One of the many benefits of Chiropractic care is it can provide excellent help toward fighitng against and warding off the flu. Spinal adjustments provided by chiropractors have an excellent track record in increasing the immune function of the body and helping it to stay healthy - especially during cold and flu season!
The reason for this success is because Chiropractic works to increase the function of the immune system. It does so by correcting spinal misalignments, known as subluxations. These subluxations are known to cause interference with the proper function of the nervous system by placing pressure or stress upon the nerves themselves. As the nervous system controls all bodily functions, including those of the immune system, chiropractic adjustments go a long way toward contributing to overall health and wellness.
The interaction between the nervous and immune systems has been shown to be positively affected by chiropractic adjustment. “Through research, we know that Chiropractic has beneficial effects on immunogobluins (a natural occurring antibody), B-lymphocytes (white blood cells), pulmonary (lungs) function and other immune system processes,” said Dr. Matthew McCoy, who serves as the editor of the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research.
One such study tested the response of white blood cells as important infection fighters. When a Chiropractic adjustment was applied to the middle of the back, it was found that white blood cells were present in significantly higher number than prior to the adjustment. These white blood cells are what find and destroy invading viruses and bacteria, including the flu virus!
Chiropractors are concerned with the total well-being of the individual and educate their patients toward positive health and lifestyle choices. Regular adjustments, getting ample rest, drinking adequate water, regular exercise, choosing a proper diet, and correctly using multivitamins and minerals are essential to staying resistant to colds and flu.
Dr Jason Hoisington