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Boost Your Immune System Naturally with Chiropractic

Boost Your Immune System Naturally with Chiropractic

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 in turn allows the nerve system to better direct the immune response.

Consider the following studies:

  • 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. 1, 2, 3
  • White blood cells, which eat and destroy bad cells, are enhanced through chiropractic care. 4
  • HIV positive patients adjusted over a 6-month period showed a 48% increase in CD4 cells, an important immune system component. 5
  • 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. 6

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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  1. Felton DL, Felton SY, Belonged DL, et al. “Noradrenergic sympathetic neural interactions with the immune system: structure and function.” Immunol Rev. 1987 Dec;100:225-60.
  2. Korr IM: “Andrew Taylor Still memorial lecture: Research and Practice – a century later.” J Am Osteopathy Assoc 1974 73:362.
  3. Murray DR, Irwin M, Reardon CA, et al. “Sympathetic and immune interactions during dynamic exercise. Mediation via a beta 2 – adrenergic-dependent mechanism.” Circulation 1992 86(1): 203.
  4. Brennan P, Graham M, Triano J, Hondras M. “Enhanced phagocytic cell respiratory bursts induced by spinal manipulation: Potential Role of Substance P.” J Manip Physiolog Ther 1991; (14)7:399-400.
  5. Selano JL, Hightower BC, Pfleger B, Feeley-Collins K, Grostic JD. “The Effects of Specific Upper Cervical Adjustments on the CD4 Counts of HIV Positive Patients.” The Chiro Research Journal; 3(1); 1994.
  6. Pero R. “Medical Researcher Excited By CBSRF Project Results.” The Chiropractic Journal, August 1989; 32.