BUBONIC PLAGUE… BLACK DEATH
Seriously, the way the news is going on and on about the Corona Virus you would think it is the end of the world as we know it.
First, stay calm, because it is not as bad as it sounds in the news.
The mortality rate of the corona virus is less than 2% which is not nearly as serious as the most common flu bug.
It just sounds scarier because they gave the virus a name and we have too many news stations going on and on about it and not focusing enough on real news.
We just came back from a trip to Mexico and the Dallas airport was full of people with masks. Of course, they took the masks off to eat and talk on the phone, so the masks don’t do any good. Please don’t run out and buy masks.
So what can we all do?
Strengthen our immune systems!
According to an article in USNews called “Surprise: Chiropractors Can Treat These 5 Conditions“, chiropractic care is an effective way to treat weak immune systems. Below is a short excerpt from the article.
What Can a Doctor of Chiropractic Do?
Chiropractic care is the only way to detect and eliminate subluxation, and chiropractic adjustments have been shown to reduce the stress on the nervous system, thereby boosting the coordinated responses of the nervous and immune systems.
One research group found that when an adjustment was applied to a subluxated area, the white blood cell count collected rose significantly.
Another study measured the effects of six months of regular chiropractic care on the immune system function of HIV patients. At the end of six months of care, the patients who had received regular adjustments showed a 48 percent increase in the number of CD4+ T cells, whereas patients who had not been adjusted showed an 8 percent decrease in CD4+ T cells.
To combat the corona virus (and all other viruses) we need to stay as healthy as possible in the first place.
The healthier you are, the better your immune system works.
That is what our immune system does. It fights off bacteria and viruses.
I found this great video that helps explain how critical it is that your spinal system is healthy, allowing your body to function properly and ward off infections and viruses.
The folks who are succumbing to the corona virus are seriously immune suppressed.
What suppresses our immune system? STRESS!
Physical, mental and chemical stress causes our bodies to work harder and it compromises our immune systems.
What does chiropractic care do?
It helps us adapt to stressors without having a breakdown.
It enables our bodies to handle normal physical, mental and chemical stress without getting sick. And it is normal for viruses to be all around us. Our immune systems are working 24/7 to keep us healthy!
When you have chiropractic adjustments, they keep your spinal column in alignment, which creates a healthy conduit for all of your internal systems and organs to work together optimally.
I understand your concern. It sounds horrible! But you can take action by taking care of yourself.
We can help you maximize your immune system.
If you are worried about the corona virus or are traveling, give us a call and we’ll help you strengthen your immune system.
Dr. Julia Keiser