We often see colicky babies here at HealthWorks and are able to work very successfully with them. Chiropractic has a long history of helping babies with a wide range of issues because chiropractic works with the control system of the body, the nerve system.
Often times (research shows about 80%!) babies acquire distress in their nerve system from the birth process or intrauterine constraint before birth. This distress causes a wide range of issues since the brain-body communication is affected. It’s important to understand that chiropractic is not a treatment for any particular problem. Instead, it’s purpose is to remove nerve system distress, which interferes with the proper functioning of the nervous system. Without proper input, baby’s system is weakened and internal organs and organ systems are affected which can set the stage for sickness and disorders of all kinds.
Once the nerve system is cleared from distress, then it’s important for parents to know a little bit about baby calming. I personally love and recommend Dr. Karp’s method, outlined in his book, “The Happiest Baby on the Block”. Check out the video above for all the details.