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Chiropractic and Immune Function

hands grasping sunThe science of Chiropractic is founded on the premise that a proper nerve supply is essential in controlling and regulating all bodily function, including all aspects of normal immune function. A growing body of research has shown the relationship between spinal health and an optimal immune system.

The focus of science has shifted from separate entities of the immune system to an interactive immunology model.
In the neural-immune concept, the brain has specific dual-pathways to the immune system.

Ader, R. “Psychoneuroimmunology: Interactions Between the Nervous
System and the Immune System” p.99-103, Jan. 14 (95) Vol 345


Supporting Resources

Neurological complications are associated with a breakdown in normal immune system functioning.

Barnes, D. (1986, April 11). “Nervous System Disorders”

Nerve dysfunction is stressful to the visceral nerve and other body tissues and the lowered tissue resistance lessens the
overall capability of the immune system.

Schwartz, J. Science. (1981). pp. 1100-1109.25.

Studies that have measured the effect of Chiropractic treatment on the immune system have showed that Chiropractic may influence T and B lymphocytes, NK (Natural Killer) cell numbers, antibody levels, phagocytic activity, and plasma beta endorphin levels.

Allen J. Chiro Jrnl of Australia. (1993). “The Effects of Chiropractic on the Immune System“.

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