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New JerseyNew JerseyUnited States of America (Free-Press-Release.com) December 23, 2012 — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dr. Michael Acanfora, DC
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Review of literature show positive correlation:
The chiropractic care of patients with asthma: a systemic review of the literature to inform clinical practice

(12/24/2012, Bayonne). A systemic review of the literature on the chiropractic care of patients with asthma was performed and published in the journal, Clinical Chiropractic. The studies found span research designs from non-experimental to true experimental studies consisting of 3 randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs), 10 case reports, 3 case series, 7 cohort studies, 3 survey studies, 5 commentaries and 6 systemic reviews.

Dr. Michael Acanfora, D.C Bayonne-based chiropractor, stated, “Estimates place some 300 million people worldwide suffer from asthma, with 180,000 deaths attributed to the disease. The financial burden from asthma in western countries ranges from $300 to $1300 per patient per year. In the United States, asthma medication costs between $1 billion and $6.2 billion per annum, with an increasing prevalence of 50% every decade.”

The prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among adult asthmatics ranges from 4% to 79% while, in children, it ranges from 33% to 89%. Of the various practitioner-based CAM therapies, chiropractic stands as the most popular for both children and adults.

In the United States, approximately 6.7 million children (or 9.1% of the pediatric population) have asthma. Some 10.6 million office visits to medical physicians are attributed to the symptoms of asthma.
“The review of the literature showed that chiropractic may offer an alternative care approach for asthmatic patients in an integrative healthcare setting. Future investigations of this conservative care approach for patients with asthma should pave the way for higher-level design studies such as randomized controlled clinical trials.” said Dr. Acanfora .

Anyone wishing more information may contact Dr. Acanfora, whose office is located at 734 Broadway Bayonne, NJ 07002, USA (telephone 201-858-0444).

More information can be found online at http://www,thewellnessinstitute.info

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November 12, 2012

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Contact: Dr. Michael Acanfora, D.C.
734 Broadway
Bayonne, NJ 07002
(201)858-0444
drmike@acanforachiropractic.com

Review of literature show positive correlation:
The chiropractic care of patients with asthma: a systemic review of the literature to inform clinical practice

(11/12/2012, Bayonne, NJ). A systemic review of the literature on the chiropractic care of patients with asthma was performed and published in the journal, Clinical Chiropractic. The studies found span research designs from non-experimental to true experimental studies consisting of 3 randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs), 10 case reports, 3 case series, 7 cohort studies, 3 survey studies, 5 commentaries and 6 systemic reviews.

Bayonne-based Dr. Michael Acanfora, D.C., stated, “Estimates place some 300 million people worldwide suffer from asthma, with 180,000 deaths attributed to the disease. The financial burden from asthma in western countries ranges from $300 to $1300 per patient per year. In the United States, asthma medication costs between $1 billion and $6.2 billion per annum, with an increasing prevalence of 50% every decade.”

The prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among adult asthmatics ranges from 4% to 79% while, in children, it ranges from 33% to 89%. Of the various practitioner-based CAM therapies, chiropractic stands as the most popular for both children and adults.

In the United States, approximately 6.7 million children (or 9.1% of the pediatric population) have asthma. Some 10.6 million office visits to medical physicians are attributed to the symptoms of asthma.
“The review of the literature showed that chiropractic may offer an alternative care approach for asthmatic patients in an integrative healthcare setting. Future investigations of this conservative care approach for patients with asthma should pave the way for higher-level design studies such as randomized controlled clinical trials.” said Dr. Acanfora.

Anyone wishing more information may contact Dr. Michael Acanfora, whose office is located at 734 Broadway Bayonne, NJ, USA 07002 (telephone (201)858-0444).
More information can be found online at

http://www.thewellnessinstitute.info

 

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Case report shows exciting data

Improved A1 C Levels in a Patient with Insulin-Dependent Type I Diabetes Undergoing Chiropractic Care

 

 

(09/28/2012). A recent article in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health reported on a case report that documented the positive effects of chiropractic adjustments on a 4-year-old female with Type I Diabetes.

A 4-year-old female presented for chiropractic evaluation with the primary complaint being Insulin-Dependent Type I Diabetes.  The condition was discovered when she was 2 years old.  At the time of her diagnosis, her hemoglobin AIC was 7.2%. Optimal blood glucose control is defined by a target hemoglobin of less than 7%.

