Can chiropractic help a compromised immune system?
Monday, January 09, 2017
Fighting off infections during this time of the year
is hard when you have a compromised immune system. When you have an
immunodeficiency the body has a difficult time fighting infections and as a
result you are more prone to getting frequent infections that typically last
Chiropractic can help suppress the immune system:
research shows that white blood cells increase with chiropractic adjustments. A
smaller study showed that the immune response of HIV-positive patients
increased as measured by their CD4 count with chiropractic adjustments. So the
next time you want to cancel your appointment because you’re
too sick, remember a chiropractic adjustment is just what the doctor ordered.
• Muscle aches and pains
• Swollen lymph nodes
• Upset stomach or diarrhea
• Nasal drainage
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