Written by Dr. Daniel Kimbley
I used to be scared–overly scared–of germs and bacteria. I would use hand sanitizer multiple times a day, even wash my hands every time I had a free moment. What I realized though, was that no matter how much ‘protection’ from germs I tried to give myself, I was still getting sick regularly.
Searching for answers on how to provide myself with the best protection from illness so that I could spend time doing the things I loved rather than recovering from illness, I stumbled upon the principle that the body is a self-regulating, self-maintaining, self-healing organism. I had innately always believed that my body knew how to heal itself, but I found myself constantly using an outside in approach to my wellbeing.
Frustrated, I found a different approach that has allowed me, and countless others to live at 100 percent without having to worry about getting sick.
What I found is that the immune system is directly linked to the nervous system. The immune system is kind of like a 6th sense. Just like we see, feel, hear, taste and smell; the immune system is designed to detect viruses, bacteria, and allergens-this sensory system is controlled by the nervous system, just like our sense of taste or sight.
We were designed to be healthy and enjoy every phase of life doing the things we love. Researchers found that “dysfunction in the nervous system can not only slow the immune process but it can also result in overreactions or hypersensitivities, such as allergies for example”.1 It’s clear that without a nervous system, life is not possible, and with dysfunction to the nervous system, health can never be the body’s natural state.
By using chiropractic care at the core of a healthy lifestyle, you’re sure to be healthy and healing at 100 percent for 100 years. As we all know, our natural immunity becomes weaker as we age. In one study, expert immunologists “determined that in the 96 chiropractic patients ages 21-87 there was no decrease whatsoever in immune competency. The only difference between the normal healthy people and the chiropractic group was that the people in the chiropractic group were under long-term chiropractic care (over six months of regular adjustments)”.1 The research is well established that functioning optimally from the first breath of life through the last, and at every phase of development in-between, is dependent upon having a nervous system free from interference or dysfunction.
To put it simply, a healthy nervous system will always lead to increased immunity due to the direct connection between the immune and nervous systems in the body.
Lifestyle chiropractic care not only helps sick people get well, but helps healthy people become much healthier.2, 3 Lifestyle Care at the core of your already healthy lifestyle will allow you to retire the hand sanitizer and fear of germs. Make Lifestyle Care a priority for you and your family so that you can enjoy the things you love to do for the long haul.
1 Cohn, A. (2008). Chiropractic and the Neuroimmune Connection. J. Vertebral Subluxation Res.Retrieved June 27, 2018, from https://www.princetonchiropractic.com/papers/publishedImmunestudy.pdf.
2 Pero R. Chiropractic research project, Wallenberg Laboratories, University of Lund, Lund Sweden, February 22, 1989.
3 VanBreda L, Stellensboch S, Jones C,et al. A comparative study of the health status of children raised under the heath care models of chiropractic and allopathic medicine. The American Chiropractor. Sept 1993:40-43.