December 2008 Newsletter

Spinal Wellness Center Newsletter

Welcome to our e-newsletter for December! We are excited to announce that Jesse Jutkowitz, the founder of Advanced Biostructural Correction™ will be giving a seminar this weekend at the office. Please see the announcement below for details. This newsletter has interesting articles about health and the variety of ways chiropractic can help you and your loved ones. I hope you enjoy them and Happy Holidays.

In This Issue

  • Dr. Jesse at the office this Friday!
  • Eat Berries to Beat Cancer
  • Holiday Office Hours
  • Autistic Children Improve Under Chiropractic Care
  • Chiropractic and Infertility: More Evidence
  • Mood Disorders Common with Long-Term Steroid Use
  • Electromagnetic Pollution and Your Health
Autistic Children Improve Under Chiropractic Care

autistic-childrenThe March 9, 2006 issue of the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research reports that a study of autistic children showed an improvement between 8.3% and 32% of their autism evaluation scores while under chiropractic care.

The 14 children in the study were under chiropractic care at the Kentuckiana Children’s Center in Louisville, Kentucky. All had been diagnosed with autism at the Child Evaluation Center at the University of Louisville Medical School.
The effect chiropractic care had on the children was evaluated with the Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC), a questionnaire about the child’s development and progress that is answered by the parents, teachers or caretakers. The ATEC evaluates Speech and Language Communication, Sociability, Sensory and Cognitive Awareness and Health/Physical/Behavior.
All of the children were initially under full-spine chiropractic care. For the study, half of the 14 children were placed under a specific type of upper cervical (neck) care to see if they improved any more. The study lasted lasted three months. The children were checked and adjusted twice a week and re-evaluated with ATEC once a month.
Both groups of children showed improvement after chiropractic care. The full-spine group averaged improvements of 8.3% and the upper cervical group averaged 32%. In fact, two of the children in the upper-cervical group improved so much that they no longer met the criteria to be considered autistic. In all, six of the seven children in the upper-cervical group improved (the two highest scored 93% and 62.5%) and five of the seven children in the full-spine group improved (the two highest in this group scored 60% and 44%).
According to the authors, “the most common clinical aspects of improvement were in communication, verbal skills, eye contact, mood and physical sport skills.”

Chiropractic and Infertility: More Evidence

chiropractic-pic Evidence continues to mount that women experiencing fertility problems respond favorably to having subluxations corrected and proper function restored. The December 8, 2003 issue of the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research reports another case study of a patient with a history of infertility experiencing a successful pregnancy after beginning chiropractic care.

In the study, a 32 year-old female went to a chiropractor’s office for care in November, 2001. She stated that she had been trying to get pregnant since August, 1999 with no success. The patient had been undergoing traditional medical treatment for her infertility, including fertility testing, artificial insemination and the fertility drug Clomid, all without success. After an unsuccessful in vitro fertilization attempt, she sought chiropractic care.

Along with her infertility, her health history revealed that she also suffered from endometriosis, low back pain and frequent headaches. She was put on a chiropractic corrective care program lasting approximately six weeks.

She was re-examined at the end of December 2001 and showed a significant improvement not only in her symptomatic picture, but in her spinal musculature balance as well. A re-exam by her fertility specialists noted that her hormone levels, endometrial thickness (lining of the uterus) and cervical mucus levels were now at more normal levels. A second in vitro procedure was performed in February 2002 and the patient tested positive for pregnancy in March 2002.

The author of the study concluded, “The human body is designed to be healthy and to reproduce. Impairment of this ability indicates dysfunction on a fundamental level. Subluxations of the spine and the associated nervous system dysfunction can hinder proper function of body systems. This study serves to document the application of chiropractic care and the subsequent response, including restoration of proper reproductive function, in a 32 year-old woman previously diagnosed as infertile.”

At least 7 times over the past few years, previously “infertile” women who had been actively trying to conceive, became successfully pregnant early in their care at Spinal Wellness Center of Ithaca. In EACH CASE, the woman’s initial examination had showed severe subluxation(s)  from T11 to L2, the area of the spine that supplies the nerves to the uterus and ovaries. This clearly showed up in the sEMG scans as well. The spine is the FIRST place to check; the simple reason being that if the nerve supply to the organs in question isn’t optimized, it doesn’t matter what else is being done to try to resolve the problem. 

If you know someone suffering from similar problems, please respond to this e-mail and I will make the time to speak to your friend or family member this week about different chiropractic (drug-free) treatment approaches that are available to them.  Everyone deserves to live a healthy life.
Mood Disorders Common with Long-Term Steroid Use

mood-disorderA study in the May 2004 issue of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology reports that people who take steroids long-term for conditions such as asthma stand a higher chance of developing mood disorders such as depression or manic depression.
 The study involved 20 patients who had been using steroids at least six months for asthma or rheumatic disease and 14 similar patients not using steroids. Both groups were tested to evaluate mood. 60% of the steroid users were formally classified as having a mood disorder. Additionally, one of the tests indicated that the steroid users were at increased risk for developing manic symptoms.

Electromagnetic Pollution and Your Health

Here is a link to an article from the excellent health site, with the Swedish view on the dangers of cell phone radiation, with another link to an article about the hazards of Wi-Fi.

Dr. Pierre has had an active interest in the area of electromagnetic pollution since the mid-seventies. By design, there is no wireless internet connection in our office. We have over $600 of EMF-neutralizing devices installed throughout the office, which we believe is one of the reasons people tell us it feels so peaceful when they walk in here.

If you are interested in learning more on this topic, please speak with Dr. Pierre. In the meantime, he strongly recommends you USE A HEADSET whenever you use a cordless or cell phone for more than a minute.

Please remember if you have a friend or family member that is needlessly suffering OR just wants to live a healthier, happier life, please pass this newsletter along to them. Tell them, if they call the office and mention this newsletter, they are entitled to a complimentary, no obligation, hassle-free consultation with me, so that I can tell them what is causing their health problems and if I can correct it.
All you have to do is ask!Thank you for your support.

Pierre Gremaud
Spinal Wellness Center