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Improve Immune System Function

Chiropractic care and immune system function.  People who receive chiropractic care on a regular basis ( 1-4 spinal adjustments per month), show in increase in infection fighting resistance enzymes.  The spinal adjustment has an affect over immune system function by stimulating the production of immune chemicals via improved neural impulse flow.  One study shows that chiropractic adjustments increase the rate at which DNA repairs itself.  DNA repair is an important marker in immune system function.  Another study showed that upper cervical adjustments increased immune system T cell production and one other study provides information that when patients who are actually sick receive chiropractic care there is an immediate increase in white blood cell production (white blood cells are infection fighting cells) which can help reduce the severity of the cold or illness.


A recent Australian medical research study that was trying to prove that the covid-19 vaccine could protect children against other infectious viruses found the opposite.  The study found that one month after receiving the covid vaccine, children experienced a dramatic decrease in immune system chemicals that help fight disease.  The study, published in Frontiers in Immunology found that children who were vaccinated with the covid-19 vaccination had a decrease in levels of 27 immune system chemicals.  These children may be less able to fight off an infection when exposed to one then children who were not vaccinated due to the decrease in immune system fighting cellular chemicals.

Wind energy is a hot topic.  What most people do not know is that the rapid expansion of wind energy has led to increasing demand for windmills and balsa wood to build them.  Balsa, a tree that’s native to South America, is a coveted resource. Growing up to 98 feet (30 meters) and ready for harvesting in just three to four years from planting, balsa holds the promise for high profits for those who grow them. Adding to its value, balsa wood is flexible and light yet very strong, making it an ideal material for manufacturing bridges, skis, boats and wind turbine propellers.  The tropical tree is facing exploitation and being cleared from Amazon forests, causing potentially more environmental problems than the windmills it creates can solve.  Wind turbine blades can be up to 328 feet (100 meters) long; each blade requires 150 cubic meters of balsa wood, which is several tons.  China is a major consumer of balsa wood, purchasing 85% of Ecuador’s exports in 2020.  The Open Democracy video, “A Green Paradox,” documents how the rush for balsa wood to create “green” wind energy has destroyed local indigenous communities and decimated ecosystems.


Chiropractic and Pregnancy:  A prenatal chiropractor will have tables or pillows that allow you to lay face down comfortably without squishing the baby. Then the chiropractor will analyze your spine and nervous system to find the specific area to adjust in order to support healing.  The adjustment may be performed with the chiropractor’s hands or chiropractor specific tool. Many women wonder if the adjustment hurts. In our practice, most women are quite surprised by how gentle and easy the adjustment is.  There are hundreds of different techniques within chiropractic. Pregnant women should look for a chiropractor who is Webster certified. This technique is specific to pregnant women, that addressed the pelvis in a three dimensional way, checking the bones, muscles, and ligaments to make sure your pelvis is aligned, creating optimal space for baby to develop properly.

Dr J. Zimmerman, Chiropractor Dr. Zimmerman is a practicing chiropractor from Galloway, NJ with 30 years of chiropractic practice.

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