Does Chiropractic really work? How, Why & Is it Safe? -with Dr. Rachael Kruger Lomonaco DC


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(With Dr. Rachael Kruger Lomonaco DC, FICPA, mom of 2) Stress is real. Stress affects your body regardless of “how stressed” you feel. How well your body responds to stress determines how well it does a lot of other things (ability to resist illnesses, etc.). Reducing the body’s stress response allows the immune system (& others) to work more efficiently at resisting illnesses & other disruptions. And it’s the same for your kiddo- it’s just human physiology. 

Want to learn how chiropractic could help your kiddo’s body get rid of sleep issues, colic, ear aches, ADHD & other common challenges? Tons of moms swear by it, but a lot of us don’t really know much about it. Watch this to learn the details on chiropractic for kids. Dr. Lomonaco teaches you how the body works & why chiropractic care might be something to consider. Chiropractic for kidsA great quote…”Many children are not well (asthma, eczema, ear aches)…that has become average, but it’s not normal.”

You’ll Also Learn:

  1. Is chiropractic for babies & kids safe?
  2. How stress impacts bodies of all ages & why it’s important to understand.
  3. How & why joints (that aren’t moving well) prevent proper brain “nutrition” & how that impacts our overall health.
  4. How to find a reputable chiropractor.

Who is Rachael Kruger Lomonaco?

Dr. Rachael Kruger Lomonaco DC,  is the mama of two kids & a chiropractor. She’s been practicing chiropractic for 14 years & is the founder of Holistic Harmony Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Rachael treats primarily women & children using chiropractic, Applied Kinesiology, Cranical Sacral Therapy, Acupressure & the Webster Technique (among others). Dr. Rachael’s emphasis & passion is the well-being, balance & care of women and children (some dads & grandpas are also treated!). Links mentioned: Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics & International Chiropractic Pediatric Association

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Dr.Rachel Kruger LoMonaco DC



Sarah Blight:                 Hi. This is Sarah Blight from your Baby Booty Interviews where we chat with real people who’ve had real experiences so that you can be catapulted along the way as you become a parent in your own journey.


                                      So have you ever considered chiropractic for your babies, for your kids? Well, today, we are chatting with a veteran in the chiropractic world. Her name is Dr. Rachel Lomonaco. Did that say that Lomonaco?


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  Right, that’s right. Yeah. Rachel Kruger Lomonaco is actually –


Sarah Blight:                 Lomonaco, okay.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  Yes.


Sarah Blight:                 I knew I was going to screw that up.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  Right. It’s only one.


Sarah Blight:                 Dr. Rachel has been a chiropractor for 14 years. She’s the mama of two kids, right?


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  Yes. Yes, ma’am.


Sarah Blight:                 And she just recently founded the Holistic Harmony Center in Dallas, Texas area, which she specifically treats women and kids for chiropractic and just all around wellness. So thank you so much for being here with us today.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  Yeah. You’ve frozen up so I’m not sure if you asked me a question.


Sarah Blight:                 Okay.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  Can you repeat that?


Sarah Blight:                 Yeah. We’re going to — hold on for just a second. It looks like –


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  Okay.


Sarah Blight:                 — we’re having… Okay. We’re back. Okay. So thanks so much for being here with us today. The first question I want to ask you is why is it important for babies and for kids to have chiropractic as part of their wellness?


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  That’s a really good question. Yeah, I did pediatrics exclusively for 13 years so this is a question that I have answered many times. I really have to start by kind of describing how chiropractic works and what its benefits are and then it’s easy to translate it to the pediatric population.


Sarah Blight:                 All right. Great.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  I think just mainstream thinking obviously, chiropractic is appropriate for car accidents and headaches and that’s become kind of a mainstream thinking. But the pediatric population usually isn’t having those kinds of situations. So it becomes slightly weird to people to think well then why would a baby who is just born and doesn’t have those issues need to see a chiropractor. So I really have to kind of educate you a little bit –


Sarah Blight:                 Yes.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  –on how the nervous system works.


