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Reprint of: a preliminary assessment of the impact of cranial osteopathy for the relief of infantile colic.
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PMID:  19880081     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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In this open, controlled, prospective study, 28 infants with colic were randomized to either cranial osteopathic manipulation or no treatment; all were seen once weekly for 4 weeks. Treatment was according to individual findings, and administered by the same practitioner. Parents recorded time spent crying, sleeping and being held/rocked on a 24-h diary. A progressive, highly significant reduction between weeks 1 and 4 in crying (hours/24h) was detected (P<0.001) in treated infants; similarly, there was a significant improvement in time spent sleeping (P<0.002). By contrast, no significant differences were detected in these variables for the control group. Overall decline in crying was 63% and 23%, respectively, for treated and controls; improvement in sleeping was 11% and 2%. Treated infants also required less parental attention than the untreated group. In conclusion, this preliminary study suggests that cranial osteopathic treatment can benefit infants with colic; a larger, double-blind study is warranted.
Authors:
Clive Hayden; Brenda Mullinger
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-09-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Complementary therapies in clinical practice     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1873-6947     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101225531     Medline TA:  Complement Ther Clin Pract     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  198-203     Citation Subset:  -    
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Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2006 May;12(2):83-90   [PMID:  16648084 ]

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