When Can Chiropractic Care Help?
How can I boost my immunity?
Growing evidence suggests that immune function is regulated in part by the nervous system. The nervous system and immune system work together to create optimal responses for the body to adapt and heal appropriately. Spinal misalignments cause stress to the neurological system and can cause abnormal changes that lead to a poorly coordinated immune response. Stressful conditions lead to altered measures of immune function, and altered susceptibility to a variety of diseases. Many stimuli, which primarily act on the central nervous system, can profoundly alter immune responses. The two routes available to the central nervous system are neuroendocrine channels and autonomic nerve channels. Thus the immune system can be affected by the nerve system through the connections with the endocrine and the autonomic nervous system. Regular chiropractic adjustments have been shown to boost responses of the nervous system and immune system!
I heard that Chiropractic care and Supplements will help my child that lives with ADHD, is that true?
Parents seeking treatment for their child with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) often pursue alternative treatments to those offered by conventional medicine. A study conducted in Australia investigated how many parents with ADHD children did seek some form of alternative to stimulant medication. This study published in the January 2005 issue of the Journal of Paediatric Child Health revealed that over two-thirds of families with an ADHD child sought alternative care. Families of 50 children out of 75 respondents attending the Royal Children’s Hospital in Victoria reported using at least one form of alternative treatment for ADHD.
Diet modification was the most common form of alternative treatment pursued by these parents (66 percent of those who tried alternatives). Other treatments that parents had tried included vitamins and minerals (32 percent), aromatherapy (24 percent), dietary supplements (24 percent), chiropractic (20 percent), naturopathic therapy (16 percent), herbal therapy (14 percent), and neurofeedback and behavioral optometry (10 percent each).
ADHD and Non-Medical CareParents were also asked their goals in seeking alternative treatment, and 89 percent wanted to minimize their child’s symptoms. Avoiding side effects of prescribed medications was rated as important by 67 percent of families.
Most importantly, nearly 60 percent of families rated at least one type of alternative treatment helpful for their child.
This study shows the frustration and general dissatisfaction among parents with the pharmaceutical approach to children’s attention problems. Parents are seeking a holistic approach to these children’s problems, and this study shows the perceived benefit that parents experience from these holistic methods of treatment.