The immune system is amazingly intricate: coordinating organs (like the spleen and thymus), blood cells, and the circulatory system to prevent and minimize illness.
It is designed to detect foreign bodies like viruses, bacteria, fungi, and even cancer. When this system is optimized, thankfully you will experience minimal illness and feel your best.
When the immune system detects a foreigner it launches a fully coordinated attack. This can lead to symptoms of fatigue, swelling, fever and more.
This means your body is actively fighting to keep you as healthy as possible! The most amazing part? You don’t have to help coordinate any of this response manually. Instead, if you focus on taking care of your body holistically it will have the resources to take care of you.
Why Your Immune System is Crucial
If your immune system is weak or compromised, the body is significantly more susceptible to disease. Chronic illnesses, stress, general poor health, inflammation, and any other issues requiring energy for the body to function can limit the efficiency of the immune system.
On the other hand, the immune system can be hyperactive as well. This causes the body’s own cells to be attacked as foreigners, leading to disease of the specific area that is affected. Diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and multiple sclerosis are examples of autoimmune diseases.
How to Boost Your Immune System Naturally
There are many ways that you can start boosting your immune system today. Now, more than ever, keeping your health and immune system optimized are so important.
- Regular exercise
- Weight management (in a healthy, non-restrictive way)
- Stress management
- Nutrient-dense nutrition (aka whole foods like fruits and veggies)
- Food hygiene by thoroughly cooking meats and properly rinsing produce
- Supplementation of deficient vitamins
- Vaccines as needed
- Proper hydration
- Holistic health guidance from a physical therapist, chiropractor, acupuncturist, massage therapist, etc.
Each option is designed to support normal body function and decrease the overall load and exposure the immune system has to deal with.
The Immune System and Chiropractic Care
For the entire body to function in a coordinated fashion, its neural circuitry needs to be working well. The nervous system plays a large role in regulating all the complex systems involved with immunity.
When nerve flow is compromised, it limits the resources that could be used for the immune system. The root cause of nerve energy blocks is spinal misalignment.
Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) is a specialized, rigorously researched, results-based approach that focuses on restoring spinal alignment. This type of dysfunction is often overlooked as a main factor with many health issues.
Dr. Samantha Coleman at Virginia Beach chiropractic clinic, is one of only a handful of CBP chiropractors that can help you gain truly sustainable changes in your health.
The best part is that this gentle holistic approach will optimize the entire body. This leaves more energy for any essential processes that will help the body avoid diseases and illness. Decrease strain on the nervous system and discover what is like to have a body in balance.