Why Teens Need Chiropractic & Acupuncture

Why Teens Need Chiropractic & Acupuncture

Why shouldn’t all people, regardless of age, be living a healthy and happy life? Most people know how important chiropractic and acupuncture can be to help maintain a healthy body, free of interference, but some don’t realize how much these physical medicines can benefit teens and kids.

Why young people need help:

A recent study has shown that neck pain, and mid and low back pain, start early in life and that the lifetime prevalence increases rapidly during adolescence to reach adult age at 18. This makes it very important to be sure you have regular check-ups early in life to help prevent possible lifelong problems. Research found that pain would often start in one location and then move to multiple locations. By age 11, lifetime prevalence of spinal pain was approximately 86%. Over as little as a two years pain was able to move from infrequent to more frequent.

These are good reasons to see your chiropractor and acupuncturist, and a reason all in the profession should be seeing children and teens in their practice. These professions also help serve families with their wellness philosophies.

Teen Habits:

Many teens are susceptible to alcohol and drugs. Teens also need to know the importance of nutrition and healthy lifestyle habits as they are coming of age.

  • More than half of all high school students consume alcohol.
  • Approximately 4,500 underage drinkers die each year, with many thousands more visiting hospitals for illnesses and injuries related to alcohol.
  • More than 2.1 million teens abuse prescription drugs annually.
  • Research suggests that young athletes use substances more frequently than non-competitors. Some of the most commonly abused prescriptions being vicodin and oxycontin.

The Wellness Lifestyle:

As chiropractors and acupuncturists we look for ways to heal the body without the use of drugs and surgeries. When we see a case that needs further intervention we quickly get the patient the help they need. Educating young people on the dangers of abuse, and the importance of a wellness lifestyle is an important step in helping them make better choices later in life. Giving patients the facts on what the negative effects of abuse can do to their bodies and long-term health is an important message regardless of age.

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Other Related Health Topics:

Immunity Boosters

Chiropractic Care

Why Drink Water?

Reducing Inflammation

Getting Outdoors with Allergies

Stretches

Remember that this information is for educational purposes only. Seek the advice of a health specialist before making any changes to your healthcare.

REF:

http://www.dynamicchiropractic.com/mpacms/dc/article.php?id=57135

Kids and Narcissism

Narcissism In Children

A new study says the trait of narcissism may be due to the way you are brought up as a child. Parents who believe their kids are better and deserve more may be passing this point of view onto their young kids.

The study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that there was a direct connection between parents who overvalue their children and children who are narcissistic.

Researchers interviewed 565 children between the ages of 7-12 and their parents every six months over an 18-month period. Age 8 is believed to be the time in a child’s life where they begin to compare themselves with their peers. The researchers took the children’s response to 10 items on the Childhood Narcissism Scale.

The researchers would also ask the children’s parents questions from the parental overvaluation scale. The researchers found that if parents overvalued their kids, the higher the kids’ narcissistic response over the period of the tests.

They also found that increased parental warmth was associated with high self-esteem in kids, but parental overvaluation was not associated with increased self-esteem.

There is also good evidence that genetics may play a role in narcissism in individuals.

Remember:

Loving your child is a good thing. People can change. Just because these children are narcissistic at one time, does not mean they will be forever.

There is a distinction in overvaluing and just showing warmth to your child. Try to draw the distinction between the two when dealing with your children.

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Other Health Topics:

Better Digestion

Back to School Health Tips

Daily Nutrition with Supplements

Allergies and food

Liver Detox

 

Remember that this information is for educational purposes only. Seek the advice of a health specialist before making any changes to your healthcare.

 

REF:

LA Times 3/15/2015

Nutrition For Kids

Teaching Food Rules To Children

If you are a parent it is natural to want the best nutrition for your child. We need our children growing up strong and healthy. Here are some rules to consider that may lead to healthier eating habits in your child.

Research is suggesting that children have healthier diets when their parents place restrictions on what they can eat and train them to control their impulses. The University of Buffalo conducted a study on 9,000 American children starting at age 2, which looked at self-regulation of the children’s eating habits. The children’s diets and parents’ food rules were then checked again at age 4.

What Works Best:

The combination of parental rules and children being able to self-regulate their behaviors works best in teaching young children to eat healthy. Children need to have a choice when it comes to food, but those choices should be limited within the food rules set by parents. Teaching portion control to children is also an important aspect of setting food rules.

Parents’ rules as to the right kind of foods their children can and can’t eat have a great impact on a child’s eating habits. Without these rules children may be more likely to overeat or eat the wrong things, which may lead to obesity.

Remember:

Try to instill these rules for your children early on. Stay positive about eating habits (make an example of the good habits they are showing, not the bad habits). Make everyone in the family responsible. Keep a variety of options available to get the most nutrition for your children and keep it exciting. Don’t forget about the importance of physical activity.

Here is a link to some great starting tips of what your child’s nutrition should look like:

Child Nutrition

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Other Related Health Topics:

Immunity Boosters

Chiropractic Care

Why Drink Water?

Reducing Inflammation

Getting Outdoors with Allergies

Stretches

 

Remember that this information is for educational purposes only. Seek the advice of a health specialist before making any changes to your healthcare.

 

REF:

http://consumer.healthday.com/vitamins-and-nutrition-information-27/food-and-nutrition-news-316/food-rules-for-toddlers-help-create-healthy-eating-habits-693583.html