In the midst of fear and panic gripping our world because of the CoronaVirus (COVID-19), it’s important to remember that the power that made your body, heals your body. Did you realize that by getting adjusted and having a chiropractor remove the interference on your nervous system, you’re increasing your immune response by 4 fold, or 400%?
If we go far back into the history of chiropractic to the horrific 1917-1918 Spanish flu pandemic, you’ll find that this drugless, non-surgical method of healing proved itself impressively! Based on historically documented evidence, many people found relief during the epidemic by visiting a chiropractor.
We found this article on how chiropractors helped their patients during the 1918 Flu Pandemic that we thought you might also find interesting: The Official History Of Chiropractic in Texas by Walter R Rhodes, DC Published by the Texas Chiropractic Association, 1978.
Here is an especially interesting quotation:
“When interviews of the old timers are made, it is evident that each still vividly remembers the 1917-1918 influenza epidemic. We now know about 20 million persons [recent estimates are as high as 100 million deaths] around the world died of the flu, with about 500,000 Americans among that number. But most chiropractors and their patients were miraculously spared, plus we repeatedly hear about those who decided to become a chiropractor after a remarkable recovery or when a close family member given up for dead suddenly came back to vibrant health.”
Chiropractic care became extremely popular after the 1918 Flu Pandemic. As Rhodes writes,
“The fabulous success of chiropractic in combating the 1917-1918 influenza outbreak was the public relations breakthrough that was desperately needed. Better acceptance by the public followed. Dedicated chiropractors came into the profession in increasing numbers and they had a sure sense of certainty, heady conviction, and a great willingness to fight for the cause.”
While many people associate going to the chiropractor with treating back or neck pain, there are more benefits that pain relief! Chiropractors think of treating the whole body, and getting chiropractic care can aid in your overall health, including improving your immune system. When your central nervous system is not functioning to its optimal capacity, your body will suffer.
Keeping the spine in alignment allows all parts and systems of the body to function more effectively, helping support the immune system’s ability to fight illness.
If you know of a friend or family member who needs to be adjusted and get their immune system boosted, ask us about our current referral special! Let’s not let this season be dominated by fear, but spend it continuing in our journeys to a strong, healthy spine for life. Revelations Chiropractor in Fort Collins is here for you. Please contact us with any questions you may have.