Well­ness Arti­cles

Can­cer Patients Qual­ity of Life Improved With Chi­ro­prac­tic

An arti­cle pub­lished in the Jan­u­ary 2001 issue of the Jour­nal of Manip­u­la­tive and Phys­i­o­log­i­cal Ther­a­peu­tics fol­lows two case stud­ies of patients with var­i­ous types of seri­ous can­cer. The arti­cle fol­lows the chi­ro­prac­tic care and it’s effect on these patients pain and qual­ity of life.

Gas­tric can­cer cells in ascites fluid The first patient was a 57-​year-​old man with seri­ous ter­mi­nal pan­cre­atic can­cer. This patient received chi­ro­prac­tic care dur­ing the later stages of the dis­ease. In the remain­ing time the patient had before suc­cumb­ing to the dis­ease it was doc­u­mented that the patient had sig­nif­i­cantly less pain and was able to reduce his med­ica­tions. The jour­nal arti­cle summed up this case by stat­ing, “In this case chi­ro­prac­tic care was able to pro­vide sig­nif­i­cant pain relief, reduce the amount of pain med­ica­tion being taken (as well as the poten­tial side effects), and tem­porar­ily improve the qual­ity of life for a patient with ter­mi­nal cancer.”

The sec­ond patient was a 54-​year-​old man recov­er­ing from surgery for lung can­cer. This patient was con­tin­u­ally suf­fer­ing from upper back pain and had got­ten no relief for over one year. At that point the patient began chi­ro­prac­tic care. In this case the patient received imme­di­ate relief and was able to dis­con­tinue all pain med­ica­tion after two chi­ro­prac­tic visits.

The prin­ci­ples of chi­ro­prac­tic make it plain that the focus of chi­ro­prac­tic care is not to directly treat the patient’s pain but rather to assist the body and allow the body’s own heal­ing abil­i­ties to work at that person’s max­i­mum poten­tial. These case stud­ies show that abil­ity and the effect on peo­ple suf­fer­ing with seri­ous con­di­tions. The Jour­nal arti­cle states it best when it said, “These clin­i­cal exam­ples offer 2 spe­cific instances of how chi­ro­prac­tic may improve the qual­ity of a can­cer patient’s life.”

Ran­dom Article

The above head­line comes from the June 6, 2003 edi­tion of the Atlanta Jour­nal Con­sti­tu­tion (AJC). The arti­cle starts off by say­ing, “Doctors

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