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Is Chiropractic Scientific?

Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your nervous system controls all the organs tissues and cells via your brain and spinal cord.

Hundreds of scientific studies listed in peer reviewed journals listed below support the fact that reducing pressure on spinal nerves as they exit the spine using specific gentle spinal adjustments increases the ability of the brain and nerve system to control and regulate the body .Research documents chiropractic care helping asthma, infantile colic, immune function, dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps), improving vision and brain function, lower back pain, one’s overall health and many other conditions.

References:

  • Textbook of medical physiology, Arthur C Guyton 1996
  • The 14 Foundational Premises, Dr James Chestnut 2005
  • Gray’s Anatomy, Henry Gray F.R.S.
  • Smith, R. Where is the wisdom? BMJ 1991; 303(Oct 5): 798-799.
  • Paul Shekelle, MD, MPH, Head of a back study of RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA, 1992, Medicine, Monopolies and Malice, pp. 49, 199, 208.
  • John Carey, Medical Guesswork. Business Week, May 29, 2006, 73-79.

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Chiropractic for Kids

Children under the age of 3 fall on average 2500 times. These falls can start the process of moving spinal joints out of alignment. Also traumatic births; Learning to walk; Slips; Falls. The list is endless. Yet, because children have such an adaptive capacity, these problems are often brushed off as “growing pains” or just a “phase they’re going through.”

“As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.”

Chiropractic care is helpful for colic, ear infections, erratic sleeping habits, bedwetting, scoliosis, “growing pains” and many other common childhood health conditions.

Many parents believe that chiropractic adjustments will be too forceful. They mistakenly think that their child will receive adjustments like ones they receive. Not only are adjusting techniques modified for each person’s size and spinal problem. This makes a child’s chiropractic adjustments gentle, comfortable and effective. A gentle device known as an activator can deliver gentle adjustments for babies of one day old up and for the elderly of 100 years old.

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Chiropractic Education

British Chiropractic Doctors follow a full time 5 year bachelor of science degree similar to that received by medical practitioners. There is an emphasis on classroom and laboratory work in anatomy, physiology, public health, microbiology, pathology and biochemistry. Later, the focus is on specialized subjects, including chiropractic philosophy and practice, along with chiropractic diagnosis and adjusting methods. As chiropractors don’t prescribe drugs, instead of studying pharmacology and surgery, they receive an even deeper training in anatomy, physiology, rehabilitation, nutrition, diagnosis, X-ray and a variety of adjusting techniques that aren’t taught in any other health care field.

Importantly students are taught to diagnose pathology and look for situations in which chiropractic care wouldn’t be appropriate. They also undergo practical training in delivering adjustments, while supervised by experienced clinicially.

References:
Chiropractic Education, http://www.chirotips.com/chiropractic_education.htm