Current research has shown the benefits of chiropractic care on the immune system. The nerve system possesses unique control mechanisms on the immune system. Chiropractic adjustments relieve stress on the nerve system which allows the immune system to work more effectively.
The following data has been found through chiropractic studies;
- White blood cells, which eat and destroy bad cells, are enhanced through chiropractic care.
- The chief of cancer prevention at New York’s Preventative Medicine Institute found that people who received regular chiropractic care over a five-year period had a 200% greater immune competence than those who had not received chiropractic care. The chiropractic group showed a 400% greater immune competence than people with cancer and other serious diseases.
- Spinal lesions are associated with exaggerated sympathetic activity, which releases immune regulatory cells into the blood circulation and alters immune function. The nervous system has a direct effect on the immune system due to the nerve supply to the important immune system organs.
- HIV positive patients adjusted over a 6-month period showed a 48% increase in CD4 cells, an important immune system component.
Everyone can experience the benefits of a healthy immune system through gentle chiropractic care. Daily stress, whether physical, nutritional, environmental or emotional, will influence how long the benefits of a chiropractic adjustment can last. Patients seen for regular chiropractic wellness care may experience the benefit of their adjustment for up to three or four weeks. Periods of increased stress is associated with a weakened immune system, and during these times, more frequent chiropractic adjustments are needed to ensure optimal immune function.
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