The start of 2013 has proven to be one of the more active flu seasons in recent history. In certain areas, the number of flu cases is so great that some states and cities have declared states of emergency to help aid those in need and stop the spread of this miserable disease through vaccinations. Fortunately, Seattle is not yet part of this epidemic, but with the number of cases increasing on a daily basis, we should prepare for the worst.
Most Americans are actively seeking to prevent catching this bug through other means such as maintaining proper hygiene, taking more vitamins, herbal supplements, over-the-counter drugs or even home remedies. Others utilize chiropractic care for a stronger, healthier immune system.
So does chiropractic care really help fend off the flu? It’s absolutely true.
Countless studies have shown that regular chiropractic care helps strengthen our immune systems through maintaining a healthy spine. This allows our bodies to run at its optimal state, which translates into fewer sick days.
Most people may think chiropractic care is only reserved for handling rehabilitation after a serious injury or accident, but the fact is that chiropractic focuses on sustaining optimal health at all times through regular maintenance, keeping your spine in the best shape possible.
Because our brain and nervous system regulate all our organs and control every bodily function, any excess pressure on our nerves caused by a misaligned spine due to poor postural habits or a small injury can significantly disrupt this optimal state of health, causing decreased immune function, and opening the door to getting ill.
Naturally, by keeping your spine and nervous system in perfect shape, normal nerve flow and body functions are restored, ensuring a stronger immune system capable of preventing disease.
For more information on chiropractic care as it pertains to your overall health and well-being, please contact one of Seattle’s most trusted chiropractors, Dr. Justin Favreau for a no-obligation consultation.