Does getting chiropractic adjustments boost your immune system? The scientific evidence says “YES!” The immune system is involved in protecting us from viruses, bacteria, parasites and toxins. Immune system problems account for allergies. The immune system also protects us from cancer. When the immune system goes haywire it can lead to problems in literally any part of the body. The immune system can even attack our own tissues causing diseases like hypothyroidism, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Studies on the effects of chiropractic on immunity have placed people into chiropractic care and monitored their immune system to see the effects. One of the most important studies showing the positive effect chiropractic care can have on the immune system and general health was performed by Ronald Pero, Ph.D., chief of cancer prevention research at New York’s Preventive Medicine Institute and professor of medicine at New York University. Dr. Pero measured the immune systems of people under chiropractic care as compared to those in the general population and those with cancer and other serious diseases. In his initial three-year study of 107 individuals who had been under chiropractic care for 5 years or more, the chiropractic patients were found to have 200% greater immune competence than people with cancer and other serious diseases. The immune system superiority of those under chiropractic care did not diminish with age. “I have never seen a group other than this chiropractic group to experience 200% increase of the immune system over the normal patients. Therefore it is so dramatically important! We have never seen such a positive improvement in an area group.” -Dr. Pero
In other words, the cells that act like “Pac-Man” eating and destroying viruses, bacteria, parasites, and cancer cells are anywhere from 2 to 4 times more active in people who get regular chiropractic care.
So, are you and your children benefitting from regular chiropractic wellness care even when they are symptom-free?
The decreasing effectiveness of antibiotics and the risks involved with their use is becoming well known. Hospital infections directly cause 19,000 deaths per year and contribute to 58,000 deaths annually, which makes them the 11th leading cause of death in the US population.
Hospitals are simply breeding grounds for the most potent strains of bacteria in the world. With the increasing incidence of infection, cancer, and other immune-related diseases we owe it to our families to keep our immune systems working to their fullest potential. Chiropractic adjustments for the whole family are the best insurance your family can have.
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