“The patient’s mother reported that her daughter was a healthy baby and breastfed for 12 months,” said Dr. Acanfora, Bayonne-based, D.C., who follows health and wellness issues closely in professional journals and other publications, “and she never had any immunizations or childhood illnesses.”

Frequent urination and excessive thirst were the warning signs which prompted the patient’s mother to call the pediatrician and have a blood glucose test.  Type I diabetes occurs most often in children, but can occur at any age.  “Common symptoms include: excessive thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, hunger, weight loss, numbness in feet, and blurry vision, “said Dr. Acanfora.

“The patient was seen a total of 24 times over approximately two months,” stated Dr. Acanfora “and because vertebral subluxations have neurological effects on the body that may affect immune and visceral function, chiropractic care was the only intervention used during that time in addition to a continuous subcutaneous insulin pump (CSII) and healthy nutritional choices.” The result was an improvement in the child’s hemoglobin going AIC going from 7.2% to 6.5%.  She also had a decrease in the amount of insulin used each day, going from 15 units a day to 11. “Intensive treatment of type I diabetes often does not succeed in achieving target AIC levels of less than 7.0%,” explained Dr. Acanfora, “and it is encouraged that further research in this area be performed.”

Anyone wishing more information may contact Dr. Acanfora, whose office is located at 734 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ (Telephone 201-858-0444).

 

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LOCAL DOCTOR RECIEVES SPECIALIZED WELLNESS CERTIFICATION

 

Bayonne New Jersey June 18th 2012 – Omar Mendoza alongside Dr. Michael Acanfora of The Wellness Institute recently attended specialized training at the world headquarters for Creating Wellness in New Jersey.  The highly specialized training focused on revolutionary technology that assesses an individual’s state of wellness in the 3 dimensions of health: physical, biochemical and emotional. Director Omar Mendoza and Dr. Acanfora learned the latest breakthroughs in wellness science and how to perform the most advanced wellness assessment ever developed.

 

This breakthrough, patented technology scientifically measures, records, and scores your level of wellness in all three dimensions.  One of the unique features of the Creating Wellness system is the “Wellness Quotient.”  The Wellness Quotient is a score of your overall state of wellness – think of it as a Wellness IQ.   It helps the doctor determine your biological age and if you are aging prematurely.  Then, based on your scores, a specific customized wellness program shows you how to scientifically slow the aging process.  The customized wellness program includes everything a patient needs to create wellness in their life.

 

To learn more about the Creating Wellness program you can visit www.creatingwellness.com,

or call Wellness Director Omar Mendoza at 201-858-0444 to schedule your Wellness Assessment TODAY!!!

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Case report shows promising data

Successful Conception Following Reduction of

Vertebral Subluxation in a 31 Year Old Woman

 

(04/12/2011, Bayonne NJ). A recent article in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal and Family Health reported on a 31 year old female who had been unable to conceive until she received chiropractic care.

 

The woman presented to a chiropractic office with the intent of improving overall health.  Her health history included headaches, digestive complaints and SI joint pain with bending.  She had also been unable to conceive after nine months of attempting to do so previous to presenting to this office. Dr.Michael Acanfora, D.C, a Bayonne-based chiropractor follows health and wellness issues closely in professional journals and other publications states, “Infertility has been estimated to affect 7.3 million American women,” said Dr. Acanfora, “and only 11% of women aged 29 and younger are deemed infertile, whereas after 30 that number jumps from 17% and 22.6% after the age of 35.”

 

Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after one year of unprotected sexual intercourse.  This study discusses a case of a 31-year-old woman who had attempted to conceive for nine months.

 

In this case, an initial examination of the nervous system showed poor function of the autonomic and motor systems.  The woman was recommended a course of care consisting of regular chiropractic adjustments.  After one and a half months of getting adjusted for the purposes of correcting vertebral subluxations she was able to conceive, however the first pregnancy was not viable because there was no genetic material in the egg – a common reason for miscarriage.

 

Two months later, while still under chiropractic care, she conceived again and this pregnancy was carried to term with no complications, while staying on a wellness schedule of chiropractic adjustments at a frequency of one visit per week.  “Through the detection and

 

correction of vertebral subluxations and the application of adjustments,” Dr. Acanfora related, “a chiropractor restores control to the body so the person can better use his or her natural inborn ability to self regulate and heal.”

