Our body is in a constant struggle for survival. Daily, our body must withstand thousands of assaults from harmful free radicals. Amazingly, the body has an incredible system of self-healing that withstands the onslaught and rebuilds what has been damaged.
Chiropractic care has been shown to be a powerful method of stabilizing and enhancing this self-healing ability.
The central nervous system is the primary system that controls all function and healing within the body. This flow of nerve energy from the brain to the body coordinates all 75 trillion cells to action. But stress on the nervous system – in the form of physical trauma, repetitive movements and bad posture, poor nutrition, medications, and emotional stress --disrupts the body’s ability to heal. Physical nerve stress causes a deficiency in healthy brain-body signaling and an increased release of the stress hormone cortisol.
In 2005, a landmark study published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation (JVSR) found evidence that chiropractic care can reduce oxidative stress in the body. Oxidative stress is the damage that occurs when free radicals overwhelm the body's antioxidants. Oxidative stress damages all body cell components: proteins, lipids and DNA. Oxidative stress, caused by metabolically generating free radicals, is now a broadly accepted theory of how we age and develop disease.
The study consisted of 76 participants: one group received short-term chiropractic care; a second group received long-term chiropractic care; and the third group received no chiropractic care.
Healthy individuals that received chiropractic care for 2 or more years had higher serum thiol levels (good for antioxidants) than those with disease. Some of the chiropractic patients had serum thiol levels higher than what is associated with normal wellness.
Chiropractic care appears to improve the ability of the body to adapt to stress and aging, reducing or reversing the effects of aging.
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