HOW DOES CHIROPRACTIC CARE ENHANCE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM?
The benefits of chiropractic care for your health are numerous. Some of the many benefits
include pain relief in your joints, back, or head. Others may include increased mobility, performance, balance, coordination or energy. Families that participate in Wellness Chiropractic care know the benefits by experiencing fewer colds, flu, sinus and ear infections, and other bacterial and viral infections. Why?
We were born with the power of an Innate (inborn) Intelligence within our own bodies enabling your body to heal itself. It is not normal or healthy to have chronic pain or even the occasional cold or headache.
How Does Chiropractic Care Enhance Your Immune System?
Since its inception, chiropractic has asserted that viruses and microbes don’t threaten us all equally and that a healthy immune system easily repels most invaders. We call it our “resistance”. It’s either strong or weak. The weaker your resistance, the more susceptible you become to invading microorganisms. Your immune system protects you from the flu, as well as any other infectious disease, and strives to get us well again when we do fall ill. Our immune system, like every other system in the body, is coordinated and controlled by the nervous system. For example, nerve cell endings in the skin and white blood cells of the immune system are in intimate contact, and chemicals secreted by the nerves can shut down immune system cells nearby.
Chiropractic adjustments remove spinal abnormalities called vertebral subluxations that result in interference of the Nervous System by placing pressure on nerves. Since the Nervous System controls all functions of the body, including the Immune System, chiropractic care has a very positive effect on immune function.
During an immune response, the brain and the Immune System ‘talk to each other’ and this process is essential for maintaining homeostasis or balance in the body. If the Nervous System is not functioning properly, then the Immune System cannot function at 100%, thus the resistance to invaders becomes weak, and the body becomes fertile ground for bacteria, viruses and illness.
Children who have regular Chiropractic adjustments have fewer colds, ear infections and flu. “People who receive regular chiropractic adjustments have Immune System competency that is 200% greater than those who don’t.” (Dr. Ron Pero. New York Preventative Medicine Institute and Environmental Health at NYU)
Even though you are not “sick”, daily physical, chemical and mental stress can cause pressure and interference to your Nervous System. Misalignments of the spine (subluxations) that are interfering with your nervous system in turn weaken your immune system. Regular chiropractic check-ups can help you to maintain a healthy immune system and stave off illnesses or allergies. A chiropractic adjustment will restore the balance of your nervous system and restore the flow of energy and information throughout the body. ***