Mental Health – How Chiropractic Care Can Help

Clinical research combines with over 120 years of patient testimonies to prove that Chiropractic positively influences mental health.

One of the best known Chiropractic clinics that dealt with mentally ill patients was Forest Park Chiropractic Sanitarium in Davenport, Iowa.

A primary case of evidence based results occurred in 1934 when North Dakota Judge A.W. Ponath assigned 10 patients from the state hospital in Jamestown, North Dakota to the Forest Park Sanitarium.

All 10 cases received hopelessly incurable diagnoses by state-employed medical doctors and psychiatrists.

80% of these patients experienced complete recovery after undergoing Chiropractic care at Forest Park.

Judge Ponath compared the overall records between Jamestown and Forest Lake and discovered that between 1922 and 1934 the state mental hospital discharged only 27% of their patients as satisfactory discharges. Forest Park Chiropractic Sanitarium produced a satisfactory discharge rate of 65% over the same period.

“And if this record, 65 percent, can be obtained on cases where the large percentage are classed as incurable and had already spent much time in insane asylums and other sanitariums, how much more Chiropractic could do if given the opportunity to handle the patients immediately after being brought to an insane asylum, rather than months or years later when their constitution has been run down by deterioration or prolonged mental disability or both?”

– Judge A.W. Ponath

Mental Health

In 1931 The Kentucky House of Reform in the state of Kentucky, presented a case study of 244 adolescent boys who were incarcerated because of criminal or behavioral problems.

Documents show that almost 100% displayed marked improvement in conduct after receiving Chiropractic care, and 144 of the 244 patients passed parole evaluations.

Research from 2007 continued to link a connection between spinal adjustments and mental health. An intimate relationship exists between the spine and the brain and provides an explanation for how Chiropractic adjustments influence mental health.

Men, women, and children of all ages can experience greater mental health through regular Chiropractic care.

Your local chiropractor in Ballincollig is here to help you, call Dr. Benjamin Martin on 021 487 8465.

Complimentary Therapies in Medicine – 2007 Dec;15(4):271-83. Epub 2007 Mar 8. -“Psychological response in spinal manipulation (PRISM): a systematic
review of psycholofical outcomes in randomized controlled trials.” – Williams HN, Hendry M., Lewis R., Russell I., Westmoreland A., Wilinson C.

Research compiled by Dr. Dan Sullivan D.C.

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Dr. Benjamin Martin is a Chiropractor and speaker on Health and Wellbeing. Ben is regularly called on to discuss health topics and chiropractic on radio, tv and press. His promise is to adjust and educate as many families as possible towards optimal health. His work changes lives and has restored people's quality of life.
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