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Chiropractic Care for Colds & Flu

The cold is a virus that affects your nose, throat, larynx, and sinuses. The symptoms include: stuffed or runny nose, scratchy throat, watery eyes, stuffed sinuses, and congestion with no fever present.

  Exposure to a cold virus does not mean you will definitely get a cold, however if your immune system is weakened and your resistance to disease is low it is quite possible to set off an infection. Structural stress from subluxations, chemical stress from toxins, and emotional stress are all factors that may lead to an infection.

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. Flu symptoms include fever, backache, headache, muscle and joint pain, runny nose, congestion, sore throat, and cough. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Some people, such as older people, young children, are at high risk for serious flu complications that may develop into pneumonia.

These acute infectious diseases serve a greater purpose – to burn off and eliminate toxins and other waste products, to cleanse you and rebalance your system. The symptoms you feel are natural defenses of the body. An elevated temperature is just one of your body’s defense mechanisms, it helps destroy infection. Reducing your fever lowers your defense against disease.

Orthodox medicine has no cure for the cold, only treatment of the symptoms, which is a necessary step in the cleansing process. While these diseases are unavoidable, seeing a chiropractor could be make the difference between a quick recovery and a lingering illness. A healthy immune system means high resistance to disease and infection, a better ability to deal with stress, and greater health and well-being. Chiropractic helps you naturally defend against disease by removing subluxations in your body. Correcting subluxations help you adapt better to stresses in your environment, including the cold virus.

Ask your Chiropractic Doctor for more information about an overall wellness care program that may include: spinal adjustments, conjunctive therapies, exercise recommendations, nutritional advice, and other conservative methods of care based on your health history, current health condition, age, and lifestyle.