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Childhood Diseases

Health Topics

The relationship between intensity of chiropractic care and the incidence of childhood diseases. Rose-Aymon S, Aymon M. Prochaska-Moss G, Moss R, Rebne R, Nielsen K. Journal of Chiropractic Research, 1989 (Spring): 70-77.

Childhood DiseasesFrom the abstract: A pilot study was undertaken to determine if a relationship existed between the incidence of childhood diseases and intensity of chiropractic care. The analysis of the data focused on non-vaccinated children who did not contract the disease in question. The results suggest that intensive chiropractic care (i.e. more than seven visits per year and more than one year of care) increased resistance to the common childhood diseases. Future research on a large scale is needed. A comparative study of the health status of children raised under the health care models of chiropractic and allopathic medicine. Van Breda, WM and Van Breda JM Journal of Chiropractic Research Summer 1989.

Lower antibiotic use and lower incidence of disease, especially ear infections, was reported in the chiropractic children. If the “chiropractic” children did get measles, rubella or mumps it was reported that the diseases were quite mild compared to those exhibited by their classmates.

Absence of T-cells, immune dysfunction, has colds all the time. International Chiropractic Pediatric Association Newsletter. November 1996

Male child - Age 5 from a central American country. Prior diagnosis: malformation of cervical spine, severe scoliosis, occiput position severely anterior to cervical spine. Not vocalizing well. Absence of T-cells, immune dysfunction, has colds all the time. Surgery had been considered to correct skull positioning. In the first series of adjustments, we adjusted the lad in a sitting position utilizing the infant toggle headpiece. The Atlas was adjusted ASL. Child was reevaluated in native country and medical staff stated that everything was now normal. Child returned to U.S. for care 6 months later. Vocabulary was now normal. Head position -normal. No colds evident during these months. Scoliosis was greatly reduced.

References from Koren Publicationsʼ brochure: Children and Chiropractic Leboyer, F. 1984. Birth without violence. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. pp.21,28. Van Breda, W.M. & van Breda, J.M. A comparative study of the health status of children raised under the health care models of chiropractic and allopathic medicine. Journal of Chiropractic Research, pp.101-103, Summer 1989.

Giesen, J.M., Center, D.B., Leach, R.A. An evaluation of chiropractic manipulation as a treatment of hyperac-tivity in children. JMPT, October 1989; 12: 353-63.

Walton, E.V. Chiropractic effectiveness with emotional, learning and behavioral impairments. International Review of Chiropractic, 29: 2-5, 21-22, September 1975.

Gemmell HA, Jacobson BH. Chiropractic management of enuresis: Time series descriptive design. JMPT, 1989; 12: 386-389.

Lewit K Functional disorders (fixations) of the spine in children. Manuelle Therapie, Barth, Leipzig, 1973, Chap. 2.7. pp. 50-54.