We can feel it, the cold and flu season is here. With this changes in the temperature and the typical Irish rain the fever, headache, chills and overall body aches are coming
You know that eating right, exercising regularly and getting plenty of sleep—and of course, washing your hands frequently—are key to staying healthy all year long. But did you know that chiropractic care is important, as well? Chiropractic can help you avoid colds and flu by ensuring your lymphatic system is working optimally.
The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body.
The healthy function of your lymphatic system is required for an optimal immune response.
The lymphatic system primarily consists of lymphatic vessels, which are similar to the circulatory system's veins and capillaries. The vessels are connected to lymph nodes, where the lymph is filtered. The tonsils, adenoids, spleen and thymus are all part of the lymphatic system.
Normally, whatever your lymph nodes collect gets drained out through your lymph ducts, some of which are located in your neck and along your spine. When your neck and spine are out of alignment from stress, muscle tension, injury or other musculoskeletal condition, your ducts can easily become blocked or congested.
A chiropractic adjustment puts the neck and back into proper alignment, alleviating pressure on the congested lymph ducts and allowing them to flow more freely to protect you against colds, flu and other illnesses. Studies shown that patients who had chiropractic adjustments had a 200 to 400% stronger immune system than those patients who had no chiropractic adjustment.
Lift up your immune system and get adjusted before is winter gets worse!