Adjustments Can Reduce the Chances of Getting the Flu

Adjustments can reduce the chances of getting the flu

Adjustments Can Reduce the Chances of Getting the Flu

It is that time of year again when we have to start our cars in the morning, get the kids bundled up for school and worry about the dreaded flu virus in Council Bluffs. Many people take precautionary measures by getting their annual flu shot. This is an attempt at having our bodies ready for the flu if it comes.


How Chiropractic Care Can Help in Council Bluffs

Now I am not gonna bash the flu vaccine and talk about effectiveness. I myself haven’t had a flu shot in years but it may help, it may not. Some people still get the flu, some people get a milder case of the flu with a flu shot. But how does an adjustment help me not get the flu?

Getting adjusted works to stimulate the immune system into increasing the cells that fight and destroy the flu virus. This helps to not only keep you from getting sick but if you are sick, it helps to boost the cells that will get you better faster.

A research study done by the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that getting adjusted increased the amount of respiratory polymorphonuclear neutrophils. This was compared to a group that got a fake adjustment and a group that got soft tissue manipulation.

The adjustment doesn’t focus on fighting just the flu, as the shot does. This could affect the way our bodies fight pneumonia, bronchitis, and the common cold. Not by treating these diseases but by allowing our bodies to function better and be better prepared for if we are exposed. If you have any questions, please feel free to message or email us. As always have a well-adjusted day!

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1719112

Chiropractor Council Bluffs IA Nate Schanuth

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Schanuth Family Chiropractic
1720 North 16th Street G
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Phone (712) 828-0621
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