About 100 years ago, the Spanish Flu pandemic swept across the world, causing a massive crisis. Approximately 50 million people died despite efforts of the medical community. This was in the pre-vaccine, pre-antibiotic era of medicine and conventional treatments struggled to help those infected. Interestingly, chiropractic care had a massive success rate with those infected by the flu. The statistics of those under care with a chiropractor versus a medical doctor are staggering: the death rate of medical treatments was 1:15 while the death rate of chiropractic care was 1:886!
This projected the chiropractic profession into being known as infectious disease doctors up until the 1950’s, when the profession began known as treatment for musculoskeletal conditions. However, the impacts of the chiropractic adjustment on the immune system have been documented: “promote the production of white blood cells, which are the mainstay of the immune system(8, 9), consistently reduce the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines(10), induce and enhance production of the immunoregulatory cytokine IL-2 and the production of immunoglobulins(11,12), and increase CD4 counts in HIV/AIDS patients(13).” (cited from: https://www.circleofdocs.com/how-to-avoid-the-flu-with-chiropractic-care/).
The adjustment is about so much more than back pain. It is about improving the function of every single organ system in your body by improving brain-body communication. This translates into a higher quality of life, meaning you can go about your day, your work, your hobbies without interference holding you back.
So, during this time of fear and uncertainty, as the coronavirus spreads, continue to take care of yourself. Get adjusted, because it impacts brain health and therefore immune health! Having a strong immune system is the way to sail through this time with ease, a sense of calm, and positive mindset.
In Peace, Love, and Wellness,