There are many physical stressors and I’m sure you are aware of many of them in your life. I want to talk about one that you probably are not aware of. When my son was born one of his shoulders got hung up on the way out and we had to rotate his shoulders and arms to get him out. When he came out he was having a little trouble breathing. I immediately checked the area we had to twist slightly to get him out and I adjusted his 1st cervical vertebrae and his first thoracic vertebrae. His breathing immediately went back to normal. The midwife was amazed at the quick recovery. Most kids don’t have the luxury of getting adjusted right after birth because the parents are unaware of the connection between birth trauma and health issues.
Some degree of spinal birth trauma happens in over 80% of births. It is easy to see how this can happen and it is hard to avoid, even in natural births. Watch a few births, especially C-sections on YouTube and you can see how spinal trauma can occur. Dr. Tony Ebel is a leader in birth trauma and his teaching is helping us look at childhood health problems in new way. “With all the pulling and rotating it is easy to have a misalignment happen. This misalignment then becomes fixated or stuck and this leads to nervous system disruption. You live your life through your nervous system. Your nervous system is what connects your brain to every other part of your body and as soon as you start to disrupt it your body cannot communicate properly with itself. The wrong signals are sent and disease processes start in your body. Muscles are also affected in the neck and head region. They become tight and don’t allow fluid to drain out of the ears. Most pediatricians will tell you that kids have more ear infections because gravity cannot help push fluid out the ears because their Eustachian tubes are more horizontal than those of adults. This is only partially true. They are more horizontal, but motion drains the ears more than gravity. When everything in the neck and head becomes fixated it becomes impossible for motion to help drain the ears and you get ear infections. This is why chiropractic adjustments are the most effective remedy for ear infections and why antibiotics almost never work long term. If you don’t fix the cause of the problem they will continue to occur. With the fixation and nervous system interruption it also leaves the kids more vulnerable to getting sick because their immune system can be compromised.”
Reoccuring Ear Infections
You can almost predict the path of kids who have reoccuring ear infections because they never resolve the cause of the problem. After antibiotics don’t work they will have tubes put in; this will relieve the pressure in the ears, but it forces the problem further down the road. Pretty soon you’ll have swollen adenoids and tonsils and strep infections. Antibiotics to the rescue, but infections will continue to happen and so you better have the tonsils and adenoids out because you’re told they are the cause of the problem. You can guess what happens next, now we have forced the fluid further south and we start to see asthma and allergies because the lungs are now getting all of that drainage.
NMDA Receptors and the NO/ONOO Cycle
Trauma can also stimulate NMDA receptors in the brain and trigger the NO/ONOO cycle. Dr. Martin Pall is the leading expert with the NO/ONOO cycle. He believes the NO/ONOO cycle is the reason for some many unexplainable illnesses.15 NMDA receptors are excitatory to the body and can put kids into a fight or flight response. Their bodies get stuck in sympathetic mode and they can’t hit their brake pedal and relax. This explains things like colic and many ADHD symptoms. They just constantly go, go, go, because their nervous system is stuck in that state. Now after all the antibiotics, surgeries, inhalers, medications, and bad diets we have sick kids who are now stuck in a sick care system.
I use this example as a physical stressor because it is the most overlooked area in our society and it makes the absolute biggest difference between a life of happiness and a life of sickness and suffering.
Physical stressors must be addressed in your life because they can be affecting you in ways that you don’t even realize.