Considering that about 1 in 2 Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime, it’s safe to assume that you or someone you know likely suffers from this life-altering disease.
While chiropractic care may not be able to cure cancer, it can help reduce some of the symptoms experienced during and after treatment as well as help prevent it.*
According to an article on thetruthaboutcancer.com, 84% of cancer survivors who undergo chiropractic care do so to alleviate pain, improve mood and sleeping habits, as well as to relieve stress. Though these are all great reasons to see a chiropractor, perhaps the best side effect of regular chiropractic care is its ability to boost the immune system and help the body heal!
A Word on Cancer Cells
Most people don’t realize this, but cancer cells are damaged cells. Meaning, most people have them. That said, not everyone will develop cancer.
Why is this? In a healthy body, the immune system is strong enough to kill the cancer cells before they multiply. It is only when the immune system is too weak, that the cancer cells overwhelm the body and cancer develops.
How Chiropractic Can Help Prevent Cancer
Spinal misalignments (subluxations) are one of the root causes of improper immune function. Why is this?
The immune system interacts directly with the nervous system. Spinal misalignment obstructs communication between the nerves and the immune system impacting the ability to heal. Unfortunately, spinal misalignments don’t go away on their own. They remain until they are removed.
This is where chiropractic comes into play. Chiropractic focuses on removing interference to the nervous system so that the immune system can function at its peak. Chiropractors perform non-invasive spinal manipulations that correct misalignments and help the body function optimally!
Adjustments have been shown to help the body fight the disease, decrease inflammation, and relieve pain and discomfort.
If you are at risk, consider seeing a chiropractor to boost your immune system and help keep your body disease-free!
*Note: If you are undergoing cancer treatment please consult with your oncologist before commencing chiropractic care.