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Chiropractic More Effective Than Drugs for Ear Infections

by | Child Chiropractic Care

Suspected ear infections or otitis media account for over 35% of all pediatrician visits in the United States – about 30 million doctor visits a year. Is that the right thing to do? Do you take them to the doctor or is there other ways? There are finally some great studies proving other ways may be more effective.

Many people are now turning to Chiropractic instead of traditional medicine to deal with ear infections for children. Chiropractors attempt to get to the root cause of a health problem rather than just treat the symptoms.

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EAR INFECTIONS AND CHIROPRACTIC

Ear pain is the number one reason for child visits to chiropractors.

Misalignments of the spine (also called subluxations) can occur during childbirth or from a fall or tumble. Misalignments undiscovered or left untreated can irritate or inflame the nerves and can affect the Eustachian tube, leading to fluid buildup in the middle ear. The purpose of a chiropractic adjustment is to help to restore the normal functioning of the nervous system so the body can heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.

Antibiotics, the usual allopathic treatment, are not consistently effective and often lead to a recurrence of ear infections. Studies show, the higher recurrence rate among children who took amoxicillin could be due to a depression of their body’s natural immune response as a result of taking an antibiotic in the early stage of infection. Antibiotic use in such cases may cause an “unfavorable shift” toward the growth of resistant bacteria, setting up a continuing cycle of repeat ear infections, which lands them back at the pediatrician for more antibiotics. (source)

Even the CDC says “antibiotics are not recommended to help treat many ear infections”.

A promising study published in the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics indicates that there is a strong correlation between chiropractic adjustments and the resolution of ear infections. 332 children with chronic ear infections participated in the study. Each child, ranging in age from 27 days to 5 years, was given a series of chiropractic adjustments. The results show that close to 80% of the children did not experience another ear infection within the six-month period following their initial visits.

In a recent study by ICPA it concludes that Chiropractic care is MORE effective and reduces symptoms faster than traditional allopathic care.

 

THE EAR INFECTION STUDY

The Role of the Chiropractic Adjustment in the Care and Treatment of 332 Children with Otitis Media Fallon, JM. Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics Vol 2, No. 2 1997 p.167-183.

From the abstract: This pilot study included children from 27 days old to five-years-old, was on the effects of chiropractic adjustments on children with otitis media used tympanography as an objective measure.

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Results: The average number of adjustments administered by types of otitis media were as follows: acute otitis media (127 children) 4 adjustments; chronic/serous otitis media (104 children) 5 adjustments; for mixed type of bilateral otitis media (10 children) 5.3 adjustments; where no otitis was initially detected (74 children) 5.88 adjustments. The number of days it took to normalize the otoscopic examination was for acute 6.67, chronic/serous 8.57 and mixed 8.3. the number of days it took to normalize the tympanographic examination was acute: 8.35, chronic/serous 10.18 and mixed 10.9 days. The overall recurrence rate over a six month period from initial presentation in the office was for acute 11.02%, chronic/serous 16.34%, for mixed 30% and for none present 17.56%.

 

EAR INFECTION STUDY CONCLUSION:

The results indicate that there is a strong correlation between the chiropractic adjustment and the resolution of otitis media for the children. Note: 311 of the 332 had a history of prior antibiotic use. 53.7% of the children had their first bout of otitis media between the ages of 6 months and 1 year and a total of 69.9% of the subjects in the study had their first bout of OM under a year of age. This is consistent with the findings of other studies.

Even though this study is not definitive and more scientific research needs to be done in this area, chiropractic treatment is a conservative, drug-less approach to consider trying if your child has a history of chronic ear infections.

 

A MORE HOLISTIC APPROACH:

1. As long as the eardrum hasn’t ruptured, often using garlic or garlic/mullein oil ear drops in the affected ear will cure an ear infection without paying to go to either one. You can also make your own garlic-infused oil with:
1 clove of fresh garlic (organic if possible), minced
2 tablespoons of high quality olive oil or sesame oil

The fastest way is to heat the olive oil in a small pan or double boiler (preferred) and add the minced garlic. Then, keep on very low heat for about 20 minutes to let the beneficial properties of the garlic infuse into the oil. At this point, strain the garlic and remove. Let the garlic cool to just skin temperature and place two drops in the ear. The warmth and the oil often offer fast relief. Since fresh garlic is used, I make a new batch of this mixture every 24 hours if needed rather than keeping the remaining oil, since bacteria can potentially grow from the garlic.

2. For stubborn cases parents can drop a little vinegar in the ear (and then drain it) to help cleanse the area.

3. and often removing dairy from the diet helps so the mucous membranes do not feel overly taxed and this allows the child to get ahead of the infections.

 

(Post Source) – https://deeprootsathome.com/chiropractic-found-better-than-drugs-for-childrens-ear-infections

 

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