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  • Writer's pictureIan Shepstone

Understanding the Gut-Brain Connection

The gut-brain connection is a critical aspect of our overall health and wellbeing, as it influences many bodily functions, including digestion, immune function, and emotional regulation. The brain and gut communicate via the nervous system, and any disruption in this communication can lead to various health issues. A chiropractor’s goal is to locate this disruption, and correct it with gentle and specific adjustments to the spine. By doing this chiropractic care helps the body function and heal all on its own, the way that it is supposed to.


Chiropractic care for kids can help improve the brain-gut connection by addressing nervous system imbalances. Here at Sprout Family Chiropractic, in Plymouth Michigan, we use various techniques to adjust the spine and relieve tension, which can help to reduce stress in the body. By doing so, the nervous system can function more optimally, leading to improved communication between the brain and gut.

At Sprout, we use INSiGHT technology to locate the stress in you or your child’s body. Dr. Ian analyzes these scans to create an individualized care plan based on your needs.

One of the key ways that chiropractic care can help improve the brain-gut connection is by activating the parasympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for rest and digestion, and when it's activated, it helps to promote optimal digestion and absorption of nutrients. By reducing stress and tension in the body, chiropractic care can help to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, leading to improved gut function.

In conclusion, chiropractic care for kids can help improve the brain-gut connection by reducing stress and tension in the body, activating the parasympathetic nervous system, and addressing spinal misalignments. By improving communication between the brain and gut, chiropractic care can help to promote optimal digestion, immune function, and emotional regulation. By combining chiropractic care with other healthy lifestyle practices, parents can help their children thrive and live their best lives.


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