Toftness System of Chiropractic

Research papers


Resolution of Psoriasis Secondary to Chiropractic Using

The Toftness System Technique:  A Case Report

Yoshitaka Tsuji DC

Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ May 4, 2011 ~ Pages 15-22


Objective: Psoriasis is an immune disorder with dermatological manifestations whose cause is

unknown.  For this reason, in the clinical settings of modern medicine, supportive measures such as

drugs are primarily used to address the problem.  However, those symptomatic treatments have been

recognized to be associated with side effects, exacerbation of the disease, or no improvement. 

The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy of the Toftness System on psoriasis.


Clinical Features: An 85-year-old male with psoriasis which affected almost his entire body

underwent care using the Toftness System of chiropractic.


Intervention and Outcome: Patient was seen a total of 30 times over a four month period. 

Toftness System chiropractic technique was utilized while reducing vertebral subluxations. 

Dramatic improvements were observed.


Conclusion: Significant improvement of patient’s skin condition was observed, which confirmed

some degree of positive effect of the Toftness System in the treatment of psoriasis.


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Effect of the Toftness Chiropractic Adjustments for Children with Acute

Otitis Media
John Q. Zhang, M.D., Ph.D, Brian J. Snyder, B.S., D.C.
JVSR. March 29, 2004;1-4.



BACKGROUND: Recurrent acute otitis media occurs during the early years of life in
approximately 20 to 30% of the pediatric population. A clinical challenge closely related to
recurrent otitis media is persistent otitis media, manifested by persistence during antimicrobial
therapy of symptoms and signs of middle ear infection and relapse of acute otitis media within 1
month of completion of antibiotic therapy. Recurrent acute otitis media is often associated with
morbidity, temporary hearing loss, and financial costs. The aim of this study was to study the
effect of Toftness chiropractic adjustment for acute otitis media in children.

METHODS: Twenty-two children who had acute otitis media and received no prophylaxis were
treated with Toftness chiropractic adjustment.

RESULTS: Among the 21 children, 9 were females and 12 were males, ranging in age from 9
month to 9 years old. Examination revealed consistent findings of acute inflammation in the inner
ear with red and bulging tympanic membrane and an increased mean oral temperature of >100
deg.F. After the Toftness chiropractic adjustment, the red and bulging tympanic membrane
returned to normal in 95% of the children and a decrease in average oral temperature to
98.6deg.F ± 0.774.

CONCLUSIONS: The consistency of the results provides evidence that patients with otitis media
may benefit from the Toftness chiropractic adjustment. The small number of subjects and the
cohort study design limit the conclusions that can be made from this data. However, This data is
clearly strong enough to justify a larger, more well-controlled clinical trial to determine the extent
of efficacy of Toftness chiropractic adjustment at treating this widespread childhood condition.

Key Indexing Terms: Toftness; Chiropractic; Otitis media, Subluxation

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