Seattle Chiropractor – Can Regular Chiropractic Care Help Fend Off the Flu?

What if getting regular chiropractic adjustments was enough to help you avoid the flu and other diseases, or diminish their symptoms?

Chiropractic and the FluWith the flu season almost here, you might want to pay a visit to Stability Health Center in Seattle. Lead chiropractor and CBP expert, Dr. Justin Favreau is rather certain that by strengthening your spinal health and consequently your immune system, you will be able to more easily fight off the flu – or at least minimize its symptoms.

Quite a large number of scientific studies lend support to this debate, dating as far back as the great flu epidemic of 1917. According to a 2006 article published in Psychology Today, the death rate among flu victims under chiropractic care was 0.25 percent, compared with a rate of 5.00 percent among flu victims who were not chiropractic patients.

In 1987, Ronald Pero, Ph.D., chief of cancer prevention research at New York’s Preventive Medicine Institute and professor of medicine at New York University, measured the immune systems of 107 people who had been under chiropractic care for five years or more with the general population, and people with cancer and other serious diseases. The chiropractic patients had an immune function 200 percent better than those who had not used chiropractic, and 400 percent better than patients with cancer and other terminal diseases. His results were published in The Chiropractic Journal in August 1989.

So how does chiropractic affect the immune system? The nervous system controls everything in the body, including the strength and health of the immune system. If for some reason the spine has shifted out of place, a condition referred to as spinal misalignment or subluxation, pressure is put on the delicate nerves that come out of the spine, causing nerve interference. This translates into the immune system not receiving proper signals and not functioning the way it was intended, causing havoc on the body and allowing disease to take over.

The solution to boosting the immune system and encouraging wellness is to realign the spine back to health through Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP), one of the most researched and results-oriented set of corrective chiropractic techniques in the world.

At Stability Health Center in downtown Seattle, Dr. Justin Favreau uses Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) to alleviate spinal misalignments and restore spinal health so your body can function properly.

Dr. Favreau is among a small percentage of dedicated and highly educated chiropractors certified to practice this technique. If you live in Seattle and want to do whatever you can to stay healthy during this year’s cold and flu season, make an appointment at Stability Health Center for a free initial consultation.