17 Dec Alzheimer’s, Autism & Multiple Sclerosis: New Medical Research Confirms What Chiropractors Have Been Saying for Years
It has long been believed that neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, autism, and multiple sclerosis had an indirect relationship with the immune system. The fact that they were not thought to be connected made it very difficult for traditional medical doctors to understand the immune responses associated with neurological diseases. And it especially made it hard for those in the traditional medical world to understand why chiropractors argued for chiropractic care as an effective means to prevent and treat neurological diseases.
That belief has been turned on its head by a recent study from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. The study confirms what chiropractors have been saying for years: the brain and the immune system are, indeed, connected. The new finding is a great reminder that traditional medicine is always evolving. It should also remind us that when we are talking about traditional medicine, we should change the phrase, “it has not been proven,” to,”it has not been proven yet.”
The Brain Has a Direct Connection To The Immune System
The researchers in the UVA study discovered the presence of lymphatic vessels in the brain. This fact means that the central nervous system, (made up of the brain and the spinal cord) and the immune system are integrated in a way never thought before. The results of the study fundamentally change the way traditional medical doctors view the relationship between the immune system and the brain. Chiropractors, on the other hand, have long asserted the connection. That’s why we know that chiropractic can be effective in caring for neurological diseases like Alzheimers, autism, and MS.
From the lead researcher:
“There has never been a lymphatic system for the central nervous system, and it was very clear from that first singular observation – and they’ve done many studies since then to bolster the finding – that it will fundamentally change the way people look at the central nervous system’s relationship with the immune system”
Are Your Central Nervous System and Immune System Communicating Clearly?
The understanding that all of the body’s systems are integrated and affect one another is the foundation of the chiropractic philosophy. It has made sense to us for years that a disease of the brain that results in an immune attack means that these systems are connected. Chiropractic is based on the knowledge that these systems rely on one another– after all, everything connects to the central nervous system via the spine. And the spine is exactly what we specialize in. Make sure the spine is functioning properly and not out of alignment, and it has a direct effect on the central nervous system. When the central nervous system is functioning properly your body can fight off disease–neurological and otherwise.
Natural Care and Prevention for Alzheimer’s, Autism and Multiple Sclerosis
So what can you do with this new information? You can take steps in your life to prevent and provide relief for neurological diseases. Alzheimer’s, autism and multiple sclerosis can all be helped by receiving regular chiropractic care. By receiving regular chiropractic adjustments, you remove subluxations from your spine and ensure that your central nervous system can communicate with your body’s other systems without obstruction and undue difficulty. The body has an innate intelligence and is designed to heal, its systems just need to be able to communicate. If your brain is triggering an immune attack or your immune system is causing neurological damage, it can be due to unnatural stress on your central nervous system. Chiropractors are uniquely trained to get to the root of your problem. We’ll take a holistic approach to health and will counsel you on lifestyle changes that you can make to compliment the care that you receive at our office.