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Posted on 02-16-2017

Flu, Cold and the Immune System
Health and Wellness for the Communities of West Hartford, Simsbury, Avon, Canton, Bloomfield, Farmington, Glastonbury and Newington, CT

Winter is a time when cold and flu can affect the entire community. At West Hartford Chiropractic, our chiropractors help our patients build up their immune system power to enable it to fight off illnesses. By increasing the function of the nervous system, that control all body systems, including the immune system, we allow the body to increase general health and ability to respond quickly and adapt to change. Chiropractic specializes in removing the underlining cause for disease and increase the body innate ability to return quickly to a state of health, not only to a state of pain free. Therefore, at this time of year, chiropractic care is more valuable than ever. Whether you're trying to avoid the flu or fight off a cold, chiropractic care can help.

man suffering from the flu in West Hartford, CT

How Our Chiropractors in West Hartford can Treat and Prevent the Flu and Cold

Problems that occur in the body happen as a result of problems within the central nervous system. The central nervous system delivers signals from the brain all over the body. Sometimes this system becomes inhibited by the presence of subluxations or other imbalances and injuries. Subluxations can pinch the spinal cord and stop good communication between the brain and the rest of the body.

Signals from the brain that become scrambled or crossed can cause problems like reduced immune function, thus predispose our body to be easy affected by the normal and seasonal various viruses and bacteria that are all around us normally. Chiropractors can improve the functioning of the body, including the enhanced function of the immune system to kick in fast, fight all those pathogens and help patients ward off a virus by improving communication between the brain and the rest of the body through the nervous system.

Spinal adjustments are multiple techniques chiropractors use to restore balance to the spine and nervous system thus improve the function of the body and its ability to keep us healthy and disease free. The gentle techniques are done by realigning the vertebrae manually, or by using various adjusting instruments. When the spine is in alignment, communication between the brain and the rest of the body via the nervous system is optimized. As your chiropractors in West Hartford, we use this technique to help our patients fight off viruses and stay healthy.

Other Chiropractic Treatments to Fight Off Viruses

At West Hartford Chiropractic, there are many additional methods we use to keep our patients from the surrounding communities of West Hartford, Simsbury, Avon, Canton, Hartford, Bloomfield, Farmington, Glastonbury and Newington healthy, including:

  • Lifestyle advice. We teach our patients how to stay healthy and avoid illness by altering their habits and behaviors.
  • Nutrition counseling. Eating a diet rich in the right vitamins and minerals is crucial during cold and flu season.
  • Stretches and exercises. We show our patients what stretches and exercises can help them build up their health and overall wellness.
  • Class 3b and Class4 Cold Laser Therapy
  • doTerra Essential Oil therapy
  • And many more techniques

Contact Our Chiropractors at West Hartford Chiropractic Today

At West Hartford Chiropractic, we serve the communities of West Hartford, Simsbury, Avon, Canton, Hartford, Bloomfield, Farmington, Glastonbury and Newington. Our chiropractors use all natural techniques to help our patients avoid illness and stay healthy. Make an appointment today for our acute or preventative cold and flu treatments, and ask about our new payment plans if you do not have insurance! Call us today at %CLIENT_PHONE%.

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