Alternative Medicine and Children – Part 2 – Chiropractic for Children

Alternative Medicine, Children's Health, Parenting
The most common pediatric complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapy requiring a therapist is chiropractic. One estimate claims that the number of children being treated by chiropractors increased 50 percent between 1997 and 2000. This same study found that while many adults seek chiropractic care for musculoskeletal problems, children are commonly treated by chiropractors for ear infections, allergies, asthma, colic, and bedwetting. Yet virtually no randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of chiropractic exist for AN Y pediatric condition. So, is chiropractic for children either safe or effective? (more…)
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Chiropractic Care: an evidence-based evaluation

Alternative Medicine, General Health
I've had several questions from readers about my views on chiropractic care. It's a topic I reviewed for my evidence-based book, Alternative Medicine: The options, the claims, the evidence, how to choose wisely, that was co-published and endorsed by the Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA) as "medically reliable and biblically sound." Here's an excerpt from our chapter on chiropractic care: (more…)
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Americans spend about $34 billion annually on alternative medicine. How can you make wise decisions in this area?

General Health
USA Today reports that, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, "while Americans may complain about the high cost of healthcare, they're still willing to shell out roughly $34 billion a year out-of-pocket on alternative therapies that aren't covered by insurance." More Information: (more…)
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