Sarah Blight:                 Yes.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  And how it would benefit a human being to see a chiropractor at all. Once you understand how the nervous system works, you can see that it translates to the pediatric to the geriatric. It won’t matter. If you have a nervous system and you live in an environment that triggers you in one way or another then chiropractic has its place. But again, I’ll need to kind of start from the beginning.


Sarah Blight:                 Yeah, please do.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  The nervous system is such — more and more people are getting aware of this because it’s getting more mainstream to understand how stress affects our systems, okay. So basically, it’s important to understand that in your world, you’re basically kind of on this automatic nervous system function that we call autonomic system function that is interpreting input from your environment, okay. When stress comes into our environment, we go into a certain form of function that we call — a lot of people call it the fight or flight response. It’s the stress response, okay. The medical term is the sympathetic response. So that’s one form of function that we can do in response to our environments.


                                      The other is what we call the parasympathetic response and that is normal, everyday, good old fashioned stuff. That’s what I tell people. It’s like where you’re going to digest your food, fight infection, grow, repair, learn, sleep, reproduce, okay. As humans, we should spend most of our time in that form of function.


Sarah Blight:                 Uh-hum.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  Now the swing from it, as I already introduced, is the stress response or the sympathetic fight or flight response. The easiest way to think of this is to think like if a tiger came barreling up to you, what your body need to do to ensure that you survive that encounter, okay? When you think of it that way, it’s all kind of common sense. Let’s see, circulatory changes, there’s going to be lots of that. Heart rate is going to increase, blood pressure is going to increase, and of course that’s to facilitate your fighting or your fleeing from this danger, right?


Sarah Blight:                 Uh-hum.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  You need more energy so glucose is going to increase in your blood when you’re in the sympathetic response. You can’t get take glucose or sugar into your cells without the hormone insulin so the pancreas will have to increase its production of insulin. Let’s see. And I’ll ask patients that’s just in my clinic, I’ll say okay logically speaking if you’re running from a tiger, do you think it’s more important that you escape the danger of the tiger or digest the meal you just ate?


Sarah Blight:                 Right.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  You know, ten times out of ten people understand digestion is probably not a priority when I’m running from a tiger.


Sarah Blight:                 Right.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  Unless I want to be digested.


Sarah Blight:                 Right. [Laughs]


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  I’m not focused on digestion. So I’m going to focus on escaping the danger of the tiger so digestion is suppressed so to speak.



Sarah Blight:                 Uh-hum.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  Fighting off a sniffle or a cold, not a priority when a tiger is chasing you. The tiger is going to win, right? I mean if my house is on fire, it doesn’t matter how well built it is, it doesn’t matter if I don’t like the floors, it doesn’t matter if I need new plumbing, I’m going to have to put out the fire first and that’s how the body works. So the blood sugar, the cardiac function, all of this to facilitate fight or flight as a side note [0:05:28] [Phonetic] of the things that tend to appeal to people. Inflammatory chemicals are going to increase in this sympathetic stress response. So inflammation overall will increase when you’re running from a tiger.


                                      Let’s see. LDL cholesterol, low density lipoprotein which most Americans at least have started to coin as bad cholesterol, yeah, it has a purpose like everything else in your body, it thickens the blood preemptively which is quite brilliant, isn’t it? If I stale in my fight or flight from a tiger and I am bit, I will have thick blood, which will keep me from bleeding out as quickly. So LDL cholesterol in the stress response isn’t appropriate naturally, an appropriate response. Lying down and taking a nap, not a priority if a tiger is chasing me so sleep is going to be encumbered. I tell people just watch the pharmaceutical commercials on television and that’s probably the sympathetic response. It’s the symptoms of the stress response that they’re trying to alleviate. So sleep aids, cholesterol –


Sarah Blight:                 [0:06:30] [Indiscernible]


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  — lowering aids, blood pressure lowering aids rather, glucose monitoring things, these are the most common things and it’s because most humans are spending most of their time in the stress response.


