Chiropractic Care Sickness and the Immune System
Sickness plagues our great nation. While many blame germs, the problem usually relates back to a poorly working immune system.
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Sickness Chiropractic Care and the Immune System
Research from Dynamic Chiropractic shows strong evidence for boosting your immune system. This reduces sickness and illness. Come on, Doc, how in the world can chiropractic care help my immune system? After all, medicine tells us that chiropractic is only good for back and neck pain. I mean, how could it possibly help with sickness? However, did you know that the most recent research shows otherwise? In fact, the research shows that spinal adjustments show promise for many non-pain conditions. Of course, this includes sickness. Additionally, these studies also show how chiropractic helps your immune system. Well, let’s start with sickness. We’ll cover allergies in a future article.
Actually, research way back in the 1990s sparked the need for more recent papers. In fact, Brennan, et al, published a paper showing that upper thoracic adjustments resulted in improved immune activity. Specifically, it improved the number of cells your immune system makes to fight off bacteria. However, in a second study, the same author showed that spinal adjustments increased CD4 T-cell counts. These cells are a vital part of your immune system. In fact, they initiate your body’s response to kill viruses. Surprisingly, this includes boosting immune function in people who are HIV-positive. Actually, their T-cell counts improved by an astonishing 48 percent over six-months. Six months was the duration of the study. Additional studies even show that adjustments reduce inflammation in your body. And this chronic swelling can lead to sickness.
How Chiropractic Helps
So, how does chiropractic keep you from getting sick? In order to answer that question, let me first ask another question. What part of your body controls your immune system? You guessed it, it’s your brain. Your brain talks to your immune system via nerves that exit the spine. Any misalignment in your spine can hinder the communication of those vital nerves. The intrusion can be indirect, coming from twisted muscles, ligaments, tendons or cartilage. However, direct interference, while less common, can also play a role. This would mean nerve pressure caused directly from the spinal bones.
In fact, we can help your immune system work properly with several ways. First, chiropractic care can take pressure off of the vital nerves that control your body’s defense system. Second, the right dietary changes can help lower inflammation and boost your immune system. Lastly, enzyme nutrition supplements help your immune system use nutrition properly. Of course, we only make recommendations after thorough testing. Furthermore, this testing is based on sound medical principles.
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Are you worried about healthy immune system function? If so, contact us and set up a consultation or call us at 425-868-0120. I will personally sit down with you and talk about your suffering and how it affects your life. I will even do some preliminary testing as well as Bio Impedance Analysis, which is trusted by both NASA and Cancer Treatment Centers of America. This will help me determine if you are a good candidate for care. If you’re not, we’ll make every effort to provide the proper referral.
After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer. His extensive knowledge of functional enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought-after practitioner. If you are suffering from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to, or are sick and tired of the revolving door approach of modern medicine, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.