Why is it that some people go from one cold to the next, getting all the bugs that are "going around” while others don’t? It was this very question that prompted D. D. Palmer back in 1895 to pursue what we now call chiropractic!
Today, most people have a negative association with germs, and many are afraid of them. Since about the time the microscope was invented, there has been plenty of focus on them—but germs are actually similar to seeds. Have you ever tried to plant a garden or start a lawn? It doesn’t just happen. You have to consider not only the conditions, but also that the process takes a time period of days or weeks. The same can be said in relation to germs developing into disease.
It’s All About Immunity!
Similar to all tissues, organs and systems of your body, your nervous system directly affects your immune system and how it functions. That’s why it is commonly understood that spinal misalignments can lessen your immune system's response. When your immune system is weakened by a compromised nervous system, your stomach, nose, lungs, ears and throat become the perfect “soil” for microbes, viruses and other bugs. For children, this often leads to recurrent ear infections, asthma and colic. For adults, it can mean using up all your sick days – and then some!
Restoring the integrity of the nervous system (and the workings of every cell and tissue) is how chiropractic care works. It’s a simple idea that helps patients naturally enjoy better health.
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