Sarah Blight:                 Uh-hum.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  There’s other things as well, there’s lots of things that occur in this response. As a side note because it does apply to pediatrics specifically, learning centers of the brain are not going to function at their best when a tiger is chasing us. We’re not going to remember like all the US presidents or calculus equations. We’re not going to sit and learn English and grammar and mathematics. What we will remember quite distinctly in the stress response is the stressful event themselves.


Sarah Blight:                 Okay.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  So I described it like a sensory snapshot. Literally, when you encounter so to speak, okay, and we’ll talk about that in a second but when you encounter a tiger, you’re going to remember the event based upon sight, smell, sound, all because the brain wants to protect you from that stress or danger again from happening. So we remember stressful events but we won’t remember to study our spelling words.


                                      We also want to move, okay. So when we’re running from a tiger, we want to run. So we have again in the stress response and inability to sit still and to focus, okay and this is all very innate to the response, all very natural. This, you know, people get [0:07:54] [Indiscernible] to the stage of my education to think okay, there’s something wrong with the stress response, this is bad. It’s not. It’s designed to deal with — stress is a normal part of human existence and in fact, adaptation to stress is innately a part of being a healthy individual and being. The challenge is this. The body does not differentiate stress the way you might think it should. So everybody goes, okay, well that all makes perfect sense and the reason I talk about tigers is because it makes perfect sense when you’re talking about a tiger.


Sarah Blight:                 Right.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  However, we’re running from invisible tigers. That’s what I teach. And so basically that means any kind of stress that comes into the system from our environment is interpreted as as dangerous as a tiger and so the body goes into this response. So I mean eating a Big Mac, looking myself in the mirror and not liking myself, thinking hateful thoughts about myself, sitting in traffic, cellular waves, microwaves, you know, GMO foods, it’s as you can probably guess without me going through the whole litany of the list, there’s too much of it.


Sarah Blight:                 Uh-hum.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  So I find that the patients that come and see me are predominantly in the sympathetic stress response, the fight or flight response and not spending where they should be most of the time and that’s in that other parasympathetic response, which is also coined the rest and digest system. That’s where we do the stuff we should be doing most of the time. It’s really like maintenance of our home so to speak, okay?


Sarah Blight:                 So it sounds like to me because I think initially people may way well what do your kids have to be stressed or babies have to be stressed about, but it sounds like the environment that in which we surround ourselves really can either enable us to have our bodies working optimally or can restrict that. And it’s really in the ways that we would least expect and I want to talk about it in a second, but it can also involve birth trauma, it can also involve sickness, and things like that is your body is just not able to work with it. So can you give us examples of patients that you have and I know you have patient confidentiality but just general examples of types of things that you see for kids and babies coming into your clinic that are really resolved because of chiro… Well I guess before we get there, how does the chiropractic then address the nervous system?



Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  Perfect.


Sarah Blight:                 I guess we need to get there first.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  Perfect. I’m so glad that you asked me that because that’s the last connection to make before we can proceed on to addressing specific things such as birth trauma and specific conditions even.


Sarah Blight:                 Yeah.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  You know, what chiropractic has to do with that whole system that I was talking about and this is fairly recent research, okay. So some people are going to go, yeah, my chiropractor hasn’t taught me that. They’ve kind of talked about different ways that chiropractic benefits. I do want to inform your viewers that this is fairly cutting edge and so not even all the doctors in chiropractic are yet teaching what I am now teaching your viewers.


                                      So the connection is this, okay. All the joints in your body have specialized cells in them called joint mechanoreceptors okay. Kind of big words and I’m going to be very clear, this is what I teach everyday in my clinic. I find everybody gets it if I’m clear. These cells they fire special stuff we call proprioception, okay. That’s that the clinicians call it. But I want you guys to think of it as nutrition.


Sarah Blight:                 Uh-hum.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  So when your body is moved by you, okay, your baby moves their bodies, you move your body, you fire nutrition to your brain, okay. Now what can happen unfortunately when you’re in different forms of stress, now certainly trauma is one of the major ones and pertaining to physical trauma or birth trauma with infants and newborns specifically. When there’s trauma to our system, our joints form what we call subluxations, okay.


