It’s that time of year again, when everyone around you is sniffling, coughing, and sneezing as you desperately try to avoid the many germs around you … it’s flu season!
The season starts in November, with its peak between December and March. And no matter how many times you wash your hands or pump that sanitizer, 1 out of every 5 Americans will contract the flu this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But have no fear, there are things you can do ward off those pesky germs and it starts with a visit to your chiropractic doctor.
You may have known that the secret to fighting illness is a strong immune system. The stronger the system, the stronger your body is to ward off any germs that attack it. But a key to feeling healthy, and preventing the flu, is the nervous system. Your spinal cord is home to your nervous system, and it is this nervous system that directs and controls your immune system. Any kinks, curves, or pinches in the spine cause stress to the nervous system, potentially preventing your immune system from fighting off those nasty illnesses. That’s where your chiropractic doctor comes in!
Research shows that chiropractic treatment can improve the way your immune system functions. Through adjustments, chiropractic doctors can find and improve the physiological disturbances in your nervous system. These disturbances are referred to as vertebral subluxations. During a chiropractic adjustment, any pressure on your nerves is released, allowing better communication between your nervous system and immune system. When these systems are interacting efficiently, the body is better prepared to fight off any illness that comes its way. But what if you are already feeling under the weather? It’s not too late! Even after exposure to a cold or flu, your body can benefit from a visit to the chiropractic office. A minor adjustment can set you on the road to recovery.
Chiropractic care is not the only way to fend off the flu. A healthy diet, regular exercise, and peace of mind are all important pieces in your puzzle of health. When combined, your body is at its strongest, allowing it to heal itself just as it was designed to do. Keep your body happy, and your body will keep you healthy.
Don’t wait! Contact us today at (208) 939-2502 and schedule your free chiropractic consultation and exam.