Research In How Chiropractic Care Can Help Diabetics Continues
Over the years there has been significant research related to chiropractic care, including its effectiveness in caring for spine-related injuries and complications from spinal stress. Typically, this research targeted common problems chiropractors often see in their patients: lower back pain, neck pain and headaches, and peripheral nerve problems. However, recently new studies have been surfacing that examine how chiropractic care can help people with diabetes.
In Canada, scientists in Toronto claimed to have uncovered proof the body's nervous system helps trigger diabetes, opening the door to a potential near-cure of the disease. A recent case study published in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal, & Family Health documents a case of a four-year-old child who had terrific results stabilizing her blood sugar through chiropractic care.
During the research period, the patient experienced a decrease in hemoglobin while also decreasing the amount of insulin needed. A recent study published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research illustrated the positive effects of chiropractic when used as part of an integrative treatment for adult onset diabetes. Along with chiropractic care, the patient also received nutritional and exercise guidance. Amazingly, after one month of being on the program, the patient's glucose blood and urine levels normalized and remained stable, allowing the patient to be free from the need of insulin shots.
This line of research is not only fascinating, it is incredibly important. Roughly 30 percent of men men and 20 percent of women born in the year 2000 will suffer from diabetes in their lifetime. In addition, diabetes is the fifth deadliest disease in the United States and a growing epidemic worldwide.
What is the Connection Between Diabetes and Chiropractic?
The research into the connection between chiropractic and the control of sugar in the body is not only captivating, it seems to point toward chiropractic care as a valuable protocol when addressing those patients diagnosed with diabetes. But what is the connection between diabetes and chiropractic? Well, the answer lies in the understanding of how nerves from the upper neck or middle back affect pancreatic function and influences how the enzymes needed to digest proteins, fats and carbohydrates, and insulin are produced. If the balance of sugar and digestion become unbalanced, diabetes or hypoglycemia may result.
Therefore chiropractic care may quickly becoming a critical component in not only optimizing your health, but also improving the neural connections throughout the body. The key, say chiropractors, is to coordinate immunity and hormone function throughout the body.