                                      Chiropractors treat subluxation. That’s technically all that a chiropractor treats, okay. We treat subluxation and that is a joint that isn’t moving properly. That’s the definition, okay. The medical community has a different definition of subluxation, but this is the chiropractic definition of subluxation. Subluxation is it might be moving some, but it’s not moving completely. It might be completely stuck, okay. It varies in its intensity. But when that happens, you diminish the motion that is able to trigger those cells I talked to you about. So what happens is the nutrition diminishes to the brain, okay.


                                      Now as a chiropractor, what we do is we come in and we restore motion. Almost all chiropractors agree on that. We restore motion to joints, okay. Some chiropractors treat from cranial bones to the toes, okay. Some focus on one or two joints in the entire body. But the truth is that when you restore this motion to the joint, it increases or restores that nutrition to the brain. Better than that and this is exciting part for me as a chiropractor is that what we know is that research verifies that when I do that, I take patients from that stress response and I put them in the parasympathetic rest-digest mode of function.


                                      So that is why honestly I don’t just deal with back pain. I try to keep my cracks in the patients at a minimal amount honestly, because I don’t like how that can get sometimes out there with lawyers and insurance companies –


Sarah Blight:                 Yeah.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  — and so on. In truth, mostly I see ear infections and irritable bowel syndrome and thyroid issues and depression and the like. Okay. Now I have to be very clear, I’m not treating those conditions, but I don’t have to. The body does. We’re not meant to be sick. We’re meant to be well. It really is stress versus resistance. I cannot emphasize that enough. What I do day in and day out in my clinic is empty out the cup and refill it so to speak. So it’s all about eliminating the toxins, getting rid of the stress that is causing us to be sick and then helping to strengthen the body to such a degree that whatever stress is present, can be dealt with and that really is the gift that chiropractic grants in my opinion.


Sarah Blight:                 So you mentioned when you were talking about the fight or flight response, you know, inability to sit still. Of course, immediately when I think of kids, I think of ADD, ADHD. You mentioned sleep disruptions, digestion problems. All of these are things that we commonly see with a lot of newborn babies. So what do you see then with babies that come into you that you are able to adjust if they need to be adjusted?


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  Yeah. Great question. Well I feel those things and specifically if it’s a matter of facilitating balance in this stress versus the rest-digest so to speak then great things happen. Is it guaranteed? Of course, it isn’t. There’s a lot of variables.



Sarah Blight:                 Right.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  But the truth is chiropractic can be applied to any of those things. To mention a few, acid reflux is a common thing with babies.


Sarah Blight:                 Yes.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  Spitting up. It’s one of those ones I hate to see parents going through it but I love to see walk through the door because it’s so easily and commonly resolved. I personally use applied kinesiology in my clinic so they have specific techniques that are geared just around the kind of upper digestives issues that occur that cause in my opinion a lot of times acid reflux and spitting up. I have testimony after testimony of people that have had relief from that. Again though the big picture always remains that if you facilitate balance in the nervous system, whatever stress has caused the imbalance, it’s released and so that’s the notion.


                                      To answer kind of the prior thing that you touched on, why would babies need this, what kind of stress do babies have. Yeah, unfortunately they’re born to a stressed mothers, okay. And we know the more research we do on the experience of the fetus and how that prepares them for the experience outside of the womb, they’re in so prewomb and outside the womb, they’re intricately linked. It’s just way that it is. In fact, if a mother is in the stress response, she’s bathing the fetus in stress hormones the whole time that the baby is developing. So I unfortunately have to report that infants and newborns are kind of in that same mode. I will tell you this, they respond faster to care for sure–


Sarah Blight:                 Yeah, yeah.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  — than an adult patient. But they still have — and we know this, we want to fight it, we want to fight the truth of it, but this is why we have ear infections, asthma, allergies, you know, all these kinds of these conditions, eczema. Our children are not well and that’s become average, but it’s not normal. I find that if they get consistent care, well again it’s the science. They’re spending more time with their immune system and their digestive system and so naturally they don’t have as many digestive disorders and naturally they don’t have as many illnesses. So it is –


Sarah Blight:                 So can you give us an example of a client of yours who came in with their baby and saw really amazing results with chiropractic?


