Adverse Vaccine Reactions & Chiropractic Care in New York City
A child’s immune system begins to function around 6 months of age. Before that time, immunity is gained through breast milk. One of the proactive things you can do is to breastfeed your baby for at least 6 months. Vaccines are developed with the goal of producing active immunity in the recipient. Children receive approximately 50 doses of 14 vaccines by the age of six years old and many more doses of vaccines by age eighteen. Unfortunately, adverse reactions may occur after a child receives any one of these many vaccines. These adverse reactions are classified in three categories; local, systemic, or allergic.
Local reactions are the most common and are typically characterized by redness at the site of the injection. Systemic reactions, such as fever, are less common and are exacerbated by syncope which sometimes occurs after vaccinations, especially among teens. Allergic reactions are quite serious and can be very severe, but luckily they occur less frequently than the other forms.
An alternative treatment in helping to prevent or reduce these adverse reactions is through Chiropractic spinal adjustments and Craniosacral Therapy. Tissues of the immune system have long been known to contain autonomic nerve endings, and there is clear evidence that immune function is reflexly influenced by autonomic efferent nerve activity after somatic afferent nerve stimulation. This stimulation can be delivered through chiropractic care and or cranialsacral therapy.
Chiropractic Adjustments correct misalignments in the spine that can be correlated to a weakened immune system. By treating the spine the intended effect is the removal of any interference which might stop the natural healing process from occurring, and as a result the immune system is strengthened.
Chiropractic works to prevent vaccine reactions in two ways. The first is by helping the boosting of the body’s ability to process the foreign substance (vaccine) in a healthy manner. The second is through improving the function of the Central Nervous System.
Craniosacral Therapy is a body-work system that allows the body to further enhance the processing and improve the function of self regulating mechanisms inherent to each person. Craniosacral Therapy helps facilitate releases of functional restrictions the body may be experiencing. Also treated is the importance of reduction of stress and of a healthy lifestyle with good nutritional habits. Stress is a known contributing factor to susceptibility to infection. Stress reduction techniques which can be learned from Dr. Kaminsky are likely to contribute to the enhancement of attenuating the nonspecific resistance. Adequate nutrition is also important in maintaining a healthy immune system. Unstressed and well-nourished individuals are more likely to resist infection and respond more effectively to vaccination.
Whether or not to vaccinate a child is not a light decision. There is compelling research on both sides and each caregiver has to decide for themselves what is best for their child. If Chiropractic care is the route of choice then it should be done so with extensive knowledge about chiropractic benefits.
About Dr. Kaminsky & Craniosacral Therapy
Having a Chiropractic background since the year 2000, Dr. Kaminsky offers many methods of treatment with an emphasis on Craniosacral Therapy and Pranic Healing in NYC.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a method focusing on the link between the cranium (head) and sacrum (the second to last bone at the base of your spine), scientifically proven to work in unison to pump fluid throughout the body, an unknown disruption of which can cause many health issues. The craniosacral mechanism pumps vital fluid called cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) through the body and in a sense energetically lubricates the joints, tissues, organs; basically all cells of the body. It is the driving force of all your body’s systems of function; including maintaining the tone of your muscles.
The Central Nervous System (brain and spinal cord) are surrounded with CSF generating energetic rhythmic impulses of fluid delicately pumping throughout your body’s parts “breathing” the movement of life. This measurable rhythm of moving fluid, like the heart rhythm, pulse rhythm, breathing rhythm is the foundational “blueprint” and primary principle of our real-time state of our health.
Compromises of our rhythmic movements of fluid flow correlates to the impulse restrictions in the system which the body is unable to overcome or self-correct. This is the reason why we have “dis-ease”, symptoms, conditions, basically all ailments. This is where the skill of an experienced craniosacral therapist becomes valuable. By placing his or her hands on your body the practitioner can feel, detect, evaluate, and facilitate correction of these restrictive arrhythmic impulses.
The craniosacral therapist helps your rhythm restore and renew in compromised areas allowing for healing to take place of sensory, motor, musculoskeletal, neurological disorders, symptoms, conditions and pain. To learn more, visit the other pages on this website. Call to schedule your healing treatment with Dr. Kaminsky.