Flu Season is upon us!

Let’s not have a repeat of last year, get your family’s immune system ready with chiropractic.

Hopefully, your memories of last winter aren’t of fevers, sneezes and a cough that lasted for months. Unfortunately, that’s the reality for many. With increasing awareness, more and more parents are seeking chiropractic care for their family as a pro-active approach to health and wellness. The nerve system controls and coordinates the function of all the systems in the body: circulatory, respiratory, digestive, hormonal and the immune system. Any aspect of health may be impaired by nerve interference.

General health levels of children under chiropractic care are far greater than those that are not; with a lower use of antibiotics, lower incidence and shorter duration of disease. Less than 27% of children under chiropractic care suffer from tonsillitis compared to nearly 43% of the general population. 1

A 2001 study 2 reported that the brain and endocrine system share common chemical messengers that are critical for the optimal functioning of the immune system. “Loss of this balance can lead to immune defects and significantly contributes to the occurrence of allergy and autoimmune disease”. 2 

Chiropractic adjustments work to support proper functioning of the nervous system, ultimately positively affecting your immune system. Winter doesn’t have to mean coughs, colds and flu. Say no to tissues and sore limbs and hello to inside tea parties and board games.

 

Dr Cherie McAllister
B.Sc (Anatomy & Physiology) M Chiro

 

  1. Van Brenda WM. Van Brenda JM.A Comparative study of the health status of children raised under the health models of chiropractic an allopathic medicine. J. Chiropractic Research. Summer.1989:101-103
  2. Hass HS. Schauenstein K. Immunity, hormones, and the brain. Allergy.2001;56:470

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