Condition of the Month: Suppressed Immune System
- Muscle aches and pains
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Upset stomach or diarrhea
- Nasal drainage
During the flu epidemic of 1917-1918, both chiropractors and osteopaths noticed that their patients had a lower fatality rate, 0.25% than the medical profession at 5-6%. The conclusion of a paper written in 1919 was that subluxations suppressed the immune system and that removing them assisted the immune function. Now newer research shows that white blood cells increase with chiropractic adjustments. So the next time you want to cancel your appointment because you’re too sick, remember a chiropractic adjustment is just what the doctor ordered.
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Chiropractic care works on boosting the immune system by increasing white blood cell count. To see if chiropractic may be able to help you, call 918-861-4748 today for a complimentary consultation