How Chiropractic Helps Fight Flu
Flu outbreaks rise during winter season. According to experts, flu viruses nowadays are worse than the ones from the past, which is why strengthening your immune system is crucial. For chiropractors, they highly recommend getting regular spinal adjustment for better immune system function to ward off viruses going around flu season.
Winter is the season of flu for those who live in the northern hemisphere. However, the exact time and duration of flu season vary. It may occur as early as October, but most commonly, outbreaks peak in the month of January or February.
Seasonal flu usually is not serious if you are on a normal healthy condition although you may feel miserable when you have it. It usually goes away with no lasting effects.
Flu or influenza is a contagious respiratory disease caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to serious illnesses like pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infections, ear infections, and even death. Older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions are susceptible for complications of flu.
Most typically, you can get flu when a person nearby coughs, sneezes, or talks and droplets with their germs land in your mouth or nose. You may also get flu by touching your mouth, eyes, or nose after touching a surface that has flu virus on it.
Regular visits to your chiropractor for spinal adjustment gives you a lot of benefits and one of them is preventing flu. Chiropractic adjustment helps strengthen your immune system. Chiropractors correct subluxations that cause interference to the nervous system.
Subluxations are misalignments of the spine that compress and irritate the nerve pathways. When nerve pathways are irritated, functions of some organ systems become affected. Research says that stress can alter immune function and increases risk to a variety of illnesses.
During the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, around 50 million died worldwide due to the disease. Also known as the Spanish Flu, this pandemic has been regarded as the most devastating in world history. During the Spanish Flu era, chiropractic was young and almost extinct. Since medical doctors were making it hard to have a practice, chiropractors were making mostly house calls. In 1918, chiropractors in Wisconsin began going door-to-door, adjusting people who had the flu.
As a result, there happened an amazing thing. Those who were treated by chiropractors did not die.
Chiropractors achieved fantastic results from influenza patients while those who were treated by medical doctors died. Chiropractic has definitely taken a huge leap forward since their accomplishment during the Spanish flu period.
Regular spinal check up is a great way to fight off flu during winter season. The effects of chiropractic adjustment strengthen when accompanied by other things such as having enough sleep, avoiding stress, regular exercise, eating foods according to your nutritional needs, avoiding sugar, taking vitamin D, and eating garlic.
Perhaps these would not make you superhuman but they will greatly boost your resistance against flu. You don’t have to take antiviral drugs and flu vaccines and their associated side effects. Improving your body’s ability to resist illnesses is best done in a natural way.