New Childhood Asthma and Bedwetting Research 

 February 12, 2011

By  Dr. Tripp Stover, D.C.

Mechanicsville, Virginia — New research has just been published that describes and discusses changes in asthma, bedwetting and allergy symptoms in a four-year-old child receiving chiropractic care. The article describes a 4 year old child that has allergies and bedwetting problems, who started chiropractic care.

The chiropractic care involved spinal and cranial adjustments.  After a period of 32 weeks under care the child no longer had asthma symptoms and the bedwetting had stopped.

The skeptic in me always wonders if the bedwetting would have stopped over that time anyhow, but the asthma relief doesn’t make me as skeptical.  However, there is a growing body of studies and case studies that are showing chiropractic seems to create a significant change or quick resolution to bedwetting.

Even better the medications that are avoided if chiropractic works is enough to give it a try.  Dr. Stephanie Maj has a good summary of the medications that are prescribed for these problems and the dangers of taking the medications, which comes from webMD.

Some other good references are listed below:

Changes in Asthma Symptoms and Bedwetting in 4 yr old Child Receiving Chiropractic Care. A Postles, H Taylor and K Holt. Chiropr J Aust 2010; 40: 34-6.

Asthma and Enuresis. Zell, P. International Chiropractic Pediatric Assn. Newsletter May/June 1998Case management of nocturnal enuresis Hough DW, Today’s Chiropractic July/August 2001 p. 59/66.ADD,

Enuresis, Toe Walking. International Chiropractic Pediatric Association Newsletter May/June 1997. From the records of Rejeana Crystal, D.C., Hendersonville, TN.

Chiropractic management of primary nocturnal enuresis. Reed WR, Beavers S, Reddy SK, Kern G.J Manipulative Physiol Ther Vol. 17, No. 9 Nov/Dec 1994.Bed-wetting; two case studies. Marko, RB Chiropractic Pediatrics Vol 1 No 1 April 1994.

Functional nocturnal enuresis. Blomerth PR. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 1994:17:335-338.Nocturnal enuresis: treatment implication for the chiropractor. Kreitz, BG, Aker PD. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1994:17(7): 465-473


Dr. Tripp Stover, D.C.

Dr. Stover grew up in Richmond. He has been married to his wife Andrea since 2000 and they make their home in Mechanicsville with their children, Avery and Garnett.

Dr. Tripp Stover, D.C.

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