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  Oh, sure, absolutely. You know, I have people send testimonies and they tell their friends. I have just a referral practice and I think that’s a good way to look for clinicians for those that are out there looking for doctors that do pediatrics.


Sarah Blight:                 Yes.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  You know, it’s good to talk to your friends and to look at websites like this because it’s the results that speak. I have a patient just really currently right now so I’ll mention that one because it’s happening as we speak, referred in because of reflux. Actually, the baby was not nursing at all. So this mother was pumping and she’s committed to breastfeeding so pumping and then feeding. So for any of you that are out there that are doing that, you know that that means double time. So started care, started doing the adjustments, again facilitating balance in the nervous system. Did again some additional techniques. I’m the kind of doctor that I like to learn as many things as possible to help a patient. So I’m doing some applied kinesiology techniques and other things, which may or may not mean anything to your viewers. But there’s lots of ways to go about this.


                                      But back to the point, after, you know, a handful of treatments, we’re talking about no more… You know, I’ll tell you what I commonly hear. This is the baby that I knew that I had, you know. So I commonly will have parents come in and say I don’t know whose baby this is, but my baby is sad, unhappy and seems to be in pain. With this particular patient, it was that situation and this baby is the happiest, sweetest baby you’ve ever met and incidentally is nursing as well so.


Sarah Blight:                 Wow.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  Because that can be TMJ issues, okay. So chiropractors many of them are very astute at addressing jaw issues even. So there’s lots of variables that come into play. But if you find a good holistic kind of practitioner, it’s amazing what can be done.


Sarah Blight:                 So let’s get to the safety issue for a second because I know a lot of people watching who may are not familiar with chiropractic are thinking like they probably think of like the crack, crack, crack, you know, and think of like my little tiny baby like how is that even safe for them. What can you tell us about safety with chiropractic specifically for little guys?


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  Absolutely and that’s an important question and one of course that comes up frequently.


                                      Yeah, okay there’s different techniques first of all chiropractic techniques, but I will say for chiropractors that are trained and do a lot of pediatrics that the experience that an adult patient would have is different and should be, okay, the same as any other healthcare provider approach with pediatrics. They have different bodies, okay. So to make my point, their joints move much easier in all honesty that’s because they don’t have as much scar tissue. You know, going back to what I said before, they respond faster. They’re kind of balls of clay.


Sarah Blight:                 Yeah.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  Even the chiropractor to address the more whack and crack them kind of thing, I call that traditional chiropractic.


Sarah Blight:                 Yeah.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  It’s all I did in my internship. It’s wonderful and there’s many, many wonderful, some of the biggest names in pediatrics and chiropractic that do that kind of chiropractic, but they don’t. You’re not often at all going to hear a popping sound with an adjustment with a baby because it’s very, very gentle. I tell people that are concerned about the safety of a healthcare provider to always look into malpractice insurance. Lawyers and insurance companies are not sentimental, okay. It’s all about the bottom line. Chiropractors are amongst the lowest in what we pay in malpractice insurance. It’s just a fact and that would be because we just don’t often hurt people.


                                      Are there doctors out there doing funky stuff and things happen? Yes, of course and some people have situations that occur and I would never want to diminish anybody’s experience that they’ve had that. But the truth is chiropractic for children is really amongst the safest healthcare out there. So it’s really — without getting into some kind of semi-political if not religious debate. I won’t go into the medical community and the adverse effects that are present there. But I will say, chiropractic is just again look at the facts malpractice.


                                      As far as how I practice and how many others do as well, if you’re not comfortable with that kind of proposition, there’s many, many chiropractors that use non-force techniques. I do almost exclusively. So I attract a lot of patients that have those concerns. So there’s lots of options. I would encourage people not to let it keep them from the gift that really can be present from getting the care.


