How Chiropractic Can Improve Weak Immune System
Have you tried chiropractic medicine lately? Many people claim that chiropractic is all a pile of mumbo jumbo but many also swear by it. Many have felt its effect and have found that it has improved their overall well-being. Research has finally pushed these claims aside to set things right to see how chiropractic is affecting us.
Chiropractic is a health care profession that aims to correct vertebral subluxations. These are deviations in the correct alignment of the spine. Misalignment of the spine generally creates disturbances in the body. When a bone in your spine is not in its correct place, tendency is it compresses some of the nerves in your spinal cord. This disturbs the normal functioning of your body as your brain and your body is not able to communicate effectively.
Now what does this have to do with our immune system? Remember that in biology class, our own body has its immune system. It is a system of cells and other defenses that protect us from viruses and bacteria, which have plans on disrupting our bodily functions. Remember too that our brain is the central command center of our body. Everything is controlled by the brain and it communicates via our nerves, which are directly connected to our brain via the spinal cord. The spinal cord is actually protected by a column of bones called the spine or vertebra. What chiropractic stresses is that, if this column of bones is not in perfect alignment, they disrupt your spinal cord. Disrupting the spinal cord means disrupting the signals that come from the brain, effectively not putting our immune system at 100%.
To support the assumptions of chiropractic, here are some published researches. According to a 1993 study published in the Chiropractic Journal of Australia, chiropractic may influence T and B lymphocyte numbers, NK cell numbers, antibody levels, phagocytic activity, and plasma beta-endorphin levels. In plain English, chiropractic may increase your white blood cell count, the cells in your body that fend off infection.
Another study in 1991 and 1992 published in the Journal of Manipulative Physiologic Therapy concludes that there is an increased cell count of neutrophils after chiropractic treatment. This is a type of white blood cell forming the majority of your initial response team to infection.
A more recent study in 2011 published in Dynamic Chiropractic by Dr. Malik Slosberg, D.C., M.S. states that there is increasing evidence that chiropractic manipulation decreases production of chemicals that promote inflammation in the body.
Although true that chiropractic needs more study and research, there is undoubtedly strong evidence that chiropractic helps the immune system in some way. The mechanism of action as to how this happens may not yet be fully explained but because of advances in medicine, research in chiropractic may reveal in the future how it actually improves a weak immune system. It is only a matter of time, wherein chiropractic becomes as popular as mainstream medicine. Furthermore, has a possibility of becoming the alternative treatment of choice for diseases.For more visit www.scartonchiropractic.com
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