October 16, 2017

Does chiropractic care improve health in children?

This study, published in the Journal of Chiropractic
Research, found that there is a “definite correlation
between chiropractic care and superior health.”

In fact, this study “has shown that children raised under chiropractic
care are less prone to infectious processes such as otitis
media and tonsillitis, and that their immune systems are
better able to cope with allergens such as pollen,weeds,
grasses, etc. compared to children raised under allopathic
care. There is also a significant decreased history of
antibiotic use among the ‘Chiropractic’ children, indicating
a lower susceptibility to bacterial infections as a result of
their greater immune system response.”
Thanks to Dan Murphy for emphasizing these points:

1. There is a “definite correlation between chiropractic care and superior
health.”

2. 69% of the chiropractic children never experienced otitis media,
compared to 80% of medical children who did.

3. There is a significant decreased history of antibiotic use among the
chiropractic children, “indicating a lower susceptibility to bacterial
infections as a result of greater immune system response.”

 

FROM: Journal of Chiropractic Research 1989; 5 (Summer):
101–103
Van Breda W, Van Breda J

 

The Abstract:
Two hundred pediatricians and two hundred chiropractors that were selected were
surveyed to determine what, if any, differences were to be found in the health status of
their respective children as raised under the different health care models. With usable
responses of 35% from the chiropractors and 36% from the pediatricians, analysis of
the results indicates a definite correlation between chiropractic care and superior
health. While the ‘medical’ children had a history of fewer childhood diseases, they also
had received a considerably higher percentage of childhood immunizations (94%), as
compared to the ‘chiropractic’ children (25%). The ‘chiropractic’ children showed a 69%
otitis media free response, while the ‘medical’ children only had a 20% otitis media free
response. Pediatricians were more likely to feel that every child would have been on a
course of antibiotics at least once, and some suggested that almost 100% of children
suffer from otitis media, whereas many chiropractors reported that their children had
never been on antibiotics, and the occurrence of infectious diseases was significantly
less among the latter sample. The results of the study confirm the benefits of the
chiropractic model of health care on the health status of children.