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Chiropractic and Nutritional Management and its Effect on the Fertility of a Diabetic Amenorrheal Patient: A Case Report

Objective: To study the effect of chiropractic care and nutritional supplementation on the fertility of an insulin dependantfemale presenting with primary amenorrhea.

Clinical Features: A woman in her early twenties is followed through a twenty-month course of care with a subluxation-based chiropractor who specializes in Applied Kinesiology (AK). AK is a functional neurologic assessment process that extends the neurological examination, utilizing manual muscle testing to identify subtle shifts away from optimal neurologic status. The patient in this study reported that she had never been able to have menses without the use of birth control medication. She was an insulin-dependant diabetic who complained of chronic lower extremity skin lesions as well as hip and knee pain. Her course of care consisted of chiropractic adjustments to remove spinal subluxation, manual correction of uterus malposition, and nutritional supplementation.


Conclusion: This young woman experienced normal menstrual function for the first time without medication, following specific chiropractic subluxation correction and adjunctive nutritional support. It is significant that her care was designed to support natural bodily function by decreasing nerve interference and supplying nutritional building blocks. The culmination of this approach was the appreciative subject’s experience of pregnancy and motherhood.

 John P. Adams, D.C. Bio Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research October 12, 2003, pp 1-2