 

“Chiropractors theorize that one of the many problems a woman could have as a direct result of a poorly functioning nervous system is the inability to conceive” said Dr. Acanfora.

 

“This is just one study of many showing how chiropractic can positively affect conception,” explained Dr. Acanfora, “however it should be emphasized that chiropractic care should not be utilized as a treatment for fertility, but for restoring optimal nervous system function by the correcting of subluxations.”

 

Anyone wishing more information may contact Dr. Acanfora, whose office is located at 734 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ (Telephone 201-858-0444).

 

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Case study shows promising data

Improvements in Hearing, Speech, Development, and Behavior Following Chiropractic in a 4 Year Old Male

 

 

(04/12/2012 Bayonne, NJ, USA). A recent article in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health reported on a study that documented the positive effects of chiropractic adjustments on a four year-old male.

A four year-old male presented with complaints of otitis media, adenoid swelling, nasal congestion, and fluid buildup and hearing loss in both ears associated with speech difficulties, developmental delay, and behavioral concerns.

“Otitis media accounted for 24.5 million doctor’s visits in 1990,” said Dr. Acanfora, Bayonne-based, D.C., who follows health and wellness issues closely in professional journals and other publications, “and it is also the most common reason for emergency room visits among children.”   This child had been previously diagnosed by his pediatrician and an ENT physician with bilateral hearing loss, fluid build-up in the middle ears, swollen adenoids, and swollen nasal tissue.  His parent also mentioned he was diagnosed with expressive speech delay and developmental delay with behavioral issues.

Developmental delay, noticed by his mother, included not speaking at an age appropriate time and level of language was behind.  Behavioral issues were related to impulsivity with difficulty sitting, waiting and being on task.   The child had also completed approximately 5 cycles of amoxicillin over the last three years and sporadically used Nasonex nasal spray 3 times per week depending on his level of congestion.

 

“The patient’s mother was concerned about his developmental delay and possible need for surgical intervention.” stated Dr. Acanfora.  Shortly after the initiation of chiropractic care the mother reported her son was no longer using Nasonex for two reasons:  she did not want him on medication and was beginning to see improvements.  After 11 chiropractic adjustments, the patient’s re-evaluation with the ENT physician revealed resolution of otitis media, adenoid hypertrophy, nasal congestion, hearing loss and improvement of speech, development and behavior.

“This is just one study,” explained Dr. Acanfora, “but the role of chiropractic and its beneficial effects on the immune system merit further investigation.”

Anyone wishing more information may contact Dr. Acanfora, whose office is located at 734 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ (Telephone 201-858-0444).

 

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Case report shows exciting data

Improved A1 C Levels in a Patient with Insulin-Dependent Type I Diabetes Undergoing Chiropractic Care

 (04/05/2012, Bayonne, NJ, USA).   A recent article in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health reported on a case report that documented the positive effects of chiropractic adjustments on a 4-year-old female with Type I Diabetes.

A 4-year-old female presented for chiropractic evaluation with the primary complaint being Insulin-Dependent Type I Diabetes.  The condition was discovered when she was 2 years old.  At the time of her diagnosis, her hemoglobin AIC was 7.2%. Optimal blood glucose control is defined by a target hemoglobin of less than 7%.

“The patient’s mother reported that her daughter was a healthy baby and breastfed for 12 months,” said Dr.Michael Acanfora, D.C, a Bayonne-based chiropractor., who follows health and wellness issues closely in professional journals and other publications, “and she never had any immunizations or childhood illnesses.”

Frequent urination and excessive thirst were the warning signs which prompted the patient’s mother to call the pediatrician and have a blood glucose test.  Type I diabetes occurs most often in children, but can occur at any age.  “Common symptoms include: excessive thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, hunger, weight loss, numbness in feet, and blurry vision, “said Dr. Acanfora.

“The patient was seen a total of 24 times over approximately two months,” stated Dr. Acanfora “and because vertebral subluxations have neurological effects on the body that may affect immune and visceral function, chiropractic care was the only intervention used during that time in

addition to a continuous subcutaneous insulin pump (CSII) and healthy nutritional choices.” The result was an improvement in the child’s hemoglobin going AIC going from 7.2% to 6.5%.  She also had a decrease in the amount of insulin used each day, going from 15 units a day to 11.

