ANSThe International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) is an organization created to share knowledge on how chiropractic is not only beneficial but essential for pregnant women, babies and children. They are dedicated to researching the benefits of a healthy, functioning nervous system on development, and how chiropractic adjustments restore balance to our nervous system by eliminating subluxations, or misalignments. Below is an excerpt from their May newsletter.

“The classic medical text Gray’s Anatomy tells us
that the nervous system is the master control
system of the body, determining the function of all
systems, all functions and all organs. Newer to
science is the profound interconnectivity between
the nervous system and immune system. Once
thought of as separate, these systems are now
considered intertwined. It is now widely accepted
that a healthy immune system supports nervous
system function, and vice versa. This is very
important for us to recognize if we want to create a
healthy terrain.

The nervous and immune systems are
interconnected in several known ways. Adrenal
glands are one common link. Chemicals and
hormones that are produced by cells of both
systems are another connection. Additionally,
research shows that the brain uses nerve cells to
communicate directly with the immune system.
Chiropractic care was first linked to improved
immunity during the deadly flu epidemic of 1917
and 1918, when chiropractic patients fared better
than the general population. This observation
spurred a study of the field. The data reported that
flu victims under chiropractic care had an estimated
.25 percent death rate, considerably less than the
normal rate of 5 percent among flu victims who
received no chiropractic care.”

Continue reading here on how chiropractic adjustments help the nervous system regulate the immune system.

About the Author

Dr. Brenda Trudell is a chiropractor and owner of New Beginnings Chiropractic in Mount Horeb, WI. The clinic focuses on natural health, especially for women, pregnancy and children through chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, fitness, nutrition, essential oils, and more. As a female chiropractor, she understands the special circumstances surrounding women's health. Men and women are not created equal, and it is important to acknowledge that in the healthcare world. She strives to find the most current healthcare information to help all of her patients.

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