Sarah Blight:                 Okay. And you mentioned of course before referrals is a great way to find a chiropractor. Of course people who may want to explore that, are there any other resources or places that they can go to find whether they’re pregnant, which we have a different interview with another chiropractor about pregnancy as well and chiropractic, but whether they’re pregnant or they have a newborn or kids finding those chiropractors who specialize in pediatrics. Are there any resources or places that you can go online to really find a chiropractor or any other ways?


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  Absolutely. I can give you a couple of websites actually specifically. The ICPA or the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, which I believe their website, hold on I have — I think it’s


Sarah Blight:                 Okay. We’ll put a link at the bottom of the interview here.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  Okay. And then the other one is the International Chiropractic Association Council on Pediatrics and they are I believe.


Sarah Blight:                 Okay.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  How funny, I just…


Sarah Blight:                 That’s okay. I’ll find it and put it below.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  So International Chiropractic Pediatric Association they’re a mouthful and they kind of sound the same, but it’s two different sites. The ICPA has a great directory of doctors that have completed additional work and for those that are again very concerned about the safety issue, you can find chiropractors that that’s what they do and it’s all they do kind of thing on that directory. And then the ICA also has the same and they just have additional education, it’s basically our specialties. We do post graduate work in order to be better equipped to handle it. That’s not to say that your family chiropractor isn’t capable of taking care of your child’s care, but if you’re more into finding somebody that’s specialized or more specifically into the pediatrics then those two websites could be a good resource for you.


Sarah Blight:                 Okay. So we talked a little bit about allergies, colic. What other things do you see commonly? Let’s talk really quick about ear infections because I know I’m in the world of friends that have a lot of younger kids, one of whom just got tubes in her ears because she had persistent ear infections. How does chiropractic address those issues?



Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  Good. Good. Well again, always coming back to that original thing chiropractic influences the immune system. So clearly, ear infections are not a malfunction by the body. It is stress versus resistance. So the child has been compromised in some way. The stress has outplayed the resistance, which means their immune system is now compromised and so when they’re exposed to something they get the full blown infection, okay. This is why if you put ten people in a room and expose them all to the same germ, five might get sick, five won’t. Well what’s the difference? The five that don’t are not as compromised. There’s not more stress than this patient can resist. So with that notion of course the chiropractic is going to relieve the stress response and allow their immune system to do what it is made to do. Okay. So that’s one of the fundamental bases. Honestly, that is the foundation of all the care really, the [0:25:54] [Indiscernible]


                                      Now sometimes we do additional things too and of course my practice would be amongst this. So, you know, we can even adjust certain areas of the spine that influence the ears most specifically. There’s even bones in the ear and then there’s always the aspect of nutrition and supplementation, homeopathic remedies. All these things come into play, but I find that just helping their immune system do its job more efficiently often relieves these infections. The beauty of that situation is that most people know this if they’re on the ear infection medical bandwagon, it’s round after round of antibiotics.


Sarah Blight:                 Right.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  Until finally you succumb to the tympanectomy or the tubes to drain out the fluid all based on the notion that a rupture, a natural rupture of the tympanic membrane is not going to heal as well as a scalpel cut to the membrane, okay. Because they’re the same, I mean a tympanectomy or tubes is basically a rupture of the membrane in order to drain the fluid that’s behind it.


Sarah Blight:                 Yeah.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  Kind of like the episiotomy versus letting it tear. I mean it’s the same thing and medicine –


Sarah Blight:                 Sounds similar.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  — [0:27:04] that their thing heals better than nature.


Sarah Blight:                 Interesting.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  I argue that point myself of course.


Sarah Blight:                 Right.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  Now not to diminish that the amount of pain that is going on in an ear when it’s about to rupture is horrible.


Sarah Blight:                 Right.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  So we have to address those things for sure. But the truth is the medical standard of care is to watch and wait with ear infection. Antibiotics are not an effective treatment, usually. Now oftentimes things will clear up and then they just find that they’re having to redo and redo and redo until now the gut is completely destroyed and we have all kinds of other issues to deal with. So I always say conservative first.


