Can Chiropractic Care Help Manage Autoimmune Disease?

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Chiropractic care has always focused on the body’s amazing ability to heal itself. Tapping into these innate abilities is possible when the body, particularly the nervous system, is well-balanced. Full body homeostasis is great for boosting mood, immunity, general health, and so much more. Since the nervous system helps modulate our immunity, it should make sense that any dysfunction can initiate or aggravate issues related to autoimmune disease. Chiropractic care can help holistically manage this issue.

What is an Autoimmune Disease?

The immune system is designed to attack any foreign invaders that we come in contact with, such as bacteria, cancer cells, or viruses to prevent illness and disease. Unfortunately, this system can become overactive and start attacking its own cells and organs. Ultimately, this manifests as an autoimmune disease. Which specific disease occurs depends on what specific area of the body is under attack.

Common autoimmune diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, irritable bowel syndrome, and psoriasis. Holistic approaches to addressing autoimmune disease typically start with a focus on stress reduction. Options might include massage, meditation, yoga, exercise, diet, and chiropractic care.

How the Nervous System Affects Immunity

The nervous system plays an important role in the body’s immunity. It helps signal to the body when to fight illness, when to heal, and so forth. If this pathway is compromised it can interfere with the brain’s ability to properly modulate immunity. This can lead to either an underactive or overactive immune system (aka any auto-immune disease).

Good spine alignment is crucial for keeping the nervous system working optimally. When the spine is out of alignment, it affects the health and response of neural tissue- inhibiting these important communication highways. Thus, restoring spine misalignment with a chiropractor is a great way to boost the healing power and promote balance within the entire body. When nerve flow is optimized, your body can properly communicate what it needs without sending out improper damaging signals.

Finding a CBP Care Provider

The true experts in restoring spine alignment are Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) practitioners. This elite research-oriented branch of chiropractic care focuses on holistically and sustainably restoring spine health. Spine misalignment is often an overlooked source of body dysfunction that can boost your health potential exponentially. This can make it easier for your body to better manage disease and possibly even reverse it.

There are a handful of elite CBP care providers spread out across the United States. If you have one in your local area, it is highly recommended to get in contact with them. See what their clinic can offer for treatment to reach your health goals and maximize your quality of life.