It's well-known that chiropractic is effective for a variety of pain conditions, but over the last few years, more and more studies have found that chiropractic can also help us improve our overall health. Some of these recent studies have shown that chiropractic can boost our immune system, affect heart rate, and even reduce blood pressure.
In a 2011 study from Japan, researchers discovered that chiropractic directly affects the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system is the part of your central nervous system that automatically controls functions like heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, and immunity.
In this study, the researchers performed a PET scan on 12 men with neck pain before and after a chiropractic adjustment. PET scans allow scientists to track brain activity. Using the PET scans, researchers detected altered brain activity in the parts of the brain responsible for pain processing and stress reactions. The researchers also measured salivary cortisole, a hormone that indicates stress levels. After the adjustments, the patients had significantly lower levels of this stress hormone.
This study demonstrates that chiropractic adjustments positively influence the central nervous system, causing a reduction in pain and muscle tone. Even more importantly, this study shows that chiropractic can also enhance your body's response to stress, helping to improve your overall health and boosting your immunity. As we learn more about the human body and the role of the nervous system, it's clear that chiropractic can play a powerful role in promoting true wellness, rather than just symptom relief.
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