Winter is here. With it, comes unpredictable weather and an influx of illnesses. Many consider winter to be flu season, but along with an increase in flu cases recently, there has been a spike in RSV and COVID cases, too. It’s important to prioritize your health and immune system to stay healthy and reduce your risk of catching any of these illnesses.
The immune system fights off viruses, toxins, illnesses, allergies, and cancers. A strong one helps your body defend itself from getting sick. So, if you don’t take care of your body and your immune system, you increase the risk of getting sick. The less illness you have to deal with, the more time you can spend doing what you want or need to do, instead of working to feel better.
Luckily, chiropractic care can be a huge relief, especially during this time of year. While it’s not a cure or preventative from getting sick, chiropractic care can be a huge help in strengthening your immune system and fighting off illnesses. Here are three ways chiropractic care can help boost your immune system so you can stay healthy this winter season:
Eases Internal Stress on the Body
Discomfort, pain, and any other issues in the nervous system can prevent or slow the flow of nutrients and blood throughout the body. This compromises the overall function and performance of your internal systems. When dealing with discomfort or pain, the body tenses and is placed in a constant state of stress. Stress of any kind weakens the immune system and makes you more susceptible to getting sick. Chiropractic care can help release pressure and discomfort, reducing stress on the body. This care improves the function of the body and nervous system, which, in turn, helps boost your immune system and reduce the risk of getting sick.
Some inflammation in your body is okay, but too much can weaken your immune system and break down tissues in your body. Many factors can trigger inflammation in your body, including dietary habits, lifestyle choices, and painful injuries. Luckily, chiropractic care can help reduce inflammation and decrease pain or discomfort. With a variety of treatment methods and techniques, there are numerous options to choose from to help each unique case of pain and inflammation. Decreasing inflammation will help boost your immune system and keep you living the healthy life you want.
Many believe chiropractic care is only to fix neck and back pain as well as other injuries, but there are numerous benefits to receiving chiropractic care. It can boost your immunity and reduce your risk of getting sick. With winter and flu season in full swing, it’s important to prioritize your health. So, call for your free phone consultation or schedule your first Active Health KC appointment online today to boost your immune system and stay healthy all winter long!