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Why Chiropractic for Children

Written by Jeanne Ohm, D.C.   
Tuesday, 24 June 2008 15:36

Chiropractic care for children offers your family a solid foundation for wellness. Throughout pregnancy, birth, and childhood, the chiropractic lifestyle offers choices and benefits for your greater health and well-being. The following video and articles will help you understand the importance of the chiropractic family wellness lifestyle.

Children's Chiropractic Safety Research:

The ICPA has initiated a ground breaking study on the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care for children. The preliminary results are outstanding and show that chiropractic care is safe for children. Even more significant is that parents reported three unexpected improvements with their child's care:

  1. Improved sleeping
  2. Improved behavior and attitude
  3. Improved immune system function

This research was presented in 2007 at the 14th Annual Symposium on Complimentary Health Care in Exeter, UK. Read the abstracts below:

The ICPA has continued to contribute research on the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care for children. Find out more.

Articles:


Chiropractic Family Wellness in the News:

ADHD:
This television interview on WBZ 38 Health Watch shows the benefits of chiropractic care in children with ADHD symptoms. Dr. Marty Rosen, ICPA Certification instructor for SOT.

Immunity:
Author Katie Gilbert authored a great article,
Immune Boost: This is a Spinal Zap covering how immune function is greatly improved with regular chiropractic care. it was published in Psychology Today.

Interesting to note was this paragraph on the flu:
"Chiropractic care was first linked to improved immunity during the deadly flu epidemic of 1917 and 1918. The funny thing was: Chiropractic patients fared better than the general population. This observation spurred a study of the field. The data reported that flu victims under chiropractic care had an estimated .25 percent death rate, a lot less than the normal rate of 5 percent among flu victims who did not receive chiropractic care."  Read the entire article