Well­ness Arti­cles

Asthma Study Shows Chi­ro­prac­tic Ben­e­fits

From the Novem­ber /​Decem­ber 2000 issue of Todays Chi­ro­prac­tic, comes a study report on Asthma. The arti­cle notes that approx­i­mately 14 Amer­i­cans die each day from asthma. Asthma is only one of three dis­eases that has shown an increas­ing death rate in recent years, up 58% since 1979. Presently esti­mates say that 17 mil­lion Amer­i­cans suf­fer from the dis­ease mak­ing it the most com­mon and costly ill­ness in the United States today, cost­ing over $13 bil­lion annu­ally. Presently, asthma causes more hos­pi­tal­iza­tions of chil­dren than any other child­hood disease.

In the study, 47 patients were observed for a two year period. These patients had all been med­ically diag­nosed with per­sis­tent asthma rang­ing from mild per­sis­tent in 11 cases, mod­er­ate per­sis­tent in 28 cases, to severe per­sis­tent in 8 cases. The care ren­dered con­sisted of spe­cific chi­ro­prac­tic adjust­ments. The range of vis­its was from 14 to 44, with the aver­age being 26 dur­ing the study period. Most patients in the study began care at a rate of 3 vis­its per week with this fre­quency being reduced after 4 to 8 ini­tial weeks.

The patient results were very good with all 47 of the study patients show­ing a marked improve­ment rang­ing from 87 to 100 per­cent. Patient observed improve­ment was mea­sured by both improve­ment in their symp­toms as well as a decrease in their usage of acute asthma attack med­ica­tion. Even more impres­sive was that all of the patients in the study reported main­tain­ing their improve­ment after a two-​year fol­low up.

Ran­dom Article

In a report released on Jan­u­ary 10, 2000 from the devel­op­ment firm Sorelli B of Illi­nois comes the results of a sur­vey that shows

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