Chiropractic care has long been associated with improvements in musculoskeletal health, but did you know that it can also have positive effects on the immune system? Recent research has shown that chiropractic adjustments can help improve immune function and overall health.
The nervous system and immune system are closely interconnected, with the nervous system playing a key role in regulating immune function. Misalignments in the spine, also known as subluxations, can disrupt the nervous system’s ability to communicate with the immune system, leading to decreased immune function and increased susceptibility to illness and disease.
Chiropractic adjustments involve gentle, targeted manipulation of the spine to correct subluxations and improve nervous system function. By improving nervous system function, chiropractic adjustments can help regulate immune function, improve overall health, and increase the body’s ability to fight off illness and disease.
Studies have shown that chiropractic care can help improve immune function in a variety of patient populations. A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that chiropractic adjustments can increase levels of white blood cells, which play a key role in the immune response. Another study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine found that chiropractic care can help improve immune function in patients with HIV.
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, chiropractors may also recommend other lifestyle modifications to help support immune function, such as diet and exercise. By taking a holistic approach to health and wellness, chiropractors can help patients achieve optimal immune function and overall health.
If you are looking to improve your immune function and overall health, chiropractic care may be a viable treatment option for you. Chiropractors can provide personalized treatment plans that are tailored to your specific needs and can help improve immune function and overall wellness without the use of drugs or surgery.