Your Body is a Healing Machine.
We humans are set up to survive. Our bodies, for the most part, come equipped with a kind of wise defense system that protects us against invaders. Like all defense systems, it must be maintained under all conditions in order to function properly.
This innate intelligence in your body defends against the foreign invaders that cause colds and the flu. This specialized army of immune response cells identifies and attacks germs like virus’ and bacteria. Running around your body finding foreign invaders, attacking and digesting them takes the right kind of fuel, proper rest, strengthening, and medical care that all soldiers must have to be optimal fighters. If you don’t take care of yourself, your immune system doesn’t function properly. Then you get more colds, or worse, the flu.
Hippocrates is known to have said, “Look well to the spine for the cause and prevention of disease.”
We chiropractors couldn’t agree more. Numerous research studies have shown that chiropractic care has a stimulatory effect on immune system function. One pioneering study, “Enhancement of in vitro interleukin-2 production in normal subjects following a single spinal manipulative treatment” clearly demonstrated an increase in IL-2 levels and also in the function of T-cells, which are key players in the immune system’s army of cells, following chiropractic adjustment. The authors concluded that a chiropractic adjustment can influence the biological immune response.
It our job to make sure your nervous system is working properly. Your nervous system is the master control system of the body. Keep your nervous system healthy with regular chiropractic adjustments, and your immune system stays strong all year-round.