Boost your immunity with chiropractic

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At Symmes Chiropractic and Nutrition Center, we see patients regularly who previously experienced more sickness throughout the year prior to chiropractic care. First-time patients often complain about how many day they have missed from work due to the common cold and other viruses that keep them from their daily lives. Adults and children alike now have a safe, effective way to reduce sickness. Regular adjustments can reduce your chances of getting sick.

Studies at major clinics around the world indicate the success of regular chiropractic care and its effects on the immune system. A stronger immune system helps fight off viruses that cause the common cold and general fatigue from stress. The immune system, stress, and the body’s ability to fight sickness are directly correlated to the nervous system.

Chiropractic care focuses on the integrity of the nervous system and how the nervous system functions. The nervous system communicates with every cell, tissue and organ of the body. Chiropractic adjustments assist the body in reducing the interference with nervous system, allowing the body to maintain optimal function and health. Thus, reducing pain and tension, increasing movement, and balancing other tissues supplied by the same nerves.

A two year study conducted at the University of Lund in Sweden by Ronald Pero, Ph. D, an internationally respected cancer researcher, demonstrated the positive effects of chiropractic care on the immune system. Pero and his team of researchers studied health and immune indicators of 96 people who had received long term chiropractic care. Regardless of age, the long-term chiropractic patient group had a 200% increase in their immune development and function, thus increasing the ability to resist disease.1

More recently, a landmark collaborative study performed at the University of Lund (Sweden) measured levels of thiol, an antioxidant responsible to repairing DNA. Thiol levels are a measure of general human health status. The study demonstrated that long term subjects under chiropractic care demonstrated higher average thiol levels than patients with no chiropractic care.2

The current theories suggest while working on the structural body with chiropractic adjustments there is also a significant positive effect on the underlying nervous system. “Reducing the static in the lines”, so to speak, allows the body and nervous system to run correctly, more efficiently and hence overcome the stress that our bodies are constantly bombarded with.

This is just the beginning. While these studies offer exciting conclusions, continued research is needed in chiropractic and its effects on health, beyond the well proven treatment for musculo-skeletal conditions. In years to come the world of healthcare will shift dramatically, chiropractic being one the healthcare modalities that will thrive in the world of preventive healthcare.

1. Pero R. “Medical Researcher Excited by CBSRF Results.” The Chiropractic Journal, August 1989; p32.
2. Campbell C, Kent C, Banne A, Amiri A, Pero R. “Surrogate Indication of DNA Repair in Serum After Long Term Chiropractic Intervention – A Retrospective Study.” Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, February 18,2005; p1-5.

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