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Posted on 12-19-2016
How Chiropractic Treatment Can Boost Your Immune System
Improving Your Immunity With Chiropractic Adjustments
More research and studies continue to prove that chiropractic adjustments have more benefits than just helping relieve back and neck pain. Chiropractic adjustments have been heavily linked with boosting the coordinated responses of the nervous system and immune system. Pacific Beach Chiropractic Center, Personalized Chiropractic sees this effect daily in their office.
In 2007, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases supported the assertion that the nerve system plays a vital role in a persons’ immune system and one’s ability to fight disease. This view has been propagated by chiropractors for years who recommended a chiropractic immune boost. For a long time, chiropractors observed that in many cases their patients complained less about immune problems, and noticed major improvements. These include a quicker recovery from severe colds, and other respiratory infections, lower frequency of issues related to immune problems, and lessening or the disappearance of allergy symptoms among other things.
Chiropractic Effects on Immune System
The immune system just like all systems in the body is controlled and coordinated by the nervous system. During an immune response, the brain and the immune system work together and coordinate the response of the body to the exposure. This process is vital for maintaining balance or homeostasis in the body. In the event that the nervous system is not working well, the immune system will also not function properly. The body in turn becomes susceptible to viruses, illness, and bacteria that it is usually able to fight off.
Subluxations are the term used to refer to spine misalignments that cause irritation and compression of nerve pathways affecting the body’s organ systems. Neural dysfunctions because of spinal misalignments cause the body a lot of stress. They cause changes that are abnormal that lead to an immune response that is poorly coordinated and increased susceptibility to a number of diseases. Chiropractors correct spinal abnormalities and the care given usually has a positive effect on immune function.
Chiropractic adjustments are regarded to boost the coordinated responses of the immune system and the nervous system. A study revealed that the number of white blood cells that are responsible for fighting diseases was higher 15 minutes after chiropractic adjustment. This signifies an enhancement of white blood cells with chiropractic care. Another one found that increased levels of particular antibodies appear in the bloodstream 2 hours after an adjustment, which implies a priming effect of the immune system and the chances of a higher response to a new infection.Researchers in New York revealed that individuals under chiropractic care for a period of more than 5 years demonstrated a greater immune function of 200% than individuals who were not under the care. Study findings also revealed that there was a 48% increase in CD4 cells in patients with HIV over a duration of six months, compared to a decrease of 8% in the control group over the same duration. CD4 cells are immensely important immunoglobulins that play a crucial role in HIV and Aids.
In general, chiropractic treatment has an effect on the nervous system and has an immediate and positive impact on the immune system of the body. As a result, it is highly recommended for individuals to opt for a chiropractic immune boost.
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