Immunity & Chiropractic
Conjoined twins named Masha and Dasha were born in Russia in the 1950’s. The twins shared many of their internal organs. The same blood which circulated throughout Masha’s blood vessels also circulated through Dasha’s vessels. The amazing and unique part of their health history focuses on their nervous systems. Although the same blood circulated through their bodies, each twin possessed a separate and different brain and spinal cord. The separate nervous systems created fascinating instances where one twin would become ill while the other did not. The germs of the sick twin would flow through the shared blood of both twins but only one would experience symptoms from the flu or measles virus. The other twin would be symptom-free.
Medical schools continue to teach that germs cause disease. The simple philosophy implies that people become sick when they encounter germs. The case study of Masha and Dasha countered that hypothesis when germs circulating through the same body did not create a simultaneous effect on both twins. Scientific research proves that the immune system works under the direct control of the brain and nervous system. A 2013 book titled “Autonomic Failure” published the scientific proof that specific immune-fighting white blood cells (macrophage) operate under the direct control of the sympathetic nervous system. Such evidence proves revolutionary to health and medicine.
Any interference to the nervous system makes a person more susceptible to illness. The spine is designed to be in a specific position which allows for appropriate movement. These factors enable the brain and nervous system to communicate effectively with organs and systems throughout the body. A misaligned vertebra will alter the body’s potential to heal at full capacity. Chiropractors do not seek to treat, cure, or heal symptoms or disease. Chiropractic adjustments gently improve position and movement in the spine, so the brain and nervous system become balanced. Research proves that Chiropractic adjustments improve immune function by removing interference from the nervous system
Case studies like the story of Masha and Dasha helped lay a deeper foundation of understanding into the power and potential which exists within the body. Research compiled in 2011 showed a 139% increase in specific immune-boosting hormones following a spinal adjustment. Pills and medicines pale in comparison to the powerful healing capacity present in a healthy nervous system. The evolving science of Chiropractic continues to educate communities about the long-term benefits of nervous system care for the entire family.
This is an important enough topic that we have a workshop coming up that will teach you tons of tricks on how to boost your immune systems. This will help you stay healthy all winter long!