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It is that time of year—cold and flu season. As a Chiropractic office, we’ve helped out many people who have suffered from weak immune systems. As we gradually descend into the cold winter months, it is important to keep a healthy and boosted immune system. With consistent chiropractic adjustments and healthy lifestyle practices, you can take on this flu season with confidence!
We all know there is no cure for the common cold. However chiropractic adjustments are a great natural way to give a powerful boost to the immune system, which will help the body fight off viruses.
It has been proven that there are connections between the nervous system and immune system. Collectively, the spinal cord and brainstem regulate and control all of the body’s functions while working with the immune system. Spinal misalignments can cause neural dysfunction, which can stress the body out and possibly lead to a weakened immune system. In some cases, even just one chiropractic adjustment can provide an instant boost to the immune system.
In addition to routine chiropractic visits, there are other methods that can be incorporated into boosting your immune system such as:
Allow your body to rest and recharge. Sleep allows your body to keep working at an optimal level and combat viruses. Adults need 7-8 hours of sleep each night to stay in good mental and physical health, promote quality of life, and avoid an increased risk of injury.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can strengthen your body’s natural defenses (2). Antioxidants are molecules that boost the immune system. They do so by protecting cells from harmful molecules called free radicals. A deficiency of vitamin C has been shown to increase your chances of getting sick. Include more vitamin C rich foods in your diet like oranges, grapefruits, spinach and kale.
Regularly exercising is one of the pillars of a healthy lifestyle. It improves cardiovascular health, lowers blood pressure, helps control body weight, and protects against a variety of diseases. Exercise can contribute to general good health and therefore to a healthy immune system. It may contribute even more directly by promoting good circulation, which allows the cells and substances of the immune system to move through the body freely and do their job efficiently.
Incorporating routine adjustments and healthy lifestyle changes can give your immune system the boost it needs to keep you healthy year-round. Contact our practice here in Boulder and schedule your appointment today!
Dr. Lyle, Dr. Duff, and their staff have created a warm, welcoming, “family” atmosphere where healing happens! Both my husband and I have had chronic, and occasionally acute, back pain for years. We saw chiropractors in the past but they were both painful and ineffective. Since our treatment began at Terry Chiropractic we are feeling, and moving, better than ever. We look forward to our visits and to the love and care we receive.
After one month of coming in for tractions and adjustments my headaches went away– and now after several months of traction with the spine, the curvature in my neck is back in a normal range.
I have the pleasure of seeing Dr. Duff and Dr. Natalie on a regular basis. They are incredible doctors that have helped with not only my back problems but also my knee injury. They take the extra step to X-ray and make sure I am given the exact care I need. I highly recommend TCB for all of your health and wellness needs, and like they say, “to make 2020 your healthiest year yet.”
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