Ear infections are the #1 reason that children are initially brought into a chiropractic office. I bet you did not know that! Ear infections are a symptom of an underlying cause: food allergies, misalignments of the vertebrae that put pressure on the nerves - decreasing the effectiveness of the body at fighting illness and drainage of the tubes in the ears, other conditions such as candidaisis, which is discussed in the case study below.
Chiropractic education is focused on correcting underlying nutritional and biomechanical causes and is extremely effective for both ear infections and candidiasis.
Candida itself is a very extremely common problem in both men and women, which is caused by a high sugar and highly processed diet. It can also be passed from family member to family member and especially from mother to infant. If left untreated, candida leads to malabsorption issues, increased allergies, fatigue, depression, irritability, sleep disorders, joint aches, skin conditions, bloating, cramping, dry eyes and some paresthesias, as well as other symptoms.
In my office, I use a combination of chiropractic adustments in order to open the nervous system, correct balance of the body and improve immune and overall function of the body. In addition, I have added nutritional and blood testing, supplementation, which zeros in on nutritional/hormonal imbalances and then we feed the body what it needs for health.
Enjoy the case study below, pass it on to a friend in need, and above all, keep learning.
Yours in health,
Dr. Kimberly Maziarz Carlucci
Applied Kinesiology Management of Candidiasis and Chronic Ear Infections: A Case History
Scott C. Cuthbert, D.C.Bio and Anthony L. Rosner, Ph.D.,LL.D(Hon), LLC Bio
Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic ~ Volume 2010 ~ Issue 3 ~ Pages 122 -129 Abstract
Objective: To describe the use of Applied Kinesiology (AK) in the management of a pre-adolescent female with candidiasis, recurrent ear infections, and severe postural imbalances that occurred when these infections were present.
Clinical Features: This six-year-old patient had painful earaches on a monthly basis since the age of 4-months. She had undergone antibiotic treatment 25 times in her life, suffered two urinary tract infections, and displayed oral thrush. Exposure to water and cold air consistently produced an ear infection according to her parents.
Intervention & Outcome: AK methods were utilized to diagnose and treat this patient with rapid resolution of her candidiasis, ear pain in cold air and water, and ear infections. She has been symptom-free for 2 years since her first 4 AK treatments over a three-month period.
Conclusion: In this case a multi-modal chiropractic system for the evaluation of muscle-joint subluxations were useful for the discovery of a number of complex causative factors underlying this patient’s digestive and immune system compromise, as well as her recurring infections and earaches.
Key Words: Candidiasis, chiropractic, vertebral subluxation, Applied Kinesiology, ear infections
Dr. Kim Maziarz Carlucci, DC
I have been a chiropractor for since 1996 but an athlete since I played baseball with the boys in the early pee wee leagues. I continued with sports throughout my high school career: softball, basketball, skiing and competitive horseback riding. In chiropractic school I was introduced to functional exercise and structural rehabilitation and continue to do this type of exercise to this day with great success.