NOTE: There is no guarantee that acupuncture or chiropractic care will boost your immune system or preventing you from getting sick. Everyone’s immune system is different and reacts differently to stressors.
Most of us don’t spend a lot of time worrying about our immune system until we’re sick. But as we face a worldwide pandemic, everyone is concerned about taking the right precautions to stay healthy. Experts say that boosting your immune system may help in fending off viruses and staying healthy this season. If you are seeking natural ways to boost your immunity, have you considered chiropractic care and acupuncture?
This ancient Chinese healing art involves the insertion of tiny needles into strategic points of the body—and is still in practice centuries later. Some clinical studies show that acupuncture may assist the body’s efforts to heal itself by initiating the release of serotonin, dopamine, endorphins, and immune system cells that can naturally alter the brain’s pain receptors and aid in healing. In addition, studies show that acupuncture may actually increase the number of T cells the body produces. T cells destroy harmful bacteria and viruses in the body. Acupuncture needles have been known to stimulate the brain into thinking an invader (virus or bacteria) has entered the body. The brain signals the increased release of T cells and white blood cells to fight off the intruder. This increased cellular response coupled with elevating immune-enhancing hormones and blood count may have the potential to help the body from becoming sick.
Because our immune system is directly connected to our spinal health, immune system problems may result from subluxations, or compression, of the nerve pathways. If our spine is out of alignment, it can wreak havoc on our nervous system, endocrine system, and immune system. A weakened immune system makes us more prone to illnesses. Chiropractic care combines a series of spinal manipulations to help relieve compression that potentially could help to boost your immune function.
In addition to acupuncture and chiropractic care, we are currently offering a complimentary detox foot bath and immune boost auricular(ear) therapy with each appointment scheduled during this time. Contact Whole Body Health if you would like to schedule an appointment.