“Chiropractic care was first linked to improved immunity during the deadly flu epidemic of 1917 and 1918. The funny thing was: Chiropractic patients fared better than the general population. This observation spurred a study of the field. The data reported that flu victims under chiropractic care had an estimated .25 percent death rate, a lot less than the normal rate of 5 percent among flu victims who did not receive chiropractic care.” This equates to Chiropractic patients having a 20 fold (20 times better) result. (3)
- In his 3 year study, Dr. Pero found that the 107 chiropractic patients had a 200% greater immune competence than people who had not received chiropractic care, and in fact a 400% greater immune competence than other people who had cancer or other serious disease. Further he found that the immune system superiority of those under chiropractic care, did not diminish with age. Dr. Pero commented, “I have never seen a group other than this chiropractic group experience a 200% increase over the normal patients. This is why it is so dramatically important.”
- Specifically the study demonstrated that the cells responsible for engulfing and destroying viruses, bacteria, parasites and cancer cells are anywhere from 2 times to 4 times more active in people who get regular chiropractic care. Scientifically the study demonstrated that the “phagocytic respiratory burst of polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) and monocytes were enhanced in people that had been adjusted by chiropractors.” Later it was commented by other parties that the study should have taken into account the diet of the patients.
“Chiropractic adjustments increased immune cell counts 48% in AIDS patients. At the same time for the control group who did not receive any chiropractic care the immune cell counts actually fell 8%. So the patients receiving the Chiropractic care were very much better off for it” (4)
Another study looked at certain immune system cells, and found that they were stronger in several ways after patients had had their spines adjusted. Those same differences did not show up in patients who’d been “sham treated” (physically manipulated but not adjusted), nor in those who just had their soft-tissues worked on. (5)
Immune System Help at Innate Life Chiropractic
At Innate Life Chiropractic in Palatine, our chiropractor will perform an examination, InSight neurospinal scans, and evaluate your posture to discover where your body is out of balance. After analyzing the findings , Dr. Nathan will develop a care plan to help improve the health of your body, spine, nervous system and quality of life expression.
“Every adjustment is a positive input to the physiology.” – Dr. Arno Burnier
Tonal Chiropractic Adjustments
This approach looks at the overall tone of your nervous system. Is your body stuck in a sympathetic overdrive of “Fight or Flight” or over-exhuasted from a parasympathetic hibernation? Tonal chiropractic allows your body to find the harmony between these two extremes, while also relieving abnormal tension on the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. This allows your brain and body to be more adaptable and resilient. When the nervous system is running “fight or flight” all the time, the normal functions (such as digestion, reproduction, and immune function) of the body can become compromised. Dr. Nathan uses a combination of MLS, Network Spinal Analysis, Biogeometric Integration, and MC2 to help your nervous system shift from stress to healing.
Dr. Nathan will adjust the vertebrae in the affected area to increase your range of motion and take pressure off the spinal nerves. He will also focus on any imbalanced zone(s) of your body. Every cell in the body falls into at least one of the 6 zones: glandular, eliminative, nervous, digestive, muscular and circulatory. Dr. Nathan will determine which zone is either out of balance or needs a boost. In this way not only may immune function improve, but all functions in the body may improve.
At Innate Life Chiropractic, we focus on your innate ability to heal, grow, and thrive. Everything we do is in service to unleashing that potential. Contact Palatine’s premier family chiropractor for help today.
“IS INTERFERENCE MAKING YOU SICK?” by Keith Wassung
This study was performed by the chief of cancer prevention at New York’s Preventive Medicine Institute and professor of medicine at New York University – Ronald Pero, Ph.D.
Chiropractic Research Journal, 1994
P. C. Brennan et Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 14 (1991): 399-408.