“Intensive treatment of type I diabetes often does not succeed in achieving target AIC levels of less than 7.0%,” explained Dr. Acanfora, “and it is encouraged that further research in this area be performed.”

Anyone wishing more information may contact Dr. Acanfora, whose office is located at 734 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ (Telephone 201-858-0444).

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Case study shows promising data

Improvement in Asperger’s Symptoms in a Child

Under Chiropractic Care

(3/22/2012, Bayonne, NJ, USA). 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. Bayonne-based Dr. Michael Acanfora, D.C., follows health and wellness issues closely in professional journals and other publications.  “This was not a short term case study,” said Dr. Acanfora, “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; astma triggered by exertion; seasonal allergies and colds or bronchial congestion; and severe allergies to mold, dust, animal dander and seasonal triggers. “Standard medications for Asperger’s made his asthma and allergy symptoms.” Dr. Acanfora related.  “Therefore at the time of his initial office visit he was only taking asthma medication and a multivitamin.”

“The patient and family reported that the Asperger’s Syndrome symptoms, “settled down within the first week of care.”” said Dr. Acanfora.  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,” explained Dr. Acanfora, “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. Acanfora, whose office is located at 734 Broadway Bayonne, NJ 07002, USA (telephone 201-858-0444).

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Study Shows Chiropractic Care Quiets Crybabies

A Simple Adjustment Could Mean No More Tears

(03/21/2011, Bayonne NJ).   Research out of Great Britain offers hope to parents across the globe whose weary morning appearance is caused by a crying infant at home. Baby’s tears not only concern mom and dad about his/her health, they often disrupt the entire family – and in worst case scenarios may impact postnatal depression and lead to Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Where should parents turn? Well, research authored by Joyce Miller of the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic at the University of Bournemouth details that an excessively crying baby drives 21% of families in the UK to seek care. She found that pharmaceutical, dietary and behavioral interventions most often provide no comfort to the infants – or anyone in the family.

But, a trip to the chiropractor offers relief to crying babies and those living under the same roof.

Miller’s work, entitled Cry Babies: A Framework for Chiropractic Care, notes that persistently crying infants are traditionally diagnosed with colic – defined in 1954 by Dr. M.A. Wessel as “bouts of crying amounting to more than 3 hours a day, 3 days a week, for more than 3 weeks.”  A useful description for research, but not very consoling to distressed parents. Furthermore, the diagnosis of colic implies gastro-intestinal disorder. Yet, out of the approximately 5,000 infants brought to the University’s teaching clinic in one year’s time, only 7% presented with digestive issues. 63% of these infants were brought to the clinic due to excessive, unexplained crying.

“Perhaps the term ‘colic’ should be abandoned,” writes Miller.

Why did chiropractic succeed where other options failed to sooth the seemingly inconsolable child?

Chiropractic care is primarily aimed at correcting biomechanical and neurological fault. Miller’s writings offer ever-increasing evidence that antenatal and natal factors contribute to irritability in infants.

“Pre-natal constraint – pressure in the womb, trauma during birth, the use of forceps or other extraction devices – may be the underlying cause for the discomfort of the crying infant,” according to Dr. Michael Acanfora, D.C, a Bayonne-based chiropractor whose has seen a sharp increase in her pediatric patients in recent months.

Miller’s research established protocols that many doctors, including Doe, are following.

“After ruling out other diseases and clinical conditions that could cause gastro-intestinal disorders – and after interpreting the baby’s growth chart for consistent development – I have found that manual spinal adjustments bring about a significant reduction in an infant’s crying, followed by better sleeping patterns and an improvement in posture,” continued Dr. Acanfora.

And, while tranquility leads to a happy household, pediatric chiropractic care offers long-term benefits as well.

“Chiropractic provides a maintenance program for one’s nervous system that allows the human body to operate at peak efficiently,” states Dr.Acanfora. “If the body is free of nerve interference, it promotes health. Providing chiropractic to an infant and continuing through adulthood is the true definition of health care – taking steps to ensure health instead of waiting for pain or illness,” added Dr. Acanfora.

“I guess it’s fair to say that if you’re not bringing your baby to a chiropractor, it’s a crying shame,” concluded a smiling Dr. Acanfora.

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Reference:

Joyce Miller, “Cry Babies: A Framework for Chiropractic Care,” The Clinical Chiropractic (2007) 10, 139-146.

