Sunday, May 3, 2009

It's the Flu! What to Do?

In response to partial information disseminated in press releases by various levels of the Health Department, we want to give a stronger foundation of knowledge about how to minimize your chances of a fatal flu infection.

During the 1917 Flu epidemic, thorough research was conducted that showed the Davenport, Iowa area had fewer deaths among people under chiropractic care. One out of fifteen patients treated by medical doctors perished, but only one out of over sixteen hundred patients treated by chiropractors died. Is there any other research that supports the use of chiropractic for immune strengthening?

Patients receiving chiropractic care showed higher blood serum thiol levels, compared to patients with active disease, and also showed some values that were higher than what are considered normal values.

Serum thiols are primary antioxidants and serve as a measure of human health status. The test provides an estimate of DNA repair enzyme activity, which has been shown to correlate with life span and aging.

Oxidative stress is now a broadly accepted theory of how we age and develop disease. It results in DNA damage, and inhibits DNA repair. In short, the evidence demonstrates that chiropractic adjustments affect the chemistry of biological processes on a cellular level. Do you think the immune system involves activities on a cellular level? Yes, it does!

Research published in 1994 showed that HIV positive patients receiving specific upper cervical adjustment had dramatic improvement in immune function markers. These were compared with patients who had a placebo adjustment. Of the patients involved in the study, 80% were already on HIV medication. They measure a 48% increase in immune cell levels over a six month period.

These and other studies in the medical and chiropractic fields show that optimal nerve system function, as supported by the specific chiropractic adjustment, is critical to protection from disease and aging processes.

If you are not under chiropractic care, why wait any longer? If you haven’t been checked recently, how can you be sure your nerve system is at it’s best?
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