Recurring tonsillitis sometimes plague young ones and can also cause a host of other problems as time goes on.
This story, of one of my patient’s, is a good example of what can happen.
My young client came in with a sorry story, but with persistence, patience and understanding he is beginning to turn the corner. Here is what his Mum says:
From about 5 months old, “D” has always suffered from being unwell, mainly from virus’ or bacterial infections that have effected his airway or throat.This impacted his body so much that it slowed his digestive system, white blood cell count and iron levels. It has also affected his sleep.The main symptom he has continuously suffered from is tonsillitis.Having spent over 2 years to-ing and fro-ing from hospital and the doctors surgery, constantly being given antibiotics; it got to the point at the end of 2019 that my husband and I pushed for a referral to ENT as he had had tonsillitis 5 times in the year.As we entered 2020 “D” became unwell again with bacterial tonsillitis and then it went straight into having an ear infection. This meant that in the space of 6 weeks he was prescribed 3 lots of antibiotics.His appointment letter came through, with a 6 month wait (!) before he would be seen by ENT, just for a consultation.I spoke to Gayle about “D’s” journey and continual struggle of being unwell (on a short mini-consultation to see if Osteopathy could help.) She offered her skills and we began treatment.
Gayle has seen Dennis for 8 sessions so far and there has been a dramatic change in Dennis’ digestive system, and his energy levels. His tonsils are still enlarged but they are not so inflamed or infected.
Cranial Osteopathy aims to normalise the structure and function. In “D’s” case – the cranial base restrictions, narrow palate and face, poor facial and dental drainage – are leading to overworked lymphatic tissue (tonsils etc) and a narrow airway (mouth breathing). The antibiotic use has also compromised his gut function repeatedly (even if it has made the immediate infection symptoms subside – it is short-term gain for longer term “pain”). Along with the pinched nerve effects to the gastric nerve, as they exit from the base of the skull to the gut and so upset his digestion and make his tummy feel sore.
- the causes of the original structural concerns
- improve the functional responses to the environment
- restore good blood supply and drainage
- boost the immune function
- engage with other specialists as necessary to collaborate
- improve the diet where necessary
It isn’t about having a quick fix – it is about having the whole body work better.
I also don’t aim to treat the tonsillitis per se – but by treating the WHOLE body, and restoring structure and function the clients’ body can then make the changes towards better health. This is true healing – and your body ALWAYS works towards better health! Osteopathy changes the health of the body.
I am always grateful that I have the skills and experience to assist in this. #OsteopathyWorks on so many levels – it is a whole system of healthcare – not just “putting a bone back in place!”
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© Gayle Palmer / Living Elements Clinic March 2020