It's that time of year once again; the seasons are changing. The typically hot Oklahoma summer is giving way to the cooler climes of Autumn, and the frenzy of deer season has begun! Throughout the state, hunters are rising at the crack of dawn, bow and arrows in hand to engage in the great game of sport that generations of hunters have enjoyed for hundreds of years. As exciting as the onset of deer season can be, there's a more ominous season waiting at the gates; Flu season.
Every year, the same warnings are trumpeted from the rooftops; "flu season is upon us! It's time to get your flu shot!" Others say that the flu shot is a sure-fire way of getting the flu, while yet others declare that the flu shot is worthless, that it does nothing to prevent the flu. In fact, chiropractors around the world are notorious for opposing vaccination as an ineffective means of acquiring long-term immunity.
But this post isn't about whether or not you should get a flu shot. This short article is about the innate healing ability that lies within your body, and how chiropractic care can be an effective option for helping your body deal with flu season.
How in the world can getting an adjustment prevent the flu? Let's go back to 1918 for the answer.
In 1918, the worldwide Spanish Flu pandemic claimed the lives of between 30-50 MILLION people, which was up to 6% of the entire global population. In other words, the Spanish flu was no pussycat, it was lethal and strangely affected the young and healthy more than it did the young and old. Reports show that in New York City, during the influenza epidemic of 1918, out of every 10,000 cases medically treated, 950 died; and in every 10,000 pneumonia cases medically treated 6,400 died. That's .9% death rate in New York City for the flu itself and a 64% death rate for pneumonia. The crazy thing is that flu and pneumonia patients who sought out chiropractic care had far better results. The same epidemic reports show that Chiropractors in Oklahoma took care of 3,490 flu patients. Only 7 died.
That's an .002% death rate.
Why did folks under Chiropractic care fare better than those under medical care? Because those under Chiropractic care had interference corrected. Chiropractic has nothing to do with 'treating' the flu. In fact, Chiropractic doesn't 'treat' any condition whatsoever. Chiropractic is about analyzing the spine for vertebral subluxation and providing an adjustment to the spine when necessary. A study conducted in 1992 found that white blood cell levels increased significantly following an adjustment. Another study conducted by Ronald Pero, Ph.D found that Chiropractic care effects the immune system in a profound way.
Pero's team measured 107 individuals who had received long-term Chiropractic care. The chiropractic patients were shown to have a 200% greater immune competence than people who had not received chiropractic care, and a 400% greater immune competence than people with cancer or serious diseases. Interestingly, Pero found no decline with the various age groups in the study demonstrating that the DNA repairing enzymes were just as present in long-term chiropractic senior groups as they were in the younger groups.
(Pero R. "Medical Researcher Excited By CBSRF Project Results." The Chiropractic Journal, August 1989; 32)
So what does this mean? Does this mean that Chiropractic care can treat the flu? Remember; Chiropractic doesn't treat anything! Chiropractic simply removes nerve interference so the body can more fully express health. No matter what your thoughts are on the flu shot, your regimen of flu prevention is incomplete without chiropractic care.
So don't let the flu derail your hunting plans this year. Get adjusted and find out for yourself just how much Chiropractic can enhance your life!
Smoking kills people. This we know. But it takes time; death-by-smoking is a long, drawn out and slow death experience. Think about it… does smoking one cigarette kill someone?
How about smoking a whole pack?
But what about a pack a day for a year?
How about a pack a day for five years? Ten years? Twenty years? Forty years?
Smoking a pack a day for 10, 20, or 40 years will definitely catch up to you and kill you in the end.
Subluxation (AKA: Vertebral Subluxation) gets you the same way.
Subluxation interferes with your body’s nerve system and the transmission of mental impulses through the body. Interfere with the transmission long enough and they will catch up to you and cause death.
That fall off the swing when you were 5… It caused a subluxation but it was not a big deal at the time.
Then the fall off the bike at 7…. subluxation.
Your parents divorce at 10…. another subluxation.
The cigarette at 15…. again, a subluxation.
The football hit you took as a Junior in High School… Subluxation.
Your 21st birthday…. subluxation.
The glass of wine with dinner every night since you were married at 25…. subluxation.
Giving birth to your children at 27… subluxation.
The trip and fall while walking the kids in the park at 29… subluxation.
The argument you had with your spouse when you were 30… subluxation.
The death of your grandparents/parents at 40… subluxation.
Chiropractors are the only professionals specifically trained to Locate, Analyze, and Correct a Vertebral Subluxation.
The beauty is that with regular Chiropractic care, you can live life subluxation free. Regular Chiropractic care grants folks the ability to the life they were destined to live. With regular Chiropractic check ups, you get to live a life of maximum potential.
The earlier you and your family get checked for subluxation, the better off you and your family are to live subluxation free. Get checked today. Call us.