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Osteopathy and Otitis: Why do children develop recurrent and chronic ear infections? Treatment prop



When parents ask pediatricians why their children develop chronic ear infections, the answer is always the same. Children develop ear infections because their ear canals are more horizontal than an adult's, and fluid (mucus) cannot drain well into the throat, becoming stagnant and forming a breeding ground for bacteria. I also thought that was the case until I started thinking about this and asking and asking myself questions. For example, if babies are born with the horizontal canal why don't everyone develop chronic infections? You might think there are children with even more angled channels. So why do some people report ear infections in just one ear? And finally, the simplest question is this: So babies don't drain unless they keep their heads up? When babies sleep, then the fluid is not drained? There must be another explanation besides that of the ear canals.

Osteopaths have written for decades that there is an intrinsic movement throughout the body, including the bones of the skull, and that this movement continues from when one