Can Chiropractic Adjustments Boost Your Body’s Immune Function? Of Course!
There exists a common misconception I’ve been trying to squash for awhile now – that chiropractic care is only good for treating back and neck pain. When the truth is, chiropractic care is whole body care, as it affects all your body’s processes and functions, including your ability to defend itself against foreign invaders and disease.
Your immune system is your body’s guardian. A healthy immune system decreases your risk for disease and illness. From common colds and flu, to cancer and autoimmune diseases, your immune system is the one system in your body designed to fight back.
Now if you’re unfamiliar with TRUCHIROPRACTIC care, this may come as a shock to you. But the truth is that regular chiropractic adjustments are instrumental to achieving optimal health, and that includes improving immune function.
How can this be?
Your spine and your nervous system are delicately intertwined. If your spine becomes misaligned, this puts pressure on your nerves. The problem is that our brain communicates with our body through our nervous system, and this more than anything is the key to healthy organs, bodily functions that work properly and being free from illness and disease. The tiniest bit of pressure on your nervous system disrupts this communication and can wreak havoc anywhere in your body, including your immune system.
There is another side of this coin, as well. Not only can regular chiropractic adjustments keep your body and immune system healthy, but those adjustments can also supercharge your health and immunity. And no, it’s not science fiction. But it is science!
A 1992 study found that chiropractic adjustments to the mid back, or thoracic spine, can increase white blood cell count significantly, and within 20 minutes of treatment.
Your white blood cells are the cells of the immune system that are involved in protecting your body against all infectious disease and foreign invaders. The more you have, the better your ability to remain healthy.
Another study, this one from 1975, discovered a similar connection between the health of your spine and your immune function. In fact, lead researcher, Ronald Perot, discovered that spinal cord injuries increase the risk of certain types of cancer. And you might say Dr. Perot was a bit of an expert.
Dr. Perot authored more than 160 published reports in peer-reviewed journals and was the chief of cancer prevention research at New York’s Preventive Medicine Research Institute.
Dr. Perot studied 107 individuals who received regular chiropractic adjustments. What he found was that those individuals had far greater immune system function than individuals who did not receive any adjustments. In fact, the chiropractic patients enjoyed immune function that was 200% that of an average person, and 400% greater than someone with a disease, like cancer.
Dr. Perot concluded that chiropractic adjustments may optimize, “whatever genetic abilities you have, so that you can fully resist serious disease.” He added, “I have never seen a group other than this show a 200% increase in immune system function over normal patients.”
That was more than 40 years ago, folks! And we’re still saddled with gross misconceptions surrounding what chiropractic care really is – whole body health and wellness. And the key here is “regular.”
Think about it like this: Do you eat just ONE healthy meal and expect to be healthy? Do you exercise just once? Do you meditate just once? Chiropractic care is preventive care. And for the effects to be truly felt, that care has to be regular.
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The nervous system is the most important system in the body because it controls and regulates every system in your body. It does this by allowing your brain to send specific messages to every cell, tissue, organ, muscle and joint in your entire body. When this communication becomes interfered your body will not function as it should and left untreated will lead to symptoms and disease. TRUCHIROs locate and correct these interferences allowing your brain to communicate properly so your body can heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. For more information about TRUCHIROPRACTIC or where you can find a TRUCHIRO please visit us at www.truchiro.org
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