Easter Egg Hunt at
Jupiter Family Chiropractic! Bring your kids Friday, April 3rd during our regular office hours for a chance to find the golden egg containing a $25 gift certificate toward massage or chiropractic amongst many other candy-filled eggs hidden throughout the office. We wish your family a Happy Easter and Happy Passover!
Come visit our booth at Midtown's Peace Love & Wellness Music Festival Saturday, April 11th from 12-4PM. Enjoy live music, organic food and drinks, outdoor yoga classes, and healthy lifestyle and artisan vendors!
Chiropractic & Autism
Autism is a life-long developmental disability and in the United States, more than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder. Individuals with autism are affected in different ways, but all seem to suffer from three common impairments: difficulty in interacting with others, impairments in social communication and difficulty thinking imaginatively. An absence of play is often one of the first obvious signs of autism.
The cause of autism is unknown; there are no universally accepted explanations. Current research favors a genetic component, although other factors are also implicated, including environmental triggers and imbalances in neurochemistry.
There is no medication that can ‘cure’ autism. Medications may be used to treat a particular symptom of the syndrome. Specialist education often dramatically improves the quality of life for sufferers and their families.
Some researchers have discovered a laterality of the atlas in children with autism and there are various suggestions as to why removing upper cervical subluxations may have a positive effect on the symptoms of autism. In fact, many chiropractors and other manipulative therapists report good symptomatic improvements following adjustment of the atlas in children with autism.
In a recent study, Aguilar et al. carried out a series of chiropractic adjustments on 26 autistic children over a 9-month period. Twelve were found to have a left atlas laterality and 14 had a right atlas laterality. Outcomes from the study varied but included normalization of deep tendon reflexes, increased cervical range of motion and reduction of other health problems. Many of the children were taken off Ritalin, bladder and bowel control improved, some children started to speak and eye contact and attention span also improved in some children. Hyperactivity and aggressive behavior were reduced in other children and five children were able to attend mainstream classes at school for the first time. Behavioral data, recorded by the teachers and parents, showed significant improvements in most cases.
The authors of the study concluded that the children were suffering from neurological interference contributing to their diagnosis of autism. This neurological interference was thought to have hindered the development of the child, interfering with their ability to reach their full potential. Aguilar et al.believed that correcting a chiropractic subluxation improves local neurological function, allowing for more neurological integration, enabling an overall improvement in function.
Thermography Scans Now Available
Thermography is a radiation-free health screening procedure that uses heat detection to locate areas of temperature differences in the body.
Most pathological processes demonstrate increased heat, and some show excessive cold, or hypothermia. Breast disease can be detected by looking for areas of excess heat indicative of increased blood vessels supplied to a growing tumor.
All reports are reviewed and signed by senior interpreter, Alexander Sepper, MD, Ph.D., who has practiced over 30 years as a Gynecologist and has performed 100’s of thousands of thermal studies for women with ovarian and breast cancer.
Thermography technician, Ashley Ageloff, will be performing Thermography scans at Jupiter Family Chiropractic one day per month. The next available date for Thermography screening is Monday, April 6th.
Appointments can be made at the front desk or by calling our office at 561.277.9087. Spots are limited.
Contact Us 126 Center St. Suite B7
Jupiter, Fl 3345 561.277.9087 JupiterFamilyChiro@gmail.com
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2PM-6PM Massage: By Appointment Only