Well­ness Arti­cles

Autism and Chi­ro­prac­tic Care

From the British pub­li­ca­tion, the Man­ches­ter Evening Star, comes an August 13, 2007 arti­cle about an eight-​year-​old boy Daniel, whose life has been changed for the bet­ter by chiropractic.

The story starts with Daniels mother, Susan Crisp tak­ing Daniel to the chi­ro­prac­tor (Evening Start pic­ture right) and notes that Susan and her hus­band, Gary, firmly believe that this care has been key to the recent improve­ments they’ve seen in Daniels devel­op­ment. “His com­mu­ni­ca­tion has improved tremen­dously,” says Susan.

Susan Crisp chron­i­cled Daniel’s progress by stat­ing, “He has started putting three or four words together and it is not in response to ques­tions from us. It’s spon­ta­neous. At one time, if he wanted some­thing out of the fridge he would drag me to it and point. Now he’ll say, ‘Mummy, I want’. “He doesn’t seem so closed in as he once was and is inter­act­ing more with his three older sisters.”

The arti­cle reported on another instance where a tele­vi­sion reporter Quentin Will­son had done a story on his own son’s improve­ment with chi­ro­prac­tic. The arti­cle noted that it was this tele­vi­sion story that prompted Susan to take her son, Daniel to see a chi­ro­prac­tor. Susan recalled, “It was a coin­ci­dence that I saw it. I had the TV on and it really caught my eye because there were so many sim­i­lar­i­ties between what he was talk­ing about with his son and Daniel.” She con­tin­ued, “It stayed on my mind. I told Gary about it and we felt we should give it a try. We thought, ‘If noth­ing hap­pens, that’s the worst that can hap­pen’. At the time, Daniel was walk­ing on his tip-​toes and his feet were point­ing inwards when he walked — which can be symp­toms of autism. I was wor­ried about it and we thought that the chi­ro­prac­tic might be able to help with his posture.”

Daniel’s suc­cess adds weight to two sep­a­rate papers pub­lished in two sci­en­tific jour­nals in March of 2006 where stud­ies doc­u­mented a sig­nif­i­cant improve­ment in autis­tic chil­dren under chi­ro­prac­tic care. In one of those stud­ies involv­ing 14 chil­dren, 12 showed sig­nif­i­cant improve­ment and two of the chil­dren improved so much that they no longer met the cri­te­ria to be clas­si­fied as autistic.

The British arti­cle con­cludes with com­ments from Daniel’s mother, Susan, where she notes how he enjoys the care, “But it’s not just a mat­ter of Daniel enjoy­ing it. Within four to six weeks we noticed a huge improve­ment in his con­di­tion. “We took him in June and by August peo­ple who don’t see him reg­u­larly com­mented that his speech had come on tremen­dously. He started to ini­ti­ate sen­tences — it was a real sur­prise, to us.” She con­cluded by say­ing, “The chi­ro­prac­tic was like turn­ing a key, open­ing the door and it all came out of him. “It’s not a cure but it can alle­vi­ate some of the difficulties.”

Ran­dom Article

The above head­line comes from the June 30, 2003 ABC News online. The story is in reac­tion to a report com­mis­sioned by the Amer­i­can Academy

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