Well­ness Arti­cles

Asthma Study on Benifits of Chi­ro­prac­tic

Asthma has become a large health con­cern for chil­dren in recent years. Over the past 20 years the inci­dence of asthma has dou­bled. The cen­tres for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion (CDC) esti­mated that in 1998, approx­i­mately 17,299,000 peo­ple in the United States, or 6.4% of the pop­u­la­tion, with cases among very young chil­dren up 160%. As reported in the June 16, 1999 issue of JAMA, the CDC also noted that between 1980 and 1994, the num­ber of peo­ple self-​reporting asthma grew 75%.

In a study con­ducted in 1996 by the Michi­gan Chi­ro­prac­tic Coun­cil (MCC), a panel of doc­tors per­formed an out-​come assess­ment study to test the qual­i­ta­tive and quan­ti­ta­tive effec­tive­ness of chi­ro­prac­tic care on chil­dren with asthma. The high demand of par­ents seek­ing alter­na­tive care for pedi­atric asthma was shown by the over­whelm­ing inter­est in the study. More than 500 par­ents called the MCC seek­ing to get their child involved in the chi­ro­prac­tic study.

The study, which took place dur­ing May and June of 1996, exam­ined the chi­ro­prac­tic effec­tive­ness in cor­rect­ing the cause of asthma in patients from birth to age 17. The aver­age age of the par­tic­i­pant was 10 years. “After 30 days of chi­ro­prac­tic health care, patients aver­aged only one attack, whereas prior to the study they were expe­ri­enc­ing more than four attacks,” said MCC Dr. Bob Gra­ham, who directed the study. “Med­ica­tions, which can be costly, were decreased by nearly 70 per­cent. Finally, patient sat­is­fac­tion was rated 8.5 on a scale of 10.” More than 70 chi­ro­prac­tors from 62 cities in Michi­gan stud­ied more than 80 chil­dren suf­fer­ing from asthma.

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Two new stud­ies show more evi­dence of the impor­tance of breast-​feeding for both infants and the mother. Accord­ing to a report from

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