Benefits of chiropractic treatments
Having a baby is a very exciting time but not all babies are settled and content in their first few months.
Every baby is different and many babies do suffer with persistent crying or colic. The cause of this is not always clear and otherwise healthy babies can display signs of extreme discomfort which is distressing for parents and the baby.
Babies can have strains and tension in their heads and bodies as a result of the birth process or how they were lying in the womb. These tensions can cause discomfort and lead to excessive crying. Cranial Osteopaths, Paediatric Chiropractors and Craniosacral Therapists can gently relieve these tensions and strains, resulting in a calmer and more content baby.
Chiropractic, craniosacral and osteopathic treatments work by making minor adjustments to the tissues and structure of the body to improve alignment. This resetting can also improve the efficiency of the nervous system.
Alongside skeletal improvements, craniosacral therapy can help to deliver balance to hormones. The treatment is very gentle and releases tensions in the body to improve the cranial rhythm and nervous system function. Prolonged crying spells stimulate a hormonal chain of reaction of the stress hormones, Cortisol and Adrenaline. Constantly having these hormones flood the body in a ‘fight or flight’ reaction not only increases a baby’s blood pressure, it reduces oxygen levels and fluid circulating into and from the brain.
Taking your baby to a registered and/or recommended practitioner after birth can help reduce discomfort, rectify misalignments and help rebalance their body.
If you want to find a registered practitioner for you, another adult or your baby, Visit Craniosacral Therapy Association, General Chiropractic Council or General Osteopathic Council. It is also worth asking friends and family for recommendations.
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QudoTM Soother has been developed based on knowledge from chiropractic and craniosacral therapies, knowing these can help ease discomfort.24 November 2022