Friday, April 6, 2012
Kids' Bad Belly Blues, by Corte Madera chiropractor Dr. Harte
Does your child suffer from all kinds of digestive problems, on and off forever? I had that, too, as a child.
What did I get for my almost continual problems of gas, upset stomach, intestinal cramps? Well, from the relatives, I got all kinds of directives as to what foods not to eat because they were “gassy,” spicy, hard-to-digest, whatever. After a while, my mother took me to various G-I specialists. So, I got tested with the infamous “G-I Series,” upper and lower, at least half a dozen times over the years. What is this? Well, the process begins with a very strong laxative, and then an enema. Then, the victims swallows a “barium” preparation, which is “radio-opaque.” In other words, you can see it on X-ray. Yes, you can see it as it travels through the digestive system.
Radiation exposure? Really bad, in two ways. Firstly, X-rays used to visualize soft tissue (like the digestive tract, or in mammograms) are low energy. So, they bounce around within the body before they exit the body. This is unlike high-energy X-rays for hard tissue, as you would get at the chiropractor, the orthopedist or the dentist. This type has a very low biological impact.
Secondly, the time exposure of the G-I series is extreme. You get an X-ray in my office, or at the dentist, it is for a fraction of a second. Exposure during the G-I series were for 20, 25 MINUTES at a time. (One of the things that I credit to my own personal chiropractic care is that I am not long dead from cancer, from this extreme radiation exposure.)
In the end, each time, they found… NOTHING.
Yes, today they are better at giving each condition a name… diagnosis. Their treatments are extraordinarily aggressive… from immune system-destroying drugs to cutting out pieces of intestine. And none of these treatments will ever get your child well. They can sometimes subdue symptoms for a time, but health will never be the result from these assaults.
Every part of your child’s digestive system depends upon the quality of nerve supply it receives. If there is interference to that nerve supply, what is called Vertebral Subluxation, then that portion of the digestive system cannot function. When interference, Vertebral Subluxation is corrected, then the digestive system will be free to function more normally.
Your child’s digestive problems will not be solved by drugs or surgery. They can be solved by allowing him or her to heal, without interference, from the inside-out. This is done through gentle, specific, scientific chiropractic adjustments.
As an extreme example, I had a young practice member born missing some parts of his digestive system, with some urinary difficulties and extraordinarily bad constipation. Normal now. I did not treat his particular disorders. I corrected interference, allowing his body to heal. It’s as simple as that (no matter what the specialist has told you).
Don Harte, D.C.
Marin Straight Chiropractor
Liberator of Innate
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