Dr Brad Ivanchuk here. I am a Burlington, Ontario Chiropractor, Personal Training Specialist, Certified Posture Expert and Certified Postural Neurologist at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line.
We are going to continue our discussion on the major health issues currently facing Canadian kids and today we are going to discuss mental health issues; depression and anxiety specifically.
I’m sure you are wondering how chiropractic care can help these conditions but after being in practice for over 25 years, I can tell you that many people have had miraculous results.
Children, teenagers and adults alike. Many have been able to reduce the amount of medication they are taking and a few have been able to get off it altogether.
It has been well documented that chiropractic adjustments will stimulate the release of endorphins within the body.
Endorphins are hormones which elevate your mood and their presence in the body is very important to help combat depression.
Chiropractic adjustments will also calm the sympathetic nerve system which is the fight or flight part of your nerve system.
When the sympathetic nerve system is constantly being stimulated, anxiety is going to result. Kids are interacting with technology at a very early age and most kids have a very hectic life (school, extra-curricular activities etc.).
Both of these will continually stimulate the sympathetic nerve system and anxiety is the consequence.
So, when you consider the harsh and sometime fatal side-effects of anti-anxiety and anti-depressant medication, finding a natural approach to treat both of these conditions is highly indicated in children.
The last thing you want to do is teach your kids that the solution to their health problems is a drug or medication! This can only lead to addictions and set the stage for bigger problems down the road.
Aside from chiropractic adjustments, eliminate as much sugar as you can from your children’s diet.
Sugar does not do anyone’s brain any favors. And we have talked about these 2 things many times before; make sure your kids get enough exercise and green space time.
At least 2 hours per day. And limit the amount of time they interact with technology every day.
If these things aren’t enough, consult with a naturopath.
They have a lot of natural remedies at their disposal for both anxiety and depression.
If you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your kids may have, please call me.
Consultations in our office are always free of charge and these include a detailed posture check.
Family appointments are also available where I can check you and your kids all at the same time.
And why would you want to do this? Because spinal problems and posture distortions run in families.
Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433).
Life Chiropractic Centre …. Helping families just like yours build vibrant, healthy, drug-free lives for over 25 years in Burlington.