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Case study shows promising data

Improvement in Asperger’s Symptoms in a Child

Under Chiropractic Care

(03/14/2011, Bayonne NJ). 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. Dr. Michael Acanfora, D.C, a Bayonne-based chiropractor, follows health and wellness issues closely in professional journals and other publications.  “This was not a short term case study,” said Dr. Acanfora, “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; astma triggered by exertion; seasonal allergies and colds or bronchial congestion; and severe allergies to mold, dust, animal dander and seasonal triggers. “Standard medications for Asperger’s made his asthma and allergy symptoms.”

Dr. Acanfora related.  “Therefore at the time of his initial office visit he was only

taking asthma medication and a multivitamin.”

“The patient and family reported that the Asperger’s Syndrome symptoms, “settled down within the first week of care.”” said Dr. Acanfora.  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,” explained Dr. Acanfora, “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. Acanfora, whose office is located at 734 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ (Telephone 201-858-0444).

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Local Doctor Points to Hopeful Case Study Result

Chiropractic Care Helps Fibromyalgia Patient

(03/01/2011, Bayonne NJ USA).   Chiropractic care is often thought of only in terms of relief from a back or neck injury, perhaps suffered in an auto accident or in lifting a too-heavy weight improperly.  But the plain truth is that case studies suggest many different health problems may respond to a regular program of chiropractic care.             According to a recent case study, the condition known as fibromyalgia, a neurological disorder characterized by pain and a lack of coordination in muscle movements, was resolved following a regimen of chiropractic adjustments.

“There are certainly no guarantees with any course of care,” said Dr. Michael Acanfora, D.C, a Bayonne-based wellness chiropractor who strives to keep current with the latest research and developments in health and wellness.   “And every case depends on the specific factors associated with that case.  But we see, from time to time, individual case studies that give rise to hope for many.”

Dr. Curtis Fedorchuk, the Georgia chiropractor who conducted the study, says fibromyalgia is a widespread pain syndrome of unknown cause affecting an estimated 1% to 4% of the U.S. population.  It is diagnosed based on two factors being present: (1) pain lasting more than 3 months in multiple upper and lower body locations; and (2) pain created by applying less than 4 kilograms of pressure to 11 of 18 trigger points in the body.

“Common symptoms include persistent fatigue, problems with sleeping, and depression,” said Dr. Acanfora, “and women are 10-20 times more likely to be affected than men.”

The 40-year old female in this particular case had been experiencing fibromyalgia symptoms for eight years and had been taking both prescription and non-prescription medications, with little success in treating the problem or its

symptoms.  The patient underwent a thorough chiropractic exam, and a trans-neuronal dysfunction to the right cerebellum was noted and a diagnosis made.  Subluxations were also noted as a result of the examination.

“A subluxation is a misalignment of the spine that disturbs normal nervous system function,” said Dr. Acanfora.  “Many chiropractors, including myself, have non-intrusive technology allowing them to conduct Surface Electromyography (sEMG) and thermal imaging tests to assist in locating where such conditions exist.”

According to the case study, reported last fall in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research,

This patient received chiropractic care for . . . nine months.  Objective, reliable, and valid findings of subluxation reduction were demonstrated through radiographic analysis, sEMG, and thermography readings.  This patient’s reduction in subluxations correlated with increased quality of life in seven of eight measured domains of wellness . . . .  This patient also experienced reduction in her fibromyalgia-related symptoms of widespread pain, fatigue, depression, and headaches.

“This is just one case study,” Dr. Acanfora emphasized, “and more studies are needed before any absolute conclusions can be drawn.  But as chiropractors, we believe that the nervous system is the master-controller of the systems and functions of the human body.  It stands to reason, then, that improvement in nervous system function, which is what we do as chiropractors, can have a beneficial effect on overall health.”

Anyone wishing more information may contact Dr. Acanfora, whose office is located at 734 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ (Telephone 201-858-0444).

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Local Doctor Calls for Further Research

Chiropractic Care Helps Pre-Term Infant Thrive

(12/22/2010, Bayonne NJ).   A case report authored by Kelly A. Miller credits chiropractic care with the successful management of a pre-term infant who had suffered severe lung ailments, gastrointestinal complications and developmental delays, both physical and mental.

More than 50,000 babies are born prematurely in the United States each year, according to Dr. Michael Acanfora, D.C, a Bayonne-based chiropractor Of those who survive, many suffer from lung ailments and respiratory distress, with some facing a life-long battle.

