Wellness, Prevention, and Health Promotion

July 2020

Effects of Manipulation

  • A 2019 systematic review of the effects of spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) on the autonomic nervous system (ANS) included 18 studies and found it unwise to draw conclusions about the true effect exerted by SMT on ANS-mediated outcomes, given the low to very low quality of evidence. There is evidence pointing toward the existence of short-term sympathoexcitatory

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A literature synthesis of Chiropractic Care for Wellness, Prevention, and Health Promotion — an academically rigorous analysis of all the available scientific literature using internationally accepted tools to rate each article according to specific criteria indicating only what we can conclude with supportable, scientific evidence.