Chiropractic care stimulates the immune system. A recent study showed that “phagocytic respiratory burst of polymorphnuclear neutrophils (PMN) and monocytes were enhanced in adults that had been adjusted by chiropractors.”
In other words, the cells that act like “Pac-Man”, eating and destroying bad cells such as pathogenic bacteria, viruses, parasites, and mutated (cancerous cells) are enhanced through chiropractic care.
One study looked at 8 patients under chiropractic care measuring circulating B lymphocytes (a powerful immune cell). There was a significant a significant increase in circulating B-lymphocytes in 5 of 8 patients (63%) after just 8 adjustments.
Although the authors of the study arbitrarily assigned a 50% change in B lymphocyte values to be significant, all 5 patients demonstrated a statistically significant increase well over 100% of their initial value. One of the 5 patients demonstrated over a 200% increase in circulating B-lymphocytes.
Don’t let the cold and flu season have its way with you! Get yours and your family’s spine checked by your Kennesaw chiropractor today!
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Vora GS, Bates HA “The Effects of Spinal Manipulation on the Immune System (A Preliminary Report)” The ACA Journal of Chiropractic 1980; 14:S103-105.