These alarming numbers have Dr. Acanfora pointing to the case report published this year in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research.  The report suggests that chiropractic care may alleviate some associated effects of premature births.

In this particular study, an infant born at 24 weeks gestation, underwent surgery and spent four months in a neonatal intensive care unit. After her discharge from the hospital, she continued to receive antibiotics as well as ventilation and oxygen therapy. Three months after her discharge, she was diagnosed by a

chiropractor with spinal subluxations. The infant weighed only 12 pounds; she

was listless, constipated and congested. She was put on a regimen of regular

chiropractic evaluations and adjustments, starting with twice daily for two weeks,

that were decreased gradually to once every two weeks. During the course of chiropractic care, according to the case report, the baby increased her range of motion and started breathing on her own as her lung function improved; she was less congested and colicky and became noticeably more verbal and alert to her surroundings. She sat up and was able to stand on her own.

Four months later, the infant was virtually symptom-free and in no need of further medical attention. In her physical and cognitive development she was now one month ahead of her age.

“This case study, where chiropractic care improved health challenges associated with premature birth, is promising,” said Dr. Acanfora, “but more studies of this kind are needed.  Nevertheless, this report gives hope to many parents of premature babies with underdeveloped lungs.  Even full-term infants as young as a few months can benefit tremendously from regular chiropractic care.”

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Editor’s note:

Anyone wishing more information may contact Dr. Acanfora, whose office is located at 734 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ (Telephone 201-858-0444).

Reference:

“Chiropractic Care of a Pre-Term Infant with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia & Vertebral Subluxation” by Kelly A. Miller, Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, February 19, 2008.

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Swiss researcher Dr. Yannick Pauli identifies link in published work.

Chiropractic Care May Ease Learning Disabilities

(02/18/2011, Bayonne NJ) A renowned Swiss doctor has authored research which concludes that chiropractic care has benefited those with learning disabilities and should be included in a multidisciplinary approach to treat affected individuals.

The published work of Dr. Yannick Pauli – the president of the Swiss Chiropractic Pediatric Association – is entitled The Effects of Chiropractic Care on Individuals Suffering from Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia: A Review of the Literature. “Pauli’s culmination of data certainly gives hope to those afflicted and their loved ones,” said Dr. Michael Acanfora, D.C, a Bayonne-based chiropractor

Of all school-age children in the United States, 3-10% are affected with a learning disability. These range from speech and language disorders to academic skills disorders like dyslexia (which affects 8 in 10 children diagnosed as learning disabled) and include motor skills disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

These neurodevelopmental disorders have long-term effects as well. It is not only about the inability to read, write or concentrate. The disorders may also interfere with self-esteem, family and peer relationships later on in life. And, they can cause loss of motivation and/or problems in socializing.

“Since most learning disorders are based in the brain, they are central nervous dysfunctions thought to be triggered by nerve interference or misalignments called vertebral subluxations,” added Dr. Acanfora.

Pauli writes that these spinal misalignments “alter the quality and quantity of neural inputs to the central nervous system […] and result in an asymmetric function of brain hemispheres […], [thus preventing] the achievement of temporal coherence between the two hemispheres.”

“In other words, a reduction of spinal misalignment may restore proper joint and central nervous system function and improve motor balance overall,” noted Dr. Acanfora.

In his analysis, Pauli also found that chiropractors are not primarily interested in the cure of cognitive and behavioral disorders. He states, “The chiropractor does not attempt to take over the role of a speech therapist, educational psychologist or neuropsychologist in diagnosing or treating the disorder, but rather offers a unique perspective by attempting to correct a central nervous system dysfunction thought to impair the individual’s potential to learn properly.”

Pauli explains that correcting the underlying cause may be the key in maintaining various cognitive abilities that are essential to learning, because the only source of constant stimulation to the brain comes from the spine. And misalignment of the spine causes inadequate stimulation of the brain, which in turn triggers problems throughout the body.

“It is important to point to Dr. Pauli’s call for a multi-disciplinary approach when assisting those with a learning disability,” said Dr. Acanfora. “Chiropractic care – a combination of adjustments, proper diet and exercise plus a healthy mental approach – is not a cure all. But, it is a wonderful maintenance program for the nervous system. And, a full functioning nervous system allows the incredible organism known as the human body to do some amazing things,” concluded Dr. Acanfora.

