Did You Know? Chiropractic Care Can Boost Your Kid's Immune System
Just In Time For School!
Your kids are starting the eighth and third grade, and you're a little worried about all the germs they'll be exposed to. The kid who sits next to them that sneezes all over their shared desk, the kid borrowing a pencil who didn't wash their hands after the bathroom, playing with a ball at recess that hundreds of other kids have touched. You shudder at the thought!
You try to get them their daily vitamins and healthy nutrition, but what else can you do? Put a bottle of hand sanitizer in their backpack? Remind them to not touch their face or put their fingers in their mouths at lunch? Douse them in Lysol when they come home? (We're kidding on that one!)
Did you know that taking your child to a chiropractor can help boost their immune system? It can!
Improve Overall Health
Chiropractic care can aide in the overall health of you and your family by relieving pressure in your body. The gentle spinal manipulation of chiropractic care can relieve compression of nerve pathways that you may not even know are problematic. With these compressions relaxed, your immune system in turn is boosted!
Research also suggests that your immune system is very closely linked with the nervous system and the endocrine system. In this research, molecules, phagocytes, neutrophils, and more are shown to increase after consistent chiropractic adjustment. Phagocytes protect the body by absorbing bacteria and neutrophils lead the immune system's response to fight infections. Just the kind of things for your school-aged children to have a robust immune system!
It's also reported that during the influenza pandemic of 1918, influenza patients who were under chiropractic care had significantly higher survival rates than those who weren't. That was 100 years ago, but is still relevant today!
Combat School Stress
School can also be a stressful time for your child, whether it's homework or a test, sports and other activities, or just the social aspect of school that stresses them out. This stress leads to higher levels of cortisol, which can negatively affect your child's immune system by inhibiting it. If your child has a subluxation, or a slight misalignment in their spine that puts pressure on their nerves or spinal cord, this produces more cortisol.
With cortisol levels increasing from an untreated subluxation, your child is already more prone to stress. So when that big test rolls around that they're already somewhat stressed about, their stress levels are going to increase exponentially due to the amount of cortisol already in their system. If the subluxation is improved by chiropractic care, cortisol levels drop, and your child overall feels less stressed.
Chiropractic care can definitely boost your immune system, it's been a well known and proven fact for years and years. But people still don't realize just how much regular chiropractic care can improve your child's life.
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