How to Boost Your Immune System with Chiropractic CareJanuary 1, 2018
If you made it through the holidays without succumbing to the flu or common cold, you’re likely breathing a sigh of relief. While it’s certainly true that illness tends to hit at the most inconvenient times – namely, the holidays – cold and flu season extends well into the new year. What can you do to start off 2018 healthy and well? First off, you can begin by boosting your immune system with chiropractic care.
How founded is the assertion that chiropractic care boosts the immune system? It’s rooted in well-documented research and evaluation. In 1975, Ronald Pero, Ph.D., chief of cancer prevention research at New York’s Preventive Medical Institute and Professor of Medicine in Environmental Health at New York University, began researching how the human body is susceptible to some disease and illness, but not others. Pero found that an individual’s “immune competence” was directly linked to specific DNA-repairing enzymes. He also noticed that various kinds of spinal cord injuries are accompanied by a high risk of developing cancer. Since chiropractic care is focused on the health of the spine, Dr. Pero began considering chiropractic care as a potential alternative for reducing the risk of immune breakdown and disease.
After further research and study, Pero found that “chiropractic patients also had 200% greater immune competence than those who had not received chiropractic care.” (For more information on this study, click here.) Chiropractic care helps to boost immune systems because keeping the spine in proper alignment allows all parts and systems in the body to function more efficiently and smoothly.
The nervous system is housed in the spine, and regular chiropractic care ensures that the nervous system is able to communicate with the brain without interference, interference being caused by a misalignment of the spine. When the nervous system can communicate competently, the rest of the body is able to function more adeptly, too. And, when the body is functioning properly, the immune system is able to get to work battling virus and bacteria right away, rather than getting bogged down by an inefficient communication system.
Regular chiropractic care is a holistic approach to staying healthy this cold and flu season. Chiropractic adjustments are an effective method for preventing illness before it begins. Chiropractic care is not the only way one can boost his or her immune system, but it is one of the most multi-faceted approaches to health and wellness. With chiropractic care, you are receiving a whole host of benefits, from reduced body aches and pains, to improved flexibility and vitality, to, as discussed here, a boosted immune system.
While receiving regular chiropractic care is no guarantee of everlasting health, you’ll find that you are sick less often and recover more quickly when you have a strong immune system. Start off 2018 on the right foot with an appointment at Van Ness Chiropractic. Drs. Van Ness, Parkin and Sabri will work with you this winter and beyond to keep you feeling your best. Call 847-842-8070 or contact us at www.vannesschiro.com/contact-us to get an appointment scheduled.