Fight Infections Naturally with Chiropractic Care
By Donna Stark
You went to bed feeling fine, but as soon as your alarm goes off in the morning, you feel it. Your nose is stuffy, your head is spinning, and those chills! Where did all of this come from? Immediately, your mind races through the day ahead of you, and one by one, goes through all of your obligations and commitments. No, you decide that you can't stay home. The day may be a struggle to get through, but with enough medications, you'll be able to make it.
Unfortunately, that is usually the standard line of thinking when most people feel like they are coming down with a cold. But did you know that by suppressing those symptoms with your over-the-counter medications, you may be doing more harm than good? There are better ways of dealing with whatever it is you caught than popping pills all day, and it all starts with your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic!
Your Body's Healing Properties
You certainly don't need to spend a lot of time in your local drugstore to notice the wide variety of cold medications offered. It can actually be quite confusing because there never seems to be the exact formula for the exact symptoms you may be experiencing. I often find that I have a sore throat and headache, but I don't have a fever or cough. Or I have a cough, but I don't have the stuffiness. What ends up happening is that I am taking medicine for symptoms that aren't even present. And while over-the-counter medications can create some relief, they usually come at a cost, so let your body do the actual work! Your body has its own natural healing functions that spring into action when you get sick. Here are a few examples.
- Mucus - Helps to get rid of the bacteria
- Coughing - Helps move the infection out of your lungs
- Sneezing - Clears the body's airways of foreign particles and cleans the nasal cavity
- Fever - Fights the infection (as long as it doesn't spike too high)
In other words, by suppressing these symptoms, you are limiting your body's natural healing functions. So how does a chiropractor fit into all of this? Take a look!
Strengthening Your Immune System with Chiropractic Care
A healthy immune system requires a healthy nervous system, and one way to ensure that is to see your local chiropractor regularly. By removing the joint restrictions and nerve interference in your body, the adjustments that your chiropractor provides will restore normal function to your nervous system. This, in turn, boosts your immunity and helps to support optimal health and wellness.
So, instead of packing your entire medicine cabinet into your work bag, head on in to The Joint Chiropractic. With more than 425 locations nationwide, no appointment or referral needed, and convenient hours, it couldn't be any easier to get some natural healing going on.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Tampa, Fla.