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HIV, Immune Function, And Chiropractic

For those who have received a diagnosis of HIV positive, the future can appear scary and uncertain. Even with the promise of better longevity with medical treatment, the emotions that this diagnosis evokes can impede the affected individuals quality of life.

Fortunately, there is still hope for a better future! The research that demonstrates a link between HIV immune system function and chiropractic care is very encouraging.

In one study, the researchers took a group of HIV positive patients and adjusted them over a 6-month period. The study showed “patients that were adjusted had an increase of 48% in the CD4 cells (an important immune system component).”

These measurements were taken at the patients’ independent medical center, where they were under medical supervision for the condition. The control group (the patients that were not adjusted) did not demonstrate this dramatic increase in immune function, but actually experienced a 7.96% decrease in CD4 cell counts over the same period.

This increase in CD4 count for HIV patients is critical, and is a game-changer for them. If you or anyone you know has a diagnosis of HIV, get a spinal physical exam by your Kennesaw chiropractor today!

Selano JL, Hightower BC, Pfleger B, Feeley-Collins K, Grostic JD. "The Effects of Specific Upper Cervical Adjustments on the CD4 Counts of HIV Positive Patients." The Chiro Research Journal; 3(1); 1994.

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