The Chiropractors at AICA Tucker are focusing on immune health this month and how we can help patients avoid getting sick with the cold or flu.
The nervous system and immune system are directly connected to each other and work simultaneously to support your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
However, when interferences or subluxations develop in the spine, both systems are unable to function correctly, and your body begins to react abnormally to the damaged tissue or foreign substances.
Chiropractic Adjustments are extremely useful for supporting the coordinated reactions of the nervous system and immune system.
The reason for this is based on how your internal systems are connected to each other, as well as the type of control or influence your spine has on your body’s ability to function correctly.
Your autonomic nervous system is embedded within the lymphoid organs that comprise of your:
All of these organs support and produce your body’s immune reactions.
As Chiropractors, we understand that immune performance and function are controlled by the sympathetic parts of the autonomic nervous system.
Subluxations refer to misalignments in the spine that create significant compression and irritation of the nerve pathways, which alters the natural responses of your organs.
Your nerves are confronted with significant levels of stress when subluxations exist, which diminishes your natural immunity and causes you to become vulnerable to diseases.
Diseases that are caused by inflammation are influenced by the endocrine, immune, and nervous systems. Nerve stimulation has a direct effect on how your nerve cells develop and behave.
Medical researchers understand that dysfunction in nerve pathways leads to the development of inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis, as well as behavioral abnormalities like depression.
Chronic infections and the risk of developing some cancer are also influenced by dysfunctional neuro-endo-immune reactions.
Chiropractors routinely review the spine to identify subluxations and provide specific adjustments that remove stress from the nervous system.
It is well known that when thoracic adjustments are applied to subluxations, the immune system reacts by increasing the number of white blood cells that can protect the body from harmful substances.
Patients who receive regular Chiropractic Adjustments experience a 48 percent increase in white blood cell count on average, giving them extra protection against cold and flu infections.
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