In a society that tends to be getting sicker and sicker, we’re all looking for ways to boost our immune system. But did you know that chiropractic is a great way to boost the immune system? A study of almost 100 volunteers involved drawing peripheral blood before and after a chiropractic adjustment. They found that within 15 minutes of a chiropractic adjustment, immune system function is significantly boosted! By checking their blood, they saw significant increase in inflammatory and immune system responses.
So should I come to the chiropractor when I’m sick?
It depends! Normally we would always say yes, because chiropractic helps boost the immune system so much! However, with everything going on with COVID-19, we want to make sure we aren’t spreading illness. If you are showing signs of fever, shortness of breath, or a cough, it is definitely best to stay home.
What most people may not know, is that getting adjusted on a regular basis outside of being sick, can help keep your immune system really strong. This can help you from even getting sick in the first place!
Many of our practice members report getting sick much less often since being under chiropractic care. Even when they do get sick, they report that they beat their sickness much faster while being under chiropractic care. Even during flu season, chiropractic can help strengthen the immune system.
Another research study tells the incredible story of a young boy who was sick with a fever for five days before seeing his chiropractor. His temperature reached 103 degrees Fahrenheit, despite the fact that his mom had administered acetaminophen regularly. After his chiropractor adjusted his spine and took the pressure off his nervous system, the boy’s temperature dropped to 98.4 degrees in only one hour! The boy felt better and was more active right away.
Fevers are the way that our body communicates to us that our immune system is active. Give it hand, and get adjusted when you’re feeling under the weather! If you’re looking for a holistic way to help boost your immune system, have a neurologically based chiropractor check your nervous system for interference and give a specific adjustment to help your body heal.
For more on these studies check out the following link: