Give Your Body A Boost During A Cold
It’s that time of year—cold and flu season. As we descend deeper into the winter months, it is important to maintain a healthy and boosted immune system. With regular chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture and healthy lifestyle habits, you can take on cold and flu season like a champ!
Although there isn’t a cure for the common cold, chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture are a great natural way to boost your immune system, which can help your body fight off viruses. It has been proven that there is a connection between the nervous system and immune system. Collectively, the brainstem and spinal cord control and regulate all of the body’s functions while working with the immune system. Spinal misalignments can cause neural dysfunction, which can stress the body out and possibly lead to a weakened immune system. In some patients, even just one chiropractic adjustment can provide an instant immune system boost.
In addition to routine chiropractic and acupuncture care, there are other methods that can be incorporated into boosting your immune system such as:
Getting more rest and sleep
Allow your body to rest and recharge. Sleep allows your body to keep working at an optimal level and combat viruses.
Increasing your daily intake of vitamin C
Lack of vitamin C has been shown to increase your chances of becoming sick. Include more vitamin C rich foods in your diet like oranges, grapefruits, spinach and kale.
Exercise improves blood circulation which helps kickstart your immune system and releases virus fighting substances in your body.
Check your Vitamin D levels
Vitamin D supplements protect against acute respiratory infections including colds and flu, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London.
Wear your scarf
It turns out Chinese medicine agrees with your Mother.
Incorporating routine adjustments, acupuncture, Chinese herbs and healthy lifestyle changes can give your immune system the boost it needs to keep you healthy year-round.
At Beemer Back Center we perform chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, and we carry cold and flu Chinese herbs. These herbs are specific for colds and flus and are remarkably effective. Ask us during your next visit.
Dr Cindy Beemer
Beemer Back Center