Chiro Kids…Health and Wellness
Dr. Brian Huggins
Vol. 1…1 Infertility and Chiropractic
I couldn’t count the number of women during pregnancy, children, and those trying to get pregnant that I have seen over the years in practice. I have turned breach babies with chiropractic technique. My wife and I birthed our three children at home and I became many years ago a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.
I must admit as my children grew into adulthood I did not beat the drum as much for chiropractic and children or at least screaming the message out there to those who would listen. With the arrival of my two grandchildren I find it critical that I start spreading those messages once again.
We should start with those who are having difficulty conceiving and or bringing a birth to term. What you ask can chiropractic do to address these issues?
Chiropractic is not the treatment of any condition. The purpose of chiropractic is to find and reduce stress, spinal imbalance and interference to the nervous system, allowing the person to experience greater function and an overall improved quality of life.
Successful Pregnancy Following Diagnosis of Infertility And Miscarriage: A Chiropractic Case Report
Objective: This case describes the chiropractic care of a woman with a history of infertility and miscarriage.
Clinical Features: A 27 year old female presented for chiropractic care to improve her overall health, in the hope that she may ultimately be able to have a child. In the previous year she had suffered 2 miscarriages, and had been anovulatory for 9 months. She was under medical treatment for infertility and ulcerative colitis, and followed a restrictive diet. Prior to attempting to become pregnant, she had been on the birth control pill for 7 years.
Chiropractic Care and Outcome: Examination protocols of Torque Release Technique™ (TRT) were utilized to detect vertebral subluxations. Adjustments were applied with the Integrator instrument; the initial visit schedule was twice weekly for 30 days, and then one visit per week for an additional 30 days. Other therapies used included: craniosacral therapy, relaxation exercises, stretching and audio tapes. After 60 days of care, a normal ovulatory cycle occurred, and she became pregnant after her second normal cycle.
Conclusion: This case report of a woman with a history of infertility and miscarriage contributes to the growing body of literature on the response to chiropractic care among infertile women. The article discusses the impact of stress on a woman’s nervous system, and the possible associated changes in reproductive health. Further research is called for to evaluate the safety, cost, and effectiveness of chiropractic care in women’s health.
Leslie Bedell, D.C., Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 2003: Dec 2: 1-7