As a chiropractor here in Parker Colorado I see a fair amount of patients suffering from the flu. I am often asked if I recommend the flu shot and so once and for all I will tell all of you patients here in Parker and Douglas county what I recommend this season. The medical community is in unanimous agreement that the secret to fighting the flu is a healthy immune system. Unfortunately you can’t buy a healthy immune system and you can’t pop a pill and get a healthy immune system. A healthy immune system comes about as a result of having a fully functioning nervous system & body.
When Will Flu Season Strike Parker?
The flu season begins in November and is at its height between December and March. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 out of every 5 Americans will get the flu this year. Are you prepared for the flu season?
Chiropractic care may be your answer to a clean bill of health this season. Chiropractic can give your immune system a boost with a spinal adjustment. Let me give you the facts and a recent study about chiropractic and the flu: A study shown in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research in 1997 showed chiropractic care to be effective in treating the flu. Over 2,800 individuals received regular chiropractic care and the result was an average 15% decrease in the incidence of colds and the flu.
According to the World Chiropractic Alliance, spinal adjustments can help your immune system function better. An adjustment corrects what are called vertebral subluxations which can cause interference of the nervous system. When an adjustment is performed, it releases pressure on the nerves and allows more efficient interaction between your body’s nervous system and immune system. When your immune system is healthy it is better prepared to prevent or combat the flu.
Regular chiropractic care is beneficial to the body. Preventing the flu is just one of the many positive side effects of regular chiropractic maintenance. Do you really need a flu shot? Or could great flu-fighting benefits accrue from taking a healthier and more natural approach to fighting the flu? And of course eating right, exercising, and having a healthy body are all important issues in combating the flu as well.
If you would like to learn more about utilizing chiropractic to combat the flu during the upcoming flu seasons, please give me a call. We’re here to help! Also, family plans are available to save you money. We are adjacent to the Parker library off of Parker and Main street you may schedule your appointment by calling 303-841-7121.