Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could see what happens inside your body after a chiropractic
adjustment? Well, it’s no surprise that some of the most important mysteries of life tend to lie in the unseen, especially
when it comes to your health. In fact, researchers are just now beginning to “see” the intricate connection
between the health of the body’s nervous system and its ability to ward off disease.
A review in the Chiropractic Journal of Australia, found that the nervous system plays
a primary role in the modulation of the body’s immune response. In particular, chiropractic adjustments (which remove
interference from the nervous system) were found to positively influence T and B lymphocyte numbers as well as the body’s
natural killer cell numbers, antibody levels, phagocytic activity and endorphin levels.
· Patients with HIV (who received upper neck spinal adjustments) experienced
a 48% increase in immune cell production.
(In Touch Magazine 1999)
· Patients, who had been diagnosed with a serious illness and were under long-term chiropractic care, had a
400% greater immune competence than people who were not under chiropractic
care. (From a study by Dr. Ronald Pero)
Since the nervous
system regulates hormones, it can also have an impact on a person’s susceptibility to cancer, according to Ronald Pero,
Ph.D., the Chief of cancer prevention research at New York’s Preventive Medicine Institute. In a research study that
he oversaw in Lund, Sweden, Dr. Pero, also found a link between an increased risk for certain cancers such as lymphomas and
lymphatic leukemias in people who had suffered spinal cord injuries.
In addition, he charted the immune responses of 107 patients, who were given long-term
chiropractic adjustments to discover a startling 200% increase in their level of immune-competence compared to those who were
not under chiropractic care.
These studies and others support what chiropractors have known for years…that
chiropractic can enhance the body’s natural ability to heal itself with the potential side effect of a longer more