The immune system is an essential part of the body that helps protect us from harmful infections and diseases. It is connected to the endocrine and autonomic nervous systems, which means that it can be influenced by internal and external factors like stress, hormones and even misalignment in the spine. Chiropractic adjustments focus on restoring the spine’s alignment and improving the body’s natural healing abilities. But can chiropractic adjustments boost immunity? Let’s explore this question and begin your journey to greater immunity and greater health!
Ways Chiropractic Adjustments Boost Immunity
Studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments do boost immunity in multiple ways. Here are some of the ways chiropractic adjustments can improve your immune system:
- Adjustments remove interference in the signals going from the brain to the body, allowing the body to produce a more robust immune response. Misalignments in the spine can lead to nerve interference and block proper communication between the brain and the immune system. Chiropractic adjustments help to realign the spine and remove any interference, allowing communication to flow smoothly and the immune system to function optimally.
- Adjustments increase the number of CD4 cells in the body – a critical type of cell in the immune response. CD4 cells are a type of white blood cell that helps to identify and fight off infections and diseases. Research has shown that regular chiropractic adjustments can increase the number of CD4 cells, leading to a more robust immune response.
- Adjustments reduce cortisol. The stress hormone cortisol downregulates the immune response. By reducing cortisol levels, chiropractic adjustments stop this downregulation and allow the immune system to respond in a more robust way. This is particularly important for people who experience chronic stress, which can significantly impact the immune system.
Chiropractic and Immunity Case Studies
- A study by Dr. Ronald Pero Ph.D. (chief of cancer prevention research at New York’s Preventive Medicine Institute) followed 107 individuals receiving regular chiropractic care over a 5 year period and found that these individuals had 200% greater immune competence than the control population and a 400% greater immune competence over people who had cancer or other serious illness. This study indicates that regular chiropractic care can boost the immune system and help people protect themselves against infectious diseases and other illnesses.
- The power of chiropractic to boost the immune system was demonstrated during the 1918 flu epidemic in Davenport, Iowa. During this time, chiropractic clinics in the area reported much lower mortality rates than those who did not receive chiropractic care. In fact, people under chiropractic care had a mortality rate of only 0.25%, while those not under chiropractic care reported a 5-6% mortality rate. This difference is statistically significant and highlights the importance of chiropractic adjustments in improving the immune system’s health and function.
Chiropractic care can do more than just relieve spinal pain and other musculoskeletal issues. The science behind chiropractic adjustments is groundbreaking and shows its efficacy in boosting and supporting the immune system. Regular chiropractic adjustments can lead to improved immune response, better overall health and a stronger resistance to diseases and illnesses. Sea One Family Chiropractic is ready to be your partner in a stronger, healthier life. Call us today at (843) 351-1961 to begin your journey to greater immunity and greater health!