In an article out of Reuters Health Information, published from the Journal of the AMA is a report of a survey in which showed many children with asthma were seeking what the article termed, complementary medicine for their problem. Dr. Sheldon Spier, of Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary, surveyed the parents of 117 pediatric asthma sufferers. Thirty percent reported using complementary medicine to help manage their children's asthma symptoms, most commonly herbal medicines, chiropractic care, homeopathy, as well as vitamin C supplementation. One of the frequent reasons given for the usage was, the non-medical practitioners were perceived as treating the whole patient."
The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association provides numerous scientific studies on their web site ( www.icpa4kids.org ) talking about the advantages of chiropractic for kids with asthma. Listed here are some of those excerpts: 76.5% of sufferers with bronchial asthma reported they benefited from chiropractic treatment. Peak flow rate and vital capacity increased following the third procedure. Significantly lower quality of life impairment rating scores were reported for 90.1% of children after 60 days of chiropractic care. During this same time period the average number of asthma attacks decreased an average of 44.9%, and asthma medication usage was decreased an average of 66.5%. Among parents of asthmatic children who had received chiropractic treatment, 92% considered this treatment beneficial.