EAR AND SINUS INFECTIONS
IUCCA UPPER CERVICAL CARE RELATES TO CHRONIC INFECTIONS
chronic infections are due to a compromised immune
system and/or upper respiratory system, including
chronic ear and sinus infections. Since the immune
and respiratory systems depend upon normal communication
from the brain and spinal cord to control and
coordinate their functions, alterations in neurological
function can contribute to malfunctions in these
systems. Specifically, an imbalance in autonomic
nervous system function, caused by input from
upper cervical spinal joint irritation (neck misalignment),
can produce or exaggerate infection susceptibility
via control over immune responses.1-21
many infection sufferers recall specific traumas
such as head injuries, auto accidents or falls,
which could have injured their upper cervical
spines, some do not. In certainipediatric
cases, the injury can occur from the normal
birthing process. An upper cervical
examination utilizing Laser-aligned
Radiography and Digital
Infrared Imaging is
necessary in each individual's case to assess
whether an upper cervical injury is present and
whether benefit from IUCCA upper cervical care
can be achieved.
Ear and Sinus Infections Case Studies
ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS
"Cortical Blindness, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy,
and Recurring Otitis Media: A Case Study in Chiropractic
Management." by William Amalu, D.C. Today's Chiropractic.
read this article, please go to the PacificChiro.com
web site by clicking on the link below***
Caregivers Find Success With Children"
by Debbie Melani. Daily Camera. June 9, 1998.
Ear Infections: New, Non-Surgical Drug-Free Treatment"
by Erin Elster, DC. The Boulder County Parent.
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