Can I strengthen my immune system with chiropractic care?
An unhealthy immune system can overreact as in allergic or hypersensitivity reactions; can under react as in immune deficiency disorders; or can attack the vry body it was meant to serve as in autoimmune disorders.
Nutrition can have a profound effect on your immune health. "The potency of vitamin C and other vitamins is explained by the new understanding that they function principally by strengthening the natural protective mechanisms of the body, especially the immune system."2
Doctors of chiropractic analyze your spine to locate vertebral subluxations, a serious condition that causes spinal distortions and interferes with your nervous system function. Over a hundred years of chiropractic and osteopathic observations have demonstrated to many patients that spinal care improves immune function.3 The exact mechanism of how the spine and the nervous system affect the immune system is one of the hottest ideas of scientific inquiry.
To boost your immune system, get a pet! Whatever the animal - dog, cat, fish or bird - turning your attention outward will help. Just watching a tank of tropical fish or stroking a cat is therapeutic.4
2 Pauling, I. How to live longer and feel better, NY: Avon Books, 1986, p. 22