HOW CAN CHIROPRACTIC CARE EFFECT THE IMMUNE SYSTEM?
When most people think of chiropractic care their first thought is back pain and spinal adjustments; however, there are several additional benefits to chiropractic care, including benefits to the immune system. -All American Healthcare
HOW CHIROPRACTIC BOOSTS IMMUNITY
There is a clear connection as to why chiropractic care can improve the function of the nervous system and body functions, but research is consistently working to show a clear connection between chiropractic care and the immune system. The nervous system and immune system are hardwired to work together to create optimal responses for the body and interact with each other more often than you may think. Both systems release hormones and tiny messenger molecules that can communicate with each other and other organs in the body.
The nervous system relays information to the brain from the entire body and can directly influence receptors in the immune system. The brain can use nerve cells to communicate directly with the immune system and trigger an immune response, and vice versa. The immune system can send signals to the brain to let it know of any foreign, unwanted antigens. The brain can then tell the nervous system to react.
Some studies show increased levels of antibodies and other essential cells in the immune system following an adjustment. In some cases, patients who were sick with colds, sore throats, and sinus congestion reported accelerated recoveries after their adjustments.
The goal of chiropractic care is to remove any interference in the nervous system that may prevent you from natural day to day functions. This is because the nervous system controls the functions of your entire body. Adjustments on a specific inflamed area of the body reduces stress on the nervous system, allowing it to better communicate with the rest of the body. The better your nervous system can function and communicate, the better the rest of your body can function and communicate. Source: All American Healthcare, Wise Geek, Chiro Hosting