How To Boost The Immune System With Chiropractic Care

How To Boost The Immune System With Chiropractic Care

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

The body's stress response is designed to accommodate temporary circumstances that require a fight or flight reaction.

A good example is to imagine being chased by a wild animal. In this situation the body has to prioritise the functions that are needed most. Blood pressure and heart rate become elevated to enable quick muscle response. Non-essential functions such as digestion and the immune system, both of which can be quite taxing of the body energy reserves, are given less priority. These rapid changes result from the release of large amounts of hormones, known as catecholamines (eg. adrenalin) and cortisol (stress hormones).

This response is extremely effective when needed for the short periods of stress that were typical of our earlier primitive lifestyle.

Unfortunately, the demands of modern life, mean that our bodies try and cope with excessive stress levels on an almost constant basis.

Chiropractic care recognises the inherent ability of the human body to regulate its internal mechanisms and adjust to the many physical, chemical and emotional stresses that confront us in everyday life.

Depression, hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, obesity, cancer, metabolic disorders – especially Type 2 diabetes – and sex hormone imbalances are endemic within Western society.


Utilising a holistic perspective, Chiropractic care recognises these individual medical complaints as normal physiological responses in unhealthy lifestyles.

These symptoms are all profoundly influenced by the presence of increased levels of cortisol and associated stress hormones. Thus a well functioning immune system is dependent on these hormone levels being kept to a minimum. Chiropractic care aims to realign the spine and restore proper nerve function, which can help reduce stress on the body and lower cortisol levels.

By improving overall spinal health, chiropractic care can help alleviate symptoms such as back pain, headaches, and muscle tension.

In addition to spinal adjustments, chiropractors often provide lifestyle advice, including recommendations for diet, exercise, and stress management techniques. By addressing the root cause of these symptoms and promoting overall wellness, chiropractic care can help individuals achieve better health and a higher quality of life.

By taking a holistic approach to health and wellness, chiropractic care aims to optimise the body's natural healing abilities and support overall well-being.

Through a combination of spinal adjustments, lifestyle advice, and personalised treatment plans, chiropractors can help patients address a wide range of health concerns and promote long-term wellness. 


Sedentary lifestyle (physical), poor nutrition (chemical) and emotional anxiety and strain are all examples that can affect us.

Whilst some degree of stress is a normal part of life, excessive stress, experienced on a daily basis, is undeniably detrimental to overall health. Every effort should be made to reduce stress levels and counteract their negative long-term effects.Technological advancements have significantly reduced the daily physical activity that was a feature of previous generations.

This means that certain health initiatives such as regular exercise, stretching, sufficient rest, good nutrition and ample hydration have become even more important in reducing stress hormone levels as well as their obvious physical and mental benefits. 


Having a healthy immune system is just as important as eating the right foods and getting enough water.

Chiropractic enables people to reach their full potential by allowing their nervous system to function without interference from spinal restrictions called subluxations. These subluxations have far more reaching effects on the whole body than just casing pain. That’s why pain is such a poor indication of health and millions of people in Australia and New Zealand receive regular chiropractic care, to check and remove spinal subluxations before they become a health issue. Prevention is always better than cure. 

Incorporating regular chiropractic care into a healthy lifestyle can help prevent future health issues and promote overall well-being.

It is a holistic approach to health that focuses on the connection between the spine and the nervous system, helping the body function at its optimal level.So, if you want to live a healthy lifestyle, consider adding chiropractic care to your routine. It is a safe, natural, and effective way to support your body’s ability to heal and function properly. Start taking care of your spine and nervous system today for a healthier tomorrow. 


Your local chiropractor for Immune functionIf you’re wanting to help improve your immunity, consider booking an appointment with us, your local chiropractor for Camira and surrounding areas. Give us a call on 07 3381 0440 or book online here:

Dr. Steve Hodal is committed to providing high-quality, individualized chiropractic care in a comfortable and relaxed environment. He is dedicated to providing evidence-based treatments that are tailored to each patient’s individual needs, allowing them to achieve optimal health and wellbeing. Contact us to know more about this disorder or Book Online.