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Ear Infection Solution

Abraham Pisarek – Deutsche Fotothek

“With 10 million new cases every year, ear infections (otitis media) are the most common illness affecting babies and young children and the number one reason for visits to the pediatrician — accounting for more than 35 percent of all pediatric visits. Almost half of all children will have at least one middle ear infection before they’re a year old, and two-thirds of them will have had at least one such infection by age 3.  For many children, it can become a chronic problem, requiring treatment year after year, and putting the child at risk of permanent hearing damage and associated speech and developmental problems.”   The opening of the American Chiropractic Association’s 2014 article called Chiropractic Approach to Ear Infections.

“Many doctors will prescribe an antibiotic, such as amoxicillin, to be taken over seven to 10 days.  The American Academy of Pediatrics issued guidelines in 2013 that encourage doctors to observe and closely follow these children with ear infections that can’t be definitively diagnosed, especially those between the ages of 6 months to 2 years. If there’s no improvement within 48 to 72 hours from when symptoms began, the guidelines recommend doctors start antibiotic therapy. Sometimes ear pain isn’t caused by infection, and some ear infections may get better without antibiotics.”   From the NIH’s website (Ear Infections in Children)

If you you follow the research, you’ve probably realized that there is a chasm between medical research and medical practice (HERE).  Nowhere is this more clearly seen than in childhood ear infections, which are inarguably a number one reasons for children’s doctor’s visits.  Even though the medical guidelines for treating these ear infections say to take a “watch and see” approach for at least two full days, I find that this is rarely if ever done.  What is being done for these kids?  That’s easy.  The same old, same old.  Antibiotics.  The problem is that ANTIBIOTICS are increasingly being seen for what they are — one of the single larges destroyers of health in our society.  With almost every disease you can imagine being tied back to lack of proper GUT FLORA, wouldn’t it make sense to try a different approach? 

To learn more about the way that Chiropractic Adjustments help with chronic childhood ear infections, you can read our five-part series on the subject (HERE).  By the way, if you want to see some truly “jaw dropping” videos from parents of children we have been helped (unfortunately, I cannot legally use the word “cured” here) with severe and chronic ear infections, just take a couple of minutes to look at THIS LINKI promise that these cases are worse than anything your family has dealt with.


If you are not sure how the whole “Chiropractic / Ear Infection” thing works, take one and a half minutes to watch this doubly extra cool video by Cash’s mom, Kasey.  By the way, this video was shot immediately after Cash’s adjustment yesterday — his fourth since September of 2013.  This is what I get to do every day, and is the reason I never plan on retiring!


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