospital)

“Medical practice has neither philosophy nor common sense to recommend it. In sickness the body is already loaded with impurities. By taking drug – medicines more impurities are added thereby the case is further embarrassed and harder to cure.”

   

Elmer Lee, M.D., Past Vice-President, Academy of Medicine

“The person who takes medicine must recover twice; once from the disease and once from the medicine.”

   

William Osler, M.D.

Current research indicates that surgery is often futile. Studies actually show that the surgery has been performed on many children who did not meet the medical criteria for ear tube implantation. Researchers at the Department of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Mass., conducted a study on the medical appropriateness of ear tubes. Altogether, 6,611 children under the age of 16 were included in the study. All of the children had been recommended by their doctors to have ear tubes. An Expert panel concluded that only 41% of the subjects met appropriate criteria for ear tube insertion.

(JAMA 1994; 271(16): 1250-5).

The Power That Made Your Body Heals Your Body. God did not make you with too many parts nor did he leave you needing any additional body parts. God made you just right. Everything you need for optimal health and high performance healing you already have. You just don’t need any interference. Drugs and unnecessary surgery interfere with your body’s ability to heal.

 

“The Doctor of the Future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause of disease.”

Thomas A. Edison

Is CHIROPRACTIC The SOLUTION?

You Make The Call

NEW HOPE FOR CHILDHOOD EAR INFECTION SUFFERERS

The Beginning Of Chiropractic

In 1895 Dr. D.D. Palmer stated that if the body was working as God designed it to work, it would recover from illness and disease that previously could not be cured by medicine. Dr. Palmer also felt that if the body continued to function by natural design, it would not develop disease. He then showed proof that this could be done by aligning the spine. With the objective being to remove any and all interference to the Central Nervous System, the system that coordinates all body function. Research has proven people, especially children get well under Chiropractic. And now, more visits are made each year to natural health care providers than Medical Health Care Providers.

CHIROPRACTIC is based on one thing, RESULTS . . .

One study enrolled . A full 93% of the children recovered within 10 days of chiropractic care. Furthermore, 43% improved with only one or two visits.

Another study of five children with chronic recurrent middle ear infections who had been under medical care for at least six months, but had failed to recover. All the children improved with no more than five visits to the chiropractor. (J Clin Chir Ped 1996; 1(2):66).

According to a recent study of children between the ages of 27 days and five years old, chiropractic adjustments may, depending on the severity of the condition, resolve middle ear infections (otitis media) in a relatively short time. The role of the chiropractic adjustment in the care and treatment of 332 children with otitis media, by JM Fallon. Journal of Chiropractic Pediatrics, Oct. 1997; 2(2) pp 167-183.

The odds that a child treated with chiropractic will get an ear infection are much less than that of a child treated by a medical doctor. Pediatricians would most likely put the children on a course of antibiotics to treat the infection, whereas chiropractic children would never be on antibiotics. The occurrence of infectious disease was significantly less among the children treated by a chiropractor. A Comparative Study, Wendy M. Breda

The CAUSE of EAR INFECTIONSUBLUXATION

Many doctors believe that middle ear infections occur when a tiny muscle called the tensor veli palatini becomes dysfunctional. This muscle is innervated by nerves, as are all muscles. These particular nerves innervating the tensor veli palatini can be traced back to the spinal cord in the upper neck. These dysfunctional areas in the spine called SUBLUXATION may interfere with nerve flow to this muscle. By the problem can be corrected. Therefore, allowing the symptom (the ear infection) to heal naturally, the way god intended us to heal.


We have found that 100% of the children that come in to our office with ear infections have misalignments in their spine (SUBLUXATION).

90% of all these children have misalignment or subluxation of the first vertabrae (Atlas).

The misalignment or subluxation is usually caused by the birthing process or postural strain.

The particular subluxation patterns associated with ear infections cause a blockage or interference with the Eustachian tubes and/or some of the lymphatics. The result is interference with the lymphatic system. This prevents normal drainage of the middle ear. Then ear infection is the result of the blockage. Instead of treating the ear infection which is the effect of the blockage.

Doctors of Chiropractic go to the root of the problem. Which is what is causing the blockage or the interference – the subluxation.

Once the subluxation is reduced, the ears begin to function properly again and normal drainage begins.

Then when the subluxation is corrected children do not in most cases get ear infections again.

Chiropractic is the safest and most effective way to eliminate ear infections.

 

Call us today to start your child on the road to excellent health!

 

PREVENTION STRATEGIES FOR EAR INFECTIONS

Subluxation Check-Up – The goal is to prevent ear infections from happening in the first place. Your child should be checked by a chiropractor for subluxation regardless of symptoms. Consider this type of check-up similar to the type of check-up your medical doctor gives your child. A simple painless check-up can ensure your family that your child is on the road to excellent health and it only takes a few minutes. Take advantage of our special offer.

Breast Feeding – Studies show that breast feeding bolsters an infant’s immune system and cans prevent ear infection. A study in the journal pediatrics followed 306 babies. Six-month old infants who were fed exclusively by breast-feeding were half as likely to experience a first episode of otitis media, compared with babies who were fed formula. (Pedriatics 1997; 100(4):E7).

LIMIT Dairy intake – Dairy consumption may increase your child’s risk of ititis media (Otolaryngol Clin North Am 1992;25(1):197-211). Consequently, your chiropractor may recommend a dairy-free diet for your child.

Stay smoke-free – Research indicates that children who are exposed to cigarette smoke get more ear infections than children who grow up in a smoke-free enviroment (Pediatr Dent 1998; 20(5):327-30). So, if you smoke, quit – or at the very least, make sure to smoke outside and far away from your child. In addition, avoid bringing your child into smoke filled homes or resturants.