Anyone wishing more information may contact Dr. Acanfora, whose office is located at 734 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ (Telephone 201-858-0444).
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Doctor and Technology Offer a Breath of Fresh Air

(12/15/2010, Bayonne). Dr. Curtis Fedorchuk, a chiropractor from Dahlonaga, Georgia armed with technology that has been used by NASA, has made remarkable inroads in the battle against asthma. Fedorchuk’s research was recently published in The Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research and detailed the wonderful transformation of his star patient — a 7-year old girl who had suffered from severe asthma and chronic cough for almost her entire life.

Before encountering Dr. Fedorchuk, this little girl was using multiple oral medications and inhalers that totaled 24 inhalations per day — yet her symptoms persisted. Her parents were not only shouldering the financial burden of their daughter’s care, but the hours of lost sleep caused by asthma attacks impacted the entire family. Concerned about the volume of medications that their daughter was consuming, the parents sought help from Dr. Fedorchuk.

Following an examination using the Insight Discovery Subluxation Station (the diagnostic tool that has not only benefited the Space program, but has been used by chiropractors treating Super Bowl champions and Olympic gold medalists), the young girl began receiving chiropractic adjustments. By nightfall after her first adjustment, the little girl’s coughing ceased. Over the next three weeks (while visiting Dr. Fedorchuk for adjustments 2-3 times per week), the little girl’s mom reported no attacks, an increase in activity levels, and a decrease in the need to use an inhaler. After 4 weeks, she was no longer using the inhalers. Her teachers noticed the change in the child’s demeanor, while swimming and running became part of her everyday life. Subsequent tests showed an increase in lung capacity and the little girl’s visits to the chiropractor became less frequent. Within 10 months of from the onset of care, Dr. Fedorchuk’s young patient was no longer using any medications — only carrying Albuterol in the event of an emergency.

“Childhood asthma is a prevalent in the United States with nine million people under the age of 18 suffering from this debilitating lung ailment, four times as many as 20 years ago,” noted Dr. Michael Acanfora, a Bayonne-based chiropractor whose has invested in the Insight technology. “For some, this leads to a lifetime of suffering or, for those less fortunate, death. There are approximately 5,000 deaths annually in the U.S. that are linked to asthma. After reading about Dr. Fedorchuk’s research, I wanted to do more for those in my community who fight respiratory ailments,” continued Dr. Acanfora.

“The use of technology identifies areas of disturbance in the nervous system that could be caused by stress, trauma or toxins. Asthmatics have more frequent incidents of misalignment of the upper and lower thoracic region, which is the area of the shoulders and below,” explained Dr. Acanfora. “That condition can lead to dysponesis — best described as a short circuit effect between the brain and muscles — which in turn causes abnormal tonic muscle activity. Shoulder tension triggers a decrease in lung volume, which increases the likelihood of respiratory ailments. The patient simply has less air to breathe. Since dysponesis can lead to asthma, we can now help prevent or manage the disease by treating its underlying cause,” Dr. Acanfora added.

Today’s medical treatment of asthma remains largely pharmacological. Despite the increase in prescription drug usage, the prevalence of asthma increased 75% from 1980-1994. Direct health care costs for asthma-related illnesses in the U.S. amount to more than $11.5 billion annually — with over $5 billion of that figure being directed towards prescription drugs.

“Aside from the obvious physical benefits this little girl derived from her chiropractic adjustments, one can’t dismiss the financial ramifications during this time of economic woe. Her need for medication decreased along with her medical bills. With all that in mind, you might say that chiropractic care for asthmatics is a breath of fresh air,” concluded a smiling Dr. Acanfora.

Anyone wishing more information may contact Dr. Acanfora, whose office is located at 734 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ, USA (Telephone 201-858-0444).
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Reference:
Curtis Fedorchuk, “Correction of Subluxation and Reduction of Dysponesis in a 7 Year-Old Child Suffering From Chronic Cough and Asthma: A Case Report,” Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, November 26, 2007.

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A Child’s Sense of Smell is Restored

Chiropractic Care Helps Child With Chronic Sinusitis to Regain Olfaction

(01/17/2011, Bayonne). A recent article published in The Journal of Pediatrics, Maternal and Family Health reports the case study of an 11-year old female patient who h