Many research papers have been published on the benefits seen when asthmatic patients are receiving chiropractic care.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE AND OUTCOME: A study that was published in a Holland Medical Journal reported that out of a group of 115 families with asthmatic children, 73% had utilized Chiropractic care for the asthma and 92% of the families reported that Chiropractic was beneficial for their children. (Vange, B. (1989, July 10). Contact between preschool children with chronic disease and the authorized health services and forms of alternative therapy. Ugeskrift for Laeger, 151(28), 1815-18) The Brisbane Asthma Study reported that Chiropractic was the most frequently consulted form of alternative health care and that 29.6% of families with asthmatic children used Chiropractic for asthma treatment. When compared with other forms of alternative health care, Chiropractic received the highest satisfaction rate — 86.5%. (Donnelly, W.J. (1985, May). Are patients who use alternative medicine dissatisfied with orthodox medicine? Medical Journal of Australia, 142(10), 539-541)
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76.5% of patients with bronchial asthma said they benefited from chiropractic treatment. Peak flow rate and vital capacity increased after the third adjustment. (Hviid C; “A Comparison Of The Effects Of Chiropractic Treatment On Respiratory Function In Patients With Respiratory Distress Symptoms And Patients Without.” Bull Euro Chiro Union 1978; 26: 17-34)
Dr. Brad’s Comments
There are so many people in Barrie and area that are suffering and can’t breathe through this beautiful part of the year. Someone needs to tell them they need to be adjusted to breathe easy. Won’t you? Please make sure this handout gets into the hands of someone that needs it! One of Our Stories I was diagnosed with Asthma as a teenager. I was told by my doctor that since the symptoms presented themselves late in my teens, I would likely not grow out of it. I was placed on a variety of steroids and ventolin to help control these symptoms and found that although they provided some relief, the side effects (eczema and weight gain) that resulted from the medication seemed to make things worse. I began seeing Dr. Brad when he was a student. Little, did he or I know at the time that the adjustments that he was working on were actually aiding in my asthma relief as well. I began to notice that I was using less ventolin and was able to lower the dose of the steroids that I was taking. In no time at all, I was taken completely off the steroids and eventually, no longer needed to take ventolin!!!! As a result of eliminating all medication, the eczema cleared and the water weight from the steroids came off too! Chiropractic literally gave me the breath of life!