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How Chiropractic Affects Your Body Chemistry

I'm a strong believer in original chiropractic philosophy that places a strong emphasis on the body's intrinsic (innate) healing wisdom and far less reliance on band-aids like drugs and surgery. That has much to do with why I was attracted to this landmark study co-authored by Dr. Christopher Kent, one of my valued colleagues and a contributing editor to my Web site, that links chiropractic care with influencing basic physiological processes that affect oxidative stress and DNA repair.

These findings could go a long way toward explaining why patients who turn to chiropractic report positive health results.

Researchers compared serum thoil (primary antioxidant) levels in some 50 patients receiving short- or long-term chiropractic care with 30 patients who were treated with non-chiropractic methods. The awesome results of this study speak for themselves:

  • Long-term chiropractic care of two or more years re-established a normal physiological state in patients, independent of age, sex or taking nutritional supplements.
  • Those under chiropractic care demonstrated higher mean serum thiol levels than patients with active disease, and produced some values that were higher than normal wellness values.

The physical, chemical and emotional stress we experience every day affects our nervous systems. Dr. Kent points out chiropractic care is one treatment a patient can use to improve his or her ability to adapt to stress.

Another key tool in adapting your body to handle stress without pain or toxic drugs: The Emotional Freedom Technique, the energy psychology tool I use daily in my practice that you can learn at home.

Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, February 18, 2005

Medical News Today, March 7, 2005

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