Sarah Blight:                 Well it sounds like from what you’re saying that really chiropractic is a great way to get at the true root of, you know, all of the causes and the symptoms of what your child is manifesting whether it’s ADD, respiratory problems, headaches, infections, colic, not being able to latch properly or breastfeed. It sounds like there’s a whole host of problems that I personally probably never would have thought of would really attach itself well and lend itself well to being really nipped in the bud by chiropractic. As a mom yourself, is there any other things that you would like one last thing to tell the new mamas who are watching this interview right now about what you want them to know?


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  Sure. I think as a mom, I just like having the choices. I think that’s an important thing right now in the climate of our healthcare. You know, I will share a personal story on that note. I attended a vaccine conference in Washington DC a handful of years ago and had a mom walk up to me who was asking why I was there and I said I was a clinician and that’s why I was there. She asked me a personal question about my choices with vaccine. It’s a very emotional kind of experience because she started to cry and she said how did you know. I have the luxury of having a father who is also a chiropractic doctor and so it’s all I ever knew. But it’s made me very passionate about people getting educated about what their choices are. And so I think a lot of moms they feel desperate and alone and sad because their children are just not well and they know it. Frankly, they’re not well.


Sarah Blight:                 Uh-hum.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  They don’t know where else to go, but where they’ve always gone and they’re not necessarily getting the relief or the answers there. It’s starting to not feel necessarily right to them anymore. I just would want moms to know that there are options out there. There are clinicians out there that can offer kind of a different philosophy and perspective, not better because I want to be clear, the American way of medicine it’s a beautiful science and art. It’s just in my opinion it’s emergency care. We abuse it in my opinion. It’s shy of that. It’s actually not making us more well. It’s making us more sick and this is the facts, these are the stats.


                                      However, there’s other ways of doing things. So chiropractors are like homebuilders and medicine is more like the fire department and if parents can get that notion and realize that there’s choices, I think that’s where freedom comes from and that’s where we feel empowered and ultimately start on the path of getting well.


Sarah Blight:                 Wow. Those are awesome very powerful inspiring words. Thank you so much, Dr. Rachel, for sharing your passion for chiropractic and for wellness with us.


                                      To all the mamas who are watching, what are your thoughts about chiropractic? Leave them below this interview. We’d love to hear from you. We will have the links to The Holistic Harmony Center, Dr. Rachel’s practice below. If you’re in the Dallas area, check her out. Thanks so much for watching you guys and we will see you next time.


Dr. Rachel Lomonaco:  Thank you.


  • Michelle Young

    Thank you for speaking up about this. Both my babies went to a specialist chiro here in Perth, Australia. He was fabulous! My daughter had a kink in her neck after she was born and couldn’t turn her head to one side. My son had shoulder dystocia and needed some adjusting and I had uneven hips. All which was corrected. More people need to realise the benefits.

    • yourbabybooty

      Wow Michelle! Those are some incredible results!! How did you hear about chiropractic in the first place? Were you skeptical?

  • Beth S.

    I swear by Chiropractic for my kids. We have actually been treated by Dr. Lomonaco since my kids were born and they are 14 and 12 now. My youngest had digestive issues and ear infections as an infant and Dr. Lomonaco was able to successfuly treat her without the use of drugs and their side effects. She has helped me and even my husband for years with continued and better overall health. She helped my oldest daughter find her food sensitivity so she can now eat without feeling sick all the time.
    To top it all off she loves her work and her “kids” and her “kids” love her too. They’d rather go to Dr. Lomonaco than any other health care provider we have. Because she listens to them and their body!

    • yourbabybooty

      Isn’t it amazing when we have people in our lives who really listen and trust our bodies? It gives so much confidence! Thank you for sharing Beth!

  • Alondra@chiropractic services

    Now a days chiropractor problem is a common factor for any age of people. Today kids are really affected with this problem. So chiropractic treatment is really important for them. I am very much conscious about my kids health so I am always attentive with them.