The Flu and Chiropractic

Don’t forget Chiropractic in your Flu prevention!


There is so much going in with the flu, and so many poeple getting it. The bottom line is get your immune system strong and keep it there.  This article will give you a few hints you may already know, and information on a couple studies showing chiropratic care will increase you immune function.  We welcome you to our office when you are sick, i have seen numerous cases get well sooner than their friends because they came in and got adjusted.


Don’t leave the children out. If you are worried about manual adjustment to them, remember i also use an adjusting instrument that is so gentle they hardly know anything has happened!


Here are some tips:1811635


  • Get adequate Vitamin D supplementation.
  • Avoid sugar. Sugar feeds the bacteria and virus!
  • Avoid processed foods.
  • Eat natural, non-GMO, whole foods.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Support yourself during stressful times. This may be naps, taking supplements like Kara mentioned in previous article, drink lots,lots of water.
  • Have your spine checked and get adjusted as needed.


 This comes from an article in the Huffington Post, here is a link to the entire article.



One of the most important studies was performed by Ronald Pero, Ph.D., chief of cancer prevention research at New York’s Preventive Medicine Institute and professor of medicine at New York University. It showed the positive effect that chiropractic care can have on the immune system and general health.


Dr. Pero measured the immune systems of people under chiropractic care as compared to those in the general population and those with cancer and other serious diseases. His initial three-year study was of 107 individuals who had been under chiropractic care for five years or more. The chiropractic patients were found to have a 200% greater immune competence than those people who had not received chiropractic care, and they had 400% greater immune  competence than those people with cancer and other serious diseases. The immune system superiority of those under chiropractic care did not appear to diminish with age. Dr. Pero stated:

When applied in a clinical framework, I have never seen a group other than this chiropractic group to experience a 200% increase over the normal patients. This is why it is so dramatically important. We have never seen such a positive improvement in a group.


Another study from Patricia Brennan, Ph.D., leading a team of researchers, conducted a study that found improved immune response in her test subjects following chiropractic treatment. The study specifically demonstrated the “phagocytic respiratory burst of polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) and monocytes were enhanced in adults that had been adjusted by chiropractors.”


The immune system is affected by the nerve system through the connections with the endocrine and the autonomic nervous system. And chiropractic care improves the function of the nerve system through improving the movement of the spinal bones that encase and protect the spinal cord