Clinical Features: A woman in her early twenties is followed through a twenty-month course of care with a subluxation-based chiropractor who specializes in Applied Kinesiology (AK). AK is a functional neurologic assessment process that extends the neurological examination, utilizing manual muscle testing to identify subtle shifts away from optimal neurologic status. The patient in this study reported that she had never been able to have menses without the use of birth control medication. She was an insulin-dependant diabetic who complained of chronic lower extremity skin lesions as well as hip and knee pain. Her course of care consisted of chiropractic adjustments to remove spinal subluxation, manual correction of uterus malposition, and nutritional supplementation.
Chiropractic Care and Outcome: This patient received three to four specific chiropractic adjustments per month during the first four months of care to reduce spinal subluxation. AK muscle testing was used to examine for nutritional deficiencies, malabsorption syndrome, and uterine malpositon. The patient chose to discontinue her oral contraceptives after starting chiropractic care.
Initially, she experienced increased lymphatic congestion and passed blood clots, possibly indicating a “cleansing reaction” to changes brought on by her new protocol. Four months after beginning chiropractic care she began having regular menstrual cycles. Twenty months after her first adjustment, she achieved pregnancy.
Conclusion: This young woman experienced normal menstrual function for the first time without medication, following specific chiropractic subluxation correction and adjunctive nutritional support. It is significant that her care was designed to support natural bodily function by decreasing nerve interference and supplying nutritional building blocks. The culmination of this approach was the appreciative subject’s experience of pregnancy and motherhood.
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