Can specific, scientific chiropractic help with infertility?
This case report describes the successful in vitro fertilization (IVF) of a 34 year old female who had one previous aborted In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) attempt prior to chiropractic care that was attempted due to her partner’s azoospermia (the condition of having no measurable sperm).
The patient had been treated medically Mircette (birth control pills), Lupron (a gonadotropin releasing hormone agonist), and Gonal-F (a recombinant FSH). The IVF was cancelled due to poor response. The patient commenced regular chiropractic care and her body chemistry responded positively so that the next IVF was successful and was followed by a successful pregnancy.
Research Reference: Successful In Vitro Fertilization in a Poor Responder While Under Network Spinal Analysis Care: A Case Report Senzon SA, J Vertebral Subluxation Research September 14, 2003, pp 1-6.
A 32-year-old female presented for chiropractic care because of chronic colitis (inflamed colon) and non-disclosed infertility. After some time under chiropractic care the patient reported relief from colitis and a welcomed pregnancy after giving up on allopathic fertility treatments which she had undergone for 7 years.
Research Reference: The resolution of chronic colitis with chiropractic care leading to increased fertility. Blum, CR J Vertebral Subluxation Research August 31, 2003, p 1-5.
Two women had been deemed medically infertile and artificial insemination was being considered. Adjustments were performed. During the course of chiropractic care both women were able to conceive. The study states, “Although chiropractic care is not a treatment for infertility, it is postulated that improvement of spinal neural integrity through specific chiropractic adjustments may have contributed to improved homeostasis and physiological adaptation thus allowing the body to express a greater level of health as an outcome.”
Research Reference: Case Study Reduction of Vertebral Subluxation using Torque Release Technique with Changes in Fertility: Two Case Reports J Vertebral Subluxation Research Anderson-Peacock E., July 19, 2003, pp 1-6.