When you hear the word “chiropractic” what comes to most people’s thoughts first is back pain, spinal pain and things of that nature. But what connects your brain to every single inch of the rest of your body? Your spinal column of course. People in Harrisburg, PA and around the country often ask me, ‘Can chiropractic help the immune system?” YES! Read on to find out how…
“Chiropractic care was first linked to improved immunity during the deadly flu epidemic of 1917 and 1918. The funny thing was: Chiropractic patients fared better than the general population. This observation spurred a study of the field. The data reported that flu victims under chiropractic care had an estimated .25 percent death rate, a lot less than the normal rate of 5 percent among flu victims who did not receive chiropractic care.” – Psychology Today
Identify & Proceed
Chiropractors not only identify misalignments in the spine, but they also correct them. Straight chiropractic is the practice of using strategic and specific force to correct these misalignments with their hands. As I like to say “My hands, your spine. No machines necessary.” Correcting these misalignments has been known to help strengthen the immune system.
Who’s Immune System?
Every person who has a spine [looks around the room], also has an immune system. Some are stronger than others. Chiropractic care is beneficial for people from 2 days old up to 102 years old. Please do not believe that just because you seem as though you are in “perfect health” your immune system is as strong as it can be.
How does Chiropractic Help The Immune System?
Chiropractic care corrects vertebral subluxations. Vertebral subluxations cause the nerve system to not have a clear path of communication between the brain and all other parts of the body; including the immune system. Once these vertebral subluxations are corrected by a chiropractor, the immune system is able to communicate with the brain more efficiently. Even one chiropractic adjustment can help to boost the immune system.
But what else?
There’s other ways to boost your immune system; get more sleep, get proper amounts of Vitamins including C and D and exercise! Regular exercise increases blood flow throughout your body and flood is essential to healing!
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