There are many benefits to regular chiropractic adjustments in your health and wellness routine. Some of these benefits of seeing your chiropractor regularly include an improved immune system and increased rates of healing.
When considering the role that routine chiropractic care can have on your health, it’s important to understand that every organ system, muscle and nerve cell in the body, including the immune system, functions as a result of two-way communication with the brain and brainstem. Chiropractic care is focused on promoting optimal nervous system communication, to improve the function of each cell, system, structure, and organ.
Chiropractic adjustments can positively affect the immune system in two separate ways. Chiropractic adjustments decrease physical stress and increase an overall sense of well-being. Physical stress is a known irritant to the immune system and the body’s ability to fight off infection and disease. So, by reducing physical stress, the irritants on the immune system are decreased, therefore its ability to fight infection and disease are increased.
Studies also show chiropractic adjustments positively influence cell production. White blood cells are an essential part of the immune system. Some of these cells help fight infection by building specific proteins (immunoglobulins) that target invaders, while other types consume and break down foreign particles within the body. When the functionality of these defenses are improved, the immune system is better equipped to handle any stressors that may come your way.
The nervous system includes the brain, the spinal cord, and the miles and miles of nerves that travel throughout the body to each muscle, organ system and bone. The level of functionality and performance in the body is dependent on this communication system. It controls your rate of healing when you do run into infections, diseases, and injuries. By promoting the two-way communication between body and brain, you facilitate the systems within the body that regulate inflammation, healing, tissue regeneration, joint mobility, and growth. By including regular chiropractic adjustments as a part of your health and life, you can ensure that your body is always prepared to optimally heal itself.
Most people in society are focused on pain and symptoms. This is akin to repeatedly putting out small fires without looking for the spark that causes the flames. This approach ultimately results in a much bigger fire that cannot be negated or ignored and possibly can’t be extinguished at all. Regular chiropractic adjustments can play an integral role in a more proactive approach to good life and health, promoting optimal nervous system communication, increased relaxation, boosts to the immune system, and increases rates of healing. When you realize these benefits, you realize that seeing a chiropractor regularly can truly change your life.