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Improvement in Asperger's Symptoms in a Child Under Chiropractic Care

Case Study Shows Promising Data
 A recent article in the 2010 Proceedings of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) Research Conference
reported on a 6 year old boy diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome along with asthma and allergies who received chiropractic care.

            Following the study, the child showed a reduction of Asperger’s signs and symptoms as well as a reduction in asthma and allergies as determined by objective and subjective findings. This was not a short term case study, but actually lasted for 9 years with consistent positive results.
            Asperger’s syndrome is considered a high-functioning autism, but it differs from other autism spectrum disorders by its relative preservation of linguistic and cognitive development.        
            In this study, a 6 year old boy presented at a chiropractic office with his parents with Asperger’s Syndrome that resulted in uncontrollable rocking, jumping and flapping of his hands; asthma triggered by exertion; seasonal allergies and colds or bronchial congestion; and severe allergies to mold, dust, animal dander and seasonal triggers.
The patient and family reported that the Asperger’s Syndrome symptoms, settled down within the first week of care.  After 3 months of care his Asperger’s symptoms had been stabilizing and he was off medications for asthma and allergies.   The patient is now 15 years old and has not needed any medication during the past 7 years, nor have his Asperger’s symptoms returned. 
            This is just one study, but with such promising short and long term results, further research is merited to investigate the relationship between chiropractic care for Asperger’s and other autistic spectrum disorders.
            Anyone wishing more information may contact Dr. Robert Cummins, whose office is located at 4122 Factoria Blvd SE, Suite 202, Bellevue, WA  (telephone:  425-590-9158).

CUMMINS CHIROPRACTIC COMMUNITY SUPPORT
Join us Sunday, April 17th as we sponsor the Bellevue 10k, 5k, and Kids Dash which benefits our local Children’s Autism Center, Kindering, and the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Projects. With so many of our neighbors and friends affected by autistic spectrum disorders, let’s come together for a morning of exercise, fun and community! “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much!” ~Hellen Keller.
Register now by going to www.bellevuerun.com or by picking up a form at Cummins Chiropractic and Wellness. Sign up with the Cummins Chiropractic Team and meet us at our vendor tent in the race village for a warm-up before the race starts!
Anyone wishing more information may contact Dr. Cummins, whose office is located at 4122 Factoria Blvd. SE, Suite 202, Bellevue, WA (telephone 425-590-9158).