A Holistic Approach to Ear, Nose and Throat Infections


We interviewed Tony Ebel DC about a holistic approach to ear, nose and throat infections. You can watch the replay below. Please note that you will be asked to provide your email address at the 30-minute mark to continue viewing the replay.

What’s at Stake?

Children with ear, nose and throat infections who are conventionally treated with antibiotics are much more likely to develop autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, developmental delays and learning disabilities. This is because antibiotics disrupt the gut microbiome, and the gut is:

How Can a Holistic Approach Help?

In this webinar, Dr. Tony Ebel explained how birth trauma can lead to vertebral subluxation, which can make an infant more prone to ear, nose and throat infections because it causes fluids to accumulate instead of drain.

Dr. Ebel discussed a holistic approach to treating ear, nose and throat infections can head off more severe outcomes. This approach can include:

You can find his handout for his approach here.

In This Webinar

Key Discussions

A holistic approach to health, involving natural remedies, dietary changes, and chiropractic care, can prevent and address ear, nose, and throat infections and other chronic conditions in children more effectively than conventional methods alone.

Role of the Nervous System in Health

The nervous system plays a crucial role in perceiving the environment and coordinating body functions. Chiropractic care that focuses on subluxations can enhance nervous system performance, leading to better overall health outcomes for children.

Impact of Dietary Choices

Specific dietary changes, including cutting out dairy and grains, can significantly reduce congestion and other health issues in children. Clean eating and the elimination of sugar and chemicals are integral to building a robust immune system.

Importance of Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care, especially when focused on pediatric needs, is vital for addressing health issues at their root causes. Finding a well-trained pediatric chiropractor can lead to significant health improvements, especially in children with conditions like autism, ADHD, and sensory-processing issues.

Challenges and Benefits of Shifting Health Perspectives

Shifting from conventional to holistic health perspectives involves understanding and embracing natural body responses like fever and diarrhea as part of the healing process. This shift can reduce the reliance on medication, lower healthcare costs, and promote long-term wellness through preventative care strategies.

Timestamped Overview

00:00 Webinar on bridging mainstream and functional medicine.
08:31 Chiropractor’s journey from natural birth to pediatrics.
12:29 Workshop highlights dangers of early childhood interventions.
19:18 Upper cervical injury at birth affects kids’ health.
24:15 Grateful for farm life, promotes health system.
26:53 Simplify parent language for respiratory system importance.
33:00 Nervous system’s role in body and health.
36:28 Chiropractic can help rebalance children’s digestion.
42:52 Healthcare costs lead to majority of bankruptcies.
51:46 Building immune system with regular diet routine.
53:23 Fever signals immune response, don’t shut down.
01:02:24 Healing can cause high fever in children.
01:04:05 Simplify understanding of body and health.
01:10:41 Pediatric chiropractic practice promotes trust and partnership.
01:13:52 Chiropractic care benefits kids’ nerve health.
01:22:01 Expanding training, certification program, future goals.
01:25:48 Question chiropractor recommendations for adequacy and relevance.

About Tony Ebel DC

Dr. Ebel completed his pre-chiropractic studies at Iowa State University, before continuing onto the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, the birthplace of chiropractic. While there, he was fortunate to have great academic and clinical success, and finished his studies early. Doing so allowed him to move to another area and complete his clinical internship with a great family-wellness and pediatric-focused office in Chicago.

Since getting his Doctor of Chiropractic degree, he has continued his education and is currently a Certified Pediatric Chiropractor and has his Wellness Certification. His passion for pediatric and family wellness has led him all over the world teaching other chiropractors about the way he cares for families at PWC Chiropractic.

Dr. Ebel founded The Pediatric Experience online training program for chiropractors to build their dream pediatric, prenatal and family practices. He has also spearheaded PX Docs, an incredible network of 500+ pediatric chiropractic experts dedicated to providing non-stop help for children with autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, anxiety, constipation, ADHD, seizures, chronic colds, chronic dough, apraxia, asthma, depression, speech delays and sleep challenges.


This webinar is not a substitute for medical advice, treatment, diagnosis, or consultation with a medical professional. It is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be relied on to make determinations related to treatment of a medical condition. Epidemic Answers has not verified and does not guaranty the accuracy of the information provided in this webinar.

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