Three Ways Chiropractic Care Can Supercharge Your Defenses Against Winter's Worst
Angie Case MAMFT, LPC
As the leaves change and temperatures drop, the arrival of cold and flu season is just around the corner. We all know washing our hands, eating right, and staying activeduring the colder months can help maintain good health. Maintaining your health ensures you’re able to enjoy all the fun activities with friends and family this busy season brings. But did you know chiropractic care can also play a vital role in supporting your immune system and keeping you well during this challenging time? The following explores three ways chiropractic care can step up your defenses and help you stay healthier during cold and flu season.
Enhanced Immune Function:
Chiropractic care is primarily associated with spinal adjustments to relieve pain and discomfort. However, it also has a profound impact on your overall health, including your immune system. The central nervous system (who’s organs are the brain and spinal cord) plays a crucial role in regulating various bodily functions, including the immune response. A misaligned spine can interfere with this communication, potentially weakening your immune defenses.
Chiropractors use precise adjustments to realign the spine, removing interference in the nervous system. This can lead to proved immune function, allowing your body to better combat viruses and bacteria. By ensuring your nervous system functions at it’s best, chiropractic care can give your immune system a much-needed boost during cold and flu season.
Research has proven stress can wreck havoc on the immune system’s ability to fight off viruses. Cold weather, holiday reparations, and increased duties at work can all contribute to greater stress levels during this time of year. Chiropractic care focuses on relieving physical pain and misalignment issues which in turn reduces the bodies stress.
Chiropractic adjustments typically release tension in the muscles, promoting greater relaxation and helping to lower stress levels. The more well-aligned the spine is the more positive impact on hormone regulation, further decreasing the harmful effects of stress on the whole body. By managing stress, chiropractic care can indirectly contribute to a stronger immune system and better defense against cold and flu viruses.
Improved Respiratory Function:
During cold and flu season, respiratory health is hugely important, especially with predicted reports COVID may be on the rise again. Ensuring lung function is at it’s best is essential for your body to effectively fend off respiratory infections. Chiropractic care can help with this by improving your respiratory function. Alignment issues in the spine can affect the nerves controlling the diaphragm and other respiratory muscles, leading to a decrease in lung capacity. Chiropractic adjustments can correct these misalignments, allowing your lungs to function at their best. This not only helps to increase oxygen exchange but also helps your body exhale pathogens more effectively, reducing the risk of respiratory infections.
While chiropractic care is often sought for pain relief, its benefits go far beyond that. As cold and flu season approaches, consider including chiropractic care in your wellness routine. By promoting better immune function, reducing stress, and improving respiratory health, chiropractic adjustments can help you stay well and resilient during this challenging time. Pair chiropractic care with other preventive measures like plenty of sleep and a healthy diet, and you’ll be better equipped to make it through cold and flu season like a champ.
Remember: Information provided in this article is for educational purposes only. If you have specific health concerns or conditions, consult your healthcare professional for treatment and guidance. Be sure to contact Family Wellness Chiropractic today and schedule an appointment with one of their dedicated and knowledgeable doctors. Family Wellness prioritizes your overall health and well-being with a variety of services to keep your whole family in tip top health.
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