Chiropractic Care – The Immune Booster
Have you ever wondered why people go to the Chiropractor when they get sick with the flu, ear infections and other nasties?
Most people have seen the miracles for their animals with regards to musculoskeletal issues or their own sciatic nerve or kinked neck, but how does it help the immune system?
I’m glad you asked! Chiro does a lot more than just “crack bones”.
Researchers in New York found that people under chiropractic care for more than five years demonstrated 200% greater immune function that those who had not and a 400% greater immune competence than people with cancer or serious diseases.
There appear to be numerous ways the nervous system and the immune system communicate.
Nervous system dysfunction due to spinal misalignments cause stress to the body which leads to a poorly coordinated immune response.
The sympathetic nervous system – fight or flight – influences the lymphoid organs such as the spleen, thymus, lymph nodes, and bone marrow that produce the body’s immune response.
Any stress to the body, be it physical or emotional, tips the balance to a more sympathetically oriented response and alters regulation of the immune system and increases susceptibility to a variety of diseases.
Inflammation is influenced by the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems. Nerve stimulation directly affects the growth and function of immune cells. Dysfunction of this pathway results in a variety inflammatory syndromes such as rheumatoid arthritis and depression. Additionally, this dysfunctional neuro-endo-immune response plays a significant role in immune-compromised conditions such as chronic infections and cancer.
In other words restoring proper nerve flow decreases inflammation.
Chiropractic care is a bit like taking the foot off the water hose. It allows electrical signals to flow undisturbed again.
There you have it!
Next time your animal gets sick – or even better – before it falls ill, have it adjusted.