In an article posted at naturalnews.com, author Dr. David Jockers adds to the list of chiropractic facts benefits- improved creative thinking. The study was originally published in the Chiropractic Journal of Australia which tested individuals before and after chiropractic adjustments:
” The alternative uses test has the individual write down as many uses for a specific object as possible during a ten minute period. An example would be to name all the different ways one could use a newspaper, a chair, or a shoe. Pre-testing using the alternative uses test was performed in the beginning on all ten research participants. Then each of these participants was assessed for subluxation. Subluxation is “a complex of functional and/or structural and/or pathological articular changes that compromise neural integrity and may influence organ system function and general health.” Following the assessment the subjects were administered a chiropractic adjustment. The adjustment is defined as, “A maneuver in a specific vector, velocity, intensity of force and point of application that is intended to assist the body in restoring normal tone by correcting subluxation in whole or in part.” After the adjustment, the subjects performed another version of the alternative uses test. The subjects were then interviewed two to eight days later after the adjustment to measure lasting effects on creativity. Six of the ten participants experienced a significant post-adjustment improvement in their performance on the alternative uses test. The follow up interviews showed an even stronger result. Seven of the ten individuals indicated they had new directions in a real world creative task. Six individuals claimed to have renewed energy towards a creative project they had already planned. Meanwhile, none of the subjects interviewed said they noticed less energy or creative thinking since the adjustment.” read whole article here
Residual effects- chiropractic facts benefits and creativity
Dr. Jockers goes on to elaborate that “a majority of individuals had improvement in real world creative tasks for two to eight days post adjustment.”
The study on Chiropractic facts benefits- improved creative thinking is yet another example of how the mind and body work together- but interestingly in this instance, the manipulation/adjustment to the body is helping the mind. This is worth further investigation and another reason why the “alternative medicine bashers” need to carefully inspect all research before coming only to negative conclusions.