It is the responsibility of your immune system to protect your body from toxins and foreign substances that may cause harm.
Many limit chiropractic care as only caring for the body’s
structural system your bones. However, did you know it can play a vital part in boosting the
body’s immune system?
It is now a wellknown fact that Chiropractic adjustments help the body to keep the Autonomic
Nervous System (ANS). The ANS controls the entire nervous system, including the brain,
nerves and the spinal cord. Many researchers believe that chiropractic care has a way of
“communicating” with immune tissues and the endocrine directly, signaling them to modulate
the chemical reactions that keep us healthy.
Subluxation is the term used in reference to the misalignment of the spine. The condition is best
known for causing compression and for irritating nerve pathways that in turn affect the body’s
organ systems. Subluxation is a prime example of the physical nerve stress affecting neuronal
control. Stressful conditions have time and again proven to alter one’s immune function, leaving
the person more susceptible to a broad range of diseases.
Experienced chiropractors know how to analyze the spinal cord for subluxation. They are also
trained to give corrective measures that not only help to align the spine, but can as well help you
to curb stress and keep the nervous system stay in shape.
The brain has to communicate with the nervous system during an immune response so that the
immune system can be able to function at 100%. Each time the immune system fails to function
at full potential, the body becomes vulnerable to viruses, bacteria and all sorts of illness.
However, with the subluxation removed (through chiropractic manipulation), the brain can
effectively communicate with the nervous system, thus paving way for a nearly 100% immune
In the 1970’s, research by Dr. Ronald Pero at New York’s Preventative Medicine Institute
measured over 100 patients who had received longterm chiropractic care. The studies
concluded that patients receiving the care were shown to have a 200% greater immune
competence than people who had not received chiropractic care, and a 400% greater immune
competence than people with cancer, or other serious diseases.