A recent article in the 2010 Proceeding of the International Chiropractic Association Research Conference reported on a 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. … "This was not a short term case study," said Dr. May, "but actually lasted for 9 years with consistent positive results. …In this study, a 6 year old boy presented with his parents with Asperger's symptoms that resulted in uncontrollable "rocking, jumping,and flapping" of his hands; asthma triggered by exertion; seasonal allergies…"
The patient and family reported that the Asperger's Syndrome symptoms "settled down within the first week of care." said Dr. May. After 3 months of care his Asperger's symptoms had been stabilized 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 Asperger's symptoms returned."This is just one study," explained Dr. May, "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.