Colds, Flu, and Subluxations

colds subluxations Chiropractic and the common cold? But chiropractic is just for backs! Not so. In fact, many people seeing chiropractors for spinal pain find a general improvement in their health that includes fewer and less severe colds and other respiratory problems.

Subluxations & The Common Cold

The common cold is associated with viruses that affect the nose, throat, larynx, and sinuses. That means stuffed and runny nose, scratchy throat, watery eyes, stuffed sinuses, and congestion: the usual. What makes the common cold different from other viral or bacterial infections of the respiratory tract is the absence of high fever.

What Causes A Cold?

Breathing in cold viruses does not in itself cause a cold. “If you try to give someone a cold, for example, it takes more than a virus. Experimenters have incubated cold viruses, placed them directly on the mucous lining of the nose, and found that their subjects came down with colds only 12 percent of the time.” For germs to grow in you, you must first be fertile soil.

The Chiroproactic Approach

Chiropractic doesn’t treat the common cold. It does, however, help raise our natural resistance to disease- the only “cure”. Natural resistance is the only reason why colds go away rather than lasting for weeks, months, or entire lifetimes.

Chiropractic care helps raise our natural resistance to disease by removing a serious interference or vertebral subluxations.

What Are Vertebral Subluxations?

Vertebral subluxations are misaligned vertebrae that cause spinal nerve stress, which in turn interferes with the nervous system and the flow of information and energy between the brain and the rest of the body. This form of stress lowers our natural resistance to disease by unbalancing our nervous system.

Health-damaging vertebral subluxations are one of the major causes of disease, or body malfunctioning. Chiropractors perform spinal examinations to detect and locate vertebral subluxations and to correct them by giving chiropractic spinal adjustments. This relieves the spinal nerve stress and helps restore optimal body functioning for higher resistance to disease, which, we cannot overstate, is the best defense against the common cold.

Chiropractic Immunology

Chiropractic’s role in natural immunity was dramatically demonstrated in 1989 by Ronald Pero, Ph.D, chief of cancer prevention research at New York’s Preventive Medicine Institute and professor of medicine at New York University. In his initial three year study of 107 individuals who had been under chiropractic care for five years or more, the chiropractic patients were found to have an immune competence 200% greater than people who had not received chiropractic, and 400% greater than those with cancer and other serious diseases! In fact, the superiority of those under chiropractic care did not diminish with age!

Other Studies

Another study investigated 100 families over and 18-year period, encompassing a total of 4600 cases in all. When spinal motion was restricted in the upper cervical area, ear infections were reported, and when thoracic motion was restricted, investigators found acute bronchitis or acute bronchial pneumonia. If motion could be maintained or reestablished, patients recovered without complications.

Another study showed that 92% of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease described subjective improvement of their respiratory symptoms after spinal manipulative care. Other studies have shown spinal care’s success with upper and middle respiratory infections.

Every Year…

Every year M.D.’s, public health officials, and vaccine manufacturers scare people into getting flu shots. In fact, however, the treatment may be more frightening than the disease since neurologic disorders such as encephalopathy  (brain damage) have been linked to this vaccine. There is light on the horizon: “A recent poll revealed that 50% of elderly people who requested a flu vaccine were dissuaded by their physicians- let’s hear it for those doctors!”

The Chiropractic Approach

Keeping the spinal column free from vertebral subluxations helps keep natural immunity high. Whatever else you do for yourself, it is essential, if you are suffering from the flu, colds, or respiratory problems, that your spinal column stay healthy. It could make the difference between a quick recovery and a lingering illness- even between life and death.

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