Chiropractic is SAFE for infants says Meghan King Edmonds
“My story is truly a miracle story,” explained King Edmonds, 34. “He’s a new baby. It’s completely mind-blowing. I can’t say how happy I am about it.”
The mother of three was prompted to seek help for Hart’s vision problems when she noticed he was “struggling with seeing up close,” she recalled. “He wasn’t meeting certain milestones.”
“He wasn’t reaching for toys, he wasn’t laughing on command like his brother was,” King Edmonds explained of Hart and his twin, Hayes. “I just had this feeling inside me that he had some vision issues.”
After speaking to her pediatrician, she was recommended to visit a pediatric ophthalmologist. But before that appointment, Dr. McNamara told her about craniosacral therapy, which King Edmonds said was meant to “loosen the muscles that were making his eyes cross-eyed and were making it hard for him to see up close.”
“She did and you guys, I’m telling you, he went twice and he became a new baby,” King Edmonds said. “The pediatric ophthalmologist couldn’t believe it. He met all of his milestones within a week. Literally seven days. It was astounding. Even my pediatrician said she hasn’t seen anything like it. She’s completely mind blown.”
How Does Craniosacral Therapy Work?
Craniosacral therapy (CST) involves light holding of the skull and sacrum and barely detectable movements. Indeed, the action of craniosacral therapy is so gentle and slight that it is the best example of the so-called “subtle” therapies, which claim to achieve profound health benefits with minor and safe interventions. Practitioners believe that the tiny manipulations of CST affect the pressure and circulation of cerebrospinal fluid, the fluid that surrounds and cushions the brain and spinal cord.
Many of us are a little apprehensive about chiropractors and do they really work. Chiropractic medicine is generally considered a form of alternative medicine, and is a divisive topic on mommy blogs, with some proponents praising it for its curative powers, while critics say the treatment is not effective.
Her videos, which were later shared to Dr. McNamara’s own Instagram page, showed how the craniosacral therapy process worked. The alternative therapy procedure is administered through touch and manipulation, according to the Center for Integrative Medicine.
Asked about the procedure, King Edmonds tells people, “It’s truly amazing. Not perfect, but it’s miraculous he’s come this far.”