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Encouraging Nervous System Regulation for Optimal Health

happy mom and kid swingingAs parents, we naturally want our kids to experience optimal health. To help them grow and thrive, many moms and dads focus on ensuring their children eat more leafy green vegetables, exercise daily, drink enough pure water, and get plenty of sleep (all of which are crucial). However, parents often are unaware of the importance of a properly functioning nervous system—often called the body’s command center.

If your child struggles with issues like disrupted or erratic sleep, mood imbalances, and changes in energy, chiropractic care can regulate their nervous system so they can enjoy better health and overall well-being.

How Chiropractic Helped Little Jake

When Jake was just 2 and ½ years old, his parents were at their wits’ end as his outbursts, anger, and emotional battles consumed his daily life. That is until they discovered neurologically focused chiropractic care that led to a remarkable transformation. Jake became more composed and thrived in competitive karate, demonstrating the power of nervous system regulation.

What Is Nervous System Regulation?

Nervous system regulation ensures the body functions optimally, supporting balance and stability. Dysregulation happens when stress, or what we as chiropractors call subluxation, overwhelms the nervous system, influencing sleep, digestion, and energy. Signs such as sleep disturbances, mood swings, and energy fluctuations suggest a dysregulated nervous system.

The autonomic nervous system, which includes the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches, regulates body systems by managing stress and relaxation. The vagus nerve, essential for rest, repair, and regulation, plays a critical role. When this nerve is damaged the nervous system’s balance can become compromised.

Stressful pregnancies, birth traumas, or challenging life experiences can trigger this imbalance. Kids who experience nervous system dysfunction may have difficulty breastfeeding, or they may experience colic or developmental delays. Conditions like chronic ear infections, immune challenges, and emotional struggles may surface as they grow. This “Perfect Storm” can lead to sensory, ADHD, and spectrum-like challenges in kids.

The Power of Gentle Adjustments

One of the remarkable benefits of gentle and drug-free neurologically focused chiropractic care is it yields incredible results but just takes a few minutes. Eden Prairie chiropractor Dr. ShaRhae Matousek has over 20 years of pediatric chiropractic experience and focuses on getting to the root cause of her young patients’ health challenges. When your child’s nervous system is healthy, they can be too!

Contact Real Health Chiropractic Clinic today to book an appointment with Dr. Matousek. We want to help your kiddo flourish throughout childhood and beyond!


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