Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Why does your kid get sick?
Why does your child get sick?
Here are some possible answers:
-doesn’t clean his/her hands enough, etc.
Now here’s a totally different kind of list:
-poor eating habits
-doesn’t sleep enough
-depressed immune system
-too much stress
-decreased nervous system function
What’s the difference between the two lists? One is
-‘outside in’ thinking (Western medicine: treat the symptom approach)
-the other one is ‘inside-out’ thinking.(Eastern medicine or look for the cause approach)
When your child gets a headache, is it because she doesn’t have enough aspirin, Tylenol, or ibuprofen in her body? If that’s not the reason, then why do you give her a ‘pain inhibitor’?
When your child gets a fever, is that a good thing or a bad thing? If it’s a good thing, then 95% of the time you don’t over react or do anything right? Or do you react like it’s a bad thing and give your child an ‘anti-pyretic’ (once again, Tylenol, ibuprofen or aspirin…which and anti-fever…and reduce it).
WATCH AND WAIT=INSIDE-OUT THINKING
FREAK OUT AND REACT IMMEDIATELY WITH A PILL =OUTSIDE-IN THINKING
Inside-outers honor the body’s healing abilities
Outside-inners like to get rid of symptoms immediately
Want to try something different? Find ways to help your child be ‘healthier’…
-get their nervous system checked by a pediatric chiropractor
-(like you did with a pediatric dentist for their teeth)
-find ways to de-stress
-get them out in nature more and around the TV and video games less
Symptoms are actually good. Their like the warning lights in your car telling you to pay attention and find out how you can help treat the body better.
Get the picture?
Our bodies were made to be healthy. We just need to help them out from time to time and not make it worse with all kinds of medicines and over the counter crap from the drugstore.