Germs As Seeds
How come some people go from one cold to the next, getting all the bugs that “go around” and others don’t? It was this very question that prompted D. D. Palmer back in 1895 to pursue what we call chiropractic!
We meet a lot of people who are fearful of germs. Since about the time the microscope was invented, there has been an undue focus on germs. But germs are a lot like seeds. Ever try to start a lawn or plant a garden? It doesn’t just happen. The conditions have to be just right over the period of days and weeks. Same with germs manifesting into disease.
A common factor is a depressed immune system.
Like all tissues, organs and systems of your body, your nervous system affects the function of your immune system. That’s why it’s thought that subluxations can dampen your immune system response. Weakened by a compromised nervous system, your stomach, lungs, nose, ears and throat become the perfect “soil” for viruses, microbes and other bugs.
Restoring the integrity of the nervous system (and the workings of every cell and tissue) is how chiropractic care works. It’s a simple idea that helps our patients enjoy better health, naturally.