Muscular Dystrophy

Duchene’s Muscular Dystrophy: a chiropractic approach. Faulkner TL; Ward LE. J Chir Research Clin Invest 1994; 9(3):76-80.
In a review of some 70 plus individual Duchene’s and other muscular dystrophy cases, it was shown that chiropractic can play an important role in the process of slowing the degenerative changes that are anticipated with muscular dystrophy conditions.

Management of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: a literature review. Reifschneider T and Olson PL. Chiropractic: The Journal of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigation. Vol. 9 No. 4, Oct. 1994.

This is a literature review of Duchenne muscular dystrophy to describe the disease and its related processes.

The authors discuss the failure of the medical model and the basis for the chiropractic approach to help those with this condition.

Muscular Dystrophy and Chiropractic. Koren T. The American Chiropractor July/August 1993.

From the introduction:

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is an incurable, progressive, genetic disease...victims suffer from deterioration of the voluntary muscle. In time they lose their ability to walk, to stand, and ultimately, to breathe. They live out their last years as motionless, helpless cripples, dying as teenagers or in their twenties. According to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, no on ever recovers. Eric Knapp...has one of the most severe forms of muscular dystrophy. Eric is getting better.

This article highlights one chiropractic clinic’s success with (by last count) over seventy MD sufferers who were not expected to improve and yet have had significant improvements using Dr. Lowell Ward’s Spinal Column Stressology techniques.

The role of chiropractic in the management of degenerative disease cases. Ward, L. Today’s Chiropractic July/August 1995.

This is a fascinating discussion of Dr. Lowell Ward’s research and clinical success with “incurable” Duchenne muscular dystrophy sufferers and other cases: “Degenerative conditions we have had good success in working with include: ataxia, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, convulsive disorders, the various dystrophies, phobias and most any chronic degenerative, ‘incurable’ or life-threatening disease. Generally speaking, the degenerative spinal pattern is relatively the same from disease to disease.”

Comment from Dr. Koren: I have studied the late Dr. Ward’s methods and have used his work. Although the above statements may seem fantastic, he was, in fact, able to elicit impressive healing responses from many patients given up as incurable by other doctors.

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