Fotolia_5799891_XS (2)Research appearing in the Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics (2001 24:369-7) looked at chiropractic care and its affect on 36 children with asthma. At the start of the study the children rated their quality of life and the severity of their symptoms. After three months of chiropractic care (in conjunction with their regular medical care), the children rated the quality of their life substantially higher and their symptoms as being less severe than at the start of the study. Asthma severity ratings showed a reduction of 39% and there was an overall improvement rating corresponding to 50% to 75%. These improvements were maintained at the